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SecureKey lands $30 million from Intel, Visa, Mastercard and others

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SecureKey, a Toronto, Canada-based security solutions company, has secured $30 million in a financing round led by Intel Capital. New strategic investors who participated in the funding round were Visa, MasterCard, Discover Financial Services, Rogers Venture Partners and TELUS. SecureKey offers online and mobile authentication solutions to e-commerce companies, e-health...
SecureKey lands $30 million from Intel, Visa, Mastercard and others

Sophisticated Trojan horses target banks, Symantec says

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The financial sector is under threat from increasingly sophisticated malware attacks a Symantec report has claimed, with many security solutions ineffective against modern Trojans. Following the proliferation of malware targeted at online banking over the past decade, financial institutions created custom security solutions to prevent fraud resulting from simple...
Sophisticated Trojan horses target banks, Symantec says

5 Ways You Can Still Get Around the New York Times Paywall

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(Photo: Labnol.org) You may have heard the devastating news that The New York Times has finally plugged the famous paywall loophole that allowed users to access more than their monthly allotment of articles. Once you used up your 10 free articles for the month, you could just delete the “?gwh=numbers” part of...
5 Ways You Can Still Get Around the New York Times Paywall

Islamic group promises to resume U.S. bank cyberattacks

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An Islamic group that has claimed responsibility for several waves of attacks on major U.S. banks since last September has promised to resume its assault next week using a lot more firepower. The group that calls itself the Cyber Fighters of Izz ad-Din al-Qassam claimed to have given a...
Islamic group promises to resume U.S. bank cyberattacks

Apple-owned Authentec sells its Embedded Security Solutions division to Inside Secure for $48 million

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Here’s an Apple-related acquisition that if you blinked you may have missed. Earlier today, French chip maker and NFC expert Inside Secure announced that it had entered an agreement to purchase Embedded Security Solutions (ESS) — an encryption-related hardware and software company that specialises in mobile and networking products — in...
Apple-owned Authentec sells its Embedded Security Solutions division to Inside Secure for $48 million
New York Times closes another loophole in its digital paywall

Is Microsoft Blocking Antivirus Apps from Windows RT?

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If you're looking to buy a Windows RT tablet, security vendors said, don't expect to be able to protect it with third- party antivirus or other security software. In fact, it seems that Microsoft may block third-party antivirus vendors from developing security solutions for Windows RT. Microsoft won't allow such...
Is Microsoft Blocking Antivirus Apps from Windows RT?

FL Schools Go Minority Report On Students, Give Parents Opt Out Choice Afterward

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In past discussions around the use of technology to achieve school security, we have typically found that the practice has more to do with money than safety. Such was the case when a Texas school district issued RFID-chipped student IDs, the impetus for which was actually all about receiving...
FL Schools Go Minority Report On Students, Give Parents Opt Out Choice Afterward

Security Appliance Maker SonicWall to Be Absorbed by Dell

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In recent months, we've seen Dell Computer take incremental steps in the server appliance field, most recently through acquisitions. KACE management appliances have paid off well so far, for a company that has desperately needed to reassert itself in the data center where its servers once ruled. This morning, Dell...
Security Appliance Maker SonicWall to Be Absorbed by Dell
SEC filing sheds light on Apple's AuthenTec purchase, fingerprint readers likely coming to iOS devices soon

FDA, ICS-CERT issue warnings for medical device, hospital network security

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Reports that medical devices implanted in patients or used for their treatment may have dangerous vulnerabilities are not new, but a new "safety communication" is focusing more attention on the issue. Ars Technica points out that the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) group that works along...
FDA, ICS-CERT issue warnings for medical device, hospital network security

McAfee rolling out new security, privacy options for mobile devices

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One of the primary goals of McAfee’s new mobile security solutions is to provide further support (and reassurance) for the bring-your-own-device to work trend....
McAfee rolling out new security, privacy options for mobile devices
Storage team up: Imation buys Nexsan for $120M to reinvigorate its products
Apple's AuthenTec sells off embedded security solutions division, keeps the fingerprint & NFC tech

New York Times plugs big leak in paywall

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The New York Times has been using a so-called “metered paywall” for more than a year to limit how many articles a non-subscriber can read. The paywall has been more of a nuisance than a serious obstacle, however, thanks to easy tricks to get around it. Starting today, though, the...
New York Times plugs big leak in paywall
ThreatMetrix wants to enter the BYOD scene, raises $18M

FL Schools Go Minority Report On Students, Give Parents Opt Out Choice Afterward

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In past discussions around the use of technology to achieve school security, we have typically found that the practice has more to do with money than safety. Such was the case when a Texas school district issued RFID-chipped student IDs, the impetus for which was actually all about receiving...
FL Schools Go Minority Report On Students, Give Parents Opt Out Choice Afterward

The FBI Banks $1 Billion For Facial Recognition Tech

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The FBI is turning to facial recognition in an attempt to bust more crime--and has a budget of $1 billion to do it with. The bureau's Next Generation Identification project has already been given the greenlight in some states, and is expected to go nationwide by 2014. This will give...
The FBI Banks $1 Billion For Facial Recognition Tech

How to activate Windows Defender in Windows 8

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Like every new Windows release, Windows 8 is more secure than the operating systems that came before it. That's due in large part to three major enhancements: An increased emphasis on UEFI Secure Boot optimizations, the extension of the SmartScreen Filter across the operating system, and the default inclusion...
How to activate Windows Defender in Windows 8

Fixmo gains investment boost from Motorola to fuel R&D in mobile device security

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Fixmo, a provider of mobile security solutions for the public and private sectors has just received a boost from Motorola Solutions’ strategic investment arm Motorola Solutions Venture Capital. Fixmo’s products help organizations manage their secure mobile devices, maintain system integrity, protect their corporate data and prove policy compliance. The investment from...
Fixmo gains investment boost from Motorola to fuel R&D in mobile device security

Hackers could start abusing electric car chargers to cripple the grid, researcher says

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Hackers could use vulnerable charging stations to prevent the charging of electric vehicles in a certain area, or possibly even use the vulnerabilities to cripple parts of the electricity grid, a security researcher said during the Hack in the Box conference in Amsterdam on Thursday.While electric cars and EV...
Hackers could start abusing electric car chargers to cripple the grid, researcher says

Dell buys network security company SonicWALL, adds nearly 1,000 employees

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Dell this morning announced that it intends to acquire SonicWALL, a provider of network security and data protection solutions. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, but Dell is welcoming approximately 950 employees to the company as a result of the deal. SonicWALL, headquartered in California but serving customers...
Dell buys network security company SonicWALL, adds nearly 1,000 employees

AuthenTec Sells Off Embedded Security Systems, Leaving FingerPrint Technology for Apple

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NFCWorld reports that AuthenTec has sold off its Embedded Security Solutions (ESS) division to a company called Inside Secure for $48 million, leaving Apple with its fingerprint sensors and identity management assets. Authentec's Embedded Security Solutions (ESS) division designs, develops and sells a range of embedded security solutions, centered...
AuthenTec Sells Off Embedded Security Systems, Leaving FingerPrint Technology for Apple

Last week on GigaOM Research: all cloud, all the time

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While a series of acronyms dominated the news this week – WWDC, PRISM, E3 – over on GigaOM Research, our analysts were laser-focused on the cloud. This week, we’re featuring three in-depth research reports that look at the cloud in three distinct ways. No surprise there, as Structure, our signature...
Last week on GigaOM Research: all cloud, all the time
Box partners with GoodData to provide productivity and security solutions for enterprise

Apple Acquisition Target AuthenTec Sells Off Embedded Security Systems Division To Inside Secure

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Back in July, Reuters reported that Apple was looking to acquire mobile security solutions company AuthenTec for around $356 million. Part of the company’s business involved providing embedded security solutions, including encryption algorithms and other protections to a variety of mobile device makers including LG, Motorola, Samsung and Nokia, but that division is now...
Apple Acquisition Target AuthenTec Sells Off Embedded Security Systems Division To Inside Secure
Apple eyes security, buys fingerprint sensor company AuthenTec for $356M

EPIC presses FBI in lawsuit for details on biometric database

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A privacy watchdog has filed a lawsuit contending the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has failed to provide requested technical information about a biometric identification database expected to be the largest in the world.The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), a nonprofit organization based in Washington, alleges the FBI failed...
EPIC presses FBI in lawsuit for details on biometric database

Report: Hacktivists Continue to Worry the Hell Out of IT

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Anonymous and its ilk continue to scare the bejesus out of the Internet. Judging from this research report from cyber security firm Bit9, IT pros are braced for all kinds of hacktivist havoc. The firm surveyed 1,861 IT and security pros, the majority from organizations bigger than 500 employees. 64 percent...
Report: Hacktivists Continue to Worry the Hell Out of IT

Symantec partners with VMware, Salesforce.com on new security controls

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Symantec teams with VMware and Salesforce.com on new security solutions and integrated features for cloud and virtualization platforms....
Symantec partners with VMware, Salesforce.com on new security controls
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