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Google protests Turkish YouTube ban

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Mon, 07/04/2014 - 16:58
Google has filed a protest with the Turkish courts about the government's country-wide ban of YouTube, according to a Turkish newspaper.
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US Supreme Court declines to hear NSA surveillance case

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Mon, 07/04/2014 - 16:54
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a lawsuit challenging the U.S. National Security Agency's collection of U.S. phone records filed by a conservative activist, despite a lower court's ruling that the program may be illegal.
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Fake Android anti-virus app taken down

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Mon, 07/04/2014 - 16:17
Virus Shield, by developer Deviant Solutions, was a handsome, apparently easy-to-use security app for Android devices. For $4, the app promised hassle-free, ad-free security for Android users, without impacting battery life or performance. And, mostly, Virus Shield delivered - no ads, no fuss.
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Low adoption rate of HSTS website security mechanism is worrying, EFF says

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Mon, 07/04/2014 - 14:52
Almost a year and a half after the HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) mechanism was established as a standard, its adoption rate by websites remains low because developers are not aware of its benefits and Internet Explorer still doesn't support it, according to advocacy group the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
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6 ways the Internet of Things will transform enterprise security

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Mon, 07/04/2014 - 14:01
Most enterprise security organizations are unlikely to have a spamming refrigerator on top of their list of things to worry about. But news earlier this year that an Internet-connected fridge was co-opted into a botnet that sent spam to tens of thousands of Internet users is sure to have piqued the interest of at least a few.
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RHSA-2014:0364-1: Important: ruby193-libyaml security update

Red Hat Errata - Mon, 07/04/2014 - 07:40
Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Updated ruby193-libyaml packages that fix two security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 3.0. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having Important security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section. CVE-2013-6393, CVE-2014-2525
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Data opportunity 'enormous' for energy sector: ElectraNet

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Mon, 07/04/2014 - 05:30
Big data analytics will be critical to the future of the electricity industry, according to the senior IT manager of ElectraNet.
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5-year-old hacks Xbox, becomes Microsoft 'security researcher'

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 23:48
A 5-year-old San Diego boy has been commended by Microsoft for his security skills after finding a vulnerability in the company's Xbox games console.
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iPhone 6 rumour rollup for the week ending April 4

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 21:08
In the iOSphere, the whole week seemed like one long April Fool's Joke.
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iPhone 6 rumor rollup for the week ending April 4

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 21:08
In the iOSphere, this whole week seems like one long April Fool's Joke.
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BlackBerry pushes upcoming BBM Protected for end-to-end encrypted messaging

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 20:14
BlackBerry is promoting an upcoming end-to-end encrypted messaging service called BBM Protected for industries that need the highest levels of security.
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FTC Commissioner Wright's calendar heavy on lobbyists, light on consumer groups

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 19:42
The official calendar for Joshua Wright, a commissioner with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, shows he has had many meetings with technology company lobbyists, but none with consumer advocates, even though consumer protection is a major part of the agency's mission.
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XSS flaw in popular video-sharing site enabled DDoS attack through visitors' browsers

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 17:02
Attackers exploited a vulnerability in a popular video-sharing site to hijack users' browsers for use in a large-scale distributed denial-of-service attack, according to researchers from Web security firm Incapsula.
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Microsoft to start blocking adware that lacks easy uninstall

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 13:17
Microsoft has toughened its criteria for classifying programs as adware and gave developers three months to conform with the new principles or risk having their programs blocked by the company's security products.
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Meru unveils speedier, higher capacity enterprise access point

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 13:12
Meru Networks has announced two new dual-stream, enterprise 802.11ac access points, including one designed to replace an Ethernet wall plate.
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New federal rule requires banks to fight DDoS attacks

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 13:12
Banks and financial institutions regulated by the federal government must now monitor for distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against their networks and have a plan in place to try and mitigate against such attacks, a federal regulatory body said this week.
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Snowden leaks erode trust in Internet companies, government

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 11:37
Edward Snowden's revelations about the National Security Agency's data collection practices have eroded the public's trust in major technology companies -- and in the Internet, a Harris Interactive survey found.
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Security encryption vendor Vormetric opens Sydney office

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 05:08
California-headquartered security vendor Vormetric has opened an office in Sydney to service customers in Australia and New Zealand.
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Indosat routing error impacts few but hits Akamai, Chevron

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 02:20
A routing error by one of Indonesia's largest telecommunications providers on Wednesday made it briefly appear it controlled a large swath of the Internet, according to monitoring firm Renesys.
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ACMA launches Indigenous cyber safety campaign

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 00:51
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has launched cyber safety videos and resources to discourage sexting and cyber bullying amongst Indigenous communities around Australia.
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