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UK spies did not misuse powers for mass surveillance, watchdog says

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Tue, 08/04/2014 - 15:51
British intelligence agencies do not misuse their powers to engage in random mass intrusion into the communications of law-abiding U.K. citizens, a government watchdog said in an annual report.
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IBM claims new patent for mobile security technology

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Tue, 08/04/2014 - 14:22
IBM has come up with a technology for reducing the risk of data being exposed in mobile push notifications to mobile devices by coming up with a way to encrypt that information so service providers and others can't actually see any data related to the user's mobile device.
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Yahoo email anti-spoofing policy breaks mailing lists

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Tue, 08/04/2014 - 12:40
In an attempt to block email spoofing attacks on yahoo.com addresses, Yahoo began imposing a stricter email validation policy that unfortunately breaks the usual workflow on legitimate mailing lists.
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RHBA-2014:0360-1: qemu-kvm bug fix update

Red Hat Errata - Tue, 08/04/2014 - 11:40
Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Updated qemu-kvm packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
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RHBA-2014:0361-1: xorg-x11-server bug fix update

Red Hat Errata - Tue, 08/04/2014 - 11:40
Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Updated xorg-x11-server packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
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Evan Schuman: Social media endangers corporate secrets

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Tue, 08/04/2014 - 11:33
Employees can unintentionally share more than their employers want anyone to know.
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EU data retention rules violate privacy rights and are invalid, EU court rules

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Tue, 08/04/2014 - 10:47
European Union laws requiring communications providers to retain metadata are invalid because they seriously interfere with fundamental privacy rights, the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) ruled Tuesday.
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RHBA-2014:0362-2: kernel bug fix update

Red Hat Errata - Tue, 08/04/2014 - 07:00
Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Updated kernel packages that fix several bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 Long Life.
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Movie studios sue Dotcom, Megaupload for copyright infringement

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Tue, 08/04/2014 - 03:49
Six major U.S. movie studios have sued Megaupload, the Hong Kong company running the now defunct file-sharing website of the same name, and its founder Kim Dotcom for allegedly encouraging and profiting from copyright infringement.
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RHBA-2014:0363-1: Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 3 Bug Fix and Enhancement Advisory

Red Hat Errata - Tue, 08/04/2014 - 02:20
Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Updated packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 3.0 (Grizzly), which fix bugs and add enhancements, are now available.
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'Heartbleed' bug in OpenSSL puts encrypted communications at risk

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Tue, 08/04/2014 - 01:56
Computer security experts are advising administrators to patch a severe flaw in a software library used by millions of websites to encrypt sensitive communications.
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'Heartbleed' bug in OpenSSL puts encrypted communications at risk

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Tue, 08/04/2014 - 01:54
Computer security experts are advising administrators to patch a severe flaw in a software library used by millions of websites to encrypt sensitive communications.
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Windows XP: Chronicle of a death foretold

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Mon, 07/04/2014 - 21:51
When Microsoft ends support for Windows XP on Tuesday, a security sinkhole will likely open and gradually widen, threatening hundreds of millions of PCs worldwide in homes, companies, government agencies and schools.
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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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