Security

Apple updates privacy policy and Tim Cook denies NSA collaboration

Apple has used the launch of the iPhone 6 to update its privacy policy
CEO Tim Cook assures Apple users the privacy policy will be updated regularly as the firm looks to the iWatch
19 Sep 2014

Top 10 IT news stories of the week: Scottish independence, Chinese hackers, iPhone 6 issues and Larry Ellison steps aside

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No escape: election fever even influences IT issues
19 Sep 2014

eBay hacked, criticised for slow response

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Security intelligence questioned at auction site
18 Sep 2014

Chinese hackers breached US miltary contractors

Senate report suggests 20 acts of Chinese cyber-espionage took place in one year, with poor communication in US government also partly to blame
18 Sep 2014

Western security concerns are 'noise on the periphery' says Huawei exec, as firm looks to impress CIOs

Huawei focused on attracting business of CIOs, says SVP Leroy G. Blimegger Jr as firm unveils partnership with Telefonica
17 Sep 2014

IBM warns over proliferating use of banking Trojans in enterprise attacks

Trojan malware features and functions being expanded to attack more targets
17 Sep 2014

Security technology was viewed like tax – nobody wanted to pay for it, says Vormetric CEO

Alan Kessler tells Computing attitudes to security have changed, and it's now seen as an enabler rather than a hindrance
16 Sep 2014

JP Morgan denies that system blueprints were stolen in June cyber attack

JP Morgan attackers took details of software run across the global bank – although bank denies that any money was taken
16 Sep 2014

75 per cent of mobile apps will fail security tests in 2015 - Gartner

Analyst warns of security risks from employees installing apps on BYOD mobile devices
15 Sep 2014

Analysis: Why is Adobe Acrobat so insecure?

Acrobat used to be a simple application that replicated paper documents, but Adobe's efforts to update it have made it more insecure
15 Sep 2014

Is the cloud now your data’s best hope against the scum of the universe?

Can you now store all your data in the cloud and know it will be better protected than in your data centre? Steven Sinofsky thinks so, but others aren’t so sure, as Peter Gothard discovers
15 Sep 2014

Backbytes: Doom for Canon printers!

Internet-connected Canon Pixma printers cracked by security company – and modified to play Doom
12 Sep 2014

Top 10 IT news stories of the week: Barclays wants to read your veins, the BBC thinks you're a filthy pirate and a little-known company released a new mobile phone...

Only one thing could push security off the top this week when a little-known company released a new mobile phone...
12 Sep 2014

Government struggling to measure benefits of cyber security strategy, says National Audit Office

But Whitehall has made good progress in implementing the programme, particularly among larger businesses
11 Sep 2014

Security warning over the Internet of Things

Lack of security built into the Internet of Things could be catastrophic, warn researchers
11 Sep 2014

Google Gmail users told to change passwords after five million accounts were compromised

Russian hackers release login names and passwords of five million Google Gmail users
11 Sep 2014

IoT: Things could get nasty

More and more connected devices are being rushed to market. But the lack of security standards leaves many of them wide open to abuse. So what are the challenges to be overcome in securing the Internet of Things?
10 Sep 2014

Will Apple Pay finally make mobile payments the norm?

With Apple Pay, security and payment experts believe that digital payment may finally take off
10 Sep 2014

RBS among the Salesforce users targeted by 'Dyre' malware

Gang behind the Dyre Trojan believed to have been commissioned to target Salesforce users
09 Sep 2014

Global bank sanctions database at risk, warns former GCHQ security specialist

US-based database intended to help banks avoid breaching far-reaching US sanctions could be at risk of attack
08 Sep 2014

Top 10 IT news stories of the week: Privacy at the forefront - Apple's iCloud, Microsoft's emails and 42,000 patient forms lost by NHS Trust

The most-read list features the security implications of the theft of celebrity photos and the biggest stories from BoxWorks
05 Sep 2014

Apple promises to upgrade iCloud security after celebrity nude photos hack

Apple CEO Tim Cook promises iCloud security improvements, which will be implemented in two weeks
05 Sep 2014

How to convince your boss to adopt the cloud? Remind them a 'galactically large' gang of bad guys is out to get them, suggests Steven Sinofsky

If you store credit card details on-premise that's the reality, says ex-Windows president
05 Sep 2014

'Staff would just open up Dropbox accounts all over the place' admits US government services CIO

A salutary lesson on shadow IT and why enterprise-grade cloud sharing platforms are a good idea
05 Sep 2014