Security technology

Company claims CAPTCHA-breaking AI breakthrough

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Start-up Vicarious claims to have developed an algorithm that can break CAPTCHAs
28 Oct 2013

Home Office working with Google, Apple, Samsung to tackle growing number of mobile thefts

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Government wants new security features to make handsets less attractive to thieves
14 Oct 2013

ICO insists its policy on fines is not biased against public sector

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'I certainly wouldn’t suggest people have been let off’ says ICO tech group manager Rice
11 Oct 2013

Banks to undergo extensive cyber threat test

Simulated cyber attack to test strength of financial services firms' defences
07 Oct 2013

Banks ordered to bolster cyber defences by FPC

'Concrete plan' by banks to handle cyber attacks to be handed to Financial Policy Committee in six months
02 Oct 2013

Splunk 2013: Top enterprise cyber security 'appalling' - former NSA CIO/CTO

Dr Prescott Winter tells Splunk 2013 big data is key to upping poor cyber security among big business
02 Oct 2013

Hackers crack Apple iPhone 5S with warning that biometrics are 'inherently insecure'

Chaos Computer Club posts video of iPhone 5S breach to claim $13,000 reward for cracking Apple's security
23 Sep 2013

Eight arrested over £1.3m cyber-raid on Barclays bank branch

Attacker posed as an IT engineer to plant keyboard, video and mouse (KVM) switch with 3G modem in Barclays branch
20 Sep 2013

A quantum leap for network security

Dr Andrew Shields tells Danny Palmer that Toshiba’s research has brought the day when enterprises can secure their networks with quantum technology a lot closer
18 Sep 2013

Transforming a telecoms giant: an interview with Telefonica group CIO Phil Jordan

Jordan tells Sooraj Shah about the three projects that will transform the firm better known in the UK as O2
17 Sep 2013

Suspected hackers arrested over alleged plot to steal millions from Santander

Twelve men in London in custody after a device was fitted to a PC in Surrey Quays branch
13 Sep 2013

Will a lack of trust in the cloud prevent ‘encryption nirvana'?

Richard Moulds of Thales e-Security weighs up the various encryption models available to enterprises
04 Sep 2013

MobileIron integrates with Salesforce for enterprise mobility management

One billion mobile enterprise devices all need to be managed, says MobileIron's Ojas Rege
27 Aug 2013

GCHQ runs secret Middle East internet surveillance station as part of Tempora

Station intercepts all data that passes through underwater fibre-optic cables
23 Aug 2013

The future of cybersecurity and BYOD at Network Rail

Peter Gothard visits Network Rail's head of IS strategy, Simon Goodman, to find out more about the company's cybersecurity policy
19 Aug 2013

Google introduces encryption to Google Cloud Storage - but NSA will still have easy access

Server-side encryption will secure user data from attack. But Google will hold the keys
16 Aug 2013

IBM to acquire Israeli financial security specialist Trusteer

Trusteer's software is used by 16 of the US and UK's top banks, claims IBM
15 Aug 2013

Is voice biometrics a worthy gatekeeper for Barclays call centres?

Barclays Wealth is using voice biometrics to improve the performance of its call centre, but is the bank in danger of compromising its security for sake of a little more convenience for its customers
06 Aug 2013

Facebook pays boy of 13 share of $1m for amateur security testing

329 'bounties' paid out in two years, with two job offers made by social network’s 'Bug Bounty' programme
05 Aug 2013

Google updates SSL certificates to 2048-bit encryption

Certificate chain also changing as company cites security concerns for overhaul
31 Jul 2013

'Execs don't understand how to fix cyber security problem'

While 'maniacs run around' with mobile devices, executives are aware of a security problem, but don't understand how to address it
25 Jul 2013

Hackers have the advantage in cyber arms race, security expert tells Computing

Red October hackers worked as if they were in a nine-to-five job, says BAE Systems Detica head of cyber security Tom Burton
24 Jul 2013

Cisco acquires Sourcefire for $2.7bn

Deal will help Cisco to deliver 'pervasive advanced threat protection'
23 Jul 2013

Government to review Huawei's UK cyber security centre

Whitehall seeks to ensure it has right security measures in place
18 Jul 2013