Threats and risks

Outlook Android app's security called into question by researchers

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Messages and attachments are not as well protected as Microsoft would have users believe, says Include Security
27 May 2014

GCHQ targeted input components in Guardian newspaper raid

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Security services ripped out controller chips from keyboard and trackpad – as well as taking hard-disk drives
23 May 2014

EBay reveals it was hacked in February 2014, personal data compromised

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"Change your passwords," urges company, three months too late
21 May 2014

US utility control systems hacked, claims Department of Homeland Security

Hackers accessed utility control systems via internet portal protected only by 'simple' passwords
21 May 2014

Businesses risk data breaches due to 'confusion' over privileged users

Raytheon report suggests organisations recognise threats posed by staff with access to sensitive information, but aren’t sure how to stop 'curiosity' leading to a potential data breach
20 May 2014

Cisco to President Obama: Stop compromising our gear

Cisco to President Obama: Stop tampering with our gear
19 May 2014

CISOs of top firms suggest strategy changes for security teams

Security leaders from the likes of Coca-Cola, eBay and Walmart urge security teams to "look three years ahead"
14 May 2014

Snowden: How the NSA 'interdicts' networking equipment to implant back doors that phone home

'Supply chain interdiction' programme implanted NSA malware on US-made networking hardware
13 May 2014

Point-of-sale malware becoming more sophisticated – report

PoS malware has been put under the spotlight since US retailer Target revealed its systems had been infected
13 May 2014

Organisations "failing at the basics" of IT security, warns ICO

'Protecting personal data in online services: learning from the mistakes of others' sets out best practice for protecting data
12 May 2014

IT staff being targeted by foreign intelligence agencies - MI5

MI5 warns top companies that their IT staff are being targeted
09 May 2014

One-third of IT chiefs believe enterprise security ‘lagging behind’ modern IT trends

Computing research reveals a third of organisations struggling to adapt to the use of cloud and BYOD technology
08 May 2014

Patchy defences against enterprise application security threats

Computing research reveals gaps in security provision that could give attackers a way in
07 May 2014

DDoS attacks: A third of UK companies estimate losses of over £240,000 per day

Public-facing areas like call centres, customer services and marketing absorb over 40 per cent of DDoS-attack-related costs
07 May 2014

Less than one-third of 'serious' security breaches made public

Security incidents routinely hushed up – even if sensitive data is leaked
01 May 2014

No 'immediate risk' in still running Windows XP - Kingfisher

Europe's biggest DIY retailer believes it has Windows XP security covered until upgrade is rolled out
01 May 2014

FBI bigwig pleads for help from ISPs in fight against cyber crime

No mention of Prism surveilance as G-man appeals to industry for help in securing data access
30 Apr 2014

UK organisations second most targeted by APTs in Europe, according to FireEye study

Number of unique infections more than tripled from January to December 2013, FireEye study finds
30 Apr 2014

Infosec 2014: Europe has “completely failed” at producing web companies so cannot complain about US spying

"It's easy to blame the USA for treating the EU as a colony" says F-Secure’s Hypponen
30 Apr 2014

Infosec 2014: Word document threat intelligence not good enough - Santander

Threat intelligence providers that send their reports as Word documents are not doing their job properly, says head of operational risk unit
29 Apr 2014

Microsoft admits major vulnerability in Internet Explorer

Windows XP users most at risk from 'Operation Clandestine Fox'
28 Apr 2014

Global shipping vulnerable to hackers

Experts warn automated systems could be exploited by cyber criminals
25 Apr 2014

Computing Refresh: 25 April 2014

Microsoft acquires Nokia, Bank of England employs hackers, Heartbleed continues to run riot
25 Apr 2014

Should enterprises be forced to disclose data breaches?

Graeme Burton tackles the thorny issue of the need for corporations to admit their IT security breaches to the public
23 Apr 2014