Security

Significant rise in state-backed Eastern European cyber espionage

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Verizon 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report shows cyber espionage is on the rise, particularly in Russian-speaking regions
22 Apr 2014

Bank of England to employ hackers

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Penetration testing to be used to gauge banks' defences against hackers and cyber criminals
22 Apr 2014

HMRC to sell taxpayers' financial data to private companies

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Government to abolish laws protecting taxpayer privacy to sell “anonymised” information about taxpayers
19 Apr 2014

Council of Europe launches human rights guide for the internet

Governments, private companies and other organisations have a duty to respect the human rights of internet users, the Council of Europe says
17 Apr 2014

UK IT Awards - What it means to win

Tony Pepper, CEO of Egress Software, discusses how his firm's victories in previous years' UK IT Awards have charted the growth of his business
17 Apr 2014

Fingerprint security loophole in Samsung Galaxy S5 could expose Paypal and other payment services

Galaxy S5 security loophole exposed as Samsung claims that it is selling better than its predecessor
16 Apr 2014

Privacy concerns surround FBI facial recognition database that will contain 52 million images by 2015

Electronic Frontier Foundation warns the facial recognition component of this database poses real threats to privacy
15 Apr 2014

Wirral Borough Council breached Data Protection Act by sending personal information to wrong address twice

ICO says council should have done more to keep information secure
15 Apr 2014

Why the enterprise must ensure it has a proper security policy

In today's connected world a business must ensure that its mobile and web-based software is secure. This means that application security needs to be a core competence in any organisation's security strategy
15 Apr 2014

BlackBerry Messenger and Secure Work Space affected by Heartbleed security flaw in OpenSSL

Security updates planned for BlackBerry Messenger and Secure Work Space – but most BlackBerry services don't use OpenSSL, says company
14 Apr 2014

NSA denies prior knowledge of Heartbleed bug

No parts of the US government were aware of OpenSSL flaw, claims the White House
14 Apr 2014

Microsoft: Our mobile app store is beating Android and Apple, thanks to microtransactions

'We have a child-proof PIN option, but it’s turned off by default' says head of the Windows Phone client store program at Microsoft, Zac Woodall
14 Apr 2014

Heartbleed: First reports of exploits emerge, warns US government agency

US Department of Homeland Security warns of first reports of Heartbleed OpenSSL exploits found in the wild
11 Apr 2014

NSA used Heartbleed security flaw to spy on internet users, claims Bloomberg

Bloomberg report suggests NSA knew about the bug and exploited it instead of blowing the whistle
11 Apr 2014

Heartbleed developer speaks as security flaw found in Cisco and Juniper gear

Major networking equipment suppliers affected by Heartbleed security flaw as developer goes public
11 Apr 2014

Computing teams up with QA Training to combat growing cyber security skills gap

Securing Talent campaign aims to raise awareness of growing need for professionals with IT security skills
11 Apr 2014

"Lack of knowledge" about extent of cloud services use putting organisations at risk

Skyhigh Networks CEO Rajiv Gupta tells Computing the average number of 'shadow IT' cloud services in the enterprise is 588
10 Apr 2014

Confusion over conflicting advice over Heartbleed OpenSSL security flaw

Change passwords now or not... conflicting advice adds to confusion over Heartbleed security flaw
10 Apr 2014

OpenSSL bug ‘Heartbleed’ on the loose – easily exploitable glitch that’s been there the whole time

“Shows just how important it is for due process and care to be taken in the development stages of new software” says HP
09 Apr 2014

Microsoft Build 2014: Windows 8 Phone security protocol “many, many years old” and full of bugs, admits Phone 8.1 security manager

“And our OEM partners are still our biggest weakness,” says Geir Olsen
04 Apr 2014

Google changes iOS 7 privacy settings on the quiet

Announcement that Apple iOS 7 users will now be logged into all Google services, allowing tracking across apps and devices, hidden in blog
04 Apr 2014

Nine in 10 organisations don't feel protected against 'insider threats'

Ovum and Vormetric research suggests 'privileged users' seen as an increasing risk within the business
03 Apr 2014

Microsoft Build 2014: Microsoft announces MDM-friendly Windows Phone 8.1, and new devices from Qualcomm and Prestigio

Per-app management, enterprise profiles and an AI assistant all coming
02 Apr 2014

Second compromised tool found in RSA Security's Bsafe suite

NSA penetrated RSA Security more deeply than first thought
02 Apr 2014