Security

EU swings behind David Cameron's encryption plan – as party grassroots voice opposition

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Leaked EU document calls for government encryption controls, as demanded by Prime Minister David Cameron
23 Jan 2015

'Snoopers' charter' sneaked into counter-terrorism bill

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Provisions of twice-rejected Communications Data Bill added to Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill
22 Jan 2015

Oracle Java the most risky software despite increase in Microsoft flaws

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Versions of Apple QuickTime, Adobe Reader and VLC Media Player also rank highly on 'most exposed' list
22 Jan 2015

Oracle pushes record number of patches in latest security update - and urges users to apply them ASAP

169 security fixes for Oracle database, enterprise software and Java intended to fix critical vulnerabilities
22 Jan 2015

'Disable Adobe Flash now': popular browser plug-in at risk in zero-day security flaw

One week after Adobe fixed nine critical security flaws in Adobe Flash, a new exploit has emerged – and is already incorporated into exploit packs
22 Jan 2015

Retailers are facing up to severe threat posed by cyber security lapses, says top lawyer

Pinsent Masons partner and retail head Tom Leman claims that retailers are starting to face up to security threats
21 Jan 2015

'Weak link' employees with poor cyber security training leaving banks and government vulnerable

'A major bank or government service can be brought to its knees by an online onslaught,' warns Professor Richard Benham
20 Jan 2015

Shoe retail chain Office decommissions servers after security breach

ICO says firm is making sure the issues around data breach are resolved
19 Jan 2015

Data needs 'standard shipping crates' says SAP CTO

The only true big data disruption will come from organisations working together, says Khan
16 Jan 2015

Cameron and Obama reveal plans for UK and US to stage 'cyber war games' to boost cyber defences

Simulated attacks will see Wall Street and City of London attacked in effort to bolster cyber defences
16 Jan 2015

Google angers Microsoft (again) with another security flaw disclosure

Microsoft claims that Google's disclosures increase the risk of zero-day exploits
16 Jan 2015

Mass electronic surveillance doesn't work, warns Open University security lecturer

David Cameron's plan to make all internet communications readable slammed by IT security specialist
16 Jan 2015

Government selects CGI to develop National Security Vetting Solution

Four-year deal will see IT services firm develop tool to manager more than 200,000 security clearance applications a year
15 Jan 2015

US proposal to extend 'racketeering' to cyber crime will criminalise people by association, warns security specialist

Updates to cyber security laws could make it a crime to click on a link in a tweet
15 Jan 2015

Care.data and big data will fill 'dangerous gaps' in NHS and futureproof it with genomics, argues Tim Kelsey

National director for patients and information Tim Kelsey believes 2015 will be the year big data goes big in the NHS
13 Jan 2015

Cameron calls for more government internet surveillance powers following Charlie Hebdo attack

Prime Minister will revive controversial Snoopers' Charter, should the Conservatives win the general election
12 Jan 2015

Sony Pictures' internal network remains down following November's GoP attack

Sony claims hack hasn't affected operations at the film studio as staff go offline to get work done
12 Jan 2015

EU data protection regulations could be delayed until 2016

UK and business objections could put off implementation of new EU data protection rules
12 Jan 2015

Don't use WhiteHat's Aviator browser 'if you’re concerned about security and privacy', warns Google

But WhiteHat hits back at Google, stating that the firm exploits users' private data to make money
12 Jan 2015

NSA chief calls for improved cyber crime response, but Snowden argues US should focus on defence

Admiral Mike Rogers and whistleblower Edward Snowden obviously have different views on NSA activities
09 Jan 2015

FBI's accusation that North Korea hacked Sony has 'puzzle pieces that don’t make sense' says Lieberman Software

'It is pretty easy to forge email IP addresses' security firm points out
09 Jan 2015

Post-Christmas influx of new mobile devices poses enterprise security threat, warns EY

Businesses must ensure BYOD is properly managed, argues Massimo Cotrozzi, director of cyber crime investigations at EY
08 Jan 2015

Will Sony really see no financial impact from cyber-attack?

Security experts agree with CEO Hirai that short-term financial impact may be minimal but say that the long-term damage is unclear
08 Jan 2015

NHS was informed that care.data leaflets were ‘not fit for purpose’ before £1m rollout

NHS replied by claiming leaflets had already been sent to the printers and would not be recalled
07 Jan 2015