Security

Malicious phishing attacks are far more effective than most businesses realise, claims expert

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Neira Jones tells Computing that too many businesses are failing to give cyber security the priority it deserves
20 Nov 2014

Russian website allows UK webcam and baby monitor feeds to be watched online, warns ICO

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Data watchdog urges UK citizens to use strong passwords to prevent hackers from tapping into their cameras
20 Nov 2014

IBM patents 'data privacy engine' to simplify and secure international e-business

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Data privacy engine will help businesses protect personal data as it is transferred between countries, including across private clouds, claims IBM
20 Nov 2014

Drones 'used to harass people' and 'for criminal conduct' say police

Lords inquiry hears unmanned flying devices already being used for 'malicious' acts
18 Nov 2014

Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft and others call on US Senate to limit NSA surveillance

Reform Government Surveillence Group urges US legislators to pass USA Freedom Act in open letter
17 Nov 2014

'We'll hire hackers' to solve cyber skills crisis say over half of UK firms

KPMG study finds that firms are becoming 'increasingly desperate' when it comes to filling the cyber skills gap
17 Nov 2014

BlackBerry widens its cross-platform security reach with Samsung tie-up

The start of a beautiful friendship?
14 Nov 2014

Is Windows Phone stealing the enterprise security crown?

Sandbox holds after gruelling hacking contest
14 Nov 2014

DDoS attacks cost businesses average of £25,000 per hour finds study

Half of surveyed companies recording £300,000 losses in average six-hour attack
13 Nov 2014

Apple 'Masque' flaw left unpatched for four months can evade MDM security

Masque ball for cyber criminals as Apple fails to patch flaw, which can evade mobile-device management security, for four months
12 Nov 2014

EU network and information security directive should focus on critical infrastructure, argues software industry lobbying group

Business Software Alliance argues that security directive needs to overcome patchy security across the EU
12 Nov 2014

ICO to examine data protection and privacy implications of connected medical devices

ICO interest in medical devices precedes further EU regulation under new Data Protection Directive
10 Nov 2014

Germany and Brazil propose UN resolution re-write to condemn 'highly intrusive act' of NSA surveillance

Two countries, both victims of NSA spying, want United Nations to condemn snooping
07 Nov 2014

First serious iOS malware discovered; already logging calls and phonebooks in hundreds of thousands of devices

Can also attack Windows devices, Palo Alto Networks advises
07 Nov 2014

GCHQ admits to spying on 'legally privileged communications' in sensitive legal cases

Disclosures ordered by the Investigatory Powers Tribunal reveal extent of snooping into communications in cases brought against the state
07 Nov 2014

Influence: The Top 5 IT budget killers, and how CIOs can avoid them

What are the biggest causes of unnecessary IT spend? Watch this video to identify and prevent them.
05 Nov 2014

Technology companies 'are in denial' about 'web’s misuse' by terrorists, says GCHQ boss

Companies should support government attempts to monitor the web, argues new GCHQ boss Robert Hannigan
04 Nov 2014

BBC's 'conservative approach' to data use 'makes our jobs a little harder'

BBC Worldwide's Michael Fleshman talks to Computing about the organisation's conservative approach to data use
04 Nov 2014

Contactless Visa credit and debit cards open to £1m theft flaw

Flaw in contactless payment cards leaves users wide open to thefts of up to £1m
03 Nov 2014

Top 10 IT news stories of the week: Hitting Belgacom while it's down, and could Universal Credit be in a worse state than realised?

Candid interviews dominate the top 10: David Davis MP, Belgacom's Fabrice Clement and a job centre whistleblower
31 Oct 2014

Francis Maude: 'The internet is too large for any organisation to fight cyber crime alone'

Cabinet Office Minister tells Payments Council Cyber Security Conference that cooperation is the key to the fight against cyber crime
31 Oct 2014

Organisations unprepared for 'inevitable' cyber attacks, claims EY

Despite awareness of rising security threats, most organisations still unprepared for cyber attacks
30 Oct 2014

GCHQ conducts mass surveillance without a warrant with help from NSA, government admits

GCHQ doesn't bother with warrants, Investigatory Powers Tribunal or data protection laws, admits government in privacy court case
29 Oct 2014

‘With cloud computing, security becomes more of a concern,’ says UKTV director of technology

But combining use of mobile, cloud based working with education about security threats makes for a much more innovative and creative working environment, Ben Hine tells Computing.
28 Oct 2014