Security

Why are people still hanging on to Windows XP, and are they dicing with disaster?

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Avast and KPMG weigh in on the debate
21 Feb 2014

Kim Dotcom extradition moves a step closer after appeal court rules police raid legal

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Search warrants were "defective in some respects" - but appeals court rules them valid. Dotcom to appeal to Supreme Court
19 Feb 2014

'Analytics key to stopping cyber attacks' - Websense's Alex Watson

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Director of security research argues analysing big data for anomalies will be key to protecting organisations from cyber attacks
19 Feb 2014

NHS England delays care.data for six months after GP and patient protests

Government plans to extract patient data to sell to pharmaceutical companies halted after outcry
18 Feb 2014

Crisis talks over care.data after BMA calls for a halt

NHS England in crisis talks after BMA calls for data extraction programme to stop until plans are better communicated
18 Feb 2014

Remove Microsoft admin rights to mitigate 92 per cent of vulnerabilities

Avecto analysed data from security bulletins issued by Microsoft throughout 2013
18 Feb 2014

Angela Merkel proposes European communications network to improve data protection

German Chancellor finally acts after months of NSA and GCHQ spying revelations
17 Feb 2014

Google acquires Israeli security start-up SlickLogin

Google buys "login through sound" software company
17 Feb 2014

Opposition to care.data grows as NHS suffers two million "serious data breaches" since 2011

Leaked documents indicate known risk to centralisation and sale of patient records
17 Feb 2014

'Think like a bad guy' to protect against hackers - HP Enterprise Security

Director of threat research for HP's Enterprise Security business unit says we are "read like an open book"
14 Feb 2014

Microsoft Internet Explorer and Adobe Flash link to new cyber attacks

Security company FireEye claims attackers are using unknown flaws in IE10 and IE9 to attack web users
14 Feb 2014

Tesco customer account details shared online by hackers

More than 2,000 details posted online using details from other security breaches
14 Feb 2014

CloudFlare gives details of 'largest ever DDoS attack' and warns of worse to come

'Buckle up', advises CEO Matthew Prince warning that criminals may have even bigger attacks planned
14 Feb 2014

Asda: If one firm misuses customer data it could “kill the whole thing” for all of us

Firms will see a customer backlash if data is used inappropriately, according to Asda's head of insight and pricing, Alex Chruszcz
13 Feb 2014

US government sets out cyber security framework for business and industry

Voluntary framework to protect against cyber threats laid out by NIST and Barack Obama
13 Feb 2014

Charities lobby Department of Health over care.data

Charities raise concern over leafleting campaign and opt-out for children and the disabled
12 Feb 2014

UK 'lags behind' US in cyber security awareness, claims BT

Research puts UK behind Brazil, US, France, Germany and Singapore in cyber security readiness
12 Feb 2014

Google requests US Congress to update privacy laws

Government should require a warrant before asking for content of users' communications, says Google
12 Feb 2014

Cloudflare claims it has mitigated the biggest cyber attack of its kind

But latest attack not considered big enough to break the internet
12 Feb 2014

MPs voice concerns over care.data in Parliamentary debate

Lack of genuine anonymity and questions over opting out dominate Parliamentary debate over care.data
11 Feb 2014

State-sponsored agents likely to be behind sophisticated 'Mask' malware - Kaspersky

Kaspersky uncovered cyber espionage tool which targeted governments for seven years
11 Feb 2014

Obama reforms for NSA ‘limited’, says ex-NSA chief

Plenty of room for manoeuvre for spy agency, says General Michael Hayden
11 Feb 2014

Snowden used widely available software to mine NSA networks

Unsophisticated, inexpensive web crawler software used to access more than a million NSA documents
10 Feb 2014

When is an opt-out not an opt-out? When it's a care.data opt-out

Details of patients that opt out of care.data will still be uploaded into the centralised system
10 Feb 2014