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The best free security and encryption software

18 Apr 2014  by Eric Griffith
The best free security and encryption software
There’s no such thing as a free lunch? Don’t believe a word of it, not when it comes to the world of security software, anyway.

Canada arrests world’s first Heartbleed hacker

17 Apr 2014  by Jamie Hinks
Canada arrests world’s first Heartbleed hacker
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police [RCMP] arrested a 19-year-old man for stealing around 900 social insurance numbers from the Canadian Revenue Agency [CRA].

Virgin Media apologises after email faux pas leaks thousands of addresses

17 Apr 2014  by Jamie Hinks
Virgin Media apologises after email faux pas leaks thousands of addresses
The company sent out a message that allowed any recipient to send a message to all those that received the email, using the “reply all” option.

FBI alerts storage company LaCie of year long data breach

17 Apr 2014  by Alex Hamilton
FBI alerts storage company LaCie of year long data breach
French storage company LaCie, which counts security encryption products among its portfolio, has warned customers that it may have been breached by hackers for an entire year.

The perils of BYOD: Security implications and how to combat them

17 Apr 2014  by James Morris
The perils of BYOD: Security implications and how to combat them
Ensuring secure passwords are used, and providing employees with software and services that promote security, can make BYOD the positive development it really should be.

Crisis deepens as research shows nearly all Heartbleed detection tools are failing

17 Apr 2014  by Alex Hamilton
Crisis deepens as research shows nearly all Heartbleed detection tools are failing
Cybersecurity consultancy Hut3 has warned that most free detection tools being used to detect the Heartbleed bug are failing in their job, putting websites at risk.

Newspaper tycoon: Google is building a superstate that threatens the future of Europe

17 Apr 2014  by Paul Cooper
Newspaper tycoon: Google is building a superstate that threatens the future of Europe
Google is running a “protection racket” designed to build its own digital “superstate”, according to Mathias Döpfner, the man behind some of Europe’s best-selling newspapers.

MTI Forum 2014: Are you ready to stop threats across the kill chain?

17 Apr 2014  by Tom Phelan
MTI Forum 2014: Are you ready to stop threats across the kill chain?
Firms are increasingly having to deal with advanced persistent threats to their network security. Can the concept of the kill chain help them in their fight though?

"Could trying to fix Heartbleed slow down the Internet?" experts worry

16 Apr 2014  by Alex Hamilton
"Could trying to fix Heartbleed slow down the Internet?" experts worry
The sheer number of sites attempting to revoke and reissue their security certificates following the reveal of Heartbleed could have an effect on the speed of browsers, say analysts.

FBI turns Big Brother, plans digital face database of 52 million

16 Apr 2014  by Alex Hamilton
FBI turns Big Brother, plans digital face database of 52 million
The FBI has been criticised for its ongoing "Next Generation Identification" programme that has the capability of storing 52 million scans of peoples faces, whether criminal or not.

Introducing AISight: The slightly scary CCTV network completely run by AI

16 Apr 2014  by Paul Cooper
Introducing AISight: The slightly scary CCTV network completely run by AI
Imagine a major city completely covered by a video surveillance system designed to monitor the every move of its citizens, run by a fast-learning machine intelligence. This isn't science fiction.