While there was only moderate growth for security appliances in EMEA during the second quarter of this year, Cisco has the most market share.
That’s according to technology market research company IDC, which said the market in Q2 was worth $654.80 million, a rise compared to the same quarter in 2013 of 6.2 percent. more»
Networking giant Cisco claims it has introduced the first threat focused firewall.
Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services uses contextual awareness and controls to automatically assess threats, provide intelligence and improve defences to protect network.
Aimed at large enterprises, it includes Sourcefire’s Advanced Malware Protection and Next Generation Intrusion Prevention Systems. more»
In what has to be the best proof of concept hacking of a printer, Context Information Security analyst Michael Jordon managed to get a Canon Pixma printer to run the game Doom.
Jordon said that Canon Pixma wireless printers have a web interface that shows information about the printer, for example the ink levels, which allows for test pages to be printed and for the firmware to be checked for updates. more»
A Gartner report claimed that 75 percent of mobile applications fail the most basic security tests.
That poses threats for corporations, it said. Enterprise employees download apps and also use mobile apps to access business networks. Such apps can violate enterprise policies and expose enterprises to threats. more»
A new piece of pishing malware has taken over Twitch’s user pool tempting users to go into a fake sweepstake or lottery, so that it can nick cash from their Steam Wallets.
For those who came in late, Twitch is a video game-centric website on which people show live streams of game play to others. more»
The rise of the internet of things, which is likely to mean billions of devices are connected to LTE has security fallibilities that need to be quickly addressed.
That’s according Dr Martin Nuss, chief technical officer of Vitesse Semi, speaking to an audience at 4G World. more»
A team of researchers at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) claims to have developed a tool to analyse numbers of apps to trace the origin and family of malware.
Guillermo Suarez de Tangil, a researcher at the computer science department at the university, said malware can be in smartphones and even in washing machines. more»
Revenues from the worldwide storage software market rose by 6.3 percent in the second quarter of this year, according to figures from IDC.
It said revenues during Q2 2014 came to nearly $3.8 billion.
The leaders in the pack were EMC, IBM and Symantec which had markt shares of 25.9 percent, 16 percent and 13.3 percent respectively. more»
In just eight years time, ordinary family homes will be bursting with technology.
That’s a prediction market research firm Gartner is making for 2022. Its report said a home in affluent societies, at least, could have over 500 smart devices.
So what are these devices to be? more»
AccessData and HP are to get closer to each other by increasing security assessment and quick fixes for global organisations.
HP’s service arm, Rapid Incident Respons Services is intended to help corporations quickly investigate what’s gone wrong after a hack and provide forensic evidence of incidents. more»
A report from the UK Home Office said that thieves are brand conscious and prefer stealing Apple iPhones compared to the rest of the pack.
The report said over 50 percent of all phones stolen between January 2012 to January 2014 were iPhones. more»
Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, has admitted to the Wall Street Journal that it needs to improve security on its users accounts.
But Cook said that it wasn’t Apple’s fault that hackers had broken into iCloud. He said the hackers used various methods to get passwords for iCloud accounts but none of the material came from Apple servers. more»
After denying that its iCloud security was as good as a tent flap, Apple has agreed to warn users when their privacy is being invaded.
Jobs’ Mob hit the news this week after numerous beautiful celebs had their iCloud accounts hacked and naked pictures posted online. more»
More than half of users risk their computer being hacked because they share their passwords or sign up for automatic log on to mobile apps and services.
Research by security outfit Intercede said that while more than half of users thought security was important they putting their personal data at risk by sharing usernames and passwords with friends, family and colleagues. more»
Security experts at the Georgia Institute of Technology have discovered that Apple’s already dismal record on security on its iPhone is made worse when the shiny toy is plugged into a computer.
The attack takes advantage of design problems in iOS in which for some reason the Apple geniuses believed that they should trust anyone who connects to the phone with a USB,
Tielei Wang, a co-author of the study and research scientist at the institute said that Apple overtrusted the USB connection. more»