Many people might think that Amazon is where you buy your books, your Hue lights and your CDs but behind the scenes it is becoming a major player in the datacentre business.
And now, according to the Financial Times, Amazon will build several datacentres in Frankfurt in a bid to allay customers’ fears that their data is housed in places where security and privacy are not as high a priority as in Germany. more»
Software giant Microsoft is warning its users about a new zero-day vulnerability in Windows that is being actively exploited in the wild.
The vulnerability is a risk to users on servers and workstations that open documents with embedded OLE objects.
It is currently being exploited via PowerPoint files as some companies are still trying to use these in meetings to bore staff to death without actually helping the company develop. more»
The US government claims it has a constitutional right to hack the servers of foreign companies based overseas.
Apparently when the French-backed terrorists usurped their legitimate King it was with the sole aim of ruling the world and committing illegal acts in other countries. more»
Security company McAfee, which is a subsidiary of the Intel Corporation, has given us its thoughts about how we could vote online or e-vote in the future.
Online voting isn’t particularly new – Baltic country Estonia held national elections using an e-voting system. more»
A security contractor working for defence outfit Raytheon has solved a problem relating to computer authentication after reading about an effort to use pressure sensitive gun grips to authenticate a gun owner.
According to Computer World Glenn Kaufman wondered if something similar might work for a computer mouse and after four years has been awarded a patent for a biometric pressure grip that describes how a mouse can be used to authenticate someone. more»
The Chinese government appears to be cracking down on Hong Kong protesters who use an iPhone or iPad.
Cybersecurity researchers have uncovered a computer virus that spies on Apple Inc’s iOS operating system for the iPhone and iPad, and they believe it is targeting pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. more»
A report from PwC said the number of reported security incidents with tech rose 48 percent in 2013 to hit 42.8 million attacks.
That, said PwC, is equal to 117,339 attacks every day. The Global State of Information Security Survey said the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) has increased by 66 percent year over year since 2009. more»
When the Shellshock security hole was revealed, Apple users were warned that it would affect all users of the Mac operating system.
Given that Apple can send out updates, and the Shellshock vulnerability is comparatively simple to fix, one would expect Jobs’ Mob to send out an update smartly. more»
A survey commissioned by BT showed that 70 percent of businesses worldwide are adopting storage and web apps in their organisations.
But they’re far from confident about cloud security, the survey revealed.
Over three quarter of the IT decisions makers surveyed said security is the main problem about using cloud services. more»
A remotely exploitable vulnerability in Linux has been found and it could be really nasty for those who depend on the operating system.
Stephane Chazelas, who found the vulnerability, has named it CVE-2014-6271, but has been dubbed Shellshock by those who like their viruses to be a little more like a Marvell super-villain. more»
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»