Human rights organisation Amnesty International said today it and other organisations have released software to detect spyware.
The software – called Detekt – scans PCs and detects surveillance software, some of which is used by governments to spy on journalists and other activists. more»
Although the Tame Apple Press makes much of the security features of the iPhone, it is still the easiest phone to hack.
The Mobile Pwn2Own competition that took place alongside the PacSec Applied Security Conference in Tokyo on November 12-13 has a long tradition of knocking over the latest smartphones and always finds Apple smartphones the easiest. more»
Tor has been left scratching its encrypted head over how US and European law enforcement shut down more than 400 websites, including Silk Road 2.0, which used its technology.
Tor was set up, not to hide criminals, but to allow dissidents in autocratic countries to make contact with the real world. more»
Expect a slew of critical updates to Microsoft Windows and other Microsoft software this week.
The company last week warned that much of its software needed patches to be safe and sound. Many will need you to restart your machine or machines. more»
A bug that compromised systems in April this year still poses threats despite patches made to cover the security hole.
According to researchers at the University of Maryland, website administrators are still at threat from the Heartbleed bug.
The malefic sofware compromises the OpenSSL (secure sockets layer) making it possible for those with a malicious bent to read the memory of systems. more»
Semiconductor manufacturer Renesas said it has introduced an automotive controller aimed for advanced self driving car systems.
The microcontroller incorporates sensor fusion gateway and advanced chassis system applications and includes safety tech, security tech and vehicle control network technology.
The safety features are fault diagnostic functions with error checking and data correcting features. more»
Big Blue claimed it is the first company to build an intelligent security profile that protects data, applications and people in the cloud.
The offerings it announced use what IBM described as advanced analytics to react to threats across enterprise, public, private and mobile clouds – so called hybrid clouds. more»
The newly appointed head of spy outfit GCHQ has said computer companies like Facebook and Twitter are not doing enough to help security services catch criminals and terrorists.
Robert Hannigan went a little further than that and accused technology outfits of being “command and control networks for terrorists and criminals”. more»
Security experts have poured cold water on CBS hackettes Sharyl Attkisson’s claim that she was being hacked by the government,
In her new book Stonewalled, Attkisson claims that both her personal Apple laptop and a CBS News-issued Toshiba laptop were hacked in late 2012 while she was reporting on the Benghazi terrorist attacks. more»
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»