MacKeeper, a utility and security program for Apple computers, celebrated its fifth birthday in April. But its gift to U.S. consumers who bought the application may be a slice of a $2 million class-action settlement.
By Jeremy Kirk | 06 May, 2015 09:07
Mobile phone users have "no reasonable expectation of privacy" for their location tracking data, and should expect police agencies investigating crimes to obtain that information without court-approved warrants, a U.S. appeals court has ruled.
By Grant Gross | 06 May, 2015 05:59
French lawmakers have taken a first step toward allowing real-time surveillance of Internet and mobile phone use in France.
By Peter Sayer | 06 May, 2015 01:56
Cybercriminals are increasingly copying cyberespionage groups in using targeted attacks against their victims instead of large-scale, indiscriminate infection campaigns.
By Lucian Constantin | 05 May, 2015 22:00
Cisco prepares to swap CEO... Google may face more scrutiny in Europe... Vint Cerf doesn't trust back doors... and more tech news
By IDG News Service staff | 05 May, 2015 21:10
Former US black hat hacker Kevin Mitnick used social engineering to infiltrate companies during the 1990s. These days, he now uses his skills to help organisations understand how they can protect themselves.
By Hamish Barwick | 05 May, 2015 14:14
Netflix has released under an open-source license an internal tool it developed to manage a deluge of security alerts and incidents.
By Jeremy Kirk | 05 May, 2015 13:47
Sally Beauty Holdings said it is investigating another possible payment card breach, about a year after it reported a similar cyberattack.
By Jeremy Kirk | 05 May, 2015 12:32
A new type of malware resorts to crippling a computer if it is detected during security checks, a particularly catastrophic blow to its victims.
By Jeremy Kirk | 05 May, 2015 10:39
Microsoft is betting that good security support will be key to keeping its enterprise customers from straying to rivals.
By Joab Jackson | 05 May, 2015 07:09
Internet pioneer Vinton Cerf argued Monday that more users should encrypt their data, and that the encryption back doors the U.S. FBI and other law enforcement agencies are asking for will weaken online security.
By Grant Gross | 05 May, 2015 06:19
Corporate IT security pros need to consider the Internet of Things as a new and dangerous attack vector oh, and we all should be particularly worried about the safety of our cars, says the top executive at Palo Alto Networks.
By Tim Greene | 05 May, 2015 01:10
For the past several days security researchers have raced to demonstrate that phishing protections added by a new Google Chrome extension can be bypassed with ease.
By Lucian Constantin | 04 May, 2015 23:04
Facebook opens up Internet.org...big fight highlights Periscope piracy...Feds to share more about secret phone tracking... and more tech news.
By IDG News Service staff | 04 May, 2015 21:33
Faced with criticism from lawmakers and civil rights groups, the U.S. Department of Justice has begun a review of the secretive use of cellphone surveillance technology that mimics cellphone towers, and will get more open on its use, according to a newspaper report.
By John Ribeiro | 04 May, 2015 16:17
Telco industry organisation Communications Alliance says that a ruling by the Privacy Commissioner that will give a journalist access to so-called 'metadata' associated with his mobile phone service has "disturbing ramifications for the telecommunications sector and for its millions of customers throughout Australia".
By Rohan Pearce | 04 May, 2015 16:17
Government and banking/finance organisations have topped Deloitte’s Australian privacy index because of their online polices that explained different privacy aspects.
By Hamish Barwick | 04 May, 2015 14:15
The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, a 640-room hotel in Las Vegas, has warned payment cards may have been compromised over an eight-month period ending early last month.
By Jeremy Kirk | 04 May, 2015 14:01
Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim has called for an improvement in website privacy policies after looking at 20 websites and finding that the median policy length was 3,413 words.
By Hamish Barwick | 04 May, 2015 12:06
The U.S. Congress should kill the section of the Patriot Act that has allowed the National Security Agency to collect millions of phone records from the nation's residents, instead of trying to amend it, a civil liberties advocate said Friday.
By Grant Gross | 02 May, 2015 06:38
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