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Linux Foundation Funds Internet Security Advances
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
The Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative has selected three security-oriented projects to receive a total of $500,000 in funding.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/25/2015
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Art Plus Technology Keeps Kids Out Of Prison
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
Commentary
When artists and courts come together to keep kids out of prison, data privacy is a key concern. The Young New Yorkers group uses Wall Street tools to solve the problem.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 6/25/2015
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iOS 9, Android M Place New Focus On Security, Privacy
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT Consultant
Commentary
Google and Apple have publicly challenged calls from law enforcement agencies to weaken encryption on consumer devices. In turn, iOS 9 and Android M will sport a string of new security and privacy features for users.
By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant, 6/24/2015
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EFF Data Privacy Report Praises Apple, Slams AT&T
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
In the Electronic Frontier Foundation's fifth annual report, Apple gets high marks for protecting privacy, while WhatsApp and AT&T land at the bottom.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 6/18/2015
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OPM Breach Offers Tough Lessons For CIOs
Larry Loeb, Blogger, Informationweek
Commentary
While your enterprise may have a chief information security officer and a robust data governance department, CIOs and IT organizations are the ones on the front lines of protecting enterprise data. What lessons can we draw from the OPM breach?
By Larry Loeb Blogger, Informationweek, 6/17/2015
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Cyberspies Stole Legit Digital Certificates To Mask Their Malware
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
Duqu 2.0 nation-state attackers used pilfered Foxconn hardware driver certs to sign spying malware that hit negotiators in Iranian nuclear pact discussions, Kaspersky Lab -- and now, an ICS/SCADA hardware vendor.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 6/15/2015
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OPM Breach Scope Widens, Employee Group Blasts Agency For Not Encrypting Data
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
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Lack of encryption 'indefensible' and 'outrageous,' American Federation of Government Employees says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 6/12/2015
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4 Unsolved Mysteries About Duqu 2.0
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
Several key questions remain surrounding the nation-state attack targeting intel at Kaspersky Lab, international participants at the Iranian nuclear negotiations, and other organizations.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 6/11/2015
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Winning The War: The Evolution Of Cybercrime
Sean McGrath, Freelance IT Writer
Commentary
It's no longer acceptable for businesses to play the victim when cybercrime strikes. Companies of all sizes must take action.
By Sean McGrath Freelance IT Writer, 6/11/2015
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Duqu 2.0 Attack On Kaspersky Lab Opens Chilling New Chapter In Cyber Espionage
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
New nation-state campaign with previous ties to Stuxnet spies on security firm's research and anti-cyber spying technologies -- plus participants in Iranian nuclear negotiations and their telecommunications, mobile providers.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 6/10/2015
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White House Calls For Encryption By Default On Federal Websites By Late 2016
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
Just 31% of federal agencies today host HTTPS websites and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has now given the rest of the government a deadline for doing so.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 6/9/2015
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Federal Data Breach: 10 Things We Wish Were Hacked Instead
David Wagner, Executive Editor, Community & IT Life
Commentary
Breaches will happen. But why attack regular people? Isn't there more interesting data to breach?
By David Wagner Executive Editor, Community & IT Life, 6/7/2015
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IRS Breach Exposes 100,000 Taxpayers' Tax Returns, Other Data
Dark Reading Staff,
News
Online 'Get Transcript' service accessed from February to mid-May.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/26/2015
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Android Factory Reset Leaves Your Data Exposed: Study
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
Flaws in Googleís Android operating system mean the factory-reset option is unlikely to permanently wipe all your data -- or master token -- from the device.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 5/25/2015
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NASA Technology Roadmap: A Heavenly Guide For IT And CIOs
David Wagner, Executive Editor, Community & IT Life
News
NASA's Technology Roadmap for 2015-2035 gives hints about the future of IT in your enterprise. Here's how space is changing big data, supercomputing, and other technologies.
By David Wagner Executive Editor, Community & IT Life, 5/21/2015
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NSA Wanted To Hack Google App Store, Infect Android Phones
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
The NSA and its Five Eyes allies researched a man-in-the-middle attack to infect Android smartphone users by hacking Google's App Store. It's the last revelation from Edward Snowden.
By Eric Zeman , 5/21/2015
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Planes, Tweets & Possible Hacks From Seats
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
There are conflicting reports over whether security researcher Chris Roberts hacked into flight controls and manipulated a plane.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 5/20/2015
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Google, Apple Urge Obama To Protect Phone Data Privacy
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
The letter, signed by Google, Apple, and a number of tech companies and security organizations, is urging Obama to halt legislation that would allow government to access personal data stored on mobile devices.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 5/19/2015
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Whether Or Not Chris Roberts Took Over A Plane, It Still Matters
David Wagner, Executive Editor, Community & IT Life
Commentary
Whether prominent hacker Chris Roberts took over a plane or not, the industry needs to rethink the way white hat hackers do their research.
By David Wagner Executive Editor, Community & IT Life, 5/18/2015
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Google Faces More Scrutiny Over Right To Be Forgotten
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
A group of 80 Web academics have penned an open letter to Google insisting on more transparency for right to be forgotten requests in Europe.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 5/14/2015
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