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Financial services firms struggling with ecommunications

In its sixth annual survey of electronic communications compliance, compliance and ediscovery specialist Smarsh reports that financial services firms are struggling to retain and supervise the growing volume and variety of ecommunications.

Written by Thor Olavsrud28 May 16 02:19

New JavaScript spam wave distributes Locky ransomware

Over the past week, computers throughout Europe have been hit by a massive email spam campaign carrying malicious JavaScript attachments that install the Locky ransomware program.

Written by Lucian Constantin27 May 16 23:46

Google alums rollout Simility fraud-detection platform

A team from Google’s fraud-detection group has started up its own software as a service venture for spotting transaction fraud quickly based on rule sets but that also learns as it goes to improve its hit rate.

Written by Tim Greene27 May 16 00:21

IoT security is getting its own crash tests

The thousands of endpoints in IoT systems may have to protect themselves against thousands of dangers. A decades-old IT lab wants to tell you if they’re up to the task.

Written by Stephen Lawson26 May 16 10:23

Top-level domain expansion is a security risk for business computers

The explosion of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) in recent years can put enterprise computers at risk due to name conflicts between internal domain names used inside corporate networks and domains that can now be registered on the public Internet.

Written by Lucian Constantin26 May 16 00:25

Apple hires mobile encryption pioneer amid encryption debate

Apple revealed Tuesday that it rehired a security expert who has a background as a mobile encryption pioneer, as the company continues to face scrutiny from governments wanting more access to its products.

Written by Blair Hanley Frank25 May 16 10:20

Boston BSides needs more space to grow

The Boston BSides conference is bursting at its seams and may have to find a new place to carry out its mission of providing inexpensive IT security training, educational sessions and informal networking where peers can share experiences and help guide aspiring security pros.

Written by Tim Greene23 May 16 00:31

There’s finally reason to hope in the war against ransomware

Now when ransomware tries to take over your computer, there’s something you can be sides pay up: stop it, buy more time to deal with it or mitigate the damage it might do, Security BSides Boston conference was told.

Written by Tim Greene22 May 16 23:09

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