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  • US Senate blocks NSA surveillance reform bill

    The U.S. Senate voted early Saturday to block the USA Freedom Act, a legislation that aimed to put an end to the bulk collection of telephone records by the National Security Agency.

    Written by John Ribeiro23 May 15 19:26
  • US Senate leader pushes to extend NSA phone dragnet

    The U.S. Senate was deadlocked on Friday over whether to extend authorization for the National Security Agency's massive collection of domestic telephone records, with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell insisting the surveillance program should continue with no new limits.

    Written by Grant Gross23 May 15 03:15
  • Factory reset in Android phones leaves sensitive user data behind

    It's common sense to reset an Android phone to its factory state before selling or disposing of it. But beware, researchers recently found that this often fails to properly wipe all sensitive user data from the device.

    Written by Lucian Constantin22 May 15 21:03
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  • Digging Deeper into the Cisco ASA Firewall REST API

    Security orchestration methods and of course SDN is driving the need for programmable interfaces in  security products.  The Cisco ASA Firewall added a REST API back in December with the 9.3(2) code release.  I've asked Mason Harris, from Cisco, to write up a quick how-to primer on the ASA API capabilities.  Thank you Mason for the great information.

    Written by Jamey Heary13 May 15 07:29
  • Doxxing defense: Remove your personal info from data brokers

    Many women gamers and developers, as well as those who support them, havelately come under attack from online trolls. A common intimidation tactic that trolls use is "doxxing," or publicly exposing their targets' personal details, including home address, phone number and even financial records.

    Written by Ken Gagne21 Nov. 14 05:55
  • How to Avoid Online Scams When Selling Your Old iPhone or iPad

    A lot of people right now are selling their old iPhones and iPad minis to trade up to the supersized iPhone 6 models. Unfortunately, I suspect some of them are being scammed out of their devices -- I nearly was.

    Written by James A. Martin12 Sept. 14 23:37
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  • IT careers: Security talent is red-hot

    From the time he was 9, Daniel Kowalski, now 23, knew cybersecurity was going to be his thing. Captivated by the stealth work of hackers in commercials and in his favorite movie, Live Free or Die Hard, Kowalski nurtured his fascination with security from a young age, pursuing multiple IT and security certifications during high school and earning a degree in computer criminology at Florida State University.

    Written by Beth Stackpole28 April 15 00:37
  • The best way to stop DDoS attacks

    This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.

    Written by By Rene Paap, product marketing manager, A10 Networks06 April 15 22:54
  • Detecting advanced threats with user behavior analytics

    This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.

    Written by By Saryu Nayyar, CEO, Gurucul01 April 15 08:02

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