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  • Plans to migrate LAPD to Google's cloud apps dropped

    After more than two years of trying, the City of Los Angeles has abandoned <a href="">plans</a> to migrate its police department to Google's hosted email and office application platform saying the service cannot meet certain FBI security requirements.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan22 Dec. 11 22:07
  • Two zero-day vulnerabilities found in Flash Player

    Two newly discovered vulnerabilities in Adobe's Flash Player can be exploited to execute arbitrary code remotely, according to <a href="">advisories</a> from the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) and various security research companies.

    Written by Lucian Constantin10 Dec. 11 04:05
  • Microsoft links fake Mac AV to Windows scareware gang

    Microsoft said this week that it has evidence of a link between the fake security software now plaguing Mac users and a hard-charging family of similar software on Windows.

    Written by Gregg Keizer20 May 11 11:47
  • Fake security software takes aim at Mac users

    Scammers are distributing fake security software aimed at the Mac by taking advantage of the news that al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden has been killed by U.S. forces, a security researcher said today.

    Written by Gregg Keizer03 May 11 06:24
  • RSA hackers exploited Flash zero-day bug

    Last month's hack of RSA Security began with an exploit of a then-unpatched vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player, the company confirmed Friday.

    Written by Gregg Keizer03 April 11 22:01
  • GFI apologizes for false alarm on Samsung keyloggers

    When Alex Eckelberry first read news reports on Wednesday that some of Samsung's R Series laptops contained keylogging software, he was as astounded as everybody else.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan01 April 11 04:34
  • Caution urged in wake of RSA security breach

    The relatively scant information released by EMC's RSA security group on Thursday in connection with the theft of SecurID authentication technology code is fueling considerable speculation about the nature of the breach and its impact on enterprises.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan19 March 11 23:12
  • Attack mitigation tools fall short, security vendors say

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Acknowledging that security technologies to prevent cyberattacks are insufficient, several vendors at the RSA Conference here urged companies that are making security plans to assume that at some point, they will be breached.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan16 Feb. 11 22:59
  • Intel developing security 'game-changer'

    Intel's chief technology officer says the chip maker is developing a technology that will be a security game changer.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin26 Jan. 11 22:07
  • Keyless systems on cars easily hacked, researchers say

    The passive keyless entry and start (PKES) systems supported by many modern cars are susceptible to attacks that allow thieves to relatively easily steal the vehicles, say security researchers at Switzerland's ETH Zurich University.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan20 Jan. 11 03:13
  • RIM plans cloud-based BlackBerry Enterprise Server

    BOSTON -- Research in Motion will launch a cloud-based capability for its popular BlackBerry Enterprise Server by the end of 2011, RIM officials said Thursday.

    Written by Matt Hamblen14 Jan. 11 05:10
  • Microsoft patches critical Outlook drive-by bug

    Microsoft today patched 11 vulnerabilities, including one in Office that hackers will quickly exploit to launch drive-by attacks, said security experts.

    Written by Gregg Keizer10 Nov. 10 08:31