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Researcher Fools Samsung's Fingerprint Check

April 17, 2014 1:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Berlin-based researcher says he has managed to fool the fingerprint-based security system on Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone using wood glue and a picture of the original print.                   

Wireless Industry To Add Anti-Theft Tools

April 16, 2014 9:36 am | by Terry Collins, Associated Press | News | Comments

A trade group for wireless providers said Tuesday that the biggest mobile device manufacturers...

5 Quick Questions: Securing Data Without Hindering Workflow

April 15, 2014 12:19 pm | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director | Articles | Comments

Manufacturers in general do a good job of protecting their data, but the task of making sure...

Companies Are At Risk From Heartbleed Too

April 14, 2014 12:39 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

While there’s been a big focus on the Heartbleed Bug and what individuals should do to protect...

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Protecting Yourself From Heartbleed

April 10, 2014 12:26 pm | by CNET | Videos | Comments

The Heartbleed bug is serious. Disclosed less than two days ago, the Heartbleed bug has sent sites and services across the Internet into patch mode. In essence, the bug potentially exposed your username and password on sites like Facebook, Google, Pinterest, and more. Take a look at the problem and what you should do to protect yourself and your company. 

Defendant: Food Poisoning Was Easy Under Loose Security

April 9, 2014 12:52 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A man who was indicted earlier this year for lacing frozen food products with pesticide at a factory in Gunma Prefecture, north of Tokyo, says he had no trouble doing so because of loose security. The man worked at a factory operated by Aqlifoods Co. and revealed that he wanted to take revenge on the company since he was unhappy with his wage and the way he had been treated by his boss.

Supreme Court Rejects Early Appeal Of Surveillance Ruling

April 7, 2014 1:18 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Supreme Court has declined an early look at a constitutional challenge to the National Security Agency's bulk collection of millions of Americans' telephone records. Conservative lawyer Larry Klayman persuaded a federal judge in December to rule that the agency's activities likely violate the Constitution's ban on unreasonable searches.


Samsung Adds Anti-Theft Tech Despite Resistance

April 7, 2014 12:53 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Samsung announced it will be adding two safeguards to its soon-to-be-released Galaxy S5 smartphone that will lock their device whenever there is an unauthorized attempt to reset it. Up to now, wireless carriers have been resistant to such technology, claiming it could be misused by hackers.

Samsung Adds Anti-Theft Safeguards To Smartphones

April 7, 2014 9:43 am | by Terry Collins, Associated Press | News | Comments

The world's largest mobile-phone maker said users will be able to activate for free its "Find My Mobile" and "Reactivation Lock" anti-theft features to protect the soon-to-be-released Galaxy S5.                

An Ever-Changing Password You Won't Forget

March 27, 2014 11:45 am | by ABC News | Videos | Comments

A new application called PINgrid is reinventing the password using shapes instead of numbers.                                             

Obama: NSA Proposal Satisfied Public Concerns

March 25, 2014 1:19 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama says a proposal to have U.S. telephone companies hold onto call record data satisfies public concerns about government being in control of the data.                       

NSA Hacks Huawei: Is This The New World Of Business?

March 24, 2014 1:25 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Over this past weekend it was reported that U.S. intelligence agencies hacked into the email servers of Chinese tech giant Huawei. Should companies be outraged or is this just the changing world we live in?             


Report: NSA Targeted China's Huawei

March 24, 2014 9:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. intelligence agencies hacked into the email servers of Chinese tech giant Huawei five years ago, around the time concerns were growing in Washington that the telecommunications equipment manufacturer was a threat to U.S. national security, two newspapers reported Saturday.

Google Enhances Gmail Encryption Technology

March 21, 2014 12:19 pm | by Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press | News | Comments

Google has enhanced the encryption technology for its flagship email service in ways that will make it harder for the National Security Agency to intercept messages moving among the company's worldwide data centers.          

Microsoft Snooped On Hotmail Account To Track Leak

March 21, 2014 9:50 am | by Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft Corp., which has skewered rival Google Inc. for going through customer emails to deliver ads, acknowledged Thursday it had searched emails in a blogger's Hotmail account to track down who was leaking company secrets.       

A Drone That Can Hack Your Phone

March 20, 2014 1:22 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Hackers have installed snooping technology on a UAV and sent it flying around London.                                               

Mobile Access To Manufacturing Information: Do The Benefits Outweigh The Risks?

March 19, 2014 11:23 am | by Mika Javanainen, Senior Director, Product Management at M-Files Corporation | Articles | Comments

The BYOD trend has positive potential for better communication and collaboration throughout the manufacturing process. However, the use of mobile devices for content and process management has raised questions about information security.   


Defense Contractor Pleads To Selling Secrets To Chinese Girlfriend

March 14, 2014 10:11 am | by Audrey Mcavoy, Associated Press | News | Comments

A former civilian defense contractor in Hawaii on Thursday pleaded guilty to charges he divulged military secrets to his Chinese girlfriend and kept classified documents at his suburban Honolulu home.               

Dempsey Says NSA Leaks Will Cost Billions

March 6, 2014 3:50 pm | by Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press | News | Comments

The top U.S. military officer says it will take two years of study and billions of dollars to overcome the loss of security to military operations and tactics revealed by Edward Snowden.                   

CIOs Take On Spotlight After Target Exec's Departure

March 6, 2014 10:40 am | by Bree Fowler, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

CIOs from companies in all walks of business are using the Target breach as a rallying point to call attention to their struggle and garner additional funds and manpower to fight digital threats.               

Politicians Push For Smartphone Kill Switches

March 4, 2014 10:00 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

State and federal politicians are pushing for a kill switch that would allow users to disable stolen smartphones to make them worthless on the black market.                           

Boeing Developing A Self-Destructing Spy Phone

February 27, 2014 2:34 pm | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, | News | Comments

The aerospace company is now developing an Android-based smartphone, codenamed “Black,” that will self-destruct if a third party attempts to break in and extract its secrets.                      

A Look At The World's First Secure Smartphone

February 26, 2014 10:06 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

New cutting-edge technology could help you reclaim the security of your smartphone. Chip Reid reports on the Blackphone, which runs on a customized operating system that is entirely encrypted.                 

Fingerprint Security Convenient, But Not Flawless

February 26, 2014 9:52 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The sensor brings convenience for entering passcodes and could encourage more people to lock their phones. But fingerprint security isn't foolproof. Here's what to know as you consider whether to place your trust in it.     

Stores Can See Where You Go By Tracking Your Phone

February 20, 2014 3:24 pm | by Jennifer C. Kerr, Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. retailers are using mobile-based technology to track shoppers' movements at some malls and stores. The companies collecting the information say it's anonymous, can't be traced to a specific person and no one should worry about invasion of privacy.

Technology Firms Urge Changes To U.S. Spying

February 11, 2014 3:35 pm | by Stephen Braun, Associated Press | News | Comments

A coalition of the leading U.S. technology firms is urging changes in the government's spying programs.                                          

Protecting Manufacturing From A Hacker's Favorite Tool: Social Engineering

February 6, 2014 2:27 pm | by Jeff Multz, Director of Midmarket North America, Dell SecureWorks | Articles | Comments

Although social engineering often ultimately leads to a cyber attacks, it may not start out that way. It may start with someone pretending to be a customer or the CEO’s friend, telephoning your company and tricking someone to give out information they should not be divulging.

Google Closes In On Deal In EU Antitrust Case

February 5, 2014 9:09 am | by Juergen Baetz, Associated Press | News | Comments

Google is offering new and "far-reaching" concessions to the European Union's antitrust watchdog that are likely to be enough to settle allegations it is abusing its dominant position in Internet searches, the EU said Wednesday.       

Chinese Man Charged In Seed Thefts Pleads Innocent

February 4, 2014 9:37 am | by David Pitt, Associated Press | News | Comments

One of the six men from China charged with conspiring to steal patented seed corn from two of the nation's leading seed developers has appeared in federal court in Des Moines and was ordered held in custody while he awaits trial.      

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