Digital Malware Is Growing – Says The Websense 2013 Threat Report

Websense, Inc. which operates in unified web security, email security, mobile security, and data loss prevention (DLP), delivered its Websense 2013 threat report with some alarming facts about increase in digital malware and hack attacks. The report challenged traditional approaches to security and trust. The timed, targeted nature of these advanced threats indicates a new breed of sophisticated attacker...
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Bye-Bye Passwords, Hello All-Purpose ‘Key’

Way back in December 2011, we ran a piece that asked whether passwords were indeed becoming obsolete!? Over, the past year or so there has been sufficient buzz to suggest that the Big Daddies of the world of the data and technology are working on a more secure protection & identification service. While Google started work on a new password management system for Chrome, the launch of OneID made...

Companies To Face Heightened Risk As Non-Windows Targeted Attacks Are On The Rise: McAfee

Companies have long expressed concern about employees using personal devices at work. As work & leisure converge on singular devices, the risk of data theft or leakage is on the rise. A recent report by McAfee clearly indicates that hackers are on the rise exploiting multi-device work culture. Additionally, it opens up multiple options for hackers to try & break into the security of any organization.The...
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New Government Agency To Scan Twitter, Mails For Terror Threats

The Indian Government has announced that it will be setting up a special agency to monitor social media data including tweets and emails to check for and pre-empt terrorist threats. The Government up till now has been facing an uphill kind of battle when it comes to recognizing and preventing terrorist threats.This new agency is being called the ‘National Cyber Co-ordination Centre’ or the NCCC....
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Indian Blogger Exposes UK Visa Website Bugs!

Sanjib Mitra, an Indian blogger based in Bangalore, has just recently exposed the bugs in the UK visa application website. The bug was recently found by the enthusiastic techie while filing an application for a friend and he found out a way to view the personal details of more than 50,000 applicants who have filed an application form for a UK visa through the website.   VFS is the private undertaking...
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50% of corporate PCs are infected

IronPort Systems which is the leading email and Web security products provider on Wednesday issued a report that finds Internet malware (which includes spam, viruses, phishing, and spyware) continues to be a major threat to Internet communications. Findings from the report include:More than 50% of corporate desktops worldwide are infected with some type of spyware – with the rate of infection...
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