Shadow cloud services pose a growing risk to enterprises

By Jaikumar Vijayan, Computerworld | August 25th, 2014 Non-approved SaaS apps are growing rapidly, says PwC. A growing tendency by business units and workgroups to sign up for cloud services without any involvement from their IT organization creates serious risks for enterprises. The risks from shadow cloud services include issues with data security, transaction integrity, …

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27 million South Koreans affected by data breach

By Steve Ragan, CSO | August 25th, 2014 South Korean authorities have revealed details surrounding massive data breach that impacts 27 million people aged 15-65. The compromised data comes from website registrations for various games and online gambling promotions, ringtone storefronts, and movie ticketing. It’s being reported by local media that 16 people involved with …

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VMware prepares OpenStack for enterprise use

By Joab Jackson, IDG News Service | August 25th, 2014 VMware Integrated OpenStack runs on VMware’s vSphere. VMware wants to bring enterprise-class reliability to OpenStack by releasing a distribution of cloud hosting software that runs on top of the virtualization stack. “There’s a lot of interest as OpenStack to provide a developer-friendly cloud. But enterprises …

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Two Galileo GPS satellites launched in wrong orbit

By John Ribeiro, IDG News Service | August 25th, 2014 The satellites were launched Friday aboard a Soyuz ST rocket. Two satellites that are intended to form part of the European Galileo satellite navigation system went astray from their intended orbit after launch from French Guiana on Friday, satellite launch company Arianespace said. Galileo is …

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China to launch home-grown OS in October as Windows replacement

By Gregg Keizer, Computerworld | August 24th, 2014 Plans to compete with Microsoft, Google and Apple on the OS front. China hopes to launch a home-grown operating system by October to wean the country from foreign-made OSes like Windows, the government-run Xinhua news agency said Sunday. The operating system, which Xinhua did not name, will …

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Report: Amazon building ad system to compete with Google’s

By Zach Miners, IDG News Service | August 22nd, 2014 The system may resemble Google’s AdWords for keyword-targeted ads. Amazon plans to expand its small online ad delivery business enough to take on Google’s AdWords, according to a Wall Street Journal report. The company is developing a platform for delivering ads both on its own …

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Researchers malware steals Gmail password, online banking data

By Antone Gonsalves, CSO | August 22nd, 2014 University researchers have built an Android app that secretly snatches valuable personal data from other mobile apps, such as webmail, shopping and online banking. The app, demonstrated Friday at the USENIX Security Conference in San Diego, stole login credentials from Google Gmail, a social security number from …

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US warns ‘significant number’ of major businesses hit by Backoff malware

By Martyn Williams, IDG News Service | August 22nd, 2014 Backoff malware is stealing credit card details, according to a cybersecurity alert. Over a thousand major enterprise networks and small and medium businesses in the U.S. have been compromised by a recently discovered malware package called “Backoff” and are probably unaware of it, the U.S. …

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Cyborg moths could act like living drones in search and rescue

By Sharon Gaudin, Computerworld | August 22nd, 2014 Scientists wire live moths to learn how to control their muscles, flight. By electronically manipulating the flight muscles of moths, scientists are one step closer to creating biobots that could fly over a disaster area and spot survivors or hazards. “In the big picture, we want to …

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Your living room is vulnerable to cyber attacks

By Tony Bradley, PC World | August 22nd, 2014 A Kaspersky Labs researcher hacked his own home and found a number of serious security concerns. At the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas earlier this month, researchers demonstrated how a Nest thermostat can be hacked, to show how easily connected appliances–the household technologies that …

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Hold the phone: iMessage spam not all it’s cracked up to be

By Marco Tabini, Macworld.com | August 22nd, 2014 Is Apple’s iMessage the new favorite tool of spammers worldwide? A widely-quoted recent article written by Wired’s Robert McMillan suggests it is, even going so far as to claim that iMessage “is being taken over by spammers.” Largely based on an interview with security analyst Tom Landesman, …

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Security spending gets boost from mobile, social and cloud, says Gartner

By Mikael Ricknäs, IDG News Service | August 22nd, 2014 Worldwide spending will increase by almost 8 percent this year. The increased adoption of mobile, social and cloud computing is driving growth in security spending among organizations that are also becoming more aware of threats on all those fronts. Worldwide spending on information security will …

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Microsoft engineer: ‘Definitely problems’ with test process after crippling Windows patch

By Gregg Keizer, Computerworld | August 22nd, 2014 Employee says latest ‘Blue Screen of Death’ screw-up affects only 1 in 10,000 PCs. A week after Microsoft pulled a Patch Tuesday update that crippled an unknown number of Windows 7 PCs, the company has yet to provide a working fix for either the original vulnerability or …

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Google gets patent to make Glass look like ordinary specs

By Sharon Gaudin, Computerworld | August 21st, 2014 New design, if used, could make wearable computers look less dorky. Google appears to be redesigning Glass to make the wearable computer look less nerdy and more like ordinary eyeglasses. With the company’s computerized eyeglasses, users can take photos and video, view maps and weather reports and …

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NIST taking input for mobile security guidelines

By Joab Jackson, IDG News Service | August 21st, 2014 A new NIST publication aims to alert enterprises of potential security dangers within commercial apps. The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is developing a guide for testing third-party apps to ensure that they are secure and don’t introduce any vulnerabilities. The government …

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