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  • A clear-eyed guide to Mac OS X's actual security risks

    Apple has improved its security in recent years, but is it enough?

  • Is your smartphone spying on you?

    If you're paranoid that your phone is spying on you, don't watch Person of Interest, which highlights the many ways to hack, track, listen in on and use smartphones to monitor people, says Mike Elgan.

  • Windows 8 security - What's new in latest operating system

    Windows 8 will be released later this year, and the new Start screen and Metro-style apps will likely be the first changes you'll notice, but those aren't the only things that are new. Microsoft is also making some serious security enhancements to help keep your system safer and to improve Windows' ability to combat viruses and malware. It just may be the biggest improvement to Windows security yet.

  • Mobile device management - Tools and technologies for the BYOD era

    Mobile Device Management (MDM) is an increasingly important IT management discipline, particularly with the rise in mobile working and the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) phenomenon.

  • The 15 worst data security breaches of the 21st century

    Data security breaches happen daily in too many places at once to keep count. But what constitutes a huge breach versus a small one? For some perspective, we take a look at 15 of the biggest incidents in recent memory. Helping us out are security practitioners from a variety of industries, including more than a dozen members of LinkedIn's Information Security Community, who provided nominations for the list.

  • Six ways to prevent drive-by download malware attacks

    In the first quarter of 2011, enterprise users encountered an average of 274 web-based malware attacks, a 103 percent increase over 2010, according to research from Cisco ScanSafe. Why the dramatic increase? One major cause is the growing number of drive-by download attacks. Drive-by downloads are an especially pernicious method cybercriminals use to install viruses and spyware, and otherwise take control of unsuspecting end users' computers.

  • The worst Internet privacy scandals of all time

    In honour of National Data Privacy Day, we've put together a list of the 15 worst Internet privacy scandals of all time.

  • From the horse's mouth: 5 things you should know about Carrier IQ

    Mobile device and network diagnostic firm Carrier IQ early Tuesday issued a detailed report about what it is up to with your smartphone data. The company has been under fire ever since Trevor Eckhart discovered CIQ software working behind the scenes on a variety of smartphones. Eckhart originally accused CIQ of installing malware on people's phones and monitoring users' key presses, SMS messages, location data and web browsing history.

  • Mobile spyware raises ethical and legal questions

    In 2003, Atir Raihan began work on a product that has gone on to gain infamy in the world's security industry. His idea: to build a spyware program for mobile phones that would allow people to catch a cheating spouse.

  • Eleven free security and privacy protection programs

    Want to ensure that your PC and all of your files and data stay safe, secure and private without breaking the bank?





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