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One-quarter of firms hit by cybercrime, survey finds

One-quarter of firms hit by cybercrime, survey finds

Nearly a quarter of organizations around the world were victims of cybercrime in the last 12 months, according PricewaterhouseCooper’s 2011 Global Economic Crime Survey.

Adobe issues security warning for Adobe Flex SDK

Adobe has announced a vulnerability in Adobe Flex SDK 4.5.1, earlier 4.x versions, Adobe Flex SDK 3.6 and earlier 3.x versions on the Windows, Macintosh and Linux operating systems.

Twitter snaps up Marlinspike’s mobile encryption startup

Twitter snaps up Marlinspike’s mobile encryption startup

Microblogging service Twitter has agreed to purchase Whisper Systems, the brainchild of noted hacker and security researcher Moxie Marlinspike. But just what Twitter will do with the company’s encryption technologies seems uncertain.

Carrier IQ smartphone software logs your every move, says researcher

Carrier IQ smartphone software logs your every move, says researcher

Android developer Trevor Eckhart has posted a YouTube video showing how Carrier IQ software logs text messages, web searches, and many other activities without the smartphone user’s knowledge or permission.

Hackers, the UK intelligence service is looking for you!

Hackers, the UK intelligence service is looking for you!

Hackers who want a job with the UK government’s GCHQ intelligence service need to crack a code to get an interview.

House bill would ease barriers to public-private cyber data exchange

A US House bill introduced on Wednesday would lift legal barriers to sharing of cyber threat information between the US government and private sector.

Global cybersecurity spending to top $60 billion this year

Global cybersecurity spending to top $60 billion this year

Global cybersecurity spending is predicted to total $60 billion this year and to grow 10% per year for the next three to five years.

Key federal cybersecurity positions go unfilled due to bad planning, says GAO

The US federal government’s cybersecurity workforce planning efforts are highly flawed, resulting in failure to fill key technical cybersecurity positions, concludes a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report.

Pre-2009 HP printers vulnerable to hackers, say researchers

Pre-2009 HP printers vulnerable to hackers, say researchers

A security flaw found in, but not necessarily limited to, HP printers can be exploited by hackers to take full control of printer functions, according to researchers at Columbia University.

Feds take down 350 websites selling counterfeit goods

The federal government has seized a total of 350 websites accused of selling counterfeit goods and copyrighted works as part of an enforcement program began last year, the US Department of Justice (DoJ) announced this week.

Facebook settles privacy case with FTC

Facebook settles privacy case with FTC

Facebook is to tighten privacy controls as part of a long-anticipated settlement with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over charges that the social networking site misled users about its use of their personal information.

DARPA working on heartbeat biometrics technology for use in crowds

DARPA – the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency – is developing a heartbeat biometrics recognition system that will work through walls. The aim of the project is to allow soldiers and law enforcement professionals to identify that one or more people are stood behind a door or a wall, and then track them remotely as they move through the building.

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