Infosecurity News

Microsoft is hoping for luck of the Irish in not patching zero-day IE flaw

Microsoft appears to be counting on the luck of the Irish (Is Bill Gates Irish?) in not patching a zero-day vulnerability in its Internet Explorer (IE) browser for this month’s Patch Tuesday.

(ISC)2 joins with M.Tech to offer information security classes in Asia-Pacific

The non-profit IT security trade group (ISC)2 is teaming up with M.Tech to deliver information security education classes in Australia, New Zealand, and the Philippines.

Overtis user activity management software helps police with enquiries

Overtis has reported that its VigilancePro user activity management software is now in use by ten police forces across the UK and, says Ed Macnair, the firm's CEO, the software is helping those forces weed out rogue police officers.

Amazon announces plans to security-check Android apps

Amazon has revealed it will launch its own app store, offering apps to users of Android and other smartphone platforms. The publishing giant also says it will be security vetting all apps before releasing them to users.

Trojans dominated February IT security threats landscape says GFI

The latest monthly threats report from GFI Labs claims to show that trojans dominated the landscape, with six out of the top ten malware threats falling into the trojan category.

First iPhone cracker to publicly hack Windows Phone 7 at Canada's Pwn2Own

The fifth Pwn2Own cracking contest, due to take place later this week at the CanSecWest event in Vancouver, will see code cracker George Hotz - aka Geohot -, the infamous iPhone/PS3 technology cracker, publicly cracking the Windows Phone 7 smartphone platform.

O2 imposes content blocks on websites without advising users

Anger and resentment was the order of the day on Friday and over the weekend, after O2 imposed an 'adult' content block on websites accessed using smartphones and other 2G/3G-enabled devices. The problem was that O2 appears not to have bothered advising its many millions of users about the block.

Europeans store sensitive details on mobiles despite losses, survey shows

About one third of European smartphone users store credentials to access personal and corporate e-mail on their mobiles, a survey has revealed.

RFID credit cards are more secure than magnetic strip cards, says ITRC

RFID credit cards are more secure than magnetic strip cards, says ITRC

Credit cards with RFID chips provide more data security than cards with magnetic strips, according to a study by the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC).

Cyber Security Challenge reaches a climax this weekend

After months of planning and a series of heats, this weekend sees the final of the Cyber Security Challenge UK taking place in Bristol, at which successful entrants - who are drawn from a variety of educational backgrounds - will be awarded a range of career-building and education-focused awards.

NIST pub 'fundamentally' changes federal information security management

The new federal government information security management publication issued by the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) will “fundamentally change the way we manage our information security related risks today”, said one of its authors, Ron Ross.

Smartphone security is major concern, say m-commerce experts

Businesses that rush into mobile commerce (m-commerce) without considering a sensible long-term investment are risking a severe blow to revenues when their lax security fails, a panel of experts said at last week's m-commerce round table.