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iPhone users get freedom from Apple log tracking with new app

Its just a few days after researchers revealed that the movements of Apple iPhone, 3G-enabled iPad and Android users were being stored to secret data files on their mobile devices, and a programmer has come up with a remedial app for the iPhone and iPad.

Smartphone users out of the loop on IT security

Research just published claims to show that 81% of consumers do not have any anti-virus software installed on their smartphone.

Car computer controls vulnerable to hackers says report

A report in the latest issue of Scientific American asserts that it is now possible to crack into a car wirelessly and take control of the brakes and steering.

Eugene Kaspersky's son reported safe after gang of five kidnappers arrested

Reports are coming in that the son of Eugene Kaspersky, co-founder of Kaspersky Labs, has been returned to his parents following a covert operation carried out by the FSB, the Russian security police agency.

The murky mechanics of spam harvesting and list seller operations explained

If you're careful when publicising and giving out your new private email address, then you'll be surprised to see your mailbox filling up with spam. Now security researcher Brian Krebs reckons he has the answer, and it's not as clear-cut as you might think.

Facebook intros two-factor authentication to beef up security

Facebook has begun introducing two-factor authentication designed to prevent hackers from accessing users' accounts.

Two-thirds of PCI DSS compliant firms had no credit card breaches

A full 64% of organizations that are compliant with Payment Card Industry’s Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) had no breaches involving credit card data over the past two years, according to a new study by the Ponemon Institute and database security firm Imperva.

Infosecurity Europe 2011: Most significant mobile app security risks revealed

A rather topical session at this week’s Infosecurity Europe show in London focused on mobile app security, as Veracode’s Chris Wysopal unveiled his list of the top 10 mobile application security risks.

Skype fixes flaw in Skype for Android application

Skype has released a new version of Skype for Android that fixes a vulnerability in the application identified last week. Adrian Asher, Skype’s chief information security officer, announced the news in recent blog.

Eugene Kaspersky's son missing, reported kidnapped

Eugene Kaspersky's son missing, reported kidnapped

Infosecurity is saddened to report that the 20-year-old student son of Kaspersky Labs founder Yevgeny (Eugene) Kaspersky has gone missing and may have been kidnapped.

Apple and Android smartphones silently track their users

Now there may be another reason than saving battery power to switch off the GPS option on your smartphone, as reports are coming in that Apple iPhone and Google Android handsets maintain unannounced logs on the time/location of the mobile.

Infosecurity Europe 2011: Qualys CMO predicts cloud will become the norm within next two years

For the past six years Qualys' CTO Philippe Courtot has been evangelising cloud-based IT security, but at this year's Infosecurity Europe show, Infosecurity got a chance to talk to Amer Deeba, the company's chief marketing officer, about the take-up of cloud technology.

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