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61% of UK IT leaders believe staff-owned mobile devices pose a security risk

Research just published by ISACA, the not-for-profit IT security association, claims to show that 61% of UK IT leaders believe that staff-owned mobile devices are a security risk to the enterprise.

E-mail accounts of senior US officials targeted in Chinese hack attack

Chinese hackers have accessed the accounts of hundreds of Gmail users, including senior US officials, Chinese political activists, military personnel, journalists and officials in several Asian countries, Google has said.

58% of UK office workers losing track of files on computers

Research just published suggests that many of us are struggling to keep track of files on our office PCs, with 58% admitting to have struggled to find important files or documents they thought had been saved on their work computer.

Trend Micro's Rik Ferguson sounds alarm bell on Google Chrome OS

Rik Ferguson, Trend Micro's solutions architect, has sounded a security warning bell about the upcoming Chrome operating system for netbooks and portable devices from Google.

Researcher claims Rustock botnet author looked for Google job

Security researcher Brian Krebs has made the interesting assertion that the suspected Rustock botnet creator has been looking for a job with Google.

Apple's security update unable to detect MacDefender variant

A new variant of the MacDefender virus that attacks Mac computers has been found in the wild, only hours after Apple released an update to block the malware, according to security firm Intego.

University of Hawaii skimped on information security investment, says report

An independent report has concluded that the University of Hawaii failed to invest sufficient funds in information security, resulting in numerous data breaches over the last several years.

McAfee sees historic quarter for malware

The first quarter of 2011 was the most active for malware in the history of McAfee Labs’ quarterly threat reports, with six million unique malware samples recorded.

HHS to give patients right to see who has accessed their records

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has proposed that the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPAA) privacy rule be amended to allow a patient to receive a report on individuals and organizations that have accessed his or her electronic medical records.

Ireland sees 350% increase in reported data breaches in 2010

Ireland experienced a 350% increase in reported data security breaches in 2010 compared with the previous year, according to an annual report by the Irish Data Protection Commissioner’s Office.

Can 'digital ants' protect computer networks?

Apparently inspired by how ants protect their colony when it is threatened, a team of computer experts is testing software that they claim could offer foolproof protection against virus attacks.

Apple OS X update targets latest malware

Apple has moved swiftly to target the problem of malware by updating its Mac operating system, OS X. The update – OS X 10.6.7 – comes as security experts have spotted new versions of MacDefender, a rogue application that is being distributed via poisoned links on Facebook.

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