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Android apps are leaking private info says researcher

Neil Daswani, CTO of Dasient, will be giving a presentation at next month's Black Hat USA event in which he will detail how large numbers of Android apps are leaking private information.

Google discovers more than a million infected PCs

Google has reportedly discovered more than million computers infected with search engine hijacking malware, after it took one of its systems offline, but found large numbers of users' PC continuing to ping its servers directly.

Cybercriminals thinking outside of the box on Android

A Symantec researcher reports that the complexity and diversity of recent Android attacks shows that criminals are thinking outside of the box when it comes to developing new attack vectors.

Jailbroken iPads and iPhones pose a serious security risk says Akamai CSO

A leading security expert has warned that jailbroken iPads and iPhones pose a potentially major security risk that their owners need to be aware of.

Cloud computing may be going down the ambient route

Storing data on cloud computing resources involves storing the information in a data centre somewhere in the world and the resources for cloud data are starting to get a little stretched says Trend Micro's vice president of cloud security

Toshiba cops to data breach potentially affecting 7,520 US customers

Japanese electronics firm Toshiba has admitted that a Toshiba America server containing personal information on 7,520 customers was hacked.

NIST to add privacy controls for federal information systems

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is proposing adding privacy controls to its catalog of security controls for federal information systems.

FBI charges 16 in connection with cyber attacks

The FBI announced the arrest of 16 people, at least 14 of whom were allegedly part of the ‘Anonymous’ hacker group. The charges relate to the recent cyber attacks on PayPal and AT&T.

LulzSec returns to target Murdoch

Hacktivist group Lulz Security appears to have returned, claiming responsibility for tampering with the website of News International's Sun newspaper as the phone hacking scandal deepens.

Taking the initiative: Proactive defense offers APT protection

The recent rash of advanced persistent threat (APT) attacks has prompted many organizations to rethink their information security approach based on blocking hackers to a proactive one of identifying and stopping hackers before they penetrate the network.

Microsoft offers $250k reward for information on cyber criminals behind the Rustock botnet

Microsoft is offering a $250,000 reward for new information resulting in the identification, arrest and criminal conviction of those behind the notorious Rustock botnet.

Boston hospital admits to data breach affecting more than 2,000 patients

Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston is notifying more 2,000 patients that personal information was stolen from a hospital computer due to a security lapse by a computer service vendor.

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