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Android Security

Google Patches 58 Android Vulnerabilities in February Security Update

February 07, 2017 7:10 AM
Once again, Stagefright Android mediaserver flaws are being patched by Google to help protect Android users from potential security risks.
SecureWorks Cyber Study 2

SecureWorks Finds Most Cyber-Threats Involve Phishing, Network Scans

February 03, 2017 6:05 PM
An analysis of SecureWorks incident response activities revealed that 82 percent of attacks involve cyber-criminals and 11 percent were traced to insiders.
Sophos Phish Threat 2

Sophos Phish Threat Aims to Educate Users on Phishing Risks

January 25, 2017 12:45 PM
Sophos launches security testing and training platform to help build user awareness around phishing threats.
Trump Cyber Policy 2

Trump Administration Faces Herculean Cyber-Security Task

January 24, 2017 6:10 PM
Federal government agencies have the lowest security score among 17 different industry groups followed by ratings firm SecurityScorecard.
Kroll Report Finds Fraud, Cyber-Attacks Increased in 2016

Kroll Report Finds Fraud, Cyber-Attacks Increased in 2016 SLIDESHOW

January 24, 2017 11:21 AM
DEK: Organizations had a difficult time defending against fraud in 2016, according the latest global fraud and risk report from IT security company Kroll. The report, which was released Jan. 17, provides insight into the state of fraud and risk incidents in 2016 based on research conducted by Forrester Consulting and responses from 545 senior executives...
2016 Data Breach Report 2

Breach Reports Rise 40 Percent in 2016, More Than Half Expose SSNs

January 20, 2017 6:25 PM
Data breaches reports rose more than 40 percent in 2016, with the majority of records coming from the health care industry, the Identity Theft Resource Center finds.
Security Operations Center maturity

HPE Report Details Global Security Operations Center Maturity Levels

January 17, 2017 8:15 AM
Hewlett Packard Enterprise's 2017 State of of Security Operations Report reveals that 82 percent of Security Operation Centers are not running at the optimal level of maturity and meeting business goals.
phishing

Nearly a Third of Users Fall for Phishing

August 17, 2016 1:20 PM
About 400 organizations tested a total of 11,542 employees to see how many would click on phishing emails; 31 percent did, Duo Security's new tool showed.
Fedora Linux security patch

Fedora Linux Account System Patched for Serious Flaw

August 09, 2016 7:10 AM
Fedora and Red Hat are investigating the potential effects of a major flaw, which has been patched. It seems unlikely that attackers exploited the vulnerability.
Pokemon Go

Pokémon Go Privacy Issues Bring to Light Challenge of Permissions

July 12, 2016 8:23 AM
The popular Pokémon Go mobile game fixes a Google accounts permissions problem. Will others follow?

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