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Keeping Track of patches and hacks in the IT security world.

government security

What Dick Cheney's Heart Teaches Us About Security

October 21, 2013 8:22 PM
The former vice president of the United States was concerned about device connectivity years before it hit the realm of security research.
hacker

Why WordPress Updates Matter

October 15, 2013 12:15 PM
WordPress 3.7 will likely include automatic background updates for security releases. It's a great idea that many browser vendors have already implemented.
mobile phone

Your Phone Is Tracking You--Should You Care?

October 11, 2013 2:30 PM
New research shows how phone sensors might be used to track individual users, but in a world where IP addresses, geo-location and cookies already track us, should anyone be surprised?

Internet of Things Could Bring On Attack of the Killer Toaster Botnet

October 10, 2013 1:51 PM
The Internet of things has the potential to be a bonanza for attackers looking to build massive botnets to power distributed denial-of-service attacks.

Is Security a Game of Chess or Poker?

October 09, 2013 10:30 AM
The keynote speaker at the SecTor security conference uses a game metaphor to describe the state of security today—but what game is it that we're playing?

Do You Want a Shirt With Your Vulnerability Report?

October 05, 2013 8:30 AM
Different organizations react differently to security disclosures as events this past week demonstrate, including a Microsoft zero-day vulnerability that continues to be exploited.
Cloud

Windows Azure Cloud Platform Gets Two-Factor Authentication--Big Time

September 28, 2013 8:20 AM
NEWS ANALYSIS: At long last, Microsoft's Windows Azure multifactor authentication system lets users set up real security to protect cloud account access.

Security in a Post-PRISM World

September 19, 2013 11:45 AM
With all the worry and controversy about the U.S. government's ability to intercept and decrypt Web traffic, the time has come for a User Data Manifesto.

Microsoft Warns About New IE Security Flaw

September 17, 2013 1:35 PM
Microsoft is advising all IE 8 and 9 users about the risks of a new remote code execution vulnerability.

Microsoft Fumbles Outlook Update

September 12, 2013 8:20 PM
Another month, another recalled patch from Microsoft. What's going on?

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