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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.

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.

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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