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Apple Hires Ex-Microsoft White Hat Hacker

12/06/2012, It’s not just about creating great products. It’s also about hiring the best talented people to catapult your company into the top. Apple, for example, has hired former Microsoft white-hat hacker Kristin Paget. Paget, also known as Chris...

These are the 106 passwords you can’t use with Blackberry 10

12/05/2012, Blackberry used to be (and probably still is for some) the choice of companies and governments due to its secure nature, and come Blackberry 10 RIM is hoping that security will remain a feature that the company is known for. In any case it seems that...

Microsoft Security Essentials Fails AV-Test Certification

11/29/2012, The AV Test Institute, a German IT security and anti-virus research firm, regularly conducts tests on some of the most popular antivirus software products in the market. During its recent test for the months of September and October, it revealed that...

A Security Prescription for the Holiday Shopping Season

11/21/2012, In anticipation of a greater holiday season this year, many retailers are now kicking off their sales a few days early. According to the National Retail Federation, consumers are expected to spend about 4.1 percent more this holiday season than last....

Teen hacker sentenced to six years of supervised Internet access

11/09/2012, A hacker from a group called UG Nazi was sentence in Long Beach, California on Wednesday. Going under the moniker “Cosmo” or “Cosmo the God,” the 15-year old pleaded guilty to multiple felonies including credit card fraud, identity...

Twitter resetting passwords due to alleged security threat

11/08/2012, If you are receiving an email from Twitter prompting you to change your password, then it’s probably best to heed what the company is saying. After all, it’s better to be safe than to compromise. For some reason, Twitter has reportedly sent...

Russian cybercrime market is well-established, says report

11/05/2012, In a report entitled “Russian Underground 101,” Japanese security software company Trend Micro claims that the cybercrime market in Russia is getting more commercial than ever, with hackers offering services for a price. Using data gathered...

Facebook gets serious in educating its new users

11/02/2012, Facebook is a phenomenon. Since it launched in 2004, the insanely-popular social networking service has amassed a total number of one billion users, and that number continues to grow as of this writing. So it would make a lot of sense if Facebook decides...

Google Play has 290,000 suspicious apps, says security firm

11/01/2012, Advanced threat protection company Bit9 tested approximately 412,000 apps on Google Play and claims that 290,000 of them are questionable and suspicious because they can access a user’s personal information. Although these apps aren’t really...

Pentagon will continue to use BlackBerry phones

10/31/2012, In spite of an era that is dominated by iPhone 5s, Galaxy smartphones, and Nexus devices, Research In Motion continues to prove its reliability in terms of security, at least to the Pentagon. The Pentagon, the heart of America’s security and...