While David “One is an Ordinary Bloke” Cameron is trying to save children from internet perils with censorship he is opening up government computer systems to hackers by starving them for cash on upgrades.
Countless government computers are still using Windows XP under a £5.5 million contract with Microsoft to prevent them getting hacked. Now it seems that Cameron’s government has decided that it is too expensive to keep paying Microsoft for the upgrades and simply hopes that no hackers will attack the systems.… Read the rest
Home routers from manufacturers including Trendnet and D-Link are vulnerable to attacks that allow attackers anywhere in the world to execute malicious code.
Security researcher Ricky “HeadlessZeke” Lawshae warned HP’s Zero Day Initiative two years ago that the remote command-injection bug affects routers that were developed using the popular RealTek software development kit.… Read the rest
The network division of Dell said today it has introduced new firewalls specifically inspecting SSL traffic and to eliminate encrypted threats.
The SonicWALL TZ series, Dell claims, support faster internet speeds, can analyse encrypted SSL traffic and feature an integrated wireless controller.… Read the rest
A security researcher has made the bizarre claim that Apple’s iOS is not the most secure in the world, as the Tame Apple Press insists, and is in fact “as easy as Sunday morning” to hack.
For years, Apple has been telling the world, through its legions of tame journalists, that its security features such as Gatekeeper and XProtect to OS X protect Mac gear completely.… Read the rest
Britain’s top anti-terrorism top cop claims that some technology and communication firms building terrorist friendly software which helps them avoid being detected.
Mark Rowley, the national police lead for counter-terrorism, said companies needed to think about their “corporate social responsibility” in creating products that made it hard for the authorities to access material during investigations.… Read the rest
CA Technologies and BT will team up integrated the former company’s Secure Cloud into the BT Assure Cloud Identity
The idea is that BT customers will have protection across enterprises, whether data is in the cloud, on site, or in hybrid IT systems.… Read the rest
Hot on the heels of an announcement Hewlett Packard made today, IBM said it is bringing its security intelligence technology, dubbed Q Radar, to the cloud.
The services will be provided to its customers through software as a service (SaaS) and comes with the option of IBM Security Managed Services.… Read the rest
Hewlett Packard said it has introduced security products and services and claimed it has a new approach to the problem.
It said that organisations across the globe spent $77 billion on cyber security last year, and, at the same time, successful attacks increased by 25 percent.… Read the rest
United Airlines stopped a prominent security researcher from boarding a California-bound flight late, following a social media post by the researcher days earlier suggesting the airline’s onboard systems could be hacked.
Chris Roberts was trying to fly from Colorado to San Francisco to speak at a major security conference there this week, but was stopped by the airline’s corporate security at the gate.… Read the rest
Big Blue said that it will make a huge library of security intelligence available using the IBM X-Force Exchange.
That’s powered by IBM Cloud.
IBM said that will give access to volumes of IBM and third party threat data from around the world, in a bid to defend people against cyber crime.… Read the rest