ICYMI: Big data leaking; Salesforce vulnerability; suppressed car hack; sound authentication and critical IE fixAugust 21, 2015
In this week's In Case You Missed It (ICYMI): Big data leaking; Salesforce vulnerability patched; suppressed car hack; ambient sound authentication and critical IE fix.
Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability within a Salesforce subdomain now patched
UK Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) are winning some battles and losing others when it comes to improving their firm's information security practices, according to a new report.
Surveys reveal the security risks of cloud storage and computing. Professionals cannot determine types of data.
The response of Microsoft and cloud companies to the Freak vulnerability has been far too slow say commentators.
This week's In Case You Missed It looks at the five most popular articles on SC, including news on Lizard Squad and old security predictions.
China-based Gmail users reported issues accessing their accounts via third-party email services, but service may have since been restored.
The Metropolitan Police has become the latest law enforcement agency to complain that encryption makes it difficult to catch and prosecute criminals.
Flexible working can bring security pitfalls, according to Imation's Nick Banks.
An anonymous group of hackers claims to have compromised seven million Dropbox accounts, although there is early speculation that this could be a Bitcoin scam or duplicate data coming from an earlier breach.
A senior Microsoft spokesman says that government surveillance has damaged trust in the cloud and in the company itself, pushing the latter to focus more on data privacy and security.
Recent research suggests European business are very concerned about the security and transparency of cloud services, which they blame for increased data breaches.
Researcher finds more attempts to steal private photos, while Symantec spots a botnet campaign to steal Apple account data.
Questions have been raised about the security of Apple's iCloud service, after a hacker posted nude pictures of celebrities to the 4Chan forum, claiming they were obtained after a hack of the iCloud system.
Moves to increase SME participation in government IT tendering drew criticism, but Peter Groucutt explains how G-Cloud has helped reduce security concerns as one of the objections
A New York court has told Microsoft it must hand over customer data to the US Government even though it's held overseas - reigniting a privacy debate that has also dragged in the UK Government's controversial new 'DRIP' law.
Profitable and easy-to-use vulnerability exploited by cybercriminals says security researcher
UK cyber experts side with NSA whistle-blower who urges companies to adopt encryption and to shun Dropbox because the cloud storage company is 'hostile to privacy'.
Revelations of government surveillance are fuelling a paranoia that isn't going to subside. So should firms be afraid of adopting cloud?
In the current print issue, SC Magazine UK talks to women in the industry about their experience, asks if data is secure when held by a cloud provider and assesses how ready we are for the new EU Data Protection Regulation.
This week's In Case You Missed It column looks at NSA friendships, concerns on the cloud and the latest flaw affecting Android users.
You can use the cloud with confidence says John Sidhu, so long as you do your homework about what regulations apply, put appropriate safeguards in place then ensure you implement them.
Andrew McLean explains why security is the new differentiator for the cloud.
Brian Honan and Stewart Room debate whether the EU Protection Act reform is a good idea.
Bring your own device (BYOD) is in full swing, but most FTSE 100 and SMEs are only now realising that there's more to managing the deluge of personal smartphones and tablets coming into the office than brute force alone, reports Doug Drinkwater
CeBIT further sharpened its profile as one of the world's leading IT events for decision-makers, reports Roland Ackermann
The UK's first national computer emergency response team, Microsoft finally ending support for WIndows XP and more security news.
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