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Russian officials face sack for using Western mobile apps

Russian officials face sack for using Western mobile apps

As new laws limiting Russian officials from using non-approved software come into force next month, those contravening the regulations are warned they face being fired.

IP Expo: Is the software supply chain putting us at risk?

IP Expo: Is the software supply chain putting us at risk?

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Josh Corman, founder of I Am the Cavalry, spoke at IP EXPO Europe 2016 and pointed the finger at the software supply chain to tackle cyber-threats, arguing that we need fewer and better suppliers.

Half of UK students want data security training

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Half of all students in the UK have no security software installed on any of their devices, even though a quarter of teenagers are 'almost constantly' connected.

UK orgs must adopt higher security requirements to pay staff

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If UK businesses don't accommodate higher security requirements by 19 September, they could miss salary payments.

Sage suffers data breach from insider

Sage suffers data breach from insider

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Software company Sage has reportedly suffered a data breach orchestrated by an insider of the company. The police are investigating and the ICO has been informed.

Viruses and malware detected in German nuclear power plant computers

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The Gundremmingen nuclear power plant located 120 km northwest of Munich has been infected with computer viruses and malware.

Hacking Team looks to hire hacker

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Following the compromising of nearly all its databases and emails, and then the subsequent release of those company details, Hacking Team posted a job listing for a "hacker/developer."

Is the Internet of Things opening the door to a new generation of hitman?

Is the Internet of Things opening the door to a new generation of hitman?

As software becomes increasingly complex, we must start addressing security as a key component at an early stage to prevent long-term costs from spiralling up, says Lev Lesokhin.

Mozilla tests pre-beta Firefox 'deeper than local' privacy

Mozilla tests pre-beta Firefox 'deeper than local' privacy

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Experimental Firefox functionality release to web developers intended to block Internet tracking elements

Lenovo laptops automatically re-install removed software

Lenovo laptops automatically re-install removed software

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Firmware on Lenovo laptops keeps installing software - which is not just annoying, its also a security vulnerability.

Poor patching is still one of the biggest security issues

Poor patching is still one of the biggest security issues

The bulk of the software on which we rely has not been written with sufficient rigour and we are paying the price, says Tony Dyhouse.

Newer MS operating systems cut malware

Newer MS operating systems cut malware

Older operating systems are considerably more vulnerable and users put themselves at greater risk of security breaches says the latest Microsoft Security Intelligence Report

Russian defence sector could lose access to Western software

Russian defence sector could lose access to Western software

Russians concerned that sanctions could hit support for and even supply of Western software used in its defence sector.

Five steps to creating a secure software defined environment

Five steps to creating a secure software defined environment

Security is needed everywhere within the software-defined data centre as physical security is no longer an adequate defence against current threats says Dr Gerhard Knecht.

Wi-Fi car updates pose security risk

Wi-Fi car updates pose security risk

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Ford's announcement of software updates to its cars via WiFi highlights security concerns about Smart Car software.

Dropbox flaw fixed

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Software-defined defences - keeping the cyber-risk at bay

Software-defined defences - keeping the cyber-risk at bay

Combatting tomorrow's cyber-security threats with yesterday's flawed technology approach is an unreliable strategy, says John Suffolk.

Will OpenDaylight 'Lithium' release be safe or bipolar?

Will OpenDaylight 'Lithium' release be safe or bipolar?

OpenDaylight's troubles highlight the problems with security in the open source world ahead of Lithium release.

Is commercial open source more secure than proprietary alternatives?

Is commercial open source more secure than proprietary alternatives?

Many IT security professionals are chossing commercial open source solutions for security reasons rather than economy by says Olivier Thierry.

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