Tag Archive: security

Microsoft leads the way with adoption of first international cloud privacy standard

The gradual push of just about everything to the cloud means that security and privacy are of greater concern than ever before. This is true for everyone who makes use of cloud services like OneDrive and Azure, but it is of particular interest to enterprise customers. Today Microsoft has become the first major cloud service …

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Google relaxes Project Zero bug disclosure policy after Microsoft complaints

Google managed to ruffle a few feathers recently by disclosing bugs and security problems in widely used software. Project Zero is used to encourage companies to fix issues that have been detected by imposing a 90-day deadline before details of the vulnerabilities are made public. Microsoft was angered a month ago when Google published details …

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Kaspersky Lab says malware is used to steal millions of dollars from banks

However much money you have flowing through your bank account, you probably take measures to keep it secure. You protect your PIN, you use secure passwords for online banking, and ensure that your computer is free from keyloggers and malware. It’s only right that you expect your bank to be similarly eagle-eyed about security… right? …

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Apple boosts iMessage and FaceTime security with two-factor authentication

It’s something that has been supported by iCloud for a while now. Bringing two factor authentication to iMessage and FaceTime means that messages and video chats are now locked behind an extra layer of protection. If you log out of your iMessage or FaceTime account, the next time you try to sign in you will …

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Google is right to keep issuing ‘fuck you’s to Microsoft

Twice this week, Google has flipped the metaphorical bird at Microsoft, muttering a quiet ‘fuck you’ under its breath. Google’s security researchers have a policy of sitting on software vulnerabilities they discover for 3 months. When the security issue is found, the relevant company is informed, and the clock starts ticking. When 90 days is …

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