Topic: security

What the White House has to say about Big Data

John Podesta’s group finds Big Data is very beneficial but can also lead to discrimination and privacy breaches … continue reading

From the Editors: ‘Because we can’ isn’t good enough

Google Glass software that allows users to detect surveillance cameras takes the technology in an unpleasant direction … continue reading

SD Times Blog: New zero-day bug affects every version of Internet Explorer

Microsoft is working to fix a remote code execution vulnerability in Internet Explorer versions 6 through 11 … continue reading

Zeichick’s Take: Trust, maybe verify, maybe not

For smaller companies, they must use code that they can’t verify themselves, leading to risky situations … continue reading

Microsoft updates its threat-modeling tool

Developers can now define their own threats and migrate preexisting threat models … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Watch Your Privacy, a Google Glass app that identifies surveillance cameras

Augmented reality browser add-on for the wearable device uses open data to map surveillance cameras worldwide … continue reading

Google bolsters Android security with continuous scans

New mobile security layers scans apps post-installation to detect malicious code … continue reading

SD Times Blog: weev is being released after scrape with AT&T

Internet troll is let off on an appeal after scraping e-mails from iPad users … continue reading

SD Times Blog: OpenSSL’s bleeding heart

A new vulnerability called the Heartbleed bug has been discovered in the cryptographic software library … continue reading

SD Times Blog: New ‘nearly unbreakable’ encryption scheme is inspired by human biology

Lancaster University researchers devise encryption method based on human heart and lung interaction … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Criminal involved in Microsoft tech support scam calls sentenced

Man operating fraudulent Microsoft call center fined and sentenced to prison time in U.K. … continue reading

MIT Web development platform seeks to prevent apps from leaking data

Researchers have created Mylar, which encrypts server data and decrypts it only in the browser … continue reading Protection Status