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VMware helps CIOs tunnel their way to more secure mobile apps

VMware's goal is to make it easier for administrators to control what apps and resources mobile users can access

Researchers show that IoT devices are not designed with security in mind

Lack of encryption and other security issues found in home automation hubs could facilitate burglary, stalking and spying


Chinese Internet authority clashes with Google over digital certificates

Google's Chrome will no longer recognize new digital certificates issued by CNNIC

Salesforce acquires mobile authentication firm Toopher

Toopher used to offer a mobile two-factor authentication app

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British Airways notifies frequent flyers of possible breach of their accounts

Many users had their reward points removed from their accounts as a precaution

Cisco patches autonomic networking flaws in IOS routers and switches

The flaws could allow attackers to gain limited access over affected devices or to disrupt their normal operation

Dell support tool put PCs at risk of malware infection

Weak authentication in Dell's System Detect utility could have enabled drive-by malware attacks

Flash-based vulnerability lingers on many websites three years later

A large number of developers have failed to patch their Flash applications against a vulnerability that can be exploited to target Web users

Cisco small business phones open to remote eavesdropping, calling

An authentication flaw allows attackers to listed to audio streams and make calls from Cisco SPA 300 and 500 IP phones

All major browsers hacked at Pwn2Own contest

Adobe Reader and Flash Player fell as well

At least 700,000 routers given to customers by ISPs are vulnerable to hacking

The devices have serious flaws that enable unauthorized remote access and DNS hijacking, a researcher found

EMET security tool updated to prevent VBScript God Mode attacks

Microsoft was forced to release EMET 5.2 again because customers experienced issues with the first variant

Yahoo's new on-demand password system is no replacement for two-factor authentication

The new authentication option offers better security than static passwords, but it's not as strong as two-step verification

BlackBerry teams with Samsung and IBM to offer governments a secure tablet

The SecuTablet is a modified Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 bundled with security management software and a hardware encryption module

Tool allows account hijacking on sites that use Facebook Login

Attackers can force users to associate their accounts on other sites with malicious Facebook accounts

Windows systems are also vulnerable to FREAK attacks

A recently disclosed vulnerability in SSL/TLS implementations also affects Microsoft's Schannel crypto library and Internet Explorer

DoCoMo app shares SIM credentials with offline devices

Smartphones with new Qualcomm chipsets could send SIM subscriber identities to multiple offline devices

Flaw in popular Web analytics plug-in exposes WordPress sites to hacking

Attackers can easily crack cryptographic keys used by the WP-Slimstat plug-in and use them to read information from a site's database

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