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BYOD morphs from lockdown to true mobility

Four companies that have been at BYOD for a while talk about how their programs have changed with the times.

Virtru launches business email encryption service for Google Apps

The service, which allows for fine administrator control of messaging, is free to try through later this year


Tor Project working to fix weakness that can unmask users

The anonymity software's developers believe they've identified the problem

ransom ware

Stealthy ransomware 'Critroni' uses Tor, could replace Cryptolocker

The Cryptolocker takedown led to a better designed, more resilient ransomware threat

Open Wireless Router firmware aims for better router security, network performance

The new custom router firmware will allow users to share their wireless networks, but could also improve their router's security

EFF releases Chrome, Firefox plugin to block third-party tracking

One feature aims to stop tracking tied to clicking the Facebook 'like' on outside sites

Romanian gang used malware to defraud international money transfer firms

The cybercriminals targeted money transfer franchises in several European countries

Aloha point-of-sale terminal, sold on eBay, yields security surprises

An HP researcher's findings highlight ongoing problems with POS software and hardware

Net neutrality a key battleground in growing fight over encryption, activists say

Both carriers and government now have an interest in how users keep their online lives private

Home router security to be tested in upcoming hacking contest

Researchers will compete to exploit previously unknown vulnerabilities in popular home routers

Vulnerability exposes some Cisco home wireless devices to hacking

Specially crafted HTTP requests could trigger remote code execution on the affected devices, Cisco said

U.S. malware share rising, Amazon service No.1 in hosting it

Solutionary’s Top 10 list also includes Google and Akamai.

There's almost a million fake apps targeting your phone

Trend MIcro finds hundreds of thousands of fake Android apps in trawl of online stores, forums

SSL Blacklist project exposes certificates used by malware

Researchers launch effort to track SSL certificates used in botnet and malware operations

Google sets up cybercrime-busting task force

After unearthing the Heartbleed flaw, Google sets up a research group dedicated to finding vulnerabilities in Web software

Overreliance on the NSA led to weak crypto standard, NIST advisers find

NIST needs to improve its cryptographic expertise in order to challenge advice received from the NSA when developing standards, report says

Future Java 7 security patches will work on Windows XP despite end of official support

Windows XP users will continues to receive Java 7 security updates until at least April 2015, Oracle says

New banking malware 'Kronos' advertised on underground forums

Its creators seek to establish the new threat as a premium commercial alternative to older Trojans like Zeus

Shipping companies' computers compromised by malware-infected Chinese scanners

Malware-infected scanners sold by a Chinese manufacturer led to the theft of sensitive financial and operational data from at least a half-dozen U.S. and European logistics and shipping companies.

The Gameover Trojan program is back, with some modifications

Cybercriminals are trying to ressurect the recently disrupted Gameover Zeus botnet, researchers say

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