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Four growing European startups to keep an eye on
Europe's startup scene is as diverse as any in the world, and young companies with unique value propositions are expanding quickly.
Apple users put at risk by 3-week delay between OS X and iOS patches, researchers say
Apple exposed iOS users to security threats by taking three weeks longer to patch the same vulnerabilities in the mobile OS that it previously fixed...
New iPad rumor rollup for week ending April 23
iPad rumors have been rare for months, but April showers seemed to have caused them to burst into bloom.
Microsoft Surface Mini seems likely to ship soon
Microsoft may be prepping to ship a mini version of its Surface tablets within a month, based on an Amazon.com listing for a case custom made for the...
Planet Labs plans big increase in imaging cubesats
Planet Labs, a satellite imaging startup formed by ex-NASA engineers, has applied for permission to more than double the number of satellites it has...
'Francophoned' cybertheft operation reportedly back in action
A cybercriminal operation that combines phone-based social engineering attacks with spear phishing and malware to steal money from organizations has...
Security vendor blames Amazon for customer malware
A security vendor claims Amazon Web Services provided a cloud-computing customer with an unpatched version of Windows that resulted in a malware...
Survey respondents shun much-hyped mobile shopping technologies
A survey of iOS and Android users show the vast majority of them know little, and care less, about the so-called “mobile shopping experience,”...
Russian SMS Trojan for Android hits US, dozens of other countries
An Android Trojan app that sends SMS messages to premium-rate numbers has expanded globally over the past year, racking up bills for users in over 60...
Netgear patch said to leave backdoor problem in router
The security researcher who identified an admin backdoor in a range of routers last year has found that Netgear's patches don't adequately...
Verizon breach report makes case for behavioral analytics
Verizon's annual data-breach investigations report makes a strong case for behavioral analytics technology that looks for anomalies among user...
Coding error protects some Android apps from Heartbleed
Some Android apps thought to be vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug were spared because of a common coding error in the way they implemented their own...
iPhone 6 rumor rollup for the week ending April 18
The iOSphere this past week wondered at the prospect of iPhone 6 with a Supercharged Siri, an all-knowing, all-doing software entity that will manage...
Android, not iOS, is tops in mobile ad traffic for first time
Devices running Google’s Android operating system have dethroned Apple’s iPhones and iPads as the biggest drivers of worldwide mobile ad traffic,...
Cisco announces security service linked with new operations centers
Cisco today announced Managed Threat Defense, a set of security services for the enterprise that Cisco is providing through two new operations...
Mysterious malware steals Apple credentials from jailbroken iOS devices
A malware campaign of yet-to-be-determined origin is infecting jailbroken iPhones and iPads to steal Apple account credentials from SSL encrypted...
NEC launches face-recognition protection for PCs
NEC has launched a biometric security program that uses face recognition to unlock access to PCs.
Web apps and point-of-sale were leading hacker targets in 2013, says Verizon
Web application attacks, cyber-espionage and point-of-sale intrusions were among the top IT security threats in 2013, according to Verizon's...
CloudFlare launches bug bounty program
CloudFlare started a bug bounty program on Monday, joining a host of companies that are turning to independent security researchers to spot bugs in...
Merchants, buyers on Dark Web get their own search engine
A search engine for the Dark Web has been launched in beta to provide easier access to marketplaces selling illegal drugs and hacking tools and...