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Hopes that an Internet of Things (IoT) based on IPv6 might soon become a reality has been given a boost by the news that features friendly to this vision of universal, low-power connectivity have just been added to the next version of Bluetooth.
Phishing attacks from inside Facebook have fallen back from the historic peak of 2013 but still constitute 1 in 10 of all attacks of this type blocked by Kaspersky's security software, the firm has reported.
Apple iPhone, iPad and Mac users in Australia and New Zealand are being pestered by mysterious ransom messages demanding up to $100 in order to 'unlock' their devices. A hack of some iCloud user accounts is suspected.
Google shifted a paltry 2.1 million Chromebooks in 2013, a figure that could still grow to 11 million per annum by 2019, new figures from US outfit ABI Research have predicted.
Microsoft has launched a new website to "tell the untold story" of something it believes changed the history of Windows security and indeed Microsoft itself – the Software Development Lifecycle or plain ‘SDL' for short.
UTM vendor Watchguard has expanded its security platform with a new ‘visibility' engine that turns the raw data from its physical or virtualised appliances into useful intelligence about applications, users and the threats facing them in real time.
PC sales are falling but is everyone being hurt equally? According to Gartner's numbers for Q3 2013, much of the sales pain is now being felt by Asian vendors Acer and Asus.
Consumers are reluctant to buy mobile antivirus software and this could leave security vendors unable to generate revenues from the BYOD trend with an economic headache, Gartner has predicted.
Security firm Trustwave has discovered a Russian command and control server for the Pony botnet that has managed to plunder the web credentials of 650,000 victims in a matter of days.
The underground economy that sells fake Twitter and other social media accounts is now so large that is it easily making millions of dollars for the leading abusers, an updated study by Barracuda Networks has found.
State-of-the-art cyberweapons are now powerful enough to severely disrupt nations and the organisations responsible for their critical infrastructure, Kaspersky Lab founder and CEO Eugene Kaspersky has warned in a speech to a select audience of UK police, politicians and CSOs.
Security firm AVG thinks it has spotted a disturbing new threat in its latest threat report – children with enough programming skills to code and distribute their own malware.
Security researchers have discovered what appears to be an experimental Linux rootkit designed to infect its highly select victims during a classic drive-by website attack.
Windows 8 will be offered to PC users in standard and Pro editions, backed up by a pre-installed 'RT' version for tablet computers based on the ARM chip, Microsoft has announced.
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