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IT needs to stop pretending it's not responsible for cloud security

While IT has ignored the public cloud users have turned Shadow IT into the real thing;when does caution about security become fear of change?

TRUSTe deceived consumers about its recertification program

TRUSTe, the provider of privacy certifications for online businesses failed to conduct annual recertification checks for hundreds of companies holding its privacy seal.

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Sophos bets on the cloud to fight cyberattacks

Sophos is betting entirely on the cloud in a bid to make it easier for understaffed IT departments to manage cyberattacks

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Box updates storage app with iOS 8 widget and more

Box upgraded its storage app on Apple iOS and the web with new features to make it easier for users to access their cloud stuff.

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IBM takes on enterprise cloud security

IBM's new Dynamic Cloud Security offers a set of services covering access control, data protection and increased visibility

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Apple: Internet Explorer? Never heard of it

Apple on Tuesday told browser users to pay attention to warnings of insecure digital certificates after reports of a "man-in-the-middle" attack against iCloud.com in China was revealed earlier in the week.

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iCloud's man-in-the-middle is from China -- and might work for the gub'mint

Certain folks in China may be used to hearing someone breathing when they pick up their phones (party line?), but new reports suggest Apple's iCloud service is susceptible to the same level of protection by Chinese authorities. It's...

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China attacks push Apple to warn users of iCloud threats

Apple warned users about attacks on its iCloud website, after monitoring groups said China tried to intercept customer information from the service.

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Dropbox used for convincing phishing attack

Dropbox's file storage service was used for a tricky phishing attack, although the service was quick to shut down it down, according to Symantec.

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Kickstarter suspends Anonabox Tor router project

After days of critical scrutiny on social media networks, the wireless router that was supposedly a custom-built Tor privacy engine has been suspended by Kickstarter after raising nearly $600,000 in only a few days.

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Snapchat and other online services need to tighten security

Regardless of the fact that some data leaks weren't the result of direct server hacks, Internet service companies need to do a better job of educating their users and offering stronger security measures.

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Dropbox dismisses claims of hack affecting 7M accounts

Hackers claim to have stolen a database of almost 7 million Dropbox log-in credentials, but the company says its service was not hacked.

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The only guide to Snapchat hack you ever need to read

The Snappening: gigabytes of naked selfies. Sky falling: Film at 11. The cloud service denies it's to blame, fingering an unauthorized 3rd-party service. However, Snapchat doesn't get off scot-free: Some say its security is as weak as...

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Fallout from the JPMorgan Chase breach

What's the fallout from the Chase bank breach? Phishing of course, but phone calls and snail mail can also be abused. I was targeted by a snail mail billing scam. Most website rating systems fail to warn about the site involved in the...

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How (and why) to use app-specific passwords with iCloud

Apple's security systems steal another advantage against rivals today as the company finally enables app-specific passwords to help improve the level of protection its customers enjoy.

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Microsoft researchers create a secure haven in the cloud

Microsoft researchers have figured out how to keep data and applications secure in the cloud -- by cordoning them off in memory from the underlying infrastructure.

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Cloud price cuts are nice but enterprises still want more

Google dropped its cloud computing prices and other vendors are expected to follow suit, but the lower pricing may not be the key lure for attracting enterprises to the cloud.

Shellshock flaw poses risks to payments industry

The Shellshock flaw could pose a risk to the payments industry, but doesn't appear to have caused any problems yet, an official with a consortium run by major credit card companies warned Tuesday.

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