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3 Minutes With Werner Vogels

At Amazon's AWS Summit in New York, Network World's Brandon Butler sat down with Amazon CTO Werner Vogels to discuss the latest cloud developments from the company.

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LastPass users: Your worst nightmare just came true. So what now?

LastPass, the cloud-based password manager, has been hacked. So it's probably time for a precautionary master-password change...

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Amazon gets transparency religion about government snooping -- but what took you so long?

AWS releases post-Snowden transparency report: Two years too late? Amazon CISO Stephen Schmidt finally opens kimono, and promises to continue doing so...

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'Venom' vuln poisons your cloud (so patch now)

Venom is a horrible, horrible bug: Sky falling, film at 11. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers activate awful acronyms...


Security extortion? When legit disclosure morphs into a shakedown

The essence of security is not trusting that people will do the right thing. Firewalls, deadbolts and armed guards exist to slow down or stop bad guys, not to encourage good acts from good guys. With that in mind, let's look at how...

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Cloud computing brings changes for IT security pros

Watch out, computer security professionals: Cloud computing vendors are coming for your jobs sooner than you think.

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Slack hacked, compromising users' profile data

The company has added two-factor authentication.

Anti-censorship group in China faces DDoS attack

An activist group working to end China's Internet censorship is facing an ongoing distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that threatens to cripples its activities.

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Email-crypto crypto-war breaks out: Yahoo! opens OpenPGP plugin -- NSA FUMES

For the remaining folks that haven't given up on Yahoo!'s email, news from SxSW may be a vindication of sorts. Thumbing its nose at the NSA, Yahoo! has released the end-to-end email encryption source to be used in its new browser...

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Lawsuit seeks damages against automakers and their hackable cars

A Dallas-based trial attorney has filed a lawsuit against Toyota, Ford and GM for failing to address a defect that allows cars to be hacked and control wrested from the driver.

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Box woos financial services firms with a tailored cloud offering

It was just about two weeks ago that Box set out to remove a major barrier to the cloud for security-minded organizations with its Encryption Key Management capability. Now, it's taken that focus a step further with a full-fledged...

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Google Cloud offers security scanning for customer apps

Google has released a security scanner to help its cloud customers guard against attacks on their Web applications.

Long-awaited Blackphone tablet may emerge at MWC

Paranoid tablet users, rejoice. The first units of the secure Blackphone tablet will be demonstrated at the upcoming Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona early next month.

Box gets customer-managed key encryption

Fresh off its initial public offering, cloud file synch share and storage company Box has a new Enterprise Key Management (EKM) offering out this week that analysts say could ease customer concerns with using a cloud-based service.

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Box adds enterprise key management to overcome last hurdle to the cloud

Box today unveiled the beta of Box Enterprise Key Management, a new security model that lets users securely stash encryption keys in the cloud.

US to form cybersecurity agency to combat online threats

The Obama administration will create a new agency to monitor cybersecurity threats and share data about possible attacks among government departments.

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The problem with cloud service providers and security SLAs

Research indicates that security concerns and legal liability for lost or stolen data remain a big issue with businesses evaluating Cloud Service Providers (CSPs). These concerns may lead to security-related contract guarantees with...

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MobileIron seeks to secure corporate data on personal clouds

MobileIron today will release an update to its Content Security Service that seeks to protect corporate data that may have found its way to personal clouds.

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