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  • U.S. commercial drone industry struggles to take off

    The U.S. commercial drone industry is still struggling to get off the ground more than two years after President Obama signed into law a bill that permits the civilian use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) over the country's airspace.

  • 7 all-in-one security suites: Anti-malware for all your devices

    Let's face it: No matter what device you use, you're in danger. Security threats and malware lurk on Windows PCs, Macs, and Android and iOS devices. If you use more than one device -- like most of us do -- that makes it even more difficult and expensive to be vigilant and keep yourself safe.

  • Ad tracking: Is anything being done?

    Online tracking is on the rise, but efforts to create a practical Do Not Track policy have slowed to a crawl. Meanwhile, users and browser companies are taking matters into their own hands.

  • Microsoft returns to scare tactic well in dump-XP campaign

    Microsoft has pulled out the big guns - a fear-of-God approach - to scare users into dumping Windows XP, telling them the most popular tasks done on a PC will put them in the crosshairs of cyber criminals.

  • Major companies, like Target, often fail to act on malware alerts

    Companies that suffer major data breaches almost always portray themselves as victims of cutting edge attack techniques and tools. The reality, though, is often much more mundane.

  • A clear-eyed guide to Mac OS X's actual security risks

    Apple has improved its security in recent years, but is it enough?

  • Trust issue looms large for tech companies capitalizing on personal data

    As tech companies increasingly rely on analyzing and selling user data to boost revenue, trust is emerging as one of the defining issues of the year for the IT sector.

  • CIO not the only one to blame for Target breach

    That someone had to take the fall for the massive breach at Target is neither surprising nor unexpected. The only question is whether more heads will roll in the aftermath of one the biggest data compromises in retail history.

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    The rise of security-as-a-service in Australia

    When you don’t have the funds for a CSO or IT security manager, it can be tough to keep your business protected. This has led to the emergence of the 'other SaaS' — security-as-a-service — with vendors and managed security providers (MSPs) offering cloud-based threat management.

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    Bitcoin malware count soars as cryptocurrency value climbs

    As bitcoin values jumped in the last months of 2013, malware designed to steal the virtual currency exploded, security researchers from Dell SecureWorks said this week.

  • Huge turnout at RSA shows hackers are winning

    In the battle between enterprises and malicious hackers, the bad guys are clearly winning, judging by the sheer number of people and exhibitors at the RSA security conference going on here this week.

  • Your next smartphone is now closer to wireless charging

    The Alliance for Wireless Power and the Power Matters Alliance joined forces this week, which should help hardware makers settle on a wireless charging standard for their devices.

  • 5 issues that could hamper EMV smartcard adoption in the U.S.

    Migrating U.S. payment systems to the Europay MasterCard Visa (EMV) smartcard standard could take significantly longer than envisioned and offer fewer security benefits than what's being touted by proponents of the technology.

  • The Open Source Rookies of the Year Awards

    , the open source software management company, picks the top 10 open source projects launched in the past year, based on stats collected from the

  • After Target, Neiman Marcus breaches, does PCI compliance mean anything?

    The recent data breaches at Target and Neiman Marcus have once again shown that compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is no guarantee against an intrusion.

  • Mac flashback: Bill Gates on the business impact of the Macintosh (3/2/1987)

    Microsoft chairman praises Macintosh but never sees corporate buyers being a strong point for Apple

  • Obama in awkward spot after privacy board calls NSA snooping illegal

    A report Thursday by the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board calling the NSA's bulk phone records collection program illegal and mostly useless puts the Obama Administration in an awkward spot.

  • Perspective: Payment system security needs less talk, more action

    Retailers and banks must move quickly to figure out who should be responsible for better securing the payments system network or risk having Congress decide for them.

  • Location-based services: Controversy at every level

    Your smartphone can be a beacon telling the world where you are, with increasing precision. Is that good commerce or bad privacy, or maybe a bit of both?

  • US court strikes down net neutrality: What's next?

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission and its allies have several options, with most of them difficult, after a U.S. appeals court struck down most of the agency's 2010 net neutrality rules.

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