Category: SECURITY

McAfee: 26% of companies have suffered cloud data theft

Enterprises are moving their data to the cloud, but not everybody is certain that the cloud is as secure as it could be, according to the third annual report on cloud security from cybersecurity firm McAfee. This is due in part to the fact that one in four companies have been hit with cloud data […]

Cybersecurity engineering: A new academic discipline

Cyber startups and legacy technology companies know exactly how to attract top undergraduates: a six-figure salary, a signing bonus, even a new car. With these luxuries in reach, choosing to forgo the job offer in pursuit of advanced higher education seems irrational for most new grads. However, this is exactly what’s being asked of them […]

5 ways Congress could regulate Facebook

Over the course of two days and 10 hours of testimony, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was grilled by members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives this week. While questions about the Cambridge Analytica scandal and misuse of the personal data of tens of millions of U.S. citizens were what brought him there, many […]

Another Cambridge Analytica is out there, and we aren’t ready to fight it

Facebook got a lot of criticism over the Cambridge Analytica breach, and Zuckerberg vowed to do better in protecting users’ privacy in a full-page ad. But this is not the first time political campaigns have used social media user data during elections — the only difference was that millions of users did not even know the platform was […]

Apple leak memo leaks, threatening employee termination and arrests

For the second time in a year, Apple has issued a warning to “leaking” employees, only for the warning to leak to the public. Taking the form of a news story-like internal memo, the warning comes nearly six years after Apple CEO Tim Cook claimed that Apple would “double down on secrecy on products,” only to see major […]

Firefox 11.0 for iOS arrives with tracking protection on by default

Mozilla today released Firefox 11.0 for iOS. The new version turns on tracking protection by default, lets you reorder your tabs, and adds a handful of iPad-specific features. You can download the latest version now from Apple’s App Store. Mozilla doesn’t break out the exact numbers for Firefox, though the company does say “half a […]

Zuckerberg doesn’t rule out that Facebook’s app audit could take ‘years’

Testifying in front of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg did not deny that a recently announced audit of third-party app developers could take years. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) tried to get Zuckerberg to name an exact deadline for when Facebook would complete the audit. After initially responding with “many months,” […]