(Reuters) — Major global technology providers SAP, Symantec and McAfee have allowed Russian authorities to hunt for vulnerabilities in software deeply embedded across the U.S. government, a Reuters investigation has found. The practice potentially jeopardizes the security of computer networks in at least a dozen federal agencies, U.S. lawmakers and security experts said. … [Read more...] about SAP, Symantec, and McAfee let Russia probe software widely used by U.S. government
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Dear blog readers, ZDNet's Zero Day begins a new weekly feature called 'Q&A of the Week' which aims to bring you invaluable insights from industry leaders and internationally recognized experts in the areas of cybersecurity, cybercrime and cyber warfare. In the first post of its series, I chat with Jeffrey Carr, a cybersecurity expert and author of 'Inside Cyber Warfare: … [Read more...] about Q&A of the week: ‘The current state of the cyber warfare threat’ featuring Jeffrey Carr
[Updated August 22, 2012] The high-profile battle between technology giants Apple and Samsung has managed to cross not only country borders, but probably the comprehension of many trying to follow the trial, which is taking place in San Jose, Calif. So, without further ado and in bite-size portions, here is a rundown of the trial's events thus far, all the way from the … [Read more...] about Apple v. Samsung timeline: The guide to what’s happening
WikiLeaks on Thursday announced that it had released more Vault 7 documentation online, including details about several CIA projects to infect Apple's Mac computer firmware and operating system.The site unloaded its first batch of stolen Vault 7 data earlier this month.The CIA's Embedded Development Branch developed malware that could persist even if the targeted computer were … [Read more...] about WikiLeaks Exposes CIA’s Device Surveillance Tricks
The American Technology Council, which President Donald Trump established this spring by executive order, has four years to rebuild the federal government's information technology structure.A massive reboot of both hardware and software will be necessary to bring government computers up to modern standards. The effort will force many government agencies to shift years of floppy … [Read more...] about Trump’s Plan to Make Government IT Great
The security around the development of Internet of Things products is weak and U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) today sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to ask why and what can be done to fix the problem.In the letter Warner, who is member of the Senate Select Committee … [Read more...] about Dyn attack: U.S. Senator wants to know why IoT security is so anemic
By the end of 2010, users in more than 80 U.S. cities may be able to ditch their cable modems, T1 setups and DSL lines - and the Wi-Fi routers that go with them - in favor of WiMax (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) broadband wireless technology. Wireless Definition and Solutions Wait, haven't we heard that before? WiMax has been promised "any day now" for … [Read more...] about WiMax in 2010: Too Little, Too Late?
Remember push technology? Or virtual reality for the Web? Or Microsoft Bob? Some ideas are probably better left consigned to history. And yet the roadside of the information superhighway is littered with ideas that sounded promising but never quite made it to revolution status before dropping off IT’s radar.Want examples? Look no further. InfoWorld proudly presents a top … [Read more...] about Whatever happened to yesterday’s hot technologies?
Walking past laptop-toting digital nomads who huddle around the outlets lining the concourse, you arrive at your gate with 30 minutes to spare. You have a 6-hour flight in front of you, and a laptop and a smartphone that need a full charge to keep you working and listening to music throughout the flight. You stalk the gate area. The two available outlets on the payphone are … [Read more...] about 20 best U.S. airports for tech travelers
Everyone talks about "risk and compliance" in security, but what do companies have to do to make it through audits and meet regulations related to information security? And what are the costs?McAfee asks those questions in its "Risk and Compliance Outlook - 2012" survey of 438 IT professionals in the U.S. as well as Europe and Brazil, Australia and Singapore, finding the main … [Read more...] about Patch Management Still Big Stumbling Block in Risk Management, Survey Shows