Encryption

Carriers using ‘supercookies’ to track users’ mobile browsing
Carriers in at least 10 countries have been using ‘supercookies’ to track their users’ mobile browsing, according to global digital rights organisation Access, and while there is no evidence that such spying is being conducted in this part of the world, users are urged to be wary.
Data storage wars between the old and the new
There is a struggle between traditional disk arrays and flash storage as organisations look to storing rapidly increasing volumes of data securely and cheaply – striking a balance between the schools may be the best bet, says a Nimble Storage exec.
HP study on 10 smartwatches finds ALL vulnerable to attack
A study by Hewlett-Packard Co’s Fortify security research unit found that 100% of tested smartwatches contain significant vulnerabilities, including insufficient authentication, lack of encryption, and privacy concerns.
SafeChats aims to give messaging an encryption edge
Privacy should not be a concern for just individuals, but businesses also need to be aware of how tapped communications can affect them, according to Maxim Glazov, chief executive officer of Singapore-based SafeChats.
‘Insane’ acquisition spree and Blue Coat’s renaissance
In 2012, cybersecurity company Blue Coat Systems Inc – having delisted from Nasdaq – embarked on an acquisition spree. "… it was pretty insane,” Blue Coat CTO and VP Dr Hugh Thompson tells Gabey Goh.
Security startups need to look at ‘hard problems’
With new trends like the Internet of Things, big data and mobility, today’s security startups have it tougher than they did a few years ago, and may require the guiding hand of industry veterans, ventured a Singapore Government executive.
Privacy across private and public clouds with new Brocade functionality
Brocade has announced what it claimed was the industry's first native port-based encryption functionality for modular routers.
40,000 systems infected by TorrentLocker ransomware
The latest variant of the TorrentLocker ransomware has infected at least 40,000 systems in the last few months, primarily targeting European countries, according to the ESET research team from Canada.
Security risks hiding in encrypted traffic: Blue Coat
The growing use of HTTPS encryption to address privacy concerns over the Internet is creating perfect conditions for cybercriminals to hide malware inside encrypted transactions, even reducing the level of sophistication required for malware to avoid detection, according to Blue Coat Systems Inc.
Sophos out to change how companies protect their data
UK-based IT security firm Sophos Ltd believes that a new feature it is building into its SafeGuard line, where data will be encrypted by default, will change the way businesses approach data protection.
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