A Dog Chewing Your USB Stick May Not Destroy All The Data

We’re absolutely not recommending that you place vital data on a USB drive and then feed it to Fido. But if you do, there’s a fair chance you’ll be able to get it back.


Microsoft Identity Manager Public Preview Released

Back in April, Microsoft changed the name of its Forefront product to Microsoft Identity Manager and promised the next version would be out in 2015. The first preview release for Identity Manager has now been released, which suggests that schedule should be met.


Linux Security Distros Compared: Tails Vs Kali Vs Qubes

If you’re interested in security, you’ve probably already heard of security-focused Linux distros such as Tails, Kali and Qubes. They’re really useful for browsing anonymously, penetration testing and tightening down your system so it’s secure from would-be hackers. Here are the strengths and weaknesses of all three.


Microsoft Posts Patch For Critical Vulnerability, Download It Now

Microsoft has released a critical patch via Windows Update today that seals up a vulnerability that affects every modern version of Windows, including Windows Server 2003/2008/2012, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and Windows RT.


Change Your IP Webcam's Default Password, If You Haven't Already

Most of us are good about actively changing the passwords we use on a regular basis, but if you have an IP webcam that’s constantly connected to the internet, it’s important to take its security into account too. Make sure you’re using a strong password, and you change it regularly. One web site is live streaming from 73,000 cameras worldwide to prove it, so if you haven’t, change yours now.


Patch Tuesday: 16 Patches And Counting

So this week’s Patch Tuesday is particularly patch-heavy: there are 16 new patches in total from Microsoft, which is the highest number we’ve seen all year. But will you need them all?


How Pizza Hut Became A Target For Hackers

When Pizza Hut Australia audited the computer systems of its 300 local outlets, it found something disturbing: 20 per cent of its stores had experienced downtime due to malware infections.


How Targeted 'Malvertising' Creates New Security Risks

At the recent Information Security Solutions Europe conference, former White House cybersecurity adviser Howard Schmidt claimed that most security threats may be persistent, but are not as “advanced” as their common acronym APT (Advanced Persistent Threat) suggests.


Better Data Security Is Good For Your Business

IT security is often treated as insurance — something you have to spend on but which doesn’t deliver any actual value. Forrester analyst Michael Barnes reminds us that in an era where breaches are increasingly common, strong security and governance can actually be a means of attracting customers.