Chrome Now Warns You If A Site Encourages Crapware Downloads

Another handy addition to the security features in Google’s Chrome browser: it will pop up a warning if a site encourages the downloading of toolbars, search enhancers and other unwanted junk that messes up your system.

Google Still Cares More About Profits Than Privacy

After the European Court of Justice ruled that there was a “right to be forgotten” from Google’s search results, Google’s Advisory Council embarked on a roadshow aimed at debating the issue. While this debate poses many interesting questions, Google’s agenda is apparent in the way it has answered them — as revealed in the Advisory Council’s recently published report.

Four Ways To Make Hybrid Security Work Better

Just as hybrid cloud is often the best solution to cloud deployment challenges, hybrid security — mixing managed services with on-premises IT security — is often the best way to secure your business. Here are four useful strategies to adopt while doing that.

Patch Tuesday: Internet Explorer Has 41 Problems (But A Glitch Ain't One)

Another month skates by, and another pile of Patch Tuesday updates rolls out overnight from Microsoft. This time around, the pile of critical updates is just three downloads deep.

How Tor Was Broken Into (And Why That Doesn't Matter)

The Silk Road trial has concluded, with Ross Ulbricht found guilty of running the anonymous online marketplace for illegal goods. But questions remain over how the FBI found its way through Tor, the software that allows anonymous, untraceable use of the web, to gather the evidence against him.

When Facebook Falls, The Internet Trembles

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Checking social networks is a morning ritual for many, and when that routine is disrupted — as it was recently when Facebook’s servers went down — its absence can come as a surprise. But what also becomes apparent is that when the world’s most popular social network is inaccessible, so too are many thousands of websites that rely upon Facebook services.

How Many Aussies Had Their Dropbox Account Investigated?

The Australian government is very keen to get hold of your metadata, but it’s apparently less keen to go through the legal processes required to gain access to your Dropbox files and information. In the second half of 2014, just one request from Australia was received by Dropbox.

Carhacking: Why Your Computerised Car Could Actually Be Less Secure

Theft of vehicles is about as old as the notion of transport — from horse thieves to carjackers. No longer merely putting a brick through a window, vehicle thieves have continually adapted to new technology, as demonstrated by a new method to steal a car without the need to be anywhere near it.