Browsing Category: Cloud Security

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NIST Publishes Draft Hypervisor Security Guide

Categories: Cloud Security

NIST this week published a draft document SP800-125a that makes recommendations for hypervisor security in virtualized environments based on architectural platform choices and configuration options.

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Dropbox Denies Hack, Says ‘Your Stuff is Safe’

Dropbox officials on Monday said that a large cache of usernames and passwords posted online and alleged to have come from the company’s users are not related to Dropbox customer accounts. A spate of media reports reported yesterday that attackers had stolen several million sets of credentials from Dropbox and posted them online. The claim of[...]

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SAP Patches Seven Vulnerabilities in Three Products

SAP recently pushed out patches to address seven vulnerabilities in three different lines of software that could have opened those running the systems up to complete compromise.

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CloudFlare Rolls Out Free SSL

In a move that will essentially double the number of SSL-protected sites on the Web in the space of 24 hours, CloudFlare on Monday said that it was enabling SSL for all of its more than two million customers for free. The new service is called Universal SSL, and the company is making it available[...]

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Microsoft Starts Online Services Bug Bounty

Microsoft today launched the Microsoft Online Services Bug Bounty Program which will pay out a minimum of $500 for vulnerabilities found in its cloud services such as Office 365.

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Charney on Trustworthy Computing: ‘I Was the Architect of These Changes’

Categories: Cloud Security, Microsoft

Scott Charney, the head of Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing efforts, said that he was the one who decided it was time to move the TwC group in a new direction and integrate the security functions more deeply into the company as a whole.

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BYOD Security

Productivity Gains Trumping Security as BYOD Grows

A new study from Raytheon and the Ponemon Institute paints a grim picture for BYOD security, but one expert sees some straightforward solutions to implementing BYOD securely.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Says Company Dedicated to Protecting Users’ Privacy

Categories: Apple, Cloud Security, Privacy

While much of the tech community is still swooning over the iPhone 6, Apple Pay and Apple Watch, the company’s top executive is spending a lot of time and energy trying to reassure customers that Apple is doing everything it can to protect their privacy and the security of their data. Apple CEO Tim Cook[...]

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Apple Extends Two-Factor Authentication to iCloud

Apple finally has enabled two-factor authentication for its iCloud storage service, more than a year and a half after the company first turned the protective measure on for iTunes purchases and Apple ID.

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Apple CEO Defends iMessage Security

Despite research published last year that demonstrated that Apple has the ability to decrypt users iMessages if it so chooses, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the company does not hold the encryption key for those messages and couldn’t even produce the plaintext in response to a government order.

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