We’ve compiled our list of the Top Security Stories of 2011, presented here in no particular order. These are the issues that shook the world’s markets and kept us awake at night. If there’s a lesson here, it’s that cybersecurity challenges aren’t going away anytime soon. In fact, as we look forward to 2012, about the only thing that could quell the continuing battle to secure the technology system is if the Mayans turn out to be right.
On Friday, Jay Freeman announced on Twitter that he exploited a known vulnerability and subsequently achieved root access to his developer-model of Google Glass – Google’s highly anticipated, wearable, head-mounted computer.
Another day, another smartphone lock screen bypass vulnerability. This time a flaw in a popular
Throw another log onto the proverbial Android malware fire: According to mobile security firm NQ Mobile, infections targeting devices running the Google-based operating system doubled in 2012. That translates to a 163 percent increase from 2011 and accounts for over 65,000 different types of malware discovered, up 30,000 from 25,000 the year before.