Thursday, 21 June 2012

[TechRepublic] Google flagging 9,500 malicious sites every day

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Google flagging 9,500 malicious sites every day

Five years after launching the Safe Browsing initiative, Google shares some data on malicious activity on the web. Read more

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Privacy change: iOS 6 to seek permission before apps can access personal data finds a major change in the “Data Privacy” section of the iOS 6 release notes. Read more

Video: Lessons from the Bin Laden raid and cyber-war

Security and privacy rights researcher Christopher Soghoian argues that the nation-state behind the Flame malware exhibited major short-sightedness with the decision to destroy trust in Microsoft’s Windows Update utility. Read more

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