Articles By John E. Dunn

6.5 million LinkedIn passwords hacked

LinkedIn users have been advised to change their passwords immediately after an unconfirmed report claimed that millions of 'unsalted' hashed passwords have turned up on a Russian hacker Web site.According to the Norwegian

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 7th, 2012 John E. Dunn

Windows 8 Enterprise embraces BYOD

Microsoft has bowed to the age of consumerization and 'bring your own device' (BYOD), announcing features in the next version of its business OS, Windows 8 Enterprise, it hopes will fit in with

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 20th, 2012 John E. Dunn

Financial sector not investing enough in cybersecurity: PwC study

Too few organisations in the financial services sector are investing in the response mechanisms needed to cope with cybercrime incidents, a PwC survey has found.This is despite cybercrime now being a major cause

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 27th, 2012 John E. Dunn

New Russian malware doesn’t need a file to infect you

Researchers have discovered an extremely rare and possibly unique form of "fileless" malware that executes entirely in memory without the need to save any files to the hard drive of a victim's PC.The

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 21st, 2012 John E. Dunn

$25-Raspberry Pi school computer to run cut-down Fedora

Early adopters of the Raspberry Pi $25 computer will be offered a cut down and customised Fedora 'remix' compiled to run on the system's ARM microprocessor, it has been confirmed. The first Raspberry

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 24th, 2012 John E. Dunn

Warning: WiFi signals may be dangerous to male fertility

Wi-Fi signals from laptops could be damaging to male fertility, Argentinean researchers have suggested after conducting a simple proximity test.The team reportedly tested sperm samples from 29 healthy donors after conducting two tests.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 2nd, 2011 John E. Dunn

Rogue

Good news from the security frontline. The phenomenon of rogue antivirus 'scareware' really does appear to be on the wane, at least according to figures from security company Enigma Software.The US-based company's statistics

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 3rd, 2011 John E. Dunn

Internet Explorer 9 hammers rivals

The in-house reputation system used in Internet Explorer 8 and 9 is markedly superior at blocking social-engineering attacks than the Google equivalent used by Chrome, Firefox, Apple's Safari, an independent test by NSS

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 18th, 2011 John E. Dunn

BlackBerry gets UK win amidst company turmoil

RIM's BlackBerry might be losing to Android and the iPhone around the world but it is still packing in new users in the UK, research company Kantar Worldpanel ComTech has reported.In the 12

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 13th, 2011 John E. Dunn

Researchers discover massive ‘malware nexus’ botnet

Millions of PCs around the world appear to have been quietly infected by the dangerous TDSS 'super-malware' rootkit as part of a campaign to build a giant new botnet, researchers from security firm

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 30th, 2011 John E. Dunn

Dropbox under fire for ‘misrepresenting data security’

Cloud data storage and synchronization company Dropbox has been hit with a complaint to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission alleging that the company has deceived consumers about the level of encryption security it

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 18th, 2011 John E. Dunn

Microsoft Security Essentials fails zero-day malware test

Microsoft's popular free antivirus program Security Essentials has put in a mediocre showing in the latest quarterly tests from German test outfit AV-Test.org, finishing second bottom out of 22 products. In Q1 2011

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 5th, 2011 John E. Dunn

Self-wiping hard drive from Toshiba boosts security

Toshiba has come up with a type of self-encrypting hard drive (SED) that can automatically wipe data if it is removed from a paired computer by an attacker.Available in capacities up to 640GB,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 14th, 2011 John E. Dunn

Trusteer brings secure browsing to mobile

Israeli company Trusteer is taking its Rapport secure browsing technology into mobile security for the first time, announcing a smartphone and tablet protection system for businesses, Secure Web Access. Designed to pair software

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 11th, 2011 John E. Dunn

Prepare for SMS fraud wave says report

The first and long-awaited wave of mobile crime is hitting users in the form of crude tariff and messaging fraud, an analysis by security company AdaptiveMobile has suggested.In its Global Security Insight for

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 10th, 2011 John E. Dunn