Technology is constantly changing and people are bringing their own devices to work changing the way organizations work. The demand for BYOD or Bring Your Own Device is surging, but that poses challenges for how security is managed. IBm recently defined the crux of the problem: “These mobile devices seem to be the antithesis of everything security professionals have been trying to do to keep things secure: they are mobile, rich in data, easy to lose and connected to all kinds of systems with insufficient security measures embedded.”
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After Ponte de Lima, a computer attack in Guarda, Portugal, allowed adult movies to be shown at a public information panel. The panel, which broadcasts tourist information was taken by hackers or as they say the Portuguese say computer pirates.
A group of Brazilian protesters, warned that those who buy the World Cup sticker albums can be awarded with hacked stickers.
European law enforcement agencies coordinated raids in 16 countries last week that led to arrests of people suspected of developing, distributing or using criminal software known as BlackShades. Computer hacker forums and popular websites where cybercriminals buy and sell software kits were alerted as FBI agents and police began knocking on doors, seizing computers and making arrests.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security advised computer users to use other alternatives to Microsoft Corporation’s Internet Explorer browser until the company fixes a security flaw that hackers have used to launch attacks. The United States Computer Emergence Readiness Team advised americans not to use the Internet Explorer web browser until a fix is found for a serious security flaw that came to light.
Palo Alto Networks announced this morning a deal to buy Cyvera, a privately held firm based in Israel, for US$200 million. The purchase is expected to close in the second half of fiscal year 2014.