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Top Line Interview

How a Cyber Cop Patrols the Underworld of Ecommerce

Melissa Andrews, a resident of Canada, is a cyber security "cop" for Payza, an international e-commerce payment platform operating in 97 countries. Her job, described by the company's public relations firm as "the worst security job on the Internet," is to protect the public from illegal, and many times revolting, content, by shutting the sites down and alerting authorities about criminal activity. She spoke with CSO this week about her job and why she is proud of what she does. Full Story »
News

Two More States Eye Drone Use Limits

Louisiana and Pennsylvania could become the latest states to impose restrictions on the use of commercial drone aircraft over their airspace.

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Teen Arrested in Heartbleed Attack Against Canadian Tax Site

The Canada Revenue Agency reported data on 900 taxpayers was stolen through the Web vulnerability

Advice & Opinion

A Simple Cure for the Cybersecurity Skills Shortage

An approach that has worked for centuries in all sorts of industries is just as applicable to the security field

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Telefónica Starts Exchange for Targeted Mobile Ads

Axonix' ambition is to compete with Google, Facebook and Twitter in the mobile ad space

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Oracle Identifies Products Affected By Heartbleed, but Work Remains on Fixes

Oracle also shipped 104 patches as part of a regular quarterly update .

Advice & Opinion

3 Ways the Right Conversation can Reduce BYOD Legal Liability

As BYOD reshapes the way organizations handle technology, how do we handle the uncertainty of legal liability and security concerns?

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Lavaboom builds encrypted webmail service to resist snooping

The service has started accepting registrations for its upcoming beta testing period

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LaCie Warns Hackers May Have Customer Info, Credit Cards After Year-Long Breach

For almost an entire year, malicious attackers may have been harvesting LaCie customer information including credit card data.

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Microsoft Slashes Windows XP Custom Support Prices Just Days Before Axing Public Patches

Reduces after-retirement support costs for large enterprises as much as 95%

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Organizations Suffer SQL Injection Attacks, but Do Little to Prevent Them

On Wednesday, the Ponemon Institute released the results of a new study conducted for DB Networks. In it, 65 percent of the respondents said that they've experienced one or more SQL Injection attacks in the last 12 months. In addition, each incident took an average of 140 days to discover, and 68 days to fix the issue.

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GE Capital Says No Customer Data Compromised by Heartbleed

GE Capital has responded to media reports that financial websites run by GE Money could be vulnerable to the Heartbleed security bug by saying that it has "no reason" to believe any customer data has been compromised.

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Rushed Heartbleed Fixes May Expose Users to New Attacks

Be careful patching the bug and restarting, or attackers could slip in, Kaspersky says

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Ukraine Tensions Could Hurt International Security Efforts, Kaspersky Says

Anything that hurts trust between countries sets back global Internet efforts, the cybersecurity pioneer said