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Centrify working with Google on Android for Work security

21st October 2015  | Technology

Information security firm Centrify is working with Google to deliver integrated identity and mobile management for Android for Work. Centrify will also deliver single sign-on (SSO) and multi-factor authentication (MFA) for Chromebooks and shared account password management and auditing of privileged users for Google Compute Engine’s virtual servers, and enhanced user provisioning for Google Apps. As companies…

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Support scams previously targeting Windows users now targeting Mac users instead

21st October 2015  | Latest News Technology

Mac users are finding themselves on the receiving end of a scheme that previously scammed Windows users out of hundreds of pounds. Remote scammers have been targeting Mac users by sending users fraudulent notifications alerting them to apparent compromises in their system’s security. Users are then directed towards a remote assistance service, which mimics the legitimate Apple services…

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Researchers find ‘several serious security vulnerabilities’ in self-encrypting hard drives

21st October 2015  | Latest News Technology

A popular brand of self-encrypting external hard drives contains serious security vulnerabilities permitting attackers easy access to the data it stores. The external hard drives are designed to automatically encrypt all stored data, saving users the time and effort required for full-disk encryption. However, researchers Gunnar Alendal and Christian Kison discovered “backdoors on some of these devices,…

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Firefox feature labels HTTP sites collecting passwords as ‘not secure’

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Firefox Nightly – a test version of the web browser – has been updated to mark websites that send passwords over non-HTTPS connections as “not secure”.

When a user accesses a site with a password field that uses an HTTP connection, a crossed-out padlock will appear on the address bar along with an alert.

“The login information you enter on this page is not secure and could be compromised,” the warning to users says, along with a link for more information.

As Twitter user Richard Barnes explained, the new feature detects whether a page contains an input field with the “password” type and uses an HTTP connection.

If both criteria are met, a page is marked as insecure by the browser.

The feature is being tested in Firefox 44 Nightly, but could be introduced to mainstream Firefox users in a full release at some point in the future.


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