The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has formed a new advisory group with the private sector that aims to advise software developers on how to ensure that their applications are secure.
The IEEE has linked with ten IT and security organisations - including Google, Twitter, Cigital and RSA - to form the IEEE Centre for Secure Design (CSD). The CSD's first step has been to issue an advisory report for software developers - and allied staff - on how they can make their applications more secure.
Microsoft has extended the data loss prevention features in Office 365 so that they are available not only for its email tools but also for data in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business.
Office 365 already had DLP capabilities for Exchange Online and Outlook, so that compliance officers could monitor email communications and enforce corporate and regulatory rules regarding the use of sensitive corporate data, such as confidential intellectual property details and customers' financial information.
Sometimes it is best to toss security-challenged technology, and that's the recommendation experts are giving to small businesses using a flawed router from a China-based manufacturer.
Trend Micro reported this week that routers sold under the brand name of Netcore in China and Netis outside of the country contained a "backdoor" that could be easily accessed by a hacker to monitor Internet traffic.
A software bug disrupted some Google searches for roughly eight hours early Tuesday, displaying multiple images of what appeared to be a car crash in Russia and sparking speculation that Google had been hacked.
The image displayed in response to many searches showed a badly mangled car near a sign that says "stop" in Russian. It wasn't clear if the image had been altered. It didn't appear on every search.
Popular iPhone and Android app Secret has been hacked in a controlled experiment, allowing security experts to get hold of data.
The app, which allows you to post statements anonymously to your friends and friends of friends was hacked by security researchers at Rhino Security Labs who were able to reveal the identities of posters using a flaw in the app's security.