Cyber-Ark, a security services company that manages and protects highly sensitive information, announced Wednesday that it has received a new $40 million round of funding. The round was led by Goldman Sachs and Jerusalem Venture Partners.
Moblie carriers Sprint and AT&T have revealed how much they each use data from Carrier IQ, the mobile data monitoring service that’s been raising eyebrows across the globe.
Carrier IQ, the beleaguered firm that monitors cell phone data, has sought out meetings with both the FTC and FCC in an attempt to clear its name of wiretapping and privacy-violating allegations.
Microsoft has confirmed the existence of an SMS denial-of-service exploit for Windows Phone that can reboot devices and kill access to messaging functionality.
Carrier IQ has responded to speculation that it’s turning over your mobile data to law enforcement with an interesting rebuttal.
The FBI is getting data about you from a wide range of sources: Facebook, Google, Microsoft — and Carrier IQ, too.
The hacking group Anonymous posted a retrospective video of 2011 in recognition of all of its feats during the year.
Editor's Pick Carrier IQ, a mobile data-tracking company that can best be described as woefully beleaguered, is now being scrutinized for its business practices by international officials as well as lawmakers inside the United States.
Carrier IQ and a roster of mobile heavyweights (including Apple, Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile, Samsung and Motorola) are facing a class-action lawsuit based on allegations of invasion of privacy.
Carrier IQ is an insanely invasive bit of software, and it’s on at least 100 million phones, entirely without the owners’ knowledge.
You know how sometimes you stalk people on Facebook? Guess who 83 percent of all parents are stalking: their kids! And now they can use Secure.me to help them.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T17XQI_AYNo&w=560&h=420] To co-opt a line from a song, just because you’re paranoid don’t mean your cell phone carrier ain’t watching you.
Game developer and publisher Nexon America has named longtime marketing executive Min Kim as its head of Live Games. Kim has also been elected to the Merchant Risk Council advisory board, a merchant driven organization dedicated to preventing online fraud and promoting secure e-Commerce.
In yet another blow for BlackBerry loyalists, Research in Motion announced BlackBerry Mobile Fusion today, a tool that will allow businesses to make employee iOS and Android devices just as secure as RIM’s own smartphones.
Foreign hackers may have broken into the computers of a water treatment plant in Illinois last week and damaged a water pump, according to the Washington Post.
Guest Post With organizations from the Fortune 100 and U.S. government struggling to take control of smartphone security, we need to break the mental ties we have comparing it to a PC and remember the evolutionary path it took.
Security services company Rapid7 received $50 million in its third round of funding today, led by Technology Crossover Ventures.
Why is it that the United Sates, the world’s clear military and economic heavyweight, is highly vulnerable when it comes to cyberwarfare?
Apple vice president of global security John Theriault has left his position at the company following an investigation over a lost iPhone 4S prototype earlier this year.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry said a new U.S. government report on cyber espionage was “unprofessional and irresponsible”. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei made the statement today at a press conference in Beijing.
Concerned about cookies? Disturbed over data? Stymied on safety? Google’s coming to your rescue.
After two years of development, Lookout Mobile Security is launching a security app to protect iPhones. The app doesn’t protect against malware, since Apple has handled that task pretty well. But it does protect users from other bad things that can happen to their iPhones.
Sony said tonight that hackers have once attacked the company’s online gaming networks, and this time they have broken into 93,000 accounts. The new hack will bring back bad memories from April, when the PlayStation Network and its sister network Sony Online Entertainment went down for weeks because of a hacker attack.
Phone manufacturer HTC’s Android phones contain a major security flaw, the company has confirmed. It says it is working on a patch to fix the issue.
Social networks such as Facebook have always been vulnerable to malicious hackers who share viral links that lead users to malware and malicious sites. That’s why Facebook is teaming up with Websense to protect users by preventing them from clicking on links without knowing the trustworthiness of the destination.
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The number of mobile security exploits is on track to double year over year between 2010 and 2011.
Editor's Pick Facebook has responded to claims that the company can track web pages a person visits even after logging out of the social network — something that could violate a person’s privacy rights.
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Lookout Mobile Security has raised $40 million in a new round of funding led by Andreessen Horowitz, the venture fund co-led by Silicon Valley uber investor Marc Andreessen.
PlayStation manufacturer Sony has added a clause to its terms of service for its online gaming network, the PlayStation Network (PSN), that waives users’ rights to collectively sue the company.
Prism Skylabs, an online image-streaming service that lets businesses post current photos to social networking and media sites like Twitter, Facebook and Yelp, announced today it has raised more than $1 million in funding from investors like Zynga investor Yuri Milner and Eric Schmidt.
Sony said today that is has hired a former official at the Department of Homeland Security to its new post of chief information security officer. The new hire takes place months after a massive hacker attack leaked data on 100 million accounts on Sony’s game networks.
One of Salesforce.com’s latest and most-touted features in its enterprise social network, Chatter, lets you bring in people from external businesses and customers, so they can participate in activity streams alongside your employees.
For all the talk about the “internet of things,” or web-connected sensors of all kinds, there’s a grim reality. Hackers are going to have a field day unless those things are protected from cyberattack. Mocana aims to protect all of those smart devices, from cars to smart meters, and that is why Intel Capital has just invested an undisclosed amount of money into the security startup.
An extensive survey of businesses shows that cyberattacks are a growing threat to corporations of all kinds. Companies consider safeguarding their networks to be critically important to their business, resulting in substantial costs.
A Star Wars Galaxies fan site got hacked today and thieves stole 21,000 email addresses and 23,000 passwords. And judging from an analysis of the passwords, most of them were weak.
Get ready for a ride on the Global Internet Speedup Initiative. It’s an alliance of companies who want to make the internet faster by shortening the distance that data has to travel when someone is requesting it.