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LinkedIn May Not Be The Coolest Social Network, But It's Only Becoming More Valuable To Businesses

Engagement is rising fast on LinkedIn, as the social network becomes a content destination. The social network is also high-income and highly educated, and it has a big international presence. These factors will make LinkedIn increasing compelling to marketers. Already, a survey from Cogent …

Teens

Stealthy Snowball is yet another social sharing app, but with an interesting design pedigree

If there’s one thing we really love, it’s mysterious companies flying under the radar and secretly building things — that is, until they publicly file financial documents and we discover their existence.<p>Yesterday, a stealthy startup called Snowball quietly submitted a Form D to the U.S. Securities …

Is This Social Networking Beatdown Proof of a Tech Bubble?: StockTwits

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Maybe China was the canary in the coal mine.<p>Social networking high fliers <b>Facebook</b> (FB), <b>Twitter</b> (TWTR), <b>LinkedIn</b> (LNKD) and <b>Yelp</b> …

Stock Markets

Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Solutions

& DISASTER RECOVERY<p>BUSINESS CONTINUITY<p>Analysis<p>Conduct an analysis of your current business continuity plans and environment to help determine …

How to manage data protection and disaster recovery in the cloud

As more businesses move data to cloud-based storage services, deploying a disaster recovery programme is essential<p>Cost savings are often cited as the primary attraction of cloud computing. The case is particularly compelling for cloud-based storage services. Rather than buying expensive storage …

Does Cloud Disaster Recovery Need Hand-Holding? iland Thinks So

It would be easy to assume that disaster recovery in the cloud is perhaps the easiest cloud service to implement – simply copy all your applications and data across to your choice of cloud vendor, make sure the production and DR facilities are always mirrored and job-done, cloud based DR to the …

Why you don’t need to encrypt your backup

<i>Richard O'Hara backs up regularly to an external hard drive, but that leaves him worried. “How can I make the data on the external drive secure in case it's lost or stolen?”</i><p>Back up and encrypt. Those are vital habits for everyone in our digital society. Without a backup, each and every document, …

Snowden’s Email Provider Loses Appeal Over Encryption Keys

Author: Kevin Poulsen. Kevin Poulsen Security<p>Date of Publication: 04.16.14.<p>Time of Publication: 1:07 pm. 1:07 pm<p>A federal appeals court has upheld a …

Google’s Revamped Gmail Could Take Encryption Mainstream

Author: Klint Finley. Klint Finley Business<p>Date of Publication: 04.23.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Encryption is the best way to protect …

Biometrics: Right Technology, Right Time — Finally

• Partner Content<br>• Author: Robert Bell, Biometrica. Robert Bell, Biometrica<p>There’s always been something maddeningly elusive about biometrics. The very …

Biometric Gun Box For Safe, Quick Access To Firearm

This is the $279 Gun Box, a biometric gun safe that opens via a fingerprint scan or sensing your RFID tagged bracelet or ring in close proximity. It …

WiFi Hotspot Scanner Download

<b>WiFi Hotspot Scanner</b> is an intuitive and very easy to understand piece of software developed to provide you with the means of locating the nearest …

Google testing app that lets you automatically join WiFi hotspots, plans to roll out hotspots in US/Canada

Engadget reports that Google has been testing a new iOS and Android app at its Mountain View campus recently that would allow users to automatically join public WiFi hotspots without going through the usual log-in process. Google is apparently considering using the app in connection with its …

States Investigating Data Breach at Experian: Report

U.S. attorneys general have launched a multistate investigation into a breach in which criminals gained access to a repository of some 200 million Social Security numbers through a unit of data provider Experian Plc.<p>"We are investigating," said Maura Possley, a spokeswoman for Illinois Attorney …

Social Security

Minnesota court to hear all Target data breach cases | Reuters

(Reuters) - The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation ordered that the many lawsuits that accuse Target Corp of failing to protect customers from a data breach will be consolidated in the retailer’s home state Minnesota.<p>People shop at a Target store during Black Friday sales in the …

'Heartbleed' blamed in attack on Canada tax agency, more expected | News Home | Reuters

BOSTON/OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada’s tax-collection agency on Monday said the private information of about 900 people had been compromised as hackers exploited the “Heartbleed” bug, and security experts warned that more attacks are likely to follow.<p>The Canada Revenue Agency website is seen on a …

Cybersecurity

Michaels Stores Says Up To 3 Million Cards Affected in Data Breach

Michaels Stores Inc. said Thursday that about 2.6 million customer credit and debit cards used at its namesake stores may have been affected in a security breach but it has received "limited" reports of fraud.<p>The nation's largest arts and crafts chain, based in Irving, Texas, said that its …

Personal Data

Hacker Andrew 'Weev' Auernheimer attempts to overturn conviction

Lawyers say conviction under Computer Fraud and Abuse Act is flawed and raises questions for civil liberties online<p>Lawyers for hacker Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer, who is serving a 41-month prison sentence, will appear in a US court on Wednesday to try to overturn a conviction they say has serious …

Hackers Are Now Leery About Inviting the NSA to Their Conventions

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>DefCon, one of the premier gatherings of hackers in the United States, has a message for the …

Hackers Target ATMs For 'Unlimited' Withdrawals

Cyber attacks against banks that use web-based ATM control panels are on the rise, according to a warning alert from a federal banking watchdog.<p>The …

ATMs
Cybersecurity

Denial-of-service vulnerability puts Apache Tomcat servers at risk

Security researchers published a proof-of-concept exploit for a recently disclosed vulnerability that allows attackers to launch denial-of-service attacks against websites hosted on Apache Tomcat servers.<p>Apache Tomcat is a widely used Web server for hosting applications developed with the Java …

Basecamp falls to blackmail-fueled denial of service attack

Users of the popular web-based project management app Basecamp may have a hard time loggoing on the service Monday morning. The company behind the app, also named Basecamp (formerly 37Signals), says it is under a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack from extortionists hoping to make a quick …

Impact Engine Accepts First Batch Of Startups For Social Enterprise

Impact Engine is a new Chicago accelerator that focuses on for-profit startups with a social or environmental focus.<p>The social entrepreneurship program plans to announce its first batch of eight companies Tuesday, which include startups in education, energy, financial services and health. Five of …

Internships should be subject to labour market rules, says social mobility tsar

Alan Milburn says work experience is key to helping people from poorer backgrounds into professions<p>Internships should be regulated and subject to the same rules as other parts of the labour market, a report by the government's social mobility tsar recommends.<p>The independent reviewer on social …

Social Engineering 101: Mitnick and other hackers show how it's done

Former jailed hacker Kevin Mitnick gives preview of his tell-all book and TV series in keynote and panel at Last HOPE hacker confab.<p>NEW YORK--Kevin Mitnick knows that the weakest link in any security system is the person holding the information.<p>As a young fugitive hacker, he went to jail for …

Social Issues

Focus on Recovery from Social Engineering Hacks, Not Prevention

We like to think enough diligence will protect us from social engineering, but dating coach Jordan Harbinger found that you can hack a human pretty …

Record-breaking DDoS attack in Europe hits 400Gbps

A distributed-denial-of-service attack peaked some 33 percent higher than last year's Spamhaus attack, the previous DDoS record-holder.<p>A massive distributed-denial-of-service attack Monday reached more than 400Gbps at its peak, about 33 percent greater than last year's Spamhaus attack, the previous …

Information Security