Monthly Archives: January 2012

Final phase of Mass. data protection law kicks in March 1

All companies storing personal data on Massachusetts residents have just over a month to ensure that their contractors, suppliers, technology providers and other third parties comply with a provision of a state data breach law that went into effect in March 2010

via Final phase of Mass. data protection law kicks in March 1.

Hacking stunt: Stealing smartphone crypto keys using plain old radio

Encryption keys on smartphones can be stolen via a technique using radio waves, says one of the world’s foremost crypto experts, Paul Kocher, whose firm Cryptography Research will demonstrate the hacking stunt with several types of smartphones at the upcoming RSA Conference in San Francisco next month

via Hacking stunt: Stealing smartphone crypto keys using plain old radio.

Symantec: Users Should Disable PCAnywhere Now

The recommendation that users disable or delete the software is the takeaway from a surprise security advisory issued by Symantec late Tuesday, which warns customers to “only use pcAnywhere for business-critical purposes,” and even then, only after configuring the software “in a way that minimizes potential risks.”

via Symantec: Users Should Disable PCAnywhere Now – Security – Vulnerabilities and threats – Informationweek.