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Apple – is it any different?

The article “Password denied: when will Apple get serious about┬ásecurity?” in The Verge talks about Apple’s insecurity and blames Apple’s badly organized security and the absence of any visible security strategy and effort. Moreover, it seems like Apple is not taking security sufficiently seriously even. “The reality is that the Apple way values usability over ...

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Brainwashing in security

At first, when I read the article titled Software Security Programs May Not Be Worth the Investment for Many Companies I thought it was a joke or a prank. But then I had a feeling it was not. And it was not the 1st of April. And it seems to be a record of events ...

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Car software security

I stumbled across an article on car software viruses. I did not see anything unexpected really. The experts “hope” to get it all fixed before the word gets out and things start getting messy. Which tells us that things are in a pretty bad shape right now. The funny thing is though that the academic ...

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Google on privacy

Google has been fined $22.5 million for breaching its privacy commitment and bypassing Apple’s Safari users security settings. As the article in Mercury News comments, citing Consumer Watchdog, “the commission has allowed Google to buy its way out of trouble for an amount that probably is less than the company spends on lunches for its ...

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Digital life wipeout

There is a very interesting article in Wired by one of its authors, Mat Honan, about how his digital life was taken over and wiped out completely in the space of one evening. Read How Apple and Amazon Security Flaws Led to My Epic Hacking.

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