Oracle's silicon-based microprocessor takes data security to new level

At a time when cyber attacks to steal key data are proving to be a real nightmare for nations and companies, global software and cloud major Oracle has launched the world's first silicon-based microprocessor that has taken data security to an entirely new level.

BlackBerry to buy WatchDox to bolster data security

BlackBerry Ltd said on Tuesday it is acquiring privately-held U.S. tech company WatchDox, which makes software that secures files for clients ranging from private equity firms to Hollywood studios, in a bid to boost its security offerings.

Online shoppers don't want browsing pattern tracked: Survey

Online shoppers don't want browsing pattern tracked: Survey

 Even as online tracking of consumer data is gaining momentum, a survey by a consumer engagement technology company has said a majority of online customers do not want their browsing behaviour to be tracked.

'Digital age underscores need to protect human privacy'

In a world driven by data, notably in the digital format, culture and ethics must be at the heart of any debate on protecting a human's privacy, before seeing it as a technical or legal issue, said the participants at a creative forum here.

9 out of 10 websites found vulnerable to hackers

A new research shows that more than 90 percent of the websites are vulnerable to hackers, including some of the biggest brands.

After Google, Yahoo set to bring end-to-end encrypted emails by 2015

Yahoo Chief Information security officer Alex Stamos announced on Thursday that users will soon have the option to send end-to-end encrypted emails next year, enabled via a browser plugin.

New system helps you to secure your data

MIT scientists have developed a new system that can protect your privacy by allowing you to pick and choose what data to share with websites and mobile apps.

Google set to improve users` security, privacy with easy high-end encryption

Google is working to improve users` security by making high-end encryption easy, while Apple is set to add privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo to their next OS.

76% of American teens concerned about online privacy: Survey

A recent study has revealed that a growing number of American teenagers are worried about their online privacy and the possibility of identity theft.

Software guru John McAfee to sell anti-snooping device next yr

Anti-virus guru John McAfee, who is facing criminal charges in Central American nation Belize, plans to launch by next year `D-Central`, a gadget to prevent snooping into computers and phones, for less than USD 100.

Adobe data breach more extensive than previously disclosed

Adobe Systems Inc said on Tuesday that the scope of a cyber-security breach disclosed nearly a month ago was far bigger than initially reported, with attackers obtaining data on more than 38 million customer accounts.

US agencies moving slowly to tighten data security, despite major leaks

Despite saying they suffered major damage from classified documents made public by an Army soldier and a National Security Agency contractor, US government agencies have fallen behind in installing computer software to stop such leaks, US officials say.

US agencies moving slowly to tighten data security, despite major leaks

Despite saying they suffered major damage from classified documents made public by an Army soldier and a National Security Agency contractor, U.S. government agencies have fallen behind in installing computer software to stop such leaks, U.S. officials say.

Facebook privacy flaw allowing hackers to access any profile revealed

A hacker has revealed how he easily accessed every single Facebook account due to a privacy flaw in the social networking site.

Security protocol for net banking, FB has serious weaknesses

The protocol that provides security for online banking, credit card data and social networking site Facebook has "major weaknesses" which may lead to interception of sensitive personal data, UK scientists warn.

`Data captured by smartphone sensors could reveal security secrets`

Data captured by smartphone sensors can help criminals determine codes used to lock the gadgets, security researchers have warned.

Facebook adds features to control personal info

Facebook has unveiled tools to give users more control over personal information.