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News Scan: States scramble to block Radio Shack selling customer data; One-in-five websites revealed to have vulnerabilities; More

The top news stories for March 26, 2015.

ARS acquires, analyzes entire LPR dataset owned by Oakland Police

Oakland has 33 LPRs spread throughout the city and the data set  Ars Technica  obtained contains more than 4.6 million reads of over 1.1 million unique plates between December 23, 2010 and May 31, 2014--the largest set publically obtained in the U.S.

IT decision makers think the cloud is risky, but many still use it for sensitive data

Despite raging security concerns--rightly or wrongly--with keeping sensitive data in the cloud, the 2015 Vormetric Insider Threat Report (ITR) finds 60 percent of U.S. IT decision makers store it there anyway. 46 percent say that behavior is a top risk for data breaches. 

News Scan: IT spending and hiring on the upswing; Tech layoffs may leave scars for years to come; More

The top news stories for March 24, 2015.

Change in Windows 10 Secure Boot requirement could make it harder to install Linux

A minor change to the Secure Boot portion of UEFI in Windows 10 could make it harder for enthusiasts to install Linux or alternative operating systems.

Cisco CSO admits to thwarting NSA spying attempts

Cisco has shipped equipment to addresses that are unrelated to customers as part of the company's efforts to make it difficult for the NSA to intercept shipments of its computer equipment.

News Scan: Companies going on the insider threat offensive; Many mobile app developers ignore security demands;

The top news stories for March 23, 2015.

Spotlight: PoSeidon--a deep dive into POS malware

This is an excellent post on PoSeidon, the latest in Point of Sale, POS, malware threats.

Researchers create sophisticated rootkit that infects BIOS

Two researchers are planning to publicly demonstrate a sophisticated rootkit designed to attack and corrupt vulnerable BIOS implementations within two minutes.

News Scan: Bitcoin users projected to reach 4.7 million; Behavioral analytics can help prevent data theft; More.

The top news stories for March 19, 2015.