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Bypassing security tools in OS X simple, says security researcher

Security researcher says some of the features designed to improve the security of OS X can be easily circumvented.

Bug in Wi-Fi software could open Android, Linux and BSD to wireless attacks

Denial-of-service, code injection and execution attacks potentially possible through a wireless peer-to-peer connection with a vulnerable device.

Windows 10 Device Guard will protect enterprises against APTs

Microsoft this week took the wraps off Device Guard, which it says will allow enterprises to lock down their desktops so that only trusted apps can run.

News Scan: Security worries over the cloud won't go away; Tension between CIO, CSO a good sign for the business; More

The top news stories for April 23, 2015.

Survey reveals company data privacy policies are largely ignored

A new survey conducted by Dimensional Research and sponsored by Druva found that almost 84 percent of respondents reported that their employees do not follow data privacy policies. And while 84 percent also plan to up their game in data privacy protection and 87 percent said they are concerned about data privacy in the cloud, a whopping 90 percent said that their volume of data stored in the cloud will increase this year anyway

Serious 'Rootpipe' flaw still alive and exploitable in OS X after patch

A serious privilege escalation bug that was supposedly fixed in Yosemite 10.10.3 update still exploitable, says security researcher.

Bar associations put their faith in Citrix ShareFile

Enterprise software vendor Citrix announced this week that three high-profile bar associations have chosen  Citrix ShareFile as their go-to online file storage and sharing service

TITUS Classification Suite 4 safely automates unstructured company data, info

The new release, TITUS Classification Suite 4, automates data classification and protection by examining its content, and context, for better information management and compliance.

You can now see your entire Google search history--look if you dare

Google has now made it possible for you--and only you--to see your entire search history. Google will even let you download the entire archive but it cautions you to protect that data because, yeah, there's a lot of sensitive data about you in that file. 

Spotlight: Big data to get 'creepy' in the 2016 elections

Big data's use in the 2016 election will be "a bit scary and more than a little creepy," says David Gewirtz in his post in  ZDNet.