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4 Innovations Alan Turing Contributed To Computer Science (And The World In General)

Dec 24, 2013 By Sarah Vonnegut | “Can machines think?”
Or “can machines do what we (as thinking entities) can do?” Eerie questions to ponder, especially in these tech-forward days with drones that hack other drones mid-air, robots that move like animals, and whatever new thing Apple comes out with. But it’s a question that was first posed to the world 77 years ago, before the first computer was even designed – and way before Siri could ask how she could help us.
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Samsung Galaxy S4 Vulnerability Exposed. Security Patch Now Available

Dec 23, 2013 By Sharon Solomon | The Galaxy S4, Samsung’s flagship device of 2013, is selling like hotcakes. The Korean giant has shipped over 40 million units in less than seven months. But not all has been rosy in recent weeks. The S4 has a serious security glitch, exposing all Samsung Account details and giving sniffers full access to private information. Mediatek Digital, a firm that tests the security standards of apps and mobile phones, recently exposed the serious flaw. Hackers can track the victims via GPS, access their recent call logs, configure call diverts and even turn off the device.
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This Week In Application Security: December 16-22, 2013

Dec 22, 2013 By Sarah Vonnegut | If we’re measuring it in cyber-drama, it’s certainly a holiday season to remember!  The past week saw what is potentially the most damaging data breach of 2013 with over 40 million Target customers at risk of credit fraud. On top of that, a major media site got hit for the third time in the same number of years, Israeli-security firm RSA had an NSA kind of week, and a report exposed a newly discovered type of side channel attack using just your computer sound to decrypt sensitive data.
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Checkmarx Recognizes Young Israeli Talent At The Technion

Dec 20, 2013 By Sharon Solomon | The Technion has been Israel’s leading engineering institute for decades, providing the nation’s booming IT industry with great talent. This week the university’s Department of Computer Science hosted a unique “Start-Up Day”, sponsored by Checkmarx and six other software companies.  The Checkmarx delegation was led by the company’s CTO, Mati Siman. Besides engaging in chats with curious students, he gave an informative lecture about the company’s products and the advantages of Source Code Analysis.
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Black Friday Breach Nightmare: At Least 45 Million Target Customers Affected

Dec 19, 2013 By Sarah Vonnegut | Target’s famous bullseye logo attracted some malicious arrows over the holiday shopping season as the national retail chain was the target of a major data breach that may be much more serious than first thought as details emerge.
The data breach will potentially affect hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of Target customers that shopped in-store at any of the American retail giant’s 1,800+ locations in the U.S. and Canada between Black Friday and December 15th. Brian Krebs, who first reported on the story on his blog, spoke with several sources that corroborated the same story: Target is currently working with the Secret Service to determine the perpetrators, cause, and outcome of an incident in which the data stored on customer’s magnetic card stripe was stolen.
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Dept. of Energy Breach: What Went Wrong & Key Takeaways

Dec 17, 2013 By Sarah Vonnegut | The Department of Energy (DOE) has released more details about the July 2013 DOE Employee Data Repository (DOEInfo) incident in which the Personal Identifiable Information (PII) of at least 100,000 past and current federal employees – but possibly as high as 150,000 – was exposed.   According to the 28-page review conducted by Gregory H. Friedman, the DOE’s inspector general, leaked details included full names, social security numbers, birth dates and places, security questions and answers, education and even details of employee disabilities.
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Checkmarx Reaching New Heights – Now Second Highest Ranked Security Company In 2013 Deloitte Fast 500

Dec 16, 2013 By Sharon Solomon | Checkmarx is breaking all barriers. The Israeli IT Security firm has stormed into the Deloitte top-500 fastest growing EMEA companies, taking 69th place overall in the 2013 rankings. Technology Top 500 is a unique ranking research project, conducted annually by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL). Technology, telecommunications, software and internet companies are scanned and studied during the ranking process. Both private and public sector concerns are eligible for evaluation.
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Balloon Pop 2 Taken Off Android Play Store – WhatsApp Snooping Exposed

Dec 13, 2013 By Sharon Solomon | Mobile malware has come a long way in recent years. The latest exploit was exposed this week when the popular “Balloon Pop 2”, played and enjoyed by thousands of Android users, was found to contain a malicious code that enabled eavesdropping on WhatsApp conversations. Google has taken the game off its Play Store app market.
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