Macintosh enthusiasts have long used the security of their systems as a flag to wave in the faces of their Windows-using counterparts. With the recent announcement of some key holes in Mac OS X, that flag is drooping.
SC Media throws it back to February 2016 when Apple and the FBI squared off for a contest that never happened. The immediate issue was temporarily resolved, but the controversy never died. Teri Robinson reports.
Harry hack A hacker named Gabriel claimed to have breached the networks of the UKs Bloomsbury Publishing, uncovering the ending of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows prior to its release. Experts contended that the claim, posted on hacker websites, was likely a sham, saying that if accurate more evidence would otherwise have been offered.
Mazu Networks, a supplier of intrusion prevention technology, has named Donald Casey as chairman and CEO, and Paul Brady as president and COO. Casey was previously president and COO with Exodus Communications and worked at IBM, Apple Computer and Wang Global. Brady was recently president and COO of Guardent, which was acquired by VeriSign. www.mazunetworks
With users flocking toward mobile platforms, fraudsters will join as well. But businesses have a bigger problem: What to do about employees wanting to use their devices to connect to the corporate network.