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Security and Privacy

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Google extends its two-factor authentication support with physical USB keys

Google has announced that it has expanded its two-factor verification mechanism with support for physical USB keys.

Tech firms form new security alliance, while new study details carding black market

A new alliance of technology companies has formed "to help stem the rising tide of cybersecurity threats," just as a new report details how the stolen credit card black market works.

News Scan: Disruptive technologies profitable with venture capital; Consumers fear security issues with wearables; More

The top news stories for Oct. 23, 2014.

Docker 1.3 to offer improved security

Docker 1.3 to offer improved security with the use of signed images.

Microsoft pulls another Patch Tuesday update; warns of serious new Office bug

Microsoft has pulled another Patch Tuesday update--its third in three months--and separately issued a warning of a serious new bug that is currently being exploited.

Municipal sensor networks track citizen behavior for study, raises privacy concerns

According to Steven Koonin, 4% of Manhattanites go to bed before 7:30 PM and only 6% turn their home lights off after midnight. New Yorkers nod off early, but I doubt they want to be studied in their sleep, or while they're awake either.

Two recent court decisions protect hospitals against lawsuits in wake of data theft

Eisenhower Medical Center and Sutter Health, two of California's largest healthcare providers, have successfully fended off law suits following data breaches that now set precedence on limiting damages that can be awarded after a data breach.

Staples finds a data breach, Obama signs executive order on card cybersecurity

More secure cards will help, but cyber-thieves will likely adapt. It's going to take real-time big data analytics to stop attacks while they're happening.

News Scan: Sprint cuts 452 IT jobs at Kansas headquarters; most firms unable to detect, deter or predict insider threats; More

The top news stories for Oct. 21, 2014.

Apple releases mega update to resolve security flaws across multiple products

Apple has released a mega security update that affects multiple products including the OS X operating system, OS X Server and iTunes.