Security Threat: Unencrypted Cookies in Instagram iOS App

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If you’re using Instagram to share vintage-style pictures of your cat on your iPhone, you may be opening yourself up to hackers. A security hole has been discovered in the Instagram iOS app that can allow bad guys to gain access to your account, giving them the ability to get data and delete photos.

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Android 3.0 Honeycomb is safer with data encryption

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Apparently, Android 3.0 will bring the ability to encrypt all the data on the tablet, protecting it with a secure password. This will certainly help get Android tablets in the hands of enterprise users, who may have otherwise been waiting around for the PlayBook later this year.

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Toshiba Self-Encrypting hard drives “invalidate data” with automatic Wipe technology

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Securing data is important, particularly in a corporate environment where business communications can be critically confidential. Combustion is never an environmentally sound solution for handling confidential materials. Making this a bit more green, and simpler, is the new Wipe technology announced by Toshiba today. It works in tandem with the company’s Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) models.

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RIM will not succomb to third party monitoring: BlackBerry ban possible in 5 countries

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Despite just announcing a new phone, it seems that Research in Motion is going into a world of hurt. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia have already said that the BlackBerry service represents a security risk, and now Lebanon, India and Indonesia are joining in on the anti-Berry party.

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Mobile Security – The Gathering Storm

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Discretix expects mobile business security to be catalyzed by a few high profile incidents that will escalate and catapult industry awareness and priority. The immediate response will include mandatory encryption, and other security standards subject to regulatory compliance. A mobile phone/internet device can increase enterprise productivity, but the downside and risk must be taken into consideration. In dollar figures, RIM’s recent acquisition of Certicom weighed in at $100 million, so this downside is not trivial.

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Kingston DataTraveler 5000 secure flash USB memory drive features 256-bit AES hardware-based encryption

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Kingston is shipping their latest secure digital memory product, the DataTraveler 5000 USB Flash drive. It features 256-bit AES hardware-based encryption, XTS cipher mode and elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) algorithms to meet Suite B standards.

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