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BlackBerry Pivots to Secure Cloud Communications

Former smartphone manufacturer announced it's entering the Communications Platform-as-a-Service market, with an emphasis on security.

Another New Programming Language, This One for Security

Adding to the existing portfolio of some 700 programming languages is a new release candidate for Scramblecode, a security-oriented offering that encrypts everything from compilation to variables in memory.

Vulnerable Mobile, IoT Code Caused by 'Rush to Release' Says Security Report

Risks also result from an emphasis on end-user convenience over security and organizations' lack of urgency to address threats.

DevOps Security: Turn Security into Code

A presenter at the upcoming RSA security conference explains how security must be continuous and automated to be successful in DevOps.

Oracle Issues First Security Patch of the Year

Near-record Critical Patch Update provides fixes for 270 vulnerabilities across 45 products.

Oracle Delays Plan to Block JAR Files Signed with MD5 until April

When Oracle publishes its next quarterly patch update in April, the company will begin treating JAR files signed with the MD5 hashing algorithm as unsigned.

After MongoDB Debacle, Expect More Ransomware, Open Source Attacks in 2017

After the recent MongoDB debacle in which tens of thousands of unsecured open source databases were hijacked for ransom, security specialists are predicting more of the same for 2017 -- at least until the good guys catch up and things settle down in the second half.

Hackers Pile On As MongoDB Databases Are Hijacked for Ransom

Thousands of open MongoDB databases have been attacked by hackers who hijack the stored data and demand ransom to return the contents, with more bad actors piling on by the day.

Google Launches Open Source Security Tool in Beta

Google wants to make "fuzz testing" -- providing random data inputs to programs -- a standard part of open source development with a new tool called OSS-Fuzz, now in beta.

Oracle's Quarterly Critical Patch Update Is Another Whopper

Oracle's latest quarterly Critical Patch Update was the second-largest ever, providing fixes for 253 security vulnerabilities for 76 of the company's products, including seven security updates for Java SE 6, 7 and 8, and eight for the Java EE-based WebLogic and GlassFish application servers.

HPE DevOps Report: Security Hindered by Pressure to Release Apps Quickly

In an age of huge data breaches and hacked IoT devices bringing down the Internet, it seems strange that enterprise developers still need to be reminded of the importance of security, but that's exactly what Hewlett Packard Enterprise does in its new DevOps research.

Waratek Adds RASP Plug-In to AppSecurity for Java

Application security tools provider Waratek has released a new version of its AppSecurity for Java platform that automatically modernizes the security capabilities of older Java apps with a simple RASP plug-in.

Google Highlights Android Nougat Security

Google this week blogged about security enhancements in Android 7.0 Nougat on the same day the first security bulletin was issued for the brand-new mobile OS.

Mobile Developers: Biometrics Best Authentication Option

A new mobile development survey shows biometric authentication is seen as the best option to improve app security and privacy, despite alternatives with "more novelty."

Security Study: Developer 'Rush To Release' Increases App Risk

The explosive growth of mobile apps and the shift to cloud computing are increasing security risks at the application level, a problem that organizations can overcome by hiring skilled developers and lessening the "rush to release," according to a new report.

Oracle's Quarterly CPU Fixes Record Number of Vulnerabilities

Oracle's latest Critical Patch Update, issued this week, fixed a record 276 vulnerabilities in a range of the company's products, including 13 in Java SE, some of which received high-severity scores.

Security Patch in IBM's Java Is Broken, Researchers Charge

A three-year-old security vulnerability in IBM's implementation of Java, which was thought to be fixed, is actually broken, researchers at Security Explorations disclosed last week.

Previously Patched Java SE Flaw Still Exploitable, Security Researchers Say

A Java SE flaw Oracle reported as patched in 2013 can be easily bypassed today, security researchers have found.

New Tools Released for Built-in Mobile App Security, Rapid Visual Development

New mobile app development products were released this week to bake in security at the code level for native apps and to rapidly build projects visually, with the help of a new free design/prototyping tool.

Cloudera Points Hadoop to Cybersecurity

Cloudera, a commercial vendor of Apache Hadoop-based software for Big Data analytics, has teamed up with other companies to tackle cybersecurity with the technology.

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