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Inmates built computers hidden in ceiling, connected them to prison network

Ohio prison's lax supervision was akin to "an episode from Hogan's Heroes."

For internet privacy, a VPN won’t save you

In theory, getting a VPN is good advice.

But the technology hasn't caught up to modern standards yet, and some "safe" services could put you at greater risk.

Downloads of VPN-equipped Opera browser double after Congress revokes Internet privacy...

Opera Software today boasted that the number of new U.S. users of its namesake browser more than doubled days after Congress voted to repeal restrictions on broadband providers eager to sell customers' surfing history.Opera debuted a VPN -- virtual private network -- a year ago, and finalized the feature in September.

A VPN disguises the actual IP address of the user, effectively anonymizing the browsing, and encrypts the data transmitted to and from sites, creating a secure "tunnel" to the destination.[ Also on InfoWorld: Want privacy? Congress says you'll have to pay for it. |  Read 'em and weep: 5 ways your ISP is screwing you. | 5 more ways your ISP is screwing you. | Cut to the key news in technology trends and IT breakthroughs with the InfoWorld Daily newsletter, our summary of the top tech happenings. ]By using a VPN, U.S. users block their Internet service providers (ISPs) from recording their online activity.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

FCC Privacy Rule Repeal Will Have Widespread Security Implications

Concerns over the action are sending VPN sales soaring, some vendors say.

How to use a VPN to protect your internet privacy

A virtual private network can go a long way to make sure that neither your ISP, nor anyone else, can snoop on what you do on the internet.

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BlackBerry readies a more secure version of the Samsung Galaxy S7

Secusmart, the BlackBerry subsidiary that secures the German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s smartphone, will roll out a version of its SecuSuite security software compatible with Samsung Electronics’ Knox platform later this year.That means that organizations looking for smartphones offering government-grade security will be able to buy the Samsung Galaxy S7 or, soon, the S8 rather than the now-discontinued BlackBerry OS smartphones like the one Merkel uses.[ Android is now ready for real usage in the enterprise. Read InfoWorld's in-depth guide on how to make Android a serious part of your business. | Get the best office suite and the 38 best business-worthy apps for your Android device. ] In addition to encrypting communications and data stored on the device, the new SecuSuite also secures voice calls using the SNS standard set by Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security (BSI). Organizational app traffic is passed through an IPsec VPN, while data from personal apps can go straight to the internet.

Encrypted voice calls go through a different gateway, not the VPN.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Hit Rail signs new contract with Dutch railway NS to provide...

Hit Rail’s Hermes VPN provides enhanced connectivity for improved passenger information and reservation services for NS and partners Utrecht/Brussels, 21 February 2017 – International rail connectivity specialist Hit Rail B.V. has signed a three-year contract with Dutch railway operator NS to improve and upgrade its connectivity with other rail organisations through use of Hit Rail’s MPLS-based Hermes VPN (Virtual Private Network).

The agreement also covers the migration of the company’s connectivity with international ticketing joint... Source: RealWire

Paper factory fired its sysadmin. He returned via VPN and caused...

34-month sentence and he has to pay his old bosses back A sacked system administrator has been jailed after hacking the control systems of his ex-employer – and causing over a million dollars in damage.…

Cisco ASA Clientless SSL VPN CIFS Heap Overflow Vulnerability

A vulnerability in Common Internet Filesystem (CIFS) code in the Clientless SSL VPN functionality of Cisco ASA Software could allow an authenticated, remote attacker to cause a heap overflow. The vulnerability is due to insufficie...

Many Android VPN Apps Breaking Privacy Promises

Academics studying 283 Android VPN apps quantified a number of problems associated with native platform support for VPN clients through the BIND_VPN_SERVICE.

Majority of Android VPNs can’t be trusted to make users more...

Study of nearly 300 apps finds shocking omissions, including a failure to encrypt.