LinkedIn wins dismissal of lawsuit over massive password breach

IDG News Service – Professional social networking service LinkedIn won the dismissal of a lawsuit seeking damages on behalf of premium users who had their log-in passwords exposed as a result of a security breach of the company’s servers last year. Full story

Fake bomb gets past airport screeners at Newark, report says

New York Congressman Peter King is calling for an extensive security review at Newark Liberty Airport after a report that a fake bomb got past screeners. Full story

Official report on Sarasota IT department finds no wrongdoing

Sylint outlined potential Sunshine Law violations and an IT department in disarray, but no criminal wrongdoing was found. Full story

US Airways Reports Record February Load Factor

TEMPE, Ariz., March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — US Airways Group, Inc. (NYSE: LCC) today announced February and year-to-date 2013 traffic results. Mainline revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for the month were … Full story

Researchers win $100,000 for Chrome hack that leaves Windows vulnerable

Researchers from MWR Labs find a way to exploit a Chrome vulnerability, sidestep Windows 7 safety measures, and do whatever they want on the operating system. Full story

IRS Has Problems with Workstation Security

Delays in implementing a computer security tool resulted in the lack of continuous monitoring for security issues on employee workstations at the Internal Revenue Service, according to a new report. Full story

Evernote saves some face, adds two-factor authentication

Due to the monumental security breach Evernote suffered recently, the company decided to adopt two-factor authentication and avoid future password attacks. Full story

Watchful Software Announces New Release to Include Advanced DLP Functionality in RightsWATCH 4.5

Watchful Software, a leading provider of data-centric information security solutions, announced today the release of RightsWATCH Version 4.5, which extends the ability for automatic labeling and encryption … Full story

LinkedIn wins dismissal of lawsuit seeking damages for massive password breach

Professional social networking service LinkedIn won the dismissal of a lawsuit seeking damages on behalf of premium users who had their log-in passwords exposed as a result of a security breach of the company’s servers last year. The data breach came to light at the beginning of June 2012, after hackers posted 6.5 million password ...

Cloud Use Grows; So Does Security Threat

Holding everything from highly personal medical and social media material to confidential financial and corporate documents, Internet-based cloud services are gathering an enormous trove of information — already a quarter of the world’s business data — that is proving a powerful lure for hackers. Full story