Security

Hype can do long-term damage to vendor reputation, study finds.
Researchers concluded users should reuse less complex passwords for less important accounts.
Daily deals website Catch of the Day alerted users Friday of an incident from 2011.
Old bugs in Microsoft XML still haunt users 
Many users haven't patched Microsoft XML Core Services 4.
 
Ignore Microsoft research: don't use weak passwords 
Password managers and strong credentials remain the best way to keep data safe online.
 
WhiteGold signs security up-and-comer  
'Challenger brand' LogRhythm appoints ANZ distie.
 
Active Directory flaw leaves systems vulnerable   
Microsoft says it's a "limitation", not a vulnerability.
 
Hotel business centre computers targeted by malware   
US Secret Service warns the hospitality industry about keylogger infections.
 
Gmail iOS app vulnerable to attack 
Emails and user credentials can be stolen, warn security researchers.
 
Photos: McAfee's APAC Partner Summit 
The McAfee channel celebrates in Bali.
 
Microsoft frees 4.7 million infected PCs 
But says another 4.7 million still infected.
 
"Dumb" smart devices threaten security 
IoT devices that cannot be secured a big security challenge, says McAfee.
 
Most admit compromise but security still not prioritised 
Hypocrisy at critical infrastructure organisations.
 
Microsoft to implement 'right to be forgotten' form 
 
First Point Global in Australian privacy push 
 
Data security vendor Covata makes $57.2m backdoor listing 
 
New Android malware outsmarts antivirus vendors 
 
Heartbleed still threatens hundreds of thousands of servers 
 
Microsoft steps up encryption in Outlook 
TLS and PFS now enabled for email in both directions on Outlook.com.
 
IT security veteran joins Hemisphere Technologies 
Formerly worked for McAfee and Trend Micro.
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Issue: 328 | June 2014

CRN Magazine looks in-depth at the emerging issues and developments for the channel, and provides insight, analysis and strategic information to help resellers better run their businesses.