April 7, 2020 to mark end of support for Adobe Acrobat and Reader 2015

Adobe has announced the end of support for Adobe Acrobat and Reader 2015. On April 7, 2020, support will finish for these versions of the PDF reader and creation software, keeping in line with the tech giant’s position to withdraw support after a maximum of five years of general availability. Once April passes, the company …

Twitter asks all staff to work from home to slow spread of coronavirus

Twitter Inc.has asked all of its employees to work from home in order to slow the spread of coronavirus. In a blog statement today, the company wrote Beginning today, we are strongly encouraging all employees globally to work from home if they’re able. Our goal is to lower the probability of the spread of the …

September 2017 data breaches and cyber attacks; 174 million records leaked

The cyber security news has been dominated by just one story all month of september: Equifax, which suffered one of the largest reported corporate data breaches in history. Lewis Morgan has gone through the trouble to list the September 2017 cyber breaches, by his count, there have been 174,429,805 known leaked records this month yet …

IP Attorneys Expected Reported Growth in Brand Protection Spend

More than a third of companies have increased trademark policing budgets since last year, according to a recent report from IP management and analytics software company Lecorpio. Lecorpio’s second annual “Trademark Management Study,” released May 16, asked the company’s corporate counsel clients about changes in their trademark portfolios and in-house counsel teams. Responses to one …

Universal Acceptance of New gTLDS a USD 9.8 Billion Opportunity

A new study reveals a potential USD 9.8 billion growth opportunity in online revenue through a routine update to Internet systems, including those for speakers of languages that do not use the English script. The report from technology consulting and research firm Analysys Mason was commissioned by the Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) and clearly …

Feds Mirroring Commercial Websites for Encryption

Private and public sector organizations share a common goal in hosting Internet websites: making sure that connections with customers and citizens are secure. Google and Mozilla, for example, are among many entities promoting Internet security via the adoption of Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure technology, or HTTPS, versus the basic and less secure HTTP technology …

ICG Seeks Public Comments for IANA transition proposal

Public feedback on highly anticipated proposal sought by 8 September The IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) today released for public comment the proposal [IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal [PDF, 2.2 MB]] for the transition of the stewardship of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions from the U. S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and …

The world’s biggest data breach and hacks of 2013

Summary: From Facebook to Adobe, 2013 has been a tough year for companies looking to defend against cybercrime. Media Outlets: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal In January this year, The New York Times, having been the victim of persistent attacks, experienced a breach which lasted four months. A sophisticated Chinese hacking team …