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Jaikumar Vijayan

Independent Journalist & Tech Content Creation Specialist

Jaikumar Vijayan is an award-winning technology journalist with nearly 25 years of experience in IT trade journalism. He was most recently a Senior Editor at Computerworld, a publication that he was with for over 20 years. His stories have appeared in Computerworld, Information Week, InfoWorld, Network World, PCWorld, MacWorld, The Economic Times and other publications.Vijayan sepcializes in writing on information security and its impact on enterprises and consumers. As Computerworld's security and privacy reporter, Vijayan wrote extensively on malware and hacker threats, data breaches, government regulations, enterprise security technologies and services, mobile and wireless security, payment systems security, government surveillance and constitutional rights. Vijayan has also covered a variety of other technology topics including Big Data, Hadoop, Internet of Things, E-voting and data analytics.

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Google Says Patching Older Android WebView Versions Too Difficult

According to Google, patching older Android WebView versions is too difficult because of the sheer amount of code involved in such patches.

Cybercriminals Threaten Data Dump From Hacked Malaysia Airlines Website

Cybercriminals belonging to Lizard Squad have threatened to dump data from a hacked Malaysia Airlines website, though the airline refutes the claim.

Thousands of Internet-Connected Automated Tank Gauges Vulnerable to Attacks

Thousands of Internet-connected automated tank gauges are vulnerable to attacks because they are connected to the Internet without password requirements.

Google Stops Android Patches for Older Versions, Puts Millions of Smartphone Users at Risk

Google has reportedly decided to stop issuing Android patches for older versions of the operating system, putting millions of smartphone users at risk.

Report: PCI Noncompliance Common Among Companies That Suffer Payment Card Breaches

According to a report from Verizon, many companies that suffer payment card breaches are not actually fully compliant with PCI standards.

Data Breach Concerns Make InfoSec a Top CIO Spending Priority for 2015

Information security is becoming a top CIO priority this year in the wake of several high-profile data breaches that rocked executives' perceptions.

Morgan Stanley Breach a Reminder of Insider Risks

The recent data theft at Morgan Stanley, allegedly by a financial adviser, is another example of the risks companies face from authorized users.

Intel, Two Others Patch Firmware Vulnerability

Intel and two other vendors have reportedly patched a firmware vulnerability that can affect some Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) systems.

Researchers Tap Quantum Mechanics to Make Credit Cards Safer

Researchers are using quantum mechanics to make credit cards more secure by using a photon of light to create unique, unbreakable patterns.

Cloud Applications Heighten Security Risks, Survey Shows

Cloud applications have heightened the risks to corporate data posed by insiders with authorized access to enterprise systems, a recent survey shows.