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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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Microsoft: Crowti Ransomware Infections Spiking

A sharp increase in Crowti ransomware infections during October is the latest indication that spam emails are still effective, according to Microsoft.

Facebook and Yahoo Create New Standard for Securing Recycled Email Accounts

Facebook and Yahoo have joined forces to create a secure method to handle expired email accounts, yielding a standard that could have widespread effects.

Elastica Report: ‘Shadow Data’ an Emerging Threat for Enterprises

Unsupervised use of cloud collaboration tools can pose shadow data risks for enterprises, according to a recent report from Elastica.

POODLE Attack Packs a Bite

The innocuously named POODLE attack disclosed by security researchers at Google this week demonstrates the dangers of supporting obsolete technology.

Kmart Announces Data Breach, Joins Growing List of Attacked Retailers

On Friday, Kmart became the latest major U.S. retailer to announce that malicious attackers had gained access to customer credit and debit card data.