Agam Shah

U.S. Correspondent

Agam Shah covers machine learning, virtual reality, PCs, servers and chips for the IDG News Service, and is based in New York.

Kill a smartphone password with a scan of your eye

Dell is stepping in to protect the boot layer of PCs, tablets

Dell is stepping in to protect the boot layer of PCs, tablets

Dell's business laptops and tablets will get an extra layer of protection from hackers with a new security tool being loaded into the company's portable computers.

HP tackles 'visual hacking' with privacy filters in laptop, tablet screens

HP tackles 'visual hacking' with privacy filters in laptop, tablet screens

HP will start integrating privacy filters in laptop and tablet screens this year.

Lenovo hit with lawsuit over Superfish snafu

Lenovo hit with lawsuit over Superfish snafu

Lenovo admitted to pre-loading the Superfish adware on some consumer PCs, and unhappy customers are now dragging the company to court on the matter.

Server makers rushing out Heartbleed patches

Dell, HP and IBM issue firmware and software updates for servers affected by the Heartbleed bug

Apple, Samsung phone security features to be scrutinized

But US prosecutors want kill switches on smartphones as part of the Secure Our Smartphones initiative

U.S. prosecutors propose kill switch to stop smartphone thefts

The kill switch is part of an initiative to reduce thefts, which sometimes involve violence

Apple victim of malware attack

The company said it has found no evidence that the attackers stole any data

Intel hopes McAfee security features will differentiate mobile chips

Security threats to mobile devices are on the rise

Intel confirms acquisition of heart-beat biometrics company Idesia

Idesia Biometrics provides technology through which heart beats can be used to recognize users on PCs and mobile devices

Obama Aims to Stop Federal Data Leaks

President Obama has issued an executive order aimed at better securing data stored by federal agencies. Some industry watchers believe the move is a response to the whistle-blower organization WikiLeaks, which has published...

Security Upgrades Needed with Growing Cyberwar Threats

Industrial systems, transport and power grid infrastructures are still vulnerable, panelists said this week

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