Mikael Ricknäs

London Correspondent

Mikael Ricknäs reports on telecommunications, cellular, and mobile technology for the IDG News Service, and is based in London.

Symantec finally sells Veritas for $8 billion to investment group

E-paper display gives payment cards a changing security code

E-paper display gives payment cards a changing security code

The technology, from Oberthur Technologies, will be tested by two banks in France

ARM acqusition highlights quest to embed IoT security

ARM acqusition highlights quest to embed IoT security

Chip makers such as ARM and Intel are working to improve security in software and hardware

People are increasingly worried about privacy, say legal protections fall short

People are increasingly worried about privacy, say legal protections fall short

Technology has had a negative impact on privacy, said a majority of those questioned in a recent global survey

CloudFlare aims to simplify SSL encryption with free service

CloudFlare aims to simplify SSL encryption with free service

Having encryption is critical to advancing a more secure future of the Internet, according to CloudFlare

Software bugs most common cause for mobile Internet outages, study says

Software bugs most common cause for mobile Internet outages, study says

The outages affected 1.4 million user connections on average per incident

Security spending gets boost from mobile, social and cloud, says Gartner

Worldwide spending will increase by almost 8 percent this year

British spy agency scanned for vulnerable systems in 32 countries, German paper reveals

British spy agency scanned for vulnerable systems in 32 countries, German paper reveals

Heise Online reveals top-secret details about the GCHQ's 'Hacienda' program

Amazon protects its virtual desktops with two-factor authentication

The company's WorkSpaces service can be used with hardware tokens from Gemalto

AT&T wants to improve payment card fraud prevention with phone geolocation

The operator expects to make a new service available to enterprise customers later this year

German researchers hack Galaxy S5 fingerprint login

The integration with Paypal makes the weakness of Samsung's implementation extra serious

Skype Slowly Restoring Service to Users

Skype continues to recover after an outage caused by problems with its peer-to-peer interconnection system. The latest estimates say that 10 million users are now online, according to a blog post

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