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  • News: Private investment firm buys Blue Coat for $1.3B

    Blue Coat Systems has agreed to be bought by a private equity firm for about $1.3 billion, which will buy out shareholders for a 48% premium over what the company's stock sold for yesterday.

  • News: Phishing gang stole £1 million from students, police say

    Police have busted a phishing gang believed to have stolen £1 million ($1.54 million) from UK students by tricking them into revealing details of their educational loans.

  • News: Small company, big security challenges

    The CIO (US) story, "Small company, big security challenges," which posted to the newswire Friday has been removed. The story is "Insider" content and should not have been posted in full to the newswire. Online editors using the full story are asked to remove it from their sites as soon as possible. The abbreviated version of the story that is available for distribution has been posted to the newswire and my be used online.

  • News: Small company, big security challenges

    Small company, big ambitions. Sounds like the classic entrepreneurial dream--but what if it means you bear the burden of big-company regulatory or standards compliance?

  • News: Court dismisses most breach claims against Heartland by banks

    A U.S. district court in Texas has dismissed all but one of the claims by several banks against Heartland Payment Systems over a massive data breach the payment processor disclosed almost three years ago.

  • News: Two zero-day vulnerabilities found in Flash Player

    Two newly discovered vulnerabilities in Adobe's Flash Player can be exploited to execute arbitrary code remotely, according to advisories from the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) and various security research companies.

  • News: Small company, big security challenges

    Small company, big ambitions. Sounds like the classic entrepreneurial dream—but what if it means you bear the burden of big-company regulatory or standards compliance?

  • News: Anonymous attack on HBGary Federal didn't ruin us, says CEO

    When HBGary Federal, had its website hacked and sensitive e-mail exposed by hacktivist group Anonymous last February, it became a question of how Sacramento, Calif.-based security firm HBGary could survive the damage to its reputation.

  • News: Free Downloads That Are Worth a Donation, Part 1

    During my day-to-day work I turn to certain applications time and again, and soon they become indispensable, seeming to blend in with Windows itself. Some of those programs are full-blown commercial products, such as Microsoft Office or Total Commander. Others, however, are applications I did not have to pay a dime for, thanks to the generosity of hardworking developers who have opted to share their creations with the world for free, requesting only a donation from those users who are willing and able. (PCWorld's Downloads library lists donationware as free, but you'll see a telltale editor's note on the review page explaining that the program's developers accept contributions.)

  • News: Two zero-day vulnerabilities found in Flash Player

    Two newly discovered vulnerabilities in Adobe's Flash Player can be exploited to execute arbitrary code remotely, according to advisories from the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) and various security research companies.

  • News: UK police arrest six in student loan phishing scam

    U.K. police arrested six people on Thursday for allegedly running a phishing scam that stole an estimated £1.6 million (US$2.6 million) from victims who had taken out student loans.

  • News: 22% of Brits never stray far from net-connected devices

    More than one if five (22 percent) of Brits claim they never stray more than 10 feet away from an internet-connected device, says Mozy.

  • News: Government applications still riddled with serious security flaws

    The US government sector is markedly worse than private industry at eliminating a range of common but serious flaws from software code, an analysis of real applications submitted for review to testing company Veracode has found.

  • News: Brits have £34,350 worth of data on digital devices

    The average Brit has £34,350 worth of data stored on their digital devices, says McAfee.

  • News: Lost USB keys an easy target for criminals wanting personal data

    Tax deductions, photo albums and Web source codes were just some of the kinds of personal information Sophos found on 50 USB keys purchased in a RailCorp lost property auction in Sydney.

  • News: Google, Microsoft teams work to keep pace with privacy laws

    Executives from Microsoft and Google on Thursday gave a glimpse into the size of their privacy organizations, which are required for the companies to try to avoid running foul of complicated U.S. privacy regulations and prepare for changes coming to privacy laws around the globe.

  • News: Senators, critics question ICANN's generic TLD plan

    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) may be moving forward too fast on a plan to sell hundreds of new generic top-level domains starting early next year, several U.S. senators said Thursday.

  • News: Google's Schmidt calls Carrier IQ software a keylogger

    Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt today distanced his company from Carrier IQ's software, even as he described the technology as a keylogger. Schmidt's comments came at an Internet freedom conference in the Netherlands.

  • News: Microsoft plans 20 patches next week, likely to fix Duqu and BEAST bugs

    Microsoft today announced it will issue 14 security bulletins next week to patch 20 vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer (IE), Office, and Windows Media Player.

  • News: Virginia Tech on lockdown after 2 fatal shootings

    Virginia Tech, the Blacksburg, Va., school that was rocked in 2007 by the deadliest shooting rampage by a single gunman in U.S. history, has been locked down this afternoon in the wake of shootings that have resulted in at least two deaths.



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