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  • News: Cisco, Oracle find dozens of their products affected by Shellshock

    Cisco Systems and Oracle are hard at work identifying networking and other products in their portfolios that are affected by the critical Shellshock vulnerability.

  • News: Need help? Microsoft Stores offer free tech support, PC tune-ups, malware removal

    Windows users without a hefty dose of technical knowledge always have a tough time getting help. If you don't have a geeky friend handy, PC problems often mean dragging your computer down to the Geek Squad or local PC shop, where you'll be charged a crazy amount of money to have malware removed or speed up a slowing PC.

  • News: Likes of Apple Pay may make smaller banks more vulnerable

    Many banks with less than $50 billion in assets have a problem that payment systems like Apple Pay will make even more attractive to exploit, a team of security researchers says.

  • News: Welcome to the age of pervasive supercomputing

    Human beings tend to take incremental change in stride. For example, the loaf of bread that was 50 cents a few decades ago that now costs $3 isn't a big deal to us because the price rose gradually and steadily year by year. What we aren't adapted for is exponential change. Which explains why we tend to be taken by surprise by developments that involve digital technologies, where order-of-magnitude improvements, driven by Moore's Law, occur continuously.

  • News: Free is good: No-cost Panda Software tops AV-Test's rankings of antivirus software

    Antivirus suites are only as good as their latest tests. And in AV-test.org's latest roundup for July and August, the usual suspects--BitDefender, Kaspersky, McAfee, and Symantec--came out on top.

  • News: Six key defenses against Shellshock attacks

    The number of attempts by hackers to compromise computers through the Shellshock vulnerability is rising, but companies have options for defending against attackers.

  • News: EPIC seeks enforcement action over Arizona data breaches

    A privacy watchdog filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission against a community college district in Arizona that lost the personal data of 2.5 million students and employees in two data breaches.

  • News: China clears iPhone 6 for sale only after security tweaks

    China has effectively cleared the iPhone 6 for sale in the country, granting the product a license, but not before a government regulator demanded Apple make some security changes in the iOS operating system to fix suspected flaws in the software.

  • News: Apple patches Bash vulnerability in OS X

    Apple released a patch Monday for Shellshock, a serious software vulnerability disclosed last week, although the company had said it posed no risk to most users.

  • News: Second cyberattack hits SuperValu grocery stores' payment systems

    SuperValu, the grocery store operator hit by a cyberattack in June and July, has suffered a second attack on its payment processing system, it said Monday.

  • News: CEO indicted for company's alleged mobile spyware app

    The CEO of a Pakistani company has been indicted in the U.S. for selling a product called StealthGenie that buyers could use to monitor calls, texts, videos and other communications on other people's mobile phones, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

  • News: How Facebook's new ad platform lets brands track you around the web

    Facebook knows more about your life than Google, and now the network is putting that information to good use--at least for advertisers who want to sell you stuff.

  • News: Malvertising campaign delivers digitally signed CryptoWall ransomware

    The cybercriminals behind the CryptoWall ransomware threat have stepped up their game and are digitally signing new samples before using them in attacks in an attempt to bypass antivirus detection.

  • News: Sorriest technology companies of 2014

    It's so far been another sorry, sorry year in the technology industry, with big name companies, hot startups and individuals making public mea culpas for their assorted dumb, embarrassing and other regrettable actions.

  • News: Facebook's new ad sales plan raises hackles in Germany

    As Facebook began rolling out a global advertising network on Monday that will capitalize on all it knows from tracking users across the web, German consumer organizations immediately raised their voices in protest.

  • News: CloudFlare aims to simplify SSL encryption with free service

    More and more websites are looking to enable SSL encryption to protect their visitors from eavesdroppers and hackers. Now web infrastructure company CloudFlare will make it a bit easier by adding that feature to the free version of its hosting service.

  • News: Attacks against Shellshock continue as updated patches hit the Web

    From Thursday on, several security firms reported a drastic uptick in the number of attacks that leverage the recently disclosed vulnerability in GNU Bash (CVE-2014-6271), widely known as Shellshock.

  • News: Improved patch tackles new Shellshock attack vectors

    System administrators who spent last week making sure their computers are patched against Shellshock, a critical vulnerability in the Bash Unix command-line interpreter, will have to install a new patch that addresses additional attack vectors.

  • News: Exclusive: Inside the NSA's private cloud

    The National Security Agency (NSA) had a problem familiar to any enterprise IT manager executive: it was running out of space for hundreds of disparate relational databases that contain everything from back-office information to intelligence on foreign interests. And it needed to consolidate those databases to make it easier for NSA analysts to do their job.

  • News: Data Breaches Rise as Cybercriminals Continue to Outwit IT

    Online criminals remain at least one step ahead of many IT groups, according to this year's "U.S. State of Cybercrime Survey," conducted annually by CSO magazine, the Secret Service, the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Deterrence and detection are both falling short of their goals: The 500 survey respondents faced an average of 135 security incidents last year, and 34 percent say that number was up compared to the previous year. Just one-third of respondents could estimate losses from their breaches; among those who could, the breaches cost $415,000, on average. Legal liabilities and lawsuits after breaches add to the costs.



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