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  • A clear-eyed guide to Mac OS X's actual security risks

    Apple has improved its security in recent years, but is it enough?

  • SSL decryption necessary for security, but employees might 'freak out'

    There are plenty of reasons that a company might want to try and decrypt SSL sessions ? to stop outbound malware botnet connections that are decrypted, or to stop a rogue insider from sending out sensitive corporate information ? but be prepared to hear employees whose data traffic is decrypted complain loudly about their privacy being invaded.

  • Which smartphone is the most secure?

    These days, it is almost impossible to meet someone who doesn't own a cell phone. More specifically, smartphones, whether it be the trendy iPhone, corporate favored Blackberry or modern Windows Mobile, almost everyone has joined the smartphone frenzy - and with good reason. A smartphone offers more advanced computing ability and connectivity than a contemporary phone.

  • Do banks have what it takes to withstand DDoS attacks?

    As with Tuesday's attack on Wells Fargo, distributed denial of service attacks are said to be still crude but effective

  • Flame malware server password cracked by Kaspersky researcher

    Researchers have cracked the password protecting a server that controlled the Flame espionage botnet giving them access to the malware control panel to learn more about how the network functioned and who might be behind it.

  • In depth: How Microsoft is taking down Nitol botnet

    For the fifth time in three years Microsoft has stepped in to take down a botnet, this time malware called Nitol that was infecting new machines bought in China.

  • The 9 greatest IT security threats

    Hacking has evolved from one-person crime of opportunity to an open market of sophisticated malware backed by crime syndicates and money launders

  • The worst security muddles (so far) of 2012

    From the embarrassing hack of a conversation between the FBI and Scotland Yard to a plethora of data breaches (think LinkedIn, eHarmony, Elantis, VMWare), security muddles have ruled the first half of 2012.

  • Spammers staying ahead of filters and law enforcement

    When Microsoft slayed the notorious botnet Rustock, which had been sending as much as 40% of all spam worldwide, in March 2011, it forced the volume of spam into a decline from which it has never fully recovered.

  • Words of advice from a LulzSec attack survivor

    Security startup Unveillance fell prey to LulzSec. In this interview, founder Karim Hijazi talks about how the hack unfolded and what lessons he sees for companies.





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