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  • Who's to blame for 'catastrophic' Heartbleed Bug?

    The Heartbleed Bug, basically a flaw in OpenSSL that would let savvy attackers eavesdrop on Web, e-mail and some VPN communications that use OpenSSL, has sent companies scurrying to patch servers and change digital encryption certificates and users to change their passwords. .

  • AP Twitter hack prompts fresh look at cybersecurity needs

    Getting hacked on Twitter is fast becoming a rite of passage for big corporations, but Tuesday's attack on the Associated Press could be a tipping point and shows that social networks must do more to keep their users safe, security experts said.

  • 12 personal security resolutions for 2013

    Among your typical New Year's resolutions - lose weight, stop smoking, be happier - you should consider making some pledges to better secure your digital life. You might even be healthier if you can prevent the stress of a digital disaster, like malware wiping out your PC, having your online accounts hacked, or becoming a victim of identify theft because of a phishing scam or data theft. With that in mind, here are some security resolutions you should consider for the new year.

  • Securing the Internet of Things

    Some of the world?s most successful IT companies believe that Machine-to-Machine computing, the Internet of Things, will propel them to new heights.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • A $500,000 bet on Internet security

    Longtime cloud security advocate Philippe Courtot believes he has identified the Achilles' heel of cloud security, and he wants to protect it.

  • Are we actively encouraging destructive hacking?

    People seem to think that organising teams of people to hack into systems is a way to bring together the best computer talent to square off against each other. I look at it as a waste of that talent.

  • Internet Explorer silent updates are not a miracle cure

    Microsoft made waves this week by announcing that it plans to implement automatic, silent updates to push the latest version of Internet Explorer. If you were hoping that silent updates will finally nail the coffin on IE6 and IE7, though, don?t hold your breath.





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