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Retailer Wireless Devices Largely Unprotected

A new survey shows 44 percent of the wireless devices used by retailers are vulnerable to attacks by data thieves. And that's the good news. A year ago, the same Motorola survey showed 85 percent of retailers were sitting targets for d ...

Websense Buys Spam Protection for Social Web Sites

Websense has acquired Defensio, a spam filtering service designed to protect blogs, social networks and other Web 2.0 sites. According to Websense, the move is in response to the growing amount of spam and malicious content on social W ...

Microsoft Goes After Clickjacking in IE8

Microsoft has introduced a release client version of its latest browser, Internet Explorer 8 (IE8), and the new iteration of the application includes several security improvements, including a noteworthy attempt to address the emerging ...

Conficker USB Worm Spreading Quickly

Security researchers are reporting that the Conficker worm virus, which preys on a recently reported vulnerability (MS08-067) in the Microsoft Windows server service, is spreading rapidly even as we speak.

Apple Plugs Security Holes in QuickTime

Apple updates QuickTime, fixing a number of remote code execution flaws. One security researcher expects malware writers to launch exploits via drive-by attacks.

Firefox Plug-in Lets Users Import Google Notebook to Zoho

Messaging and collaboration SAAS company Zoho updates its Firefox plug-in for Zoho Notebook to make it easy to import a Google Notebook to Zoho's cloud computing environment. The move is a shrewd one on the part of Zoho, which is lo ...

Whois Abuse Still Out of Control

It's still easy to try to steal an identity with false whois information. There are rules against it and ICANN pretends to enforce them, but I personally know that it doesn't really happen.

Millions Hit with Windows Worm as Infection Spreads

A new variant of a worm that exploits a vulnerability patched by Microsoft in October has infected millions of users, security researchers say. According to experts, the Conficker worm is using multiple mechanisms to spread.

Testing Microsoft’s Windows Application Whitelisting Tool

The SRP feature in Microsoft Windows doesn't offer the same granularity of control or change management capabilities as whitelisting options from third-party suppliers, but there also are no extra licensing costs and it works well with ...

How to Protect Data During a Virtual Migration

Server virtualization has become a popular trend in enterprise IT. When migrating from a physical to a virtual environment, IT professionals need to ensure that their company's data is protected, current and readily available.

SSL Crack Shows You Must Advance Your Security

The successful creation of a rogue certificate authority by security researchers using a colliding certificates attack demonstrates that if you're not moving forward with your security-related standards then you're moving backward. Eve ...

Vendors Tie Database Monitoring, Security Event Management

Security vendors such as Imperva and Guardium are increasingly tying security information management to database activity monitoring. The latest example of this trend is NitroSecurity, which has integrated its NitroView DBM and NitroVi ...