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  • NSS Labs finds most firewalls vulnerable to attack

    The firewall is the line of defense separating the internal network or endpoint PC from all of the malicious bad stuff "out there". A new report from <a href="http://www.nsslabs.com/">NSS Labs</a>, though, finds that a majority of network firewalls are susceptible to attack or compromise.

    Written by Tony Bradley13 April 11 00:48
  • HTTPS is under attack again

    The Electronic Frontier Foundation has published research showing that the SSL certificate system that underpins Web security is far from trustworthy.

    Written by Keir Thomas09 April 11 02:59
  • SCADA security arms race underway

    While the race between industrial control system attackers and defenders didn't start with the Stuxnet worm, it certainly acted as a catalyst to a new arms race and more researchers taking a closer look at the quality of SCADA software.

    Written by George V. Hulme01 April 11 23:45
  • Firm points finger at Iran for SSL certificate theft

    Iran may have been involved in an attack that resulted in hackers' acquiring bogus digital certificates for some of the Web's biggest sites, including Google and Gmail, Microsoft, Skype and Yahoo, a certificate issuing firm said today.

    Written by Gregg Keizer24 March 11 06:56
  • Malvertising continues to pound legitimate websites

    In the last three months of 2010 attackers managed to serve 3 million malicious advertising, or malvertising, impressions every day. That's the headline figure from a report released today from Web security firm Dasient. According to Dasient, that's a 100 percent increase from the preceding quarter.

    Written by George V. Hulme09 March 11 02:19
  • Eight security tips from the HBGary Hack

    Thanks to Ars Technica and H-online.com, we now have intimate details of the Anonymous attack against security research company HBGary. There are no surprises in how the attacks where carried out, but we can draw many morals from the story, even if we've heard them time and time before.

    Written by Keir Thomas08 March 11 06:23
  • New firewalls should increase protection

    This week, my company began deploying new firewalls. The old ones have been in place for more than six years; the new ones will allow us to take advantage of the next generation of features.

    Written by Mathias Thurman08 March 11 07:06
  • Intel and McAfee set to take security beyond the PC

    Intel's acquisition of McAfee -- originally announced last August -- has passed regulatory hurdles and is now official. The question now is: "What does the future hold with the combination of one of the leading chip manufacturers and one of the leading security vendors?"

    Written by Tony Bradley02 March 11 03:48
  • Lessons learned thanks to HBGary and Anonymous

    A week or so ago, I had never heard of HBGary. I assume you probably hadn't either. Now we know HBGary all too well after an attempt to make a name by unmasking the anonymous hackers of Anonymous backfired in more ways than one.

    Written by Tony Bradley22 Feb. 11 04:53
  • Open source web firewall launched by Qualys

    Today's web application firewalls are not up to the challenge of securing cloud systems according to security company Qualys which has set out its alternative vision based on building a new generation using open source development.

    Written by John E Dunn17 Feb. 11 06:05
  • Hospitals kill the fax and exchange health data over the Internet

    Health-care facilities in two states have begun exchanging data with each other and public health agencies over the Internet as part of a pilot program that standardizes the way patient information is transmitted. The goal is to speed up data transmission and to track public health trends, the U.S. Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) announced today.

    Written by Lucas Mearian04 Feb. 11 04:58
  • Get internet access when your government shuts it down

    These days, no popular movement goes without an Internet presence of some kind, whether it's organizing on Facebook or spreading the word through Twitter. And as we've seen in Egypt, that means that your Internet connection can be the first to go. Whether you're trying to check in with your family, contact your friends, or simply spread the word, here's a few ways to build some basic network connectivity when you can't rely on your cellular or landline Internet connections.

    Written by Patrick Miller, David Daw29 Jan. 11 11:13
  • Appliance automates malware detection

    Security firm NetWitness today announced Spectrum, an appliance for enabling automated malware analysis that works in conjunction with the company's traffic-analysis gear used to spot threats and policy violations.

    Written by Ellen Messmer25 Jan. 11 06:20
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