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  • How to protect against Firesheep attacks

    Security experts today suggested ways Firefox users can protect themselves against Firesheep, the new browser add-on that lets amateurs hijack users' access to Facebook, Twitter and other popular services.

    Written by Gregg Keizer27 Oct. 10 10:46
  • Android apps more open than users know

    One of the elements of Android that is often touted over iOS and other mobile platforms is that it is open source. The open nature of Android means that vendors can build on and extend the platform, or that developers are free to create apps unfettered by restrictive rules and approval processes. A new report, though, shows that many Android apps take that open nature a bit too far and share sensitive information without the user's knowledge.

    Written by Tony Bradley30 Sept. 10 23:43
  • Seven ways social nets like Facebook and LinkedIn are 'truly evil'

    NEW YORK -- Social networks are a major resource for hackers trying to capture valuable corporate data or run amok inside business networks, the information security director of a major online trading firm told Security Standard attendees.

    Written by Tim Greene17 Sept. 10 03:40
  • Microsoft reveals Stuxnet worm exploits multiple zero days

    Microsoft released <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms10-sep.mspx">nine new security bulletins</a>--four with an overall rating of Critical this week for the September Patch Tuesday. The big news of the month, though, is the Stuxnet worm. Microsoft revealed that four additional zero day flaws are exploited by the worm, and two of those four remain unpatched.

    Written by Tony Bradley16 Sept. 10 03:03
  • Protect your PC with critical Adobe patches

    Adobe released a handful of patches this week to address serious security vulnerabilities. The most relevant update for the vast majority of users is the patch for Adobe Flash Player, but IT admins should also be aware of the updates for ColdFusion and Flash Media Server.

    Written by Tony Bradley14 Aug. 10 05:36
  • Great firewall of News Limited saves $5.5M a year

    Blocking people from accessing unproductive Web sites has saved News Limited an estimated $5.5 million a year the company’s top security professional estimates.

    Written by Rodney Gedda13 April 10 14:36