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  • Ransomware: Pay it or fight it?

    Ask security experts what to do when hit with ransomware -- the sophisticated malware that infects a device or network, uses military-grade encryption to restrict access, and demands payment for the decryption key -- and you'll typically get the same answer: "never pay the ransom."

    Written by Colin Neagle17 March 15 00:59
  • Why Israel could be the next cybersecurity world power

    There are plenty of cities in the U.S. that want to lay claim to becoming the "next" Silicon Valley, but a dusty desert town in the south of Israel called Beersheva might actually have a shot at becoming something more modest, and more focused. They want to be the first place you think about when it comes to cybersecurity research, education, and innovation. If things go right there, it may well happen.

    Written by David Strom11 March 15 07:24
  • Malware: War without end

    Ceaselessly, with no end in sight despite outlays that amount to a tax on doing business, the decades-long struggle against malware drags on.

    Written by Lamont Wood26 Nov. 13 15:17
  • IT Concerns About Targeted Malware Rising

    IT and security professionals are increasingly concerned about targeted malware and data breaches. What's worse is that their confidence in their ability to identify and stop them is waning.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud28 March 13 13:30
  • Chinese Government's Link to Cyber Espionage Clearer Than Ever

    It's a common belief in the information security world that the Chinese government is behind many of the advanced persistent threats that target companies around the world in an effort to steal their IP and trade secrets. Now one security firm has come forward with years of evidence to link a prolific APT group to a unit inside the Chinese government.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud20 Feb. 13 16:09
  • Mobile attacks top the list of 2013 security threats

    For years, information security experts have predicted a spike in mobile malware. Will 2013 be the year of mobile attacks? And what other security threats are on the horizon?

    Written by Thor Olavsrud09 Jan. 13 14:25
  • When in China, don't leave your laptop alone

    If you travel to China or Russia, assume government or industry spooks will steal your data and install spyware. Here's how to thwart them

    Written by Bob Violino04 Dec. 12 11:11
  • PDF files most trusted...and most targeted

    PDF files are one of the most common, and most trusted document formats out there. However, that trust, combined with the cross-platform use of PDFs makes the Adobe file format one of the most targeted and exploited by malicious attacks as well.

    Written by Tony Bradley09 March 11 06:06
  • Massive Mac OS X update shatters illusion of security

    Perhaps you've heard that the Apple Mac OS X operating system is simply more secure by design and not prone to the security flaws and vulnerabilities that plague the dominant Microsoft Windows operating system? Well, don't believe the hype. Apple unleashed an update for Mac OS X this week which fixes a massive 134 vulnerabilities.

    Written by Tony Bradley12 Nov. 10 02:15
  • ATM malware spreading around the world

    Cash machines around the world are hosting malware that can harvest a person's card details for use in fraud, a situation that could worsen as the malware becomes more sophisticated, according to a security researcher.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk06 June 09 00:52
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