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  • Better open source hygiene would have spooked GHOST

    <em>This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.</em>

    Written by By Bill Weinberg, Senior Director, Open Source Strategy, Black Duck Software06 Feb. 15 06:25
  • Election Day was just another chance to worry about security

    At the moment I'm a bit of a security grouch. I keep seeing product after product that has significant vulnerabilities. And this isn't just happening with the things I deal with at work. Even Election Day had me grousing about the state of our software security.

    Written by By J.F. Rice06 Nov. 14 22:52
  • Detoured by Shellshock and Poodle

    As I moved into the information security position at my new company a few weeks ago, I was anxious to do a full assessment of our security defenses. But I was immediately sidetracked by, not one, but two major vulnerabilities that couldn't be ignored. Those were fires that had to be put out before I could do anything else.

    Written by By Mathias Thurman28 Oct. 14 03:00
  • Keep calm and plug the holes

     Oh no, another zero day is out! No one goes home until it's fixed!

    Written by By Kenneth van Wyk21 Oct. 14 23:18
  • Expert: Basic hacks can compromise industrial control systems

    Atlanta -- Sophisticated attacks like Stuxnet aren't necessary to compromise industrial control systems for dams, power plants, chemical plants and the like. Rather, simple phishing attacks followed up by using tools that are easily available through Metasploit will do the trick, security pros were told at a conference in Atlanta this week.

    Written by Tim Greene02 Oct. 14 04:18
  • What corporate security pros should do about Shellshock/Bash bug

    Shellshock/bash bug exploits can force compromised servers to act as bots and, depending on the types of privileges the servers have, attackers can make them do a lot worse. So corporate security pros should patch important affected machines as soon as possible.

    Written by Tim Greene26 Sept. 14 23:32
  • Linux kernel developer arrested in Russia

    A prominent Linux kernel developer has been jailed by Russian authorities after protesting publicly in Moscow's Manezh Square against the conflict in Ukraine.

    Written by Jon Gold03 Sept. 14 06:22
  • NIST issues Best Practices on how to best use Secure Shell software

    The Secure Shell (SSH) protocol and software suite is used by millions of system administrators to log into application and service accounts on remote servers using authentication methods that include passwords, tokens, digital certificates and public keys. But when improperly managed, SSH keys can be used by attackers to penetrate the organization's IT infrastructure.

    Written by Ellen Messmer03 Sept. 14 02:23
  • Tips on how to ace an Office 365 certification test

    Anyone hoping to gain Microsoft certification in Office 365 better know the ins and outs of provisioning, security, syncing, identities and troubleshooting for the cloud version of Microsoft's flagship productivity suite.

    Written by Tim Greene19 June 14 04:13
  • Ballmer talks turkey on buying the L.A. Clippers

    Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is apparently chasing ownership of the L.A. Clippers in earnest, reportedly meeting yesterday with Shelly Sterling, who's running the team since her husband, Donald, was banned from the NBA.

    Written by Tim Greene28 May 14 04:18
  • Amazon ratchets up enterprise cloud focus

    If there's one overarching theme of Amazon Web Services' second annual cloud user conference, it's that this company is aiming for enterprise.

    Written by Brandon Butler14 Nov. 13 16:10