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  • Many organizations struggle to define mobile work/play boundaries

    The K-12 private education Paideia School in Atlanta now hands out about 550 Apple iPads each year to students for classroom teaching and homework purposes. And while students love them, some parents are now pressing the IT department to restrict use of apps on the devices because they think there's too much game-playing.

    Written by Ellen Messmer21 Nov. 13 22:27
  • Cryptolocker: The evolution of extortion

    The Cryptolocker Trojan is an evolution of "ransomware," not a revolutionary change from past criminal attempts to extort money from PC owners, a security expert said today.

    Written by Gregg Keizer19 Nov. 13 21:54
  • Sophos takes first step in rolling out cloud security strategy

    Sophos today leapt forward with a cloud strategy under which it will deliver integrated management and policy enforcement for its endpoint security software and unified threat management (UTM) firewall through a cloud-based console for both its enterprise customers and industry partners.

    Written by Ellen Messmer29 Oct. 13 16:02
  • Sophos fixes vulnerabilities in its Web security appliance

    Security vendor Sophos has released an update for the software used on its Web gateway security appliance in order to address three serious vulnerabilities in the product's Web-based user interface.

    Written by Lucian Constantin04 April 13 14:11
  • Rogue Google SSL certificate not used for dishonest purposes, Turktrust says

    Turktrust, the Turkish certificate authority (CA) responsible for issuing an intermediate CA certificate that was later used to generate an unauthorized certificate for google.com, claims that the bad Google certificate was not used for dishonest purposes.

    Written by Lucian Constantin04 Jan. 13 17:50
  • Blue Coat second company to buy Crossbeam Systems in recent weeks

    Blue Coat Systems Monday announced an agreement to acquire Crossbeam Systems for an undisclosed amount by year-end. This would mark the second time Crossbeam has been acquired in 2012, with private equity firm Thoma Bravo acquiring it just last month.

    Written by Ellen Messmer17 Dec. 12 23:02
  • Hackers break into two FreeBSD Project servers using stolen SSH keys

    Hackers have compromised two servers used by the FreeBSD Project to build third-party software packages. Anyone who has installed such packages since Sept. 19 should completely reinstall their machines, the project's security team warned.

    Written by Lucian Constantin19 Nov. 12 11:29