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  • Palo Alto Networks report fingers UDP as major malware helper

    Palo Alto Networks' annual threat analysis of customer network traffic shows that botnet-controlled malware that makes its way into enterprise networks almost always uses the User Datagram Protocol (UDP) to communicate, blending in with legitimate UDP-based applications such as video.

    Written by Ellen Messmer03 June 14 04:07
  • TrueCrypt's abrupt demise 'puzzling, bizarre'

    The abrupt discontinuation of the disk and file encryption freeware TrueCrypt by its secretive software developers has left many security experts stunned, some of whom say there now are no viable alternatives left in non-commercial encryption software.

    Written by Ellen Messmer31 May 14 04:17
  • Juniper; Palo Alto settle long-running firewall patent lawsuits

    Juniper Networks and Palo Alto Networks today agreed to settle their long-running firewall-related patent infringement lawsuits against each other, with Juniper saying Palo Alto Networks has agreed to pay US$175 million in cash and equity as part of the settlement.

    Written by Ellen Messmer29 May 14 07:56
  • Dept. of Homeland Security tools aimed at Heartbleed-like security evils

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has launched a Web portal aimed at assisting software developers in vetting their code for weaknesses hackers can exploit. The DHS calls this portal the Software Assurance Marketplace, or SWAMP for short. It's not a ‘marketplace' in the sense that money is changing hands for products and services, but rather more a place to share tools, techniques and information.

    Written by Ellen Messmer23 May 14 02:25
  • Cisco to acquire malware prevention company

    Cisco this week announced its intent to acquire ThreatGRID, a New York-based maker of malware analysis and threat intelligence technology.

    Written by Jim Duffy22 May 14 02:26
  • Buildings don't fall down, why should network security

    Over the centuries the building trades have learned from their mistakes and set up complex systems of checks and balances that not only works but could serve as a model for network security, attendees at the Security Bsides Boston 2014 conference were told.

    Written by Tim Greene14 May 14 05:23