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Microsoft announced the general availability of the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) 5.0 on Thursday.
A security firm uncovered three zero-day vulnerabilities in Symantec Endpoint Protection that can be exploited for privilege escalation.
Several of the most popular antivirus products contain vulnerabilities that can be exploited locally or remotely, a security researcher revealed at the SyScan 360 security conference in Beijing earlier this month.
Secure embedded L4 (seL4), said to be the world's most highly-assured operating system, has been released as open source.
Comodo SecureBox is designed to help organizations protect the important applications running on their endpoints.
Triumfant's new endpoint security agent for Mac OS provides real-time detection and automatic remediation of malware and other sophisticated attacks occurring in-memory or on a hard drive.
Endpoint threat detection firm CounterTack has added $5 million to its Series B round to bring the total raised to $20 million.
Absolute Software Corporation has appointed Geoff Haydon as Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the Board of Directors.
OpenDNS announced that it has raised $35 Million in a round funded by existing and new investors.
NetSupport, a remote management tool used in some enterprises can be exploited by attackers to remotely connect to a host without needing any passwords, according to a Trustwave researcher.

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Jon-Louis Heimerl's picture
Was the Mayan Apocalypse was a myth? Since I am a security geek, I just happen to talk about security a lot. What are some security myths I have heard in my conversations with some very bright people?
Shaun Donaldson's picture
Virtualized end-user systems and public cloud computing will play a role in nearly every business over the next decade, but applying the disposable philosophy universally in an enterprise environment is beyond risky, when you consider how attacks have changed.
Alan Wlasuk's picture
I made a mistake the other day, a horrible mistake. I let my kid use my computer. My once perfect computer now has a life of its own, a malware bot that nests firmly in a place that I can’t see.
Michael Goff's picture
About 50 percent of all software piracy violations found at corporations happen from businesses that are already clients of the software they are accused of stealing. So, what steps should both the software vendor and their customers take to ensure the relationship avoids speed bumps such as software piracy?
Alan Wlasuk's picture
While our attention is immediately drawn to the Internet when we think about the benign-turned-evil Matrix, a more interesting comparison can be made to the current Internet plague of botnets.
Robert Vamosi's picture
Laptop batteries use microcontrollers to tell the lithium battery when it's full and when it needs to be recharged. What's intriguing is that cybercriminals could install malware that would remain on the device no matter how many times you reinstalled the operating system.
Andrew Jaquith's picture
As with most stories Mac-related, the malware-is-finally-coming story attracted a lot of press. But the desktop Mac OS might not be attractive to attackers as you might think.
Noa Bar-Yosef's picture
Are major data breach headlines helping consumers become more secure? Not necessarily. Many users still ignore security advisories, and our lackadaisical approach to security affects other consumers.
Mike Lennon's picture
Enjoy this selection of top picks for 2010, listed in no particular order. Happy New Year!
Ram Mohan's picture
Are your passwords safe? Three simple ways to create memorable yet secure passwords