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NEWS & INDUSTRY UPDATES

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.
The program will offer researchers $10,000 to find critical security flaws in the new certificate verification library that will be released along with Firefox 31.
Dell SecureWorks has added Advanced Endpoint Threat Detection (AETD) as the latest solution in its Advanced Threat Services portfolio.
AT&T is offering a new cloud-based security solution designed to protect customers against malware and malicious websites while offering security policy control across enterprise, web, social and mobile networks.
Intego, a provider of security products designed exclusively for Mac OS, introduced its latest product line, including VirusBarrier X8 and NetBarrier X8.
A report from IDC and the National University of Singapore (NUS) found that 61 percent of the computers they analyzed with pirated software on them also had malware.
When it comes to securing a Linux machine, the answer is not installing an antivirus or some other security software. The key lies in hardening the operating system.
CrowdStrike's Endpoint Activity Monitoring (EAM) helps customers gain real-time insight into attacks and explore the rich Stateful Execution Inspection data collected by sensors.

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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