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Apple's new Secure Kernel Extension Loading (SKEL) security feature, set to be implemented in the upcoming macOS 10.13 High Sierra, is trivial to bypass, a security researcher claims. [Read More]
Microsoft patches 80 vulnerabilities, including a .NET framework zero-day flaw exploited to deliver spyware [Read More]
US electronics retailer Best Buy has stopped selling products by leading computer security firm Kaspersky Lab amid concerns the company has links to Russian intelligence, the two companies confirmed Friday. [Read More]
SentinelOne has launched a new module to provide increased visibility by using kernel hooks to see cleartext traffic at the point of encryption, and again at the point of decryption. [Read More]
Bitdefender launches Bugcrowd-based public bug bounty program with rewards of up to $1,500 [Read More]
Lenovo settles FTC charges over the Superfish adware shipped with many of its laptops, but the company will not pay a fine [Read More]
Mozilla said it would completely remove trust in the digital certificates issued by Chinese certificate authority WoSign and its subsidiary StartCom starting with Firefox 58. [Read More]
Security researchers have discovered two vulnerabilities that impact the extension systems of major browsers, including Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Opera. [Read More]
Thousands of IoT Devices are at increased risk after a list of IP addresses and credentials was published to the public. [Read More]
Vulnerabilities in PoS systems from SAP and other vendors allow hackers to steal payment card data and change prices [Read More]

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Simon Crosby's picture
Attackers return again and again to vulnerable components like Flash because they can keep tapping into perennial vulnerabilities.
Simon Crosby's picture
While flexibility offers countless benefits for corporations and their employees, this new emphasis on mobility has also introduced a new set of risks, and this in turn re-ignites a focus on endpoint security.
Simon Crosby's picture
While data breaches aren’t going away anytime soon, every company has a choice of how they prepare for them. By focusing on the endpoint, businesses can better secure themselves with less cost and less time expended by the IT team.
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.