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Intel announces new silicon-level security, including threat detection technology and a framework that standardizes security features built into processors, and a strategic collaboration with Purdue University [Read More]
PowerHammer attack allows hackers to stealthily exfiltrate data from air-gapped computers using power lines [Read More]
A series of geopolitically motivated attacks ongoing since early 2017 and targeting high profile organizations worldwide appear to be a symptom of escalating tensions in the Middle East [Read More]
Ransomware is the most prevalent type of malware and it increasingly targets business-critical systems, according to Verizon’s 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) [Read More]
VirusTotal announces launch of a new Android sandbox called VirusTotal Droidy, which provides detailed information on potential Android threats [Read More]
Kaspersky releases source code of KLara, the company’s internal distributed YARA scanner [Read More]
PinkKite: new piece of malware targeting point-of-sale (POS) systems has a very small size but can do a lot on infected systems [Read More]
Russia-linked threat group Sofacy spotted targeting a European government agency just as the U.S. accused the Kremlin of launching attacks on critical infrastructure [Read More]
Malware can stealthily steal data from air-gapped computers using headphones and speakers, researchers demonstrate [Read More]
A China-linked cyber espionage group used new backdoors in an attack aimed at a company that provides services to the UK government [Read More]

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Marc Solomon's picture
Today’s email-based attacks don’t occur at a single point in time and use multiple methods to evade detection. To bolster protection, organizations may turn to a set of disparate products that don’t – and can’t – work together.
Torsten George's picture
To limit the risk of having drive-by malware attacks planted on their websites, organizations should monitor the payload of their different Internet properties, which for larger organizations can easily become a huge undertaking.
Marc Solomon's picture
Malvertising underscores the need for an approach to security that addresses the full attack continuum. With ongoing visibility and control, and intelligent and continuous updates, security professionals can take action to stop the inevitable outbreak.
Aviv Raff's picture
Just as offices need to detect break-ins to keep criminals from committing industrial espionage, enterprises need to put more focus on detecting APTs and other advanced threats to keep adversaries from their network.
Michael Callahan's picture
While obscuring website code, server architecture, and security mechanisms doesn’t provide bullet-proof security on its own, it is actually pretty effective.
Wade Williamson's picture
Even with the basics covered, we also have to be on the lookout for unknown threats and anomalies in our networks that can be an indicator of compromise.
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?
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.
Ram Mohan's picture
We still don't know who created Conficker or what that person’s motivations were. What we do know: Conficker could have proved much more damaging than it ultimately did, but the threat has not entirely disappeared.
Mike Lennon's picture
Enjoy this selection of top picks for 2010, listed in no particular order. Happy New Year!