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Security updates released for PrinterLogic Web Stack and the Virtual Appliance address nine security bugs, including a trio of high-severity issues. [Read More]
Redmond announces improved security for Microsoft Offices users, courtesy of Excel 4.0 (XLM) macros now being restricted by default. [Read More]
Hackers compromised the website of AccessPress Themes to inject multiple WordPress plugins and themes with backdoor code. [Read More]
In the recent Ukraine attacks, threat actors leveraged stolen credentials and they likely had access to the targeted network for months before causing damage. [Read More]
Cloud security and compliance automation startup Anitian has banked a $55 million Series B round led by Sageview Capital. [Read More]
The IPv6 guidance provides federal agencies with information on IPv6 and its security features, along with security considerations on the network protocol. [Read More]
The use of DNS over HTTPS (DoH) for C&C communications is making it more difficult to track botnets. [Read More]
Threat hunters at Kaspersky have spotted a well-known Chinese APT actor using an UEFI implant to maintain stealthy persistence across reboots, disk formatting or disk replacements. [Read More]
Microsoft says the new security mode in Edge browser can keep users safe from zero-day attacks. [Read More]
Google researcher documents a pair of Zoom security defects and chides the company for missing a decades-old anti-exploit mitigation. [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!