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Study: Security Incident Rates Increase as Security Budgets Drop

IT's security spending is not keeping up with the reported 42.8 million security incidents in PwC's enterprise survey.

Millions of Systems and Devices Vulnerable to Bash 'ShellShock' Flaw

The 25-year-old flaw, which was just discovered on Wednesday, leaves systems running Linux and Mac OS X open to remote code execution attacks.

Microsoft Pulls Plug on Trustworthy Computing Group

The remaining members will be absorbed into Cloud & Enterprise and Legal and Corporate Affairs groups.

Microsoft Patch Woes Continue: Lync Security Update Pulled

The pulled item marks the third month in a row in which Microsoft has had to address issues with its monthly security update.

Yahoo Threatened with Daily Fines after Challenging Surveillance Requests

The tech company said it was fined $250,000 per day for not handing over requested user data.

Small September Patch Tuesday Release Fixes Huge IE Zero-Day Hole

This month's offering includes one "critical" and three "important" bulletins that look to fix 42 different flaws.

Microsoft Pulls Security Update After Reported Crashes

The issues could ultimately lead to a system being caught in a crash/reboot loop.

Microsoft August Patch Tuesday: 'Critical' Fixes for IE, Media Center

This moth's Security Update addresses a total of 37 flaws.

Encrypting Ransomware Targeting Synology NAS Servers

Plus: Researchers create unlock key to reverse high-profile ransomware "CryptoLocker."

Russian Crime Ring Steals 1.2 Billion Online Passwords

This week's incident highlights the need for a change in attitudes relating to corporate security.

Cisco Security Report Highlights Enterprise Weak Links

The study took a look at 16 multinational enterprises in the first half of 2014 to map out what the top trouble areas for IT are.

Microsoft Releases EMET 5.0 Security Tool

The latest version adds two new mitigation features and support for 64-bit systems.

Top Windows XP Antivirus Software Tested -- And They Still Work

The test sent many security software offerings through a gauntlet to measure protection, useability and performance. Three received a perfect score of 30.

Critical Active Directory Design Flaw Could Compromise User Passwords

Microsoft is downplaying the disclosure and has offered multiple ways IT can avoid attack.

InstallShield and Dell Encryption Crashes Connected to July Security Patch

While the InstallShield flaw currently has a limited workaround, there's no word on whether the Dell problem is further being investigated by Microsoft.

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