Security


Cloud Security and Privacy Guidelines Outlined by NST

The first set of guidelines for managing security and privacy issues in cloud computing has been finalized by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Windows 8 Secure Boot Controversy Refuses To Die

A "secure boot" feature that Microsoft will require of computer makers with Windows 8 continues to draw controversy.

Koobface Malware Ring Taken Offline After Ringleaders Exposed

After Facebook released the names of those responsible for a malware ring targeting the social network's users, the group's central command and control (C&C) server went offline.

Anonymous Retaliates With Gov., Media Web Site Shutdowns After Megaupload Arrests

In what the "hacktivism" group Anonymous is calling the largest operation in the group's history, it is targeting government and multimedia sites in response to today's arrests and shut down of the file-sharing site Megauploads.

Sykipot Trojan Variant May Be Used in DOD Access Card PIN Theft

Research by Alienvault Labs has found a variant of the Sykipot Trojan that can be used to compromise the Defense Department's Common Access Cards.

Wikipedia, Reddit Going Dark in Protest of SOPA, PIPA

Many Web sites will shut down Wednesday in opposition to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA), currently under consideration by the U.S. Congress.

Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing Hits 10-Year Anniversary

In celebration of Bill Gates' Trustworthy Computing's (TwC) decade of operation, Microsoft released a retrospective of the company's quality assurance strategy.

Microsoft Delivers 7 Fixes in January Security Update

As promised in its advance notification last week, Microsoft released seven security bulletins for this month.

Zeus Trojan Variant Targeting Banks

The FBI is sounding out about a new variant of the Zeus Trojan that could allow hackers to access bank accounts by malicious e-mail.

Researchers Investigating Stuxnet and Duqu Variants

Malware Suxnet and its sibling Duqu may be just the first of many malicious code attack programs discovered, according to Kaspersky Lab researchers.

Microsoft's 2012 Inaugural Security Patch To Include 7 Fixes

January's Security Update from Microsoft, arriving next Tuesday, will feature six fixes for Windows and one fix for Microsoft developer tools, according to the company's advance notice.

More Than 1 Million URLs Infected with Latest SQL Injection Attack

The "Lilupophilupop" SQL injection campaign has infected 1,070,000 URLs as of last weekend, according to the SANS Internet Storm Center.

Microsoft Releases Out-of-Band Patch for .NET Vulnerability

A recently released Microsoft security bulletin targeted flaws in Microsoft .NET Framework which, if unpatched, could lead to an elevation of privilege attack.

Identity Theft Threat Looms Large After Recent Anonymous Stratfor Hack

Members of the Army Knowledge Online portal are being warned that their personal information may be at risk due to the recent hack of intelligence analysis company Strategic Forecasting by the online group Anonymous.

Review: PowerBroker Desktops DLP

The BeyondTrust application is great for putting files on lockdown and preventing data leakage.

Microsoft To Automatically Push Internet Explorer Updates

Microsoft announced today that it will automatically update users' Internet Explorer to the latest version their OS can support.

Top 5 Security Incidents of 2011 (and Their Impacts Going Forward)

We run down the top security concerns of the year and speculate what their meanings will be for the future.

FBI Teams With International Agencies To Target Cyber Crime

The FBI is working closely with international law enforcement agencies to fight cyber criminals on their own turf, said Shawn Henry, executive assistant director of the FBI's Cyber Response and Services Branch.

Microsoft Delivers Hefty December Security Patch

December's security update arrived today with 13 items to fix in Microsoft products, ranging from Windows to Office, and Internet Explorer too.

A Hefty 14 Fixes Announced for December's Patch Tuesday Update

Microsoft is preparing lumps of coal for IT pros in the form of 14 bulletin items for next week's release of December's Security bulletin.

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