Security


Citi Hack Exposes User Data

Citigroup has confirmed that over 200,000 Citibank credit card users have had their names, e-mail addresses and account numbers stolen by hackers.

Microsoft Planning 16 Fixes for Patch Tuesday

Windows IT pros can expect a really busy June if the advance notification for this month's security update is any indication.

Confirmed: RSA Tokens Used in Hack of Lockheed

The recent attack on Lockheed Martin, the defense contractor, was done with stolen data from RSA Security SucurID authentication token, the RSA confirmed.

Hackers Targeting E-Mail, Mobile Devices

Spearphishing and malware attacks via mobile systems, particularly targeting the Android platform, are on the rise, according to a report from software security firm McAfee.

Google Points to China Again in Gmail Hack

According to Google, Jinan, China-based hackers accessed hundreds of users, including U.S. government officials, military personnel, journalists, Chinese political activists and officials of several Asian countries, most of them in South Korea.

'Cookiejacking' Risk Found in Internet Explorer

According to Rosario Valotta, an Italian security researcher, a security breach of Internet Explorer could occur if a hacker hijacks session cookies from users' visits to a Web site.

Google Releases Security Update for Chrome

Google today has released Chrome version 11.0.696.71 which fixes four vulnerabilities in its browser.

Tech-Ed: ScriptLogic Aims for Ease with Security Explorer 8.0

Security management is possible in Windows, but it's not always easy.

White House Releases International Cyber Behavior Strategy

The U.S. Government's guidelines for interagency and international cooperation to establish norms for responsible behavior in cyberspace, called International Strategy for Cyberspace, was released on Monday.

Did Hackers Use Amazon's Cloud Service To Attack PlayStation Network?

Bloomberg News is reporting this morning that the hackers who attacked Sony's PlayStation Network -- which was down for almost a month -- used Amazon's cloud service to stage their attacks.

Top 4 Mistakes Sony Made with Its Network Outage

Sony is showing competing technology companies how not to handle an outage.

Google Engineers Blame Adobe for Chrome Hack

Google is speaking out after Monday's news that a French security firm had found a zero-day exploit in Chrome's code. 

May Security Patch Targets Windows, PowerPoint Flaws

Microsoft's May patch arrived as expected, with just two security bulletins, one deemed "critical" and one considered "important."

Cloud Providers Downplay Security

According to a recent study by the Ponemon Institute, and sponsored by CA, cloud computing customers and venders may not be paying enough attention to cloud security issues.

Google Chrome Exposed to Zero-Day Security Exploits

French security firm Vupen claimed today that it discovered a zero-day exploit of the Google Chrome Web browser running on Windows.

Microsoft To Deliver Two Security Fixes on Tuesday

Microsoft's security update coming next Tuesday looks to be light, with one "critical" item and one "important" item expected.

Get in the Zone: A Review of MXI's Stealth Zone Secure Portal Desktop

Be sneaky -- and secure -- with the MXI portable Windows OS.

Joys and Perils of the Always-On VPN

How to get the benefits of an always-on VPN while mitigating the security risks.

WinMagic SecureDoc Review: Lock Down Your Laptops

WinMagic SecureDoc encryption software gets the better of hackers.

Feds To Remove Coreflood Botnet from Some Infected Systems

In the next step in the joint action between the FBI and the Department of Justice to take down the international Coreflood botnet ring, federal authorities will begin contacting some infected users to manually remove the botnet software.

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