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How to Encrypt a USB Flash Drive

May 06, 2010 |

Microsoft BitLocker offers a free and easy way to encrypt a USB flash drive.

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Oracle Updates Java for Critical Vulnerability

April 16, 2010 |
Days after a major security update, Oracle issues another patch for a critical Java flaw.
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Mozilla Rushes Out Firefox 3.6.3 to Fix Pwn2own Hack

April 02, 2010 |
A new update comes on the heels of yet another Pwn2own exploit, along with a promise of patches for older Firefox versions, as well.
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Mozilla Scrambles to Close Firefox Vulnerability

March 23, 2010 |
Mozilla patches a critical flaw that a few weeks ago it doubted even existed.
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Hacker Releases Metasploit Exploit for IE Zero-Day Hole

March 11, 2010 |
What started as 'targeted' attacks may now expand into a full-blown pandemic, since a hacker figured out how to turn hints into a Metasploit exploit module.
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Windows Security Gets Boost from ClamAV

March 04, 2010 |
Open source antivirus comes to the Windows desktop with a little help from a new cloud backend to accelerate security.
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How to: Set Up TrueCrypt Disk Encryption, Part 2

March 03, 2010 |

In the second and final part of this series, we cover more advanced methods of configuration and mounting of this open source tool.

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Metasploit Gains Further Commercial Adoption

February 18, 2010 |
Yet another commercial tool integrates open source metasploit for security testing – is this a good thing?
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How to: Set Up TrueCrypt Disk Encryption, Part 1

February 17, 2010 |

Eric Geier gives step-by-step instructions for improving laptop security by protecting your data with TrueCrypt disk encryption.

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Oracle Patches Two Dozen Flaws

January 13, 2010 |
First Oracle critical patch update of the year shows that databases are still very much at risk in 2010, though more so on Windows than on Linux.
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Simple Data Security Solutions

December 23, 2009 |
If you prioritize data security--and who doesn't?--the Aegis Padlock portable hard drive offers a secure, affordable solution for Windows, Mac, and Linux that's simple enough for even non-IT pros to manage.
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Mozilla Updates Firefox 3.5.6 for Three Critical Flaws

December 16, 2009 |
New version of open source browser tackles memory corruption and spoofing issues.
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Metasploit, NeXpose Integrate for Enterprise Security Testing

December 02, 2009 |
Rapid 7 is now integrating popular open source exploit framework into a more enterprise-friendly suite for vulnerability scanning.
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IBM's Virtual Server Security: 'Every Layer'

November 16, 2009 |
IBM newly released Virtual Server Security for VMware vSphere touts its protection of the entire infrastructure, from the hypervisor to server-based virtual desktops.
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Windows and Online Banking: A Dangerous Mix

October 19, 2009 |
This security expert uses Windows for most functions, yet feels it’s not safe enough for the average user to trust for online banking.
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WordPress Bloggers Tricked by 'Clever' Worm

September 09, 2009 |
Using an outdated version of WordPress blogging software can pose security challenges.
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Black Hat Attendees Focus on Oracle, Mac

July 30, 2009 |
Experts at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas show tools to automate penetration testing of Mac OS X and Oracle databases.
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Open Source Hacking: Revealing Metasploit's Misdeeds

July 29, 2009 |
A new forensics platform will reveal whether a system has been compromised by the open source Metasploit.
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Controversial 'Oracle Hacking' App to be Released

July 23, 2009 |
Oracle has released patches to guard against the open source Metasploit tool, but some companies may not have installed them.
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How to Remove Malware (Part 2): Booting from a CD

June 16, 2009 |

Using a boot CD to remove malware can be more effective than simply running an anti-malware software program.

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