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August Patch Tuesday: Microsoft Fixes XML, IE, and Oracle Flaws

August 14, 2012
Microsoft patches 26 vulnerabilities -- and revisits the XML patch from the July update.
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When Security Compliance Isn't Enough

August 9, 2012
A robust defense against attack means going beyond the rubber stamp of security compliance and certification, argues RSA CISO Eddie Schwartz.
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Security Tips from Bruce Schneier

August 8, 2012
Security expert Bruce Schneier shares his views on encryption, the value of backups and "bullshit detectors," the state of software quality, and more.
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Can Morality Improve Security?

August 2, 2012
Security luminary Bruce Schneier argues that IT security isn't just about the nuts and bolts of security technology.
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HTML5 WebSockets Identified As Security Risk

July 31, 2012
WebSockets offer the promise of improved TCP connections, but do they also invite new forms of attack on your applications and infrastructure?
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DEFCON: NSA Chief Calls on Hackers to Secure the Internet

July 27, 2012
Security and civil liberties are not mutually exclusive, argues the Director of the NSA and the US Cyber Command. Security and civil liberties are not mutually exclusive, argues the Director of NSA and the US Cyber Command.
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Black Hat: Web Exploit Toolkits Prey On Lazy Users

July 27, 2012
The success of the Blackhole exploit toolkit is due to the failure of most users to stay current on security patches, HP researchers say. The success of the Blackhole exploit toolkit is due to users' failure to stay current on security patches, HP researchers say.
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Black Hat: Apple Outlines iOS Security

July 26, 2012
Apple takes the stage at the hacker conference to demonstrate how security has been baked into iOS devices, from the hardware on up.
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Securing the Black Hat Wi-Fi Network

July 26, 2012
How do you provide military-grade secure wireless network connectivity to 6,000 hackers? We take a look inside the Network Operations Center at the Black Hat 2012 conference.
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Black Hat: NFC-Equipped Smartphones Vulnerable to Attack

July 25, 2012
Near Field Communication vulnerability on Android phones demonstrated at the Black Hat 2012 conference.
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Black Hat: Wintel Flaw Remained Unpatched For Six Years

July 25, 2012
Linux patched the Intel kernel privilege escalation flaw in 2006 -- but Windows, FreeBSD, and NetBSD remained vulnerable until just six weeks ago.
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Black Hat: Open Source Web Application Firewall Comes to Microsoft IIS

July 24, 2012
After 10 years on Apache, the popular open source ModSecurity web application firewall is expanding its footprint to Microsoft's IIS web server.
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Oracle Extends Identity and SSO to Mobile Devices

July 20, 2012
With new features for enterprise mobile app developers, Oracle Identity Management 11g Release 2 enables the extension of authenticated access beyond the four walls of the organization.
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Oracle Critical Patch Update Fixes 87 Flaws

July 18, 2012
Security issues in database, middleware, and CRM applications are addressed in Oracle's quarterly CPU.
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Google Secures Chrome Browser Extensions

July 17, 2012
Safe browsing tip: Don't download browser extensions and add-ons from third-party websites.
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DNS Changer Deadline Aftermath: No Mass Internet Outage

July 13, 2012
Many ISPs cushioned the fall by re-routing infected users after the July 9th deadline.
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Yahoo Password Breach Puts SQL Injection In the Crosshairs

July 12, 2012
Once again, a major Internet property has been found lacking in security -- though Yahoo claims that most of the breached passwords were invalid.
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Black Hat 2012 Preview: New Leadership and Apple On Board

July 11, 2012
New management takes the reins at the Black Hat conference this year. Here's a look at what's changing and what to expect.
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July Patch Tuesday: XML 5 Still Vulnerable

July 10, 2012
Microsoft fixes some -- but not all -- XML flaws in the July Patch Tuesday security update. Meanwhile, Internet Explorer is set to get more frequent patches.
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