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Penetration Testing Shows Unlikely Vulnerabilities

The Spider Labs division of security firm Trustwave conducts over 2,000 penetration tests a year looking for IT security risks. While some audits find normal flaws, there are some that lead to the d...

Japanese Parliament Hit by Security Breach

Japanese lawmakers' user names and passwords were recently accessed in a cyber attack launched from a server in China."According to The Asahi Shimbun, the network had been v...

Norton Internet Security IDs Facebook as Phishing Site

Symantec recently withdrew an update to Norton Internet Security that identified Facebook as a fraudulent phishing Web site."The snafu meant that users of Norton Internet Security were blocked from ...

LogRhythm Using Logs to Remediate Security Risk

Log files can be an effective source of data for identifying security threats. What you do once you've identified those threats from log files is where a new release from security information and ev...

Sourcefire Accelerates IPS to 40 GbE

In the world of security inspection, speed matters. To that end, Sourcefire (NASDAQ:FIRE) today announced a new set of intrusion prevention systems (IPS), including their first to include a 40 gigab...

Review: Kaspersky Adds Cloud, Smartphones to Its Updated Offering

Kaspersky is one of Europe's leading antivirus (AV) companies. It is ranked third in the consumer Internet security space (by revenue) just behind Symantec and McAfee, according to Gartner. In recen...

Two Factor Authentication: SMS vs. Tokens

The numbers are staggering. About 750 million airline passengers must remove their shoes every year because one lone nut, Richard Reid (now a resident of a supermax prison in Colorado), once tried t...

Healthcare Breaches Getting Costlier

Since this time last year, some 6.6 million unsecured records have been exposed, in a variety of incidents, ranging from deliberate hacking, through theft of laptops down to...

ISC2, Certifications and the Future of Security Education

As security threats in the modern world continue to grow, so too does the need for security professionals. One of the ways to meet need is by way of training and certification.The International Info...

IPv6 Will Cause Some Security Headaches

IPv6 is the next-generational internet protocol, designed to give us more IP addresses. Back in the day when no one dreamed that toasters would one day be connected to the Internet, the idea that th...

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