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Microsoft: IE8 Blocked a Billion Malware Downloads

July 27, 2010 |
Microsoft's technology for blocking malware and phishing attacks appears to be paying off for users, as the company claims a cool billion potential attacks blocked.
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Mozilla Rushes Out Another Firefox Security Update

July 26, 2010 |
With the release of Firefox 3.6.8, Mozilla is fixing only one security flaw omitted from last week's release, while work progresses on Firefox 4.
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Apple Has the Most Security Vulnerabilities: Report

July 26, 2010 |
Secunia's report doesn't measure the severity of security flaws, but it says some interesting things about how the focus of malware attacks has shifted.
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Microsoft Tweaks Its Bug Disclosure Process

July 26, 2010 |
As bug sleuths find and disclose more security holes in Microsoft products, giving the company little or no advance warning, the software titan tries to lower the tensions between all parties in order to better protect users.
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Oracle Targets Security With New Identity Management Suite

July 23, 2010 |
The database giant says the new release of Oracle Identity Management 11g "radically simplifies" application security.
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Cisco: U.S. Leads in Spam; IT Policies Not Being Followed

July 23, 2010 |
Cisco's midyear security report paints a bleak picture of non-compliance by IT users for enterprise policies.
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Shortened URLs Are the Latest Spam Scourge

July 22, 2010 |
Symantec's MessageLabs report finds that the shortened hyperlinks that are a virtual necessity on Twitter are one of the fastest-growing sources of spam and malware.
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Mozilla Patches Firefox for 14 Vulnerabilities

July 21, 2010 |
Ahead of Black Hat, Firefox 3.6.7 addresses a slew of flaws -- one of which had been fixed weeks ago by Google Chrome.
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Microsoft Beta Tests Two Updated Security Tools

July 21, 2010 |
Forefront Endpoint Protection offers new features for enterprise admins while the free Security Essentials gets an overhaul.
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Dell Kace Debuts Secure Firefox Browser

July 20, 2010 |
The Dell Kace Secure Browser takes a different approach to isolating and managing browser instances to improve enterprise security.
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Microsoft Blindsided by Another Zero-Day Attack

July 19, 2010 |
New zero-day attacks on all Windows OS's spring from removable file storage vulnerability, says Microsoft.
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Zscaler Brings Email Security to the Cloud

July 19, 2010 |
The security software vendor's latest cloud security product screens all inbound and outbound email messages sent from any PC or mobile device.
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Defending the Power Grid is Defending the Nation

July 19, 2010 |
We a look at the new book, "Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It." Is the best defense against cyber attacks to disconnect the power grid from the Internet?
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U.S. Tops in Spam Relaying; UK Gains Ground

July 15, 2010 |
Security software vendor Sophos' latest "Dirty Dozen" list of top spam-relaying countries paints a familiar picture with usual suspects such as the U.S. and India atop the chart.
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Small Businesses, Southern States Targeted by Spammers

July 14, 2010 |
Spammers tend to target small-to-midsize businesses and less-populated areas of the U.S., according to Symantec's latest report.
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Microsoft Patches Critical Security Holes, Ends Windows XP SP2 Support

July 13, 2010 |
For July, Microsoft patches two zero-day vulnerabilities, and support finally ends for Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows 2000.
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Fortinet Debuts 1 Gbps Firewall in New Security Appliances

July 13, 2010 |
The network security provider delivers new levels of performance in an entry-level appliance aimed at distributed enterprises, SOHOs and small businesses, and service providers delivering managed services in CPE deployments.
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Top Ten Security Reasons to Upgrade to Windows 7

July 12, 2010 |
Windows 7 Enterprise delivers enough security improvements to justify the cost and hassle of migration. We outline ten of the best security benefits.
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Hackers Break Into University of Maine Servers

July 09, 2010 |
University of Maine officials say hackers managed to pry their way into a pair of file servers storing the social security numbers and other personal data of 4,500+ students.
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Obama's Cyber Chief Touts 'Resilient' Security Strategy

July 09, 2010 |
Tasked with coordinating and improving cybersecurity operations across the agencies and private sector, Howard Schmidt has a big job, and he's not looking for a silver bullet.
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