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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 16, 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 15, 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 14, 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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Patch Tuesday to Fix Three 'Critical' Microsoft Holes

July 09, 2010 |
July’s patch release may not be as demanding as June, but in fixing three critical holes, it’s an important one for administrators to deploy ASAP.
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Feds Look to Clear Hurdles in Private-Sector Cybersecurity

July 09, 2010 |
Public-private partnerships may be the lynchpin of federal cybersecurity, but experts warn that many stumbling blocks remain.
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7 Things Hackers Hope You Don't Know

July 07, 2010 |

Protect your business or home Wi-Fi network by thinking like a hacker. Find your greatest WLAN weaknesses and then guard against them.

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Microsoft Warns on Windows Developer Tool Vulnerability

July 07, 2010 |
Microsoft puts users and developers on notice that the Windows Foundation Classes have a security flaw -- making some apps vulnerable to attackers.
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Microsoft Reports Over 10,000 Zero-Day Attacks

July 02, 2010 |
Microsoft continues to work on a patch for a zero-day security exploit published last month but, in the meantime, real-world attacks are picking up steam.
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'Twilight: Eclipse' Malware Leverages 'Poisoned' Search Results

July 02, 2010 |
Fans of the 'Twilight' vampire saga could be in for a nasty surprise while searching the Web for movie information.
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Gartner Security Summit News Round-Up

July 01, 2010 |

Annual IT security gathering urges attendees to adopt more pragmatic, risk-centric, business-focused approaches.

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Adobe Shores Up Security Holes in Reader, Acrobat

June 30, 2010 |
The updates fix more than a dozen known exploits, including a PDF vulnerability that hackers were using to usurp control of users' computers.
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Top Cybersecurity Threat Is Customers, Experts Say

June 30, 2010 |
Educating consumers presents issues, but with business, government, and individuals all working together, panelists were optimistic about our cyber security future.
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McAfee Serves Up Cloud Security Suite

June 29, 2010 |
New cloud-based security service helps protect companies from malware without the need for any on-premise software or hardware.
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HP Expands TippingPoint Security

June 29, 2010 |
First new releases debut after HP's 3Com acquisition, but full integration of the two companies' products is still a work in progress.
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SSL Certificates In Use Today Aren't All Valid

June 29, 2010 |
New study examines 119 million domain names to discover some surprising results into how many are using SSL properly.
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