Tim Greene

Tim Greene covers security and keeps an eye on Microsoft for Network World.


Black Hat: 9 free security tools for defense & attacking

Black Hat: 9 free security tools for defense & attacking

When Black Hat convenes next week in Las Vegas, it will be a rich environment for gathering tools that can be used to tighten security but also - in the wrong hands - to carry out exploits.

Kaspersky researchers love “Mr. Robot” hacker but claim no Snowden ties

Kaspersky researchers love “Mr. Robot” hacker but claim no Snowden ties

Malware researchers for Kaspersky Lab took to Reddit’s IAmA chat today and pronounced an affection for the hacker-hero TV show “Mr. Robot” but not NSA hacker Edward Snowden.

Hackers can pick off, inject wireless keyboard keystrokes from 8 vendors, maybe more

Hackers can pick off, inject wireless keyboard keystrokes from 8 vendors, maybe more

A vulnerability across at least eight brands of wireless keyboards lets hackers read keystrokes from 250 feet away.

Ransomware protection guarantee is offered by SentinelOne

Ransomware protection guarantee is offered by SentinelOne

SentinelOne is offering a to pay customers $1,000 per endpoint for customers’ machines that get infected by ransomware and that its products don’t either block or remediate.

At Black Hat: A free tool for spear phishing Twitter

At Black Hat: A free tool for spear phishing Twitter

A spear phishing tool to automate the creation of phony tweets - complete with malicious URLs – with messages victims are likely to click on will be released at Black Hat by researchers from ZeroFOX. Called SNAP_R (for social network...

Carbon Black buys Confer for next-gen anti-virus

Carbon Black buys Confer for next-gen anti-virus

Carbon Black has bought Confer to boost its protection for network endpoints using a behavioral form of antivirus combined with cloud analysis of threats rather than traditional signature-based software.

MIT researchers: Network pros could learn a lot from ants

MIT researchers: Network pros could learn a lot from ants

How ants decide where to move their nests can help computer scientists seeking efficient ways to gather data from distributed networks of sensors, according to an algorithm developbed by MIT researchers.

Shlomo Kramer: a security investor looking for smart entrepreneurs to disrupt markets

Shlomo Kramer: a security investor looking for smart entrepreneurs to disrupt markets

Israeli investor and entrepreneur Shlomo Kramer talks about how to spot a good company to invest in.

Bay Dynamics lands another $23 million to speed expansion

Security-analytics firm Bay Dynamics has pulled down $23 million more in venture funding to help the company speed up its international expansion and execution of its action plan to reach customers and differentiate itself from...

Cisco Live: Cisco bolsters, integrates security products and services

Cisco Live: Cisco bolsters, integrates security products and services

Cisco enhances products from Lancope, OpenDNS, Meraki deals.

Stuxnet the movie: The U.S. has pwned Iran

Stuxnet the movie: The U.S. has pwned Iran

The new documentary about Stuxnet, ‘Zero Days’, says the U.S. had a far larger cyber operation against Iran called Nitro Zeus that has compromised the country’s infrastructure and could be used as a weapon in any future war.

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