Tim Greene

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

Hack the halls: Watch out for Cyber Monday scamathon

Regin is groundbreaking malware on par with Stuxnet, Symantec says

Regin, a complex and stealthy piece of espionage malware steals passwords, logs keystrokes and can read, write, move and copy files among other malicious activity, and has stunned the Symantec researchers that discovered it.

Mitel drops ShoreTel bid

ShoreTel customers don’t have to worry about what Mitel would have done with the gear they’ve already bought.

Stuxnet reached its target via the networks of trusted business partners

Stuxnet, the powerful malware that wormed its way in and hobbled Iran’s uranium enrichment efforts, infiltrated the secure networks of the nuclear program via trusted partners, newly public information reveals.

Say goodbye to Microsoft Lync, hello to Skype for Business

Microsoft is upgrading its Lync unified communication platform to look and feel more like the familiar consumer version of Skype and changing its name to Skype for Business.

Raids cast doubt on the integrity of TOR

Federal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and Europe have shut down more than 400 Web sites using .onion addresses and made arrests of those who run them, which calls into question whether the anonymizing The Onion Router (Tor)...

Patch Tuesday: 16 security advisories, 5 critical for Windows

Microsoft is issuing the largest number of monthly security advisories since June 2011, five of them critical and affecting all supported versions of Windows.

Apple was warned about WireLurker months ago, Georgia Tech researcher says

The WireLurker malware that may have infected hundreds of thousands of Mac OS and iOS devices is exactly similar to a proof-of-concept attack Apple was warned about at the beginning of this year, according to the researcher who first...

Microsoft Office advancements are a boost for BYOD programs

Businesses with mobile workers can do more on more devices with Microsoft Office upgrades for iPhone, iPad and Android.

Experts: Don’t use Apple Pay, CurrentC until crooks get a shot at them

Experts: Don’t use Apple Pay, CurrentC until crooks get a shot at them

While major retailers hem and haw about whether to use Apple Pay vs CurrentC, security experts say those concerned about their safeguarding their credit data might be wise to hold off using either of the payment systems until they’ve...

Startup promises to secure data centers, clouds workload by workload

Illumio, a well-funded startup with an impressive list of customers, is wheeling out a data-center/cloud security platform that imposes individual security policies on every workload.

Mitel takes aim at Avaya with ShoreTel bid

Anyone thinking about signing a deal with ShorteTel for unified communications gear might want to take a closer look now that Mitel has made public its hopes to buy the company.

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