Tim Greene

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


Vectra Networks ships a new sensor for its attack-detection gear

Vectra Networks is rolling out new appliance that gives its attack-detection gear better visibility into potentially malicious activity on corporate networks.

Flaw in common hotel router threatens guests’ devices

Flaw in common hotel router threatens guests’ devices

Corporate travelers should be warned that a vulnerable Wi-Fi router commonly used in hotels is easily compromised, putting guests passwords at risk and opening up their computers to malware infections and direct attacks.

Mobile ‘sextortion’ schemes on rise, Trend Micro reports

Sextortion rings convince victims to record themselves performing sexual acts and threaten to distribute the recordings to all their contacts unless they pay up, according to a report by Trend Micro.

The data breach quiz: What have we learned?

The data breach quiz: What have we learned?

Data breaches from Target to Sony to Anthem have been getting a lot of attention as millions of personal records are violated, and there’s lessons to be learned about data security from all these events.

Premera, Anthem breaches probably espionage, expert says

Attackers that compromised personal data about 11 million customers of healthcare provider Premera were likely after intelligence about groups or individuals.

Hackers compromise 1.8 million medical records from healthcare provider Premera

Hackers compromise 1.8 million medical records from healthcare provider Premera

Hackers who went undetected for eight months gained wholesale access to medical records and other personal data of the 1.8 million Premera Blue Cross health plan members in Washington State and Alaska as well as anyone who did...

Windows 10 embraces iris scans, facial recognition

Microsoft is embracing biometric login with a new feature of Windows 10 that can recognize faces, fingerprints and irises for authentication it claims is more secure than passwords.

MIT launches three-pronged effort to thwart cyber attacks

MIT is attacking cybersecurity from three angles: technical, regulatory and managerial through programs and in partnership with some major corporations.

Venafi: First three months of Clinton private email was unencrypted and unauthenticated

Security firm Venafi says of Hillary’s email: Indications are ‘it’s not a system that’s fortified’.

Kaspersky: ‘A very bad incident’ awaits critical infrastructure

Cyber attacks against power grids, water supply systems, chemical plants and other critical infrastructure loom as a threat that could become harsh reality before slow-moving agencies act to secure them better, says the head of...

Blue Coat Systems gets flipped for $2.4 billion

Security vendor Blue Coat Systems being sold by one private equity firm to another as it is prepped to go public again.

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