Tim Greene

Executive Editor

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

SQL Server 2017 on Linux boosts efficiency for analytics firm

What to do about WannaCry if you’re infected or if you’re not

What to do about WannaCry if you’re infected or if you’re not

Tips on protecting computers against WannaCry and remediating ones already infected.

England hospitals hit by coordinated ransomware attack

England hospitals hit by coordinated ransomware attack

Hospitals across England have fallen victim to what appears to be a coordinated ransomware attack that has affected facilities diverting patients to hospitals not hit by the malware.

Another IoT botnet with pieces of Mirai embedded can do DDoS from 100k devices

Another IoT botnet with pieces of Mirai embedded can do DDoS from 100k devices

Bot-herding software called Persirai, which incorporates pieces of the Mirai botnet code, can commandeer significant chunks of a known 150,000 IP cameras that are vulnerable to Mirai and use them to fire off distributed...

Check Point boosts cloud-security education to help IT security pros stay relevant

Check Point boosts cloud-security education to help IT security pros stay relevant

Check Point is investing heavily in educating IT pros about the cloud, not only to promote their own cloud security products but to give potential customers the skills they’ll need to keep their jobs as their employers move more and...

Cloud security startup RedLock automates public-cloud protection

Cloud security startup RedLock automates public-cloud protection

Cloud security startup RedLock comes out of stealth mode today with a service that helps defend business resources that reside in pubic clouds, gives customers visibility into how these resources are being used and stores records of...

Fatboy ransomware adjusts demands based on local price of a Big Mac

Fatboy ransomware adjusts demands based on local price of a Big Mac

A new ransomware-for-hire scheme called Fatboy adjusts the ransom it charges based on international exchange rates so it’s more likely the victims get hit for the largest amount they can reasonably pay.

It’s World Password Day but passwords may be headed for extinction

It’s World Password Day but passwords may be headed for extinction

A range of alternative authentication methods could spell end for passwords

U.S. military wants white-hat hackers to target its cyber security systems

U.S. military wants white-hat hackers to target its cyber security systems

The U.S. Air Force is seeking vetted hackers to probe its public Web sites while a top Pentagon official is considering a similar program to test sensor networks used for HVAC and other physical systems.

Next-gen  IoT botnet Hajime nearly 300K strong

Next-gen IoT botnet Hajime nearly 300K strong

The Hajime botnet is nearly 300,000 strong, making it a latent threat nearly as powerful as the notorious Mirai botnet that devastated some high-profile websites last fall, leading some to think the internet had been broken.

Travelers enlists Symantec to advise cyber insurance customers

Travelers enlists Symantec to advise cyber insurance customers

The Travelers insurance company is offering free risk assessment advice from Symantec as a way to help lower their liability and get lower premiums.

Synack: Hackers wanted after firm gets $21.25M funding from Microsoft, HPE

Synack: Hackers wanted after firm gets $21.25M funding from Microsoft, HPE

Synack gets $21.25 million in Series C funding from Microsoft, HPE and Singtel to hire more white-hat hackers and expand its territory.

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