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Amazon releases open source cryptographic module

The s2n module could serve as a leaner replacement for the OpenSSL TLS module

Cisco plans to buy security-as-a-service provider OpenDNS

OpenDNS provides Web filtering and malware protection services to 65 million users


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Distil raises $21 million to secure the web against attacks

As the world increasingly transacts a greater proportion of its business via the web, there is a corresponding increase in attacks against those sites. The sad reality is that malicious activity scales at a similar rate as the...

FTC settles with developers of sneaky cryptocurrency mining app

The Prized app secretly mined virtual currencies on mobile phones

US personnel agency takes system offline after hack

The agency has suffered two major hacks in recent months

Cybercriminals adopt recently patched zero-day exploit in a flash

It only took four days for a recently patched vulnerability in Flash Player to start being used in large-scale attacks

Banking malware proves tough to repel

Dridex, Bebloh, TinyBanker and Dyre abound, according to SecurityScorecard

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Review: Breakthroughs in endpoint security

In our recent roundup of anti-virus programs, we discovered several new techniques being employed by anti-virus companies to make PCs safer against advanced threats.

Software developers are failing to implement crypto correctly, data reveals

Lack of specialized training for developers and crypto libraries that are too complex lead to widespread encryption failures

Cisco warns of default SSH keys shipped in three products

The flaw could allow an attacker to decrypt traffic exchanged by three Cisco virtual appliances

Want fewer security incidents? Get your users to change their risky behaviors

Each year, companies spend more and more on IT security solutions, but they dilute their technology investments by failing to invest in security awareness training for their people. A recent Aberdeen report shows that security...

Enterprises Need Advanced Incident Prevention

Responsive, automated, and fine-tuned incident prevention is more important than ever.

Trojan that hides inside images infects healthcare organizations

Over 66 percent of the malware's victims were from the US

Critical flaw in ESET products shows why spy groups are interested in antivirus programs

The flaw could allow attackers to fully compromise systems via websites, email, USB drives and other methods

Adobe patches zero-day Flash Player flaw used in targeted attacks

The vulnerability has been exploited by a China-based cyberespionage group for several weeks, security firm FireEye says

Malware? Cyber-crime? Call the ICOPs!

Integrated Cybersecurity Orchestration Platforms (ICOPs) have the potential to automate incident detection/response and streamline cybersecurity operations

Cyberattack grounds planes in Poland

The ground computer systems of LOT Polish Airlines went down because of an IT attack

How encryption keys could be stolen by your lunch

A device, hidden in pita bread, can collect signals that can betray encryption keys

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Why are there still so many website vulnerabilities?

The battle lines are drawn between the enterprise URL and the cyber mercenaries taking up ranks on the other side of the Internet. Are you ready?

Free SSL/TLS certificate project moves closer to launch

Let's Encrypt will start issuing a few certificates next month while it ensures the system is reliable

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