John P. Mello Jr.

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John Mello writes on technology and cyber security for a number of online publications and is former managing editor of the Boston Business Journal and Boston Phoenix. Disclosure: He also writes for Hewlett-Packad's marketing website TechBeacon.

New Linux-based ransomware targets VMware servers

Access broker found exploiting Log4j vulnerability in VMware

Access broker found exploiting Log4j vulnerability in VMware

The Prophet Spider gang uses the Log4Shell vulnerability to target the Tomcat service in unpatched VMware Horizon systems.

Death of antivirus software greatly exaggerated

Death of antivirus software greatly exaggerated

After years of predicted demise, AV software continues to protect.

Hadoop's success drives efforts to make it more secure

Hadoop's success drives efforts to make it more secure

Security seen as key to enterprise acceptance

Brown HIV researchers make Dropbox secure with nCrypted Cloud

While workers have embraced consumer technology in the workplace with enthusiasm, those technologies have posed pesky problemsA for organizations that deal with sensitive personal information, especially universities.

Malicious advertising offers broad reach and quick rewards for malware perpetrators

A burgeoning and dynamic online advertising market is creating an abundance of opportunity for cyber criminals.

CyberLocker's success will fuel future copycats

Nothing spurs malware development like success and that's likely to be the case in the coming months with ransomware.

Cloud-based security services poised for rapid growth

The rush of businesses to move their operations to the cloud is creating a slipstream that's pulling security services into the nimbus.

Apple's iOS 7 patches 80 vulnerabilities

Old flaws get fixes even as a new one appears

New Java feature aims to manage multiple version problems

Admins now can link apps to a specific version of programming language

Android Trojans gain botnet distribution, new code

Obad malware grows through zombie net, while Hesperbot takes a new tack on banking malware

BYOD security challenges are old mortarboard for universities

Businesses are only now discovering problems education has coped with for years

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