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  • April 16, 2015 16 Apr'15

    Oracle Critical Patch Update features important Java SE updates

    The latest Oracle Critical Patch Update includes fixes for close to 100 vulnerabilities, but one expert says there is a critical update for Java on the desktop that needs immediate attention.

  • April 15, 2015 15 Apr'15

    PCI DSS 3.1 debuts, requires detailed new SSL security management plan

    PCI DSS 3.1 grants merchants about 14 months to nix flawed SSL and TLS protocols, but demands they quickly provide detailed new documentation on how they plan to make the transition.

  • April 14, 2015 14 Apr'15

    April 2015 Patch Tuesday addresses critical HTTP.sys flaw

    Microsoft's April 2015 Patch Tuesday release is lighter than usual with 11 total bulletins, but experts say that system admins should immediately install a critical HTTP.sys patch for Windows Server.

  • April 14, 2015 14 Apr'15

    'Redirect to SMB' vulnerability affects all versions of Windows

    The new 'Redirect to SMB' vulnerability is an update to an 18-year-old flaw that can lead to man-in-the-middle attacks on all versions of Windows.

  • April 14, 2015 14 Apr'15

    Sony Pictures hack used easily available malware, destroyed computers

    A '60 Minutes' interview Sunday revealed that not only did Sony Pictures fall victim to well-known, off-the-shelf malware, but that the attackers also destroyed thousands of computers and servers after stealing the data.

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  • April 14, 2015 14 Apr'15

    Verizon DBIR 2015 tackles data breach cost predictions

    In its 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report, Verizon debuts data breach cost estimates based on newly available data, and also advocates for better threat intelligence sharing among different industries facing common threats.

  • April 13, 2015 13 Apr'15

    Cybersecurity risks masked by controversial vulnerability counts

    Experts have split opinions regarding the correct methodology for counting vulnerabilities, but all agree that focusing on numbers can mask real cybersecurity risks.

  • April 10, 2015 10 Apr'15

    Ways to secure Web apps: WAFs, RASP and more

    Protecting a Web application increasingly means tuning your protections to the individual characteristics of your applications. There’s more than one way to go about this, though. In this three-part guide we review best practices for taking your Web...

  • April 10, 2015 10 Apr'15

    Chrome security under fire from third-party extension

    Security researchers say Webpage Screenshot, a popular third-party extension for Google Chrome, was secretly collecting end-user browsing data. Its true purpose and how Google missed it remain up for debate.

  • April 10, 2015 10 Apr'15

    Tech, security M&A activity booms thanks to mobile, cloud

    News roundup: Technology and security acquisitions have seen some healthy activity in 2015, driven by two key trends. Plus: 75% of users aren't vulnerable to Heartbleed?; White House hack tied to phishing; first state digital ID law.

  • April 09, 2015 09 Apr'15

    SANS: Enterprises overconfident in ability to detect insider threats

    Enterprises may be increasingly aware of insider threats and believe they can find and stop them, but a new SANS Institute survey suggests they may be overconfident and lack the necessary insider threat-detection technology.

  • April 08, 2015 08 Apr'15

    Experts disagree on growth, complexity of cybersecurity threats

    The Websense 2015 Threat Report claims that cybersecurity threats are getting more complex, but one expert says the trends aren't anything new.

  • April 08, 2015 08 Apr'15

    Dyre malware returns to rob banks of millions

    Financial malware Dyre, in tandem with social engineering, was used in a new campaign to steal millions from financial institutions, according to IBM researchers.

  • April 06, 2015 06 Apr'15

    In first Android Security Report, Google cites drop in Android malware

    Google's first Android Security Report claims that malware on the platform was found on fewer than 1% of devices in 2014, but experts question if the ecosystem is really as safe as it has ever been.

  • April 05, 2015 05 Apr'15

    Amid SSL security issues, enterprises face many problems, few answers

    Experts say even enterprises that carefully secure TLS may still be at the mercy of the numerous security issues affecting the SSL ecosystem.

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