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  • Hacking body implants: Fiction or future?

    A recent report about the potential for hackers to attack implanted devices like pacemakers hit home for security experts who see such scenarios as a real threat in years to come. 

  • Exploit code released for critical VMware flaw

    A file sharing flaw in VMware can be exploited by an attacker to execute code and access sensitive files. 

  • Federal government falling short on cybercrime

    The federal government is falling behind in its fight against cybercrime as an explosion of cybercrime investigations outweighs the amount of time, money and personnel available. 

  • CSRF exploit could tarnish forensics

    A former special agent will explain how attackers could take advantage of the vulnerability to muddle ongoing investigations. 

  • Researcher behind Linux Kernel flaw explains motives

    When a vulnerability researcher discloses a flaw in a widely-used operating system or application, some IT professionals question the motive. Such has been the case with a Linux Kernel flaw that was disclosed last week. Wojciech Purczynski, a researc... 

  • Shrewd attackers bypass old security defenses with Web attacks

    Cybercriminals are conducting Web-based attacks to bypass traditional protection technologies. With most security vendors unable to solve the problem, companies need to rethink their security strategy. 

  • Deloitte survey finds overconfidence, lack of planning on security

    A survey of 100 technology, media and telecommunications firms found that while IT pros are confident in handling future threats, about half lack a formal security strategy. 

  • Linux Kernel attack code worries security experts

    It may not be remotely exploitable, but security experts say Linux Kernel flaws could spell trouble for Linux-based IT shops. The release of attack code has heightened concern. 

  • Security Squad: Beware of the mighty cyberattack

    The editorial team discusses whether a massive cyberattack will strike in 2008, the Sears spyware issue and NAC's continued evolution. 

  • Finjan: Attackers wild about widgets

    In a new report, security firm Finjan says the digital underground will have no trouble finding flaws to exploit in the widgets most Web users take for granted.