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October 08, 2014
Yahoo says a reported attack was not the result of a Shellshock exploit, but researchers have found new vulnerabilities in SSH key-management and network-attached storage systems.
October 03, 2014
Shellshock and Heartbleed showed how flawed even ubiquitous open-source software components can be, but experts say that doesn't necessarily mean the open-source security model is to blame.
April 24, 2014
A number of tech giants have pledged financial help to OpenSSL and other open source projects after the Heartbleed bug exposed numerous issues.
March 04, 2014
Experts say Microsoft's EMET security tool remains valuable to enterprise security teams if used as one layer in a larger security strategy.
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OpenAppID is an application-layer network security plugin for the open source intrusion detection system Snort. Continue Reading
TailsOS is a LiveDistro-based operating system that is configured to run from removable storage and to leave no information stored on the computer after the user’s session. A LiveDistro is a distribution of an operating system on some bootable ... Continue Reading
Keith Barker of CBT Nuggets demonstrates how to use LOG Storm, a free log management system from BlackStratus that organizes and prioritizes enterprise log data. Continue Reading
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Expert Michael Cobb discusses numerous open source and low-cost Web application security testing options for enterprises on a budget. Continue Reading
The recent news that TrueCrypt is insecure and has been retired has left many enterprises struggling to decide which encryption technologies to trust. Expert Michael Cobb offers other enterprise encryption options. Continue Reading
In the wake of Heartbleed, many enterprises are revisiting open source software security. Expert Michael Cobb offers a reality check. Continue Reading
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Worried about the stability of your software security? Lower your risk by rewriting policy and procedures for development with open source and third-party components. Continue Reading
Fears of backdoors and heightened concerns about encryption software are running rampant. Continue Reading
Enterprises leverage open source software for the perceived quality of the code, but the Heartbleed flaw has made many question their use of third-party libraries and components in projects. How do security teams go about documenting code to ensure ... Continue Reading
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After the Heartbleed fiasco, the future of OpenSSL and open source cryptography libraries is up in the air. Application Security Expert Michael Cobb discusses whether they can -- and should -- be trusted. Continue Reading
Become familiar with four Wireshark features network security pros value in this packet-capturing analytics tool. Continue Reading
Reusing open source code can present a security risk. Application security expert Michael Cobb explains why and how to protect applications. Continue Reading