By: - Independent Computer Security Analyst

@gcluley

7 Out of Top 10 Internet of Things Devices Riddled With Vulnerabilities

July 31st, 2014

It has become the trendy thing to connect more and more household and office devices to the internet. It is becoming increasingly common to find yourself typing a WiFI password not just into your smartphone, but also your smoke alarm, your fridge, your printer, your baby monitor and maybe even your car. However, are the [...]



By: - Dir. Solutions Marketing

Information Aversion – The Ostrich Effect

July 30th, 2014

Are we hurting our cause when we describe, in gruesome detail, the potential outcomes of a data breach or other IT security breach? Are we inadvertently pushing real security further off when we chase on the latest whiz bang technology instead of focusing on making steady progress? That’s what came to mind when I recently [...]



By: - SVP Global Marketing

@cedwardbrice

2015 Endpoint and Mobile Security Procurement: 10 Questions to Ask New Vendors

July 29th, 2014

Originally published on ITBusinessEdge. » Read the full article In the spirit of 2015 planning, now is the time of year when IT teams start to tackle big, complicated issues like: what are the coming situational issues surrounding the security of our data? How are we as an organization really doing in securing our valuable [...]



By: - Independent Computer Security Analyst

@gcluley

Google’s Project Zero – Targeting Zero-Day Vulnerabilities

July 16th, 2014

Google has announced that it is assembling a crack team of researchers, devoted to finding and reporting security holes in widely used software. According to Google security engineer Chris Evans, the group – which has been dubbed “Project Zero” – aims to uncover unpatched security vulnerabilities before they are exploited in targeted internet attacks. “Our [...]



By: - Dir. Solutions Marketing

July Java Jamboree

July 15th, 2014

The latest Critical Patch Update (CPU) from Oracle has been released today. Based on the pre-release information, the July 2014 CPU contains 113 new security vulnerability fixes, covering everything from its flagship database and Fusion Middleware to Hyperion and Solaris. [See update below.] Of particular interest to endpoint administrators will be the 20 vulnerabilities in [...]



By: - Independent Computer Security Analyst

@gcluley

Java on XP?

July 14th, 2014

Is it still supported, and what should you do about it? Well done to Oracle, which has successfully managed to confuse everyone about what the situation is regarding whether Java (a development platform with a long history of security holes) will continue to be properly supported on Windows XP (an operating system with a long [...]



By: - Director, Product Management

@russbernst

July Patch Tuesday is No Time for Vacation

July 8th, 2014

July Patch Tuesday consists of 6 patches from Microsoft – 2 are critical; 3 are important and 1 moderate. When planning time away from the office this week, administrators should know every bulletin impacts nearly every supported Windows Server version. Two of the bulletins even impact Windows Server set to Core mode. Of the 29 [...]



By: - Dir. Solutions Marketing

WinXP and Java: Double the Risk, Double the Fun

July 8th, 2014

Another reason, as if you needed one, to upgrade your WinXP systems: Java 8 – the latest version is 8u5 – has compatibility issues, and Java 7 – the latest version of which is 7u60 – is no longer supported on WinXP. As Oracle has put it: “Users may still continue to use Java 7 [...]



By: - Director, Product Management

@russbernst

Early Start to Holiday Fireworks with July Patch Tuesday

July 3rd, 2014

Microsoft kicked off the fourth of July fireworks a little early this year by announcing 6 bulletins that will be released in next week’s Patch Tuesday. Two are critical, three important and one moderate. Datacenter administrators shouldn’t plan to be away too much next week since every bulletin impacts nearly every supported Windows Server version. [...]



By: - Independent Computer Security Analyst

@gcluley

Not Running Android KitKat? Hackers Could Steal Info from Your Phone

June 30th, 2014

Security researchers at IBM have gone public about a critical security vulnerability in the Android operating system, that could allow hackers to remotely execute code on users’ devices and steal sensitive information. The flaw, which was discovered nine months ago by researchers of the Application Security team at IBM but has only now been made [...]



By: - Independent Computer Security Analyst

@gcluley

How to Bypass PayPal Two Factor Authentication

June 25th, 2014

One of PayPal’s primary mechanisms to protect accounts from being hacked may have been fundamentally flawed for years. That’s the concern raised by security researchers who uncovered a method of bypassing PayPal’s two-factor authentication (2FA), the technology that is supposed to protect your account should your username and password fall into the wrong hands. As [...]



By: - Independent Computer Security Analyst

@gcluley

Android Kitkat 4.4.4 released by Google to tackle OpenSSL security hole

June 23rd, 2014

Less than three weeks after Google pushed out Android 4.4.3 to users of its Nexus smartphones and tablets, the technology giant has unexpectedly released factory images, binaries and source code for a new version – Android Kitkat 4.4.4 – patching a serious vulnerability in the OpenSSL cryptographic library. Sascha Prüter, a Google Android program manager, [...]



By: - Technology Reporter

@jleclaire

Why the MDM Rush?

June 16th, 2014

With mobile devices continuing to drive consumer and enterprise marketplace trends, there is no lack of Mobile Management Device (MDM) vendors to choose from—and one more just entered the market. Lumension just rolled out Lumension Endpoint Management and Security Suite with Mobile Device Management v8.0. What sets it apart from the scores of other vendors? [...]



By: - Independent Computer Security Analyst

@gcluley

Security Tips for Football World Cup Fans

June 13th, 2014

The FIFA World Cup has kicked off in Brazil, with fans travelling to the country from around the globe in the hope that their country’s football team will make it to the grand final. But if you’re travelling (whether it be to South America watch the world’s greatest soccer tournament, or a couple of days [...]



By: - Director, Product Management

@russbernst

Microsoft Kicks Off Summer with 7 Patch Tuesday Bulletins

June 10th, 2014

Of the 7 bulletins released today for June Patch Tuesday, 2 are rated critical and 5 are rated important. All together, they cover a total of 66 CVEs but one, MS14-035, remediates 59 of those CVEs. Yes, it’s time for another IE cumulative update and this should (again) be first on your list of patching [...]



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