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Hackers Get Smart, Companies Get Smarter By Investing in Cyberinsurance

Hackers Get Smart, Companies Get Smarter By Investing in Cyberinsurance

March 19, 2013

Hackers and and other cybercriminals are getting smarter by the minute, finding new and improved ways to give you a bad day with the press of a button. Thankfully, companies that are typically targeted by these hackers and cybercriminals are getting smarter too. New research shows that the number of companies purchasing cyberinsurance has increased […]

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McAfee Revamps Security Management Tools for Businesses

McAfee Revamps Security Management Tools for Businesses

March 12, 2013

McAfee has enhanced its business security platform by adding almost real-time querying capabilities to its ePolicy Orchestrator software and also by integrating it with its security information and event management (SIEM) product, allowing it to automatically initiate endpoint security policy changes, not to mention the great communication systems from Business Phone | EATEL Business being […]

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Oracle Releases Emergency Patch to Deal with New Vulnerabilities in Java

Oracle Releases Emergency Patch to Deal with New Vulnerabilities in Java

March 5, 2013

Oracle recently discovered that hackers have been exploiting two different vulnerabilities in Java running in web browsers and, in response, has issued an emergency patch that should be capable of dealing with the problem. According to  a security alert released by Oracle, “These vulnerabilities may be remotely exploitable without authentication, i.e., they may be exploited over a […]

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Microsoft Beefs Up Internet Explorer in Preparation of Pwn2Own 2013

Microsoft Beefs Up Internet Explorer in Preparation of Pwn2Own 2013

February 12, 2013

Microsoft recently patched a total of 14 vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer as it prepares the browser for its time as a target at next month’s annual Pwn2Own hacking contest. Microsoft recently patched 57 vulnerabilities, including 14 affecting Internet Explorer, that were delivered in two separate security updates. One of those updates, MS13-009, corrected 13 flaws, […]

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United States Accused of Launching Cyberattack Against French Government

United States Accused of Launching Cyberattack Against French Government

November 21, 2012

Typical cyberattack stories these days, at least ones involving the United States, are usually about some other country or mysterious hacker trying to access the U.S. networks. However, the United States has been accused of launching its very own cyberattack against none other than France, a claim that the U.S. Government has denied. According to […]

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Firefox Forcing Secure Connections on Certain Websites

Firefox Forcing Secure Connections on Certain Websites

November 15, 2012

Mozilla recently introduced a pre-loaded list of domains for Firefox that can only be connected to securely in order to help protect the privacy and security of Firefox users. Mozilla is using HSTS in order to force secure connections between the browser and a server. HSTS, or HTTP Strict Transport Security, is a mechanism used by servers […]

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China Poses Greatest Cybersecurity Threat to U.S.

China Poses Greatest Cybersecurity Threat to U.S.

November 7, 2012

According to a recent Congressional report, the country that poses the greatest risk to the United States in terms of cyberspace is China, with Chinese hackers targeting more and more U.S. military computers and defense contractors in attempts to breach our national security. The report, which was produced by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review […]

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New Shockwave Player Version Released, Six Vulnerabilities Patched

New Shockwave Player Version Released, Six Vulnerabilities Patched

October 24, 2012

Adobe recently fixed a number of critical vulnerabilities in its Shockwave Player. A total of six critical problems were discovered by the company that could potentially be exploited by hackers to execute malicious code. These vulnerabilities have since been patched, however, thanks to Adobe’s version 11.6.8.638 of the Shockwave Player software. Five out of the […]

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Mozilla Pulls Firefox 16, Re-Releases Next Day with Bug Patches

Mozilla Pulls Firefox 16, Re-Releases Next Day with Bug Patches

October 10, 2012

Mozilla recently re-released Firefox 16 after pulling the browser when a developer discovered a critical bug that could potentially be used by attackers to hack your computer. Mozilla recently turned on its upgrade servers and began pumping out Firefox 16.0.1 to users who had previously downloaded the flawed web browser and those that were still using Firefox 15 […]

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How Changing Internet Browsers Can Increase Cyber Security

How Changing Internet Browsers Can Increase Cyber Security

October 4, 2012

While no internet browser out there can offer you complete and total security, you could increase your protection by switching your browser, especially if you change to one that is less well known than others. In addition to that, deciding to use one browser for highly sensitive tasks and using another one for everyday web […]

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