Monthly Archives: January 2012

Symantec tells customers to disable PCAnywhere

Symantec is urging customers to disable PCAnywhere until it issues a software update to protect them against attacks that could result from the theft of the product’s source code. Someone broke into Symantec’s network in 2006 and stole source code … Continue reading

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Despite risks, business social networking usage exploding

Despite the well-known security risks associated with services like Facebook and Twitter, social networking usage in business is becoming even more active, according to a new report from Palo Alto Networks. The social networking usage in businesses range from Facebook … Continue reading

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Attack tool published for WiFi setup flaw; Cisco issues warning

In response to a public warning about design implementation flaws in Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), Cisco has published a list of vulnerable products and is urging its customers to disable the feature until a software fix is ready. A working … Continue reading

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Conficker and AutoRun infections proliferating

According to ESET’s most recently released ThreatSense Report, two of the most prevalent threats for the year of 2011 remain AutoRun infections, followed by Conficker infections. ESET attributed the growth of AutoRun and Conficker infections to millions of Internet-connected pirated … Continue reading

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Zappos Latest Company Hit by Data Breach

Online shoes and apparel outlet Zappos, owned by e-tailing giant Amazon, has suffered a massive data breach that may have affected more than 24 million of its customers. The company apologized for the occurrence and stressed the database that stores … Continue reading

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