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EndPoint Security Gets a Boost with Comodo SecureBox

Comodo announced this week the latest addition to its portfolio of endpoint security products, Comodo SecureBox. SecureBox is a secure desktop application that enables users to safely interact with mission-critical applications on malware-infected devices, such as company co...

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Penetration vs Vulnerabilty Testing: Do You Know the Difference?

Every time you turn around, it seems there is another high profile data breach in the news that involves the compromise of cardholder data. The Target data breach alone may have compromised the data of more than half of all adult Americans. It has never been more important t...

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Dairy Queen Data Breach: Backoff POS Malware Strikes Again

It may be time to stop writing articles about point-of-sale data breaches and write about companies that have not had a breach. It may soon be a shorter list. Dairy Queen is the latest to join the parade of retailers announcing a possible data breach, most likely related to...

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Microsoft Fixes August Patch Tuesday Faux Pas

Microsoft suffered great embarrassment this month when it was learned that a Windows patch it released with its August Patch Tuesday updates, could actually cause a “Blue Screen of Death” lockup under certain circumstance.  Almost as embarrassing is that it took 2 weeks to r...

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Homeland Security Warns Backoff POS Malware Speading Fast

In July, Homeland Security warned of the Backoff POS malware threat, which has the ability to steal cardholder data and customer personal information. Their Computer Emergency Response Team (US-CERT) announced this week that it is aware of Backoff being used to compromise a...

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Google Chrome Update Includes Critical Security Fixes

Google has released Chrome 37.0.2062.94 for Windows, Mac and Linux. This update includes 50 security fixes some of which could allow a remote attacker to obtain unauthorized access or cause a denial of service. Users and administrators should review the Google Chrome release...

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UPS Data Breach: Brown Frown

Another day, another high profile data breach! UPS became the latest company this week to announce a breach of customer cardholder and personal information. Fortunately, this may be the most limited of the recent string of data breaches because it impacted only 51 of its 4,4...

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SuperMarket Data Breach: 2 Chain Sweep for Hackers

Few concepts epitomizes the modern American economy than the Supermarket. It is the one place we all visit at least once a week. That’s why it is particularly disconcerting to learn that in less than one week, 2 giant supermarket chains revealed breaches of their Point...

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Microsoft Security Update Triggers Blue Screen of Death

Microsoft’s monthly security updates are supposed to resolve problems not cause them. However, the folks from Redmond have had to withdraw an update released in last week’s “Patch Tuesday” updates because it can trigger the dreaded Blue Screen of Death where your computer be...

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CHS Data Breach: 4.5 Million at Risk of Identity Theft

According to a July 2014 regulatory filing, Community Health Systems (CHS), who operates over 200 hospitals in 28 states, disclosed that its computer network was compromised by a criminal cyber attack that the they believe occurred in April and June, 2014. The breach is beli...

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Apple Safari Security Updates Increasing in Frequency

Apple has released a Safari security update to address vulnerabilities which could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause an unexpected application termination. This occurs because the Webkit component contains multiple memory corruption issues These issues wer...

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Patch Tuesday: Microsoft’s August Advisory Includes Critical Security Updates

If it’s the second Tuesday of the month, it is time for Microsoft’s Security Updates, aka “Patch Tuesday”. The Microsoft August 2014 Security Bulletin includes critical security updates to address vulnerabilities in Windows, Office, SQL Server, Server Software, .NET Framewor...

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