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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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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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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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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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OpenSSL Updates Fix Critical Security Vulnerabilities.

OpenSSL, the popular open source implementation of the SSL protocol, has released updates patching nine issues that including several critical security vulnerabilities. This includes issues that can be caused by a denial-of-service (DOS) attack. A DOS floods a server with me...

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Homeland Security: POS Malware “Backoff” Threatens Retail

As if retail operations had enough to worry about with the wave of highly published data breaches, US Homeland Security is warning of a new malware threat that targets Point-of Sale (POS) systems. In a 10 page advisory released last week, Homeland Security warns of a recentl...

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Google to Favor Sites With SSL in Ranking

Great news from Google this week for SSL users! The leading search engine is adjusting its famous and mysterious ranking algorithm to reward sites that use SSL. This means that users of SSL will not only get a secured connection to protect their communications with customers...

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P.F. Chang Data Breach: New Details Emerge

On August 4th, P.F. Chang released a statement from CEO Rick Federico with new information about the data breach identified in June that compromised credit and debit card holder data of patrons of their American Chinese Bistro restaurants. Most significantly, the company now...

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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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Researcher IDs Vulnerabilities in Antivirus Software – Comodo Has the Solution

A researcher at the Singapore security firm COSEINC, Joxean Koret, is all over the technical news sites. He is being quoted almost everywhere, including on ComputerWorld and Inquire in the UK, about assertions that all of the major antivirus programs are vulnerable to attack...

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