7 steps to choosing security software

March 11, 2014
Every software vendor says its product is a panacea. Here's how to perform a rigorous evaluation -- and find a solution for your needs
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Everything I know about computer security I learned in kindergarten

March 04, 2014
Dying to implement the latest surefire, algorithmically infallible defense? You're better off acting on time-tested wisdom
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To build the best defense, know which attack is which

February 25, 2014
Cyber criminals seeking to plunder your environment use two approaches -- know the difference to become a better defender
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Operation clean sweep: How to disinfect a compromised network

February 18, 2014
You can't remove every bad scrap, but due diligence can go a long way toward yielding a clean, reliable network
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How to land a job in IT security

February 11, 2014
To be a security pro, decide on a specialization, then learn as much as you can through formal channels or by self-education
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Should you worry about memory-only malware?

February 04, 2014
Some malware disappears when you reboot, but returns if you haven't plugged the hole where it came in. Is this scourge worse than others?
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13 tough questions about computer security

January 28, 2014
Security novices often ask great questions, and these student queries elicit responses worth a short security course
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Patching has failed, so it's time for Java to go

January 22, 2014
Oracle pushes out Java patches promptly, but organizations don't install them; wholesale removal of Java is the only sensible answer
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NSA's backdoors are real -- but prove nothing about BadBIOS

January 14, 2014
NSA hacks are consistent with security researcher Dragos Ruiu's claims about BadBIOS, but too many questions persist
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Should you switch to a supersecure operating system?

January 07, 2014
Qubes, a Linux OS, uses Xen to spawn multiple domains and promises to reduce risk with some extra effort. For most of us, the effort would be better spent elsewhere
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