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Dell debacle reveals widespread ignorance on security certificates

Dell pre-installing eDellRoot on Windows machines shows that even the world's largest PC maker doesn't understand how certificates and keys function

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And then there were two: Another dangerous Dell root certificate discovered

After Dell confirmed that one of its support tools installed a dangerous self-signed root certificate and private key on computers, users discovered a similar certificate deployed by a different Dell tool

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What you need to know about Dell's root certificate security debacle

The full scope of the incident is still unclear -- and it's not just laptops -- but there's a removal tool available

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Dell security error widens as researchers dig deeper

Duo Security researchers found a second weak digital certificate on a new Dell Inspiron laptop and evidence another problematic one is circulating

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To catch a thief: Cyber sleuth edition

Several bizarre coincidences led to the pursuit of a suspected fraudster in a shopping mall. It did not end well


Dell computers shipping with potentially dangerous root certificate authority

The threat posed by the pre-installed CA is being likened to Superfish

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Study shows many embedded devices ship without adequate security tests

A large-scale security test of firmware images for embedded devices easily found thousands of vulnerabilities

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9 enterprise tech trends for 2016 and beyond

Enterprise technology development keeps racing ahead, and this year's forecast explains how most of it will be wrapped in the cloud


IBM offers to take on authentication for developers

IBM incorporated Identity Mixer, a cryptographic tool designed to handle authentication for third-party applications, into Bluemix

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How tech led to the death of France's public enemy No. 1

The suspected mastermind of last week's terror attacks in Paris, Abdelhamid Abaaoud was tracked with the aide of an abandoned phone

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Encryption is not the enemy

The fearmongering after last week's attacks in Paris does nothing to improve security and helps the terrorists' cause

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Adobe patches flaws in ColdFusion, LiveCycle Data Services, and Premiere Clip

Adobe fixed important vulnerabilities in its ColdFusion application server, LiveCycle Data Services framework and Premiere Clip iOS app.

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How Cisco is trying to keep NSA spies out of its gear

Cisco's suppliers have stronger security requirements, and customers will soon be able to inspect products before buying

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In wake of Paris attacks, legislation aims to extend NSA program

The proposed bill would extend bulk collection of phone metadata to January 2017

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Office 365 December update: More security, compliance

Available in the new E5 bundle and as add-ons, here's what Advanced Threat Protection, Customer Lockbox, and Equivio Zoom e-discovery will do

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10 dumb security mistakes sys admins make

Do as I say, not as I do: Admin mistakes often surpass the severity of those made by users. Here are 10 of the most common -- and their remedies

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Microsoft touts new, holistic approach to enterprise security

Microsoft combines the attack protection, detection, and response features built into Windows 10, Office 365, Azure, and the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite

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New Dell partnership throws doubt on traditional antivirus programs

A Dell executive says most AV products aren't effectively stopping attacks

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