Endpoint Protection

Endpoint Protection news, information, and how-to advice

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Keep these cyber thug holidays marked on your calendar

Learn these days when cyber thugs attack with even more cunning and fervor, and get ready to respond to related exploitations

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10 more security startups to watch

These startups focus on encryption, endpoint protection event analysis, and radio-frequency scanning

Cisco plans to buy security-as-a-service provider OpenDNS

OpenDNS provides Web filtering and malware protection services to 65 million users

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Antivirus doesn’t work. So why are you still using it?

Standalone antivirus can no longer stop the sophisticated barrage of key loggers, backdoors, rootkits, Trojan horses, worms, and spyware

Today's multiheaded malware needs a multipronged solution

By analyzing and predicting process behavior, a new approach to endpoint protection overcomes the limitations of traditional AV detection and sandboxing

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How to lose customers with excessive security

If your service or product security works like a prison, don't be surprised when users and customers go elsewhere

Apple security checks may still miss iWorm malware

New research says Gatekeeper and XProtect aren't entirely effective in protecting Mac OS X against iWorm malware

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Selective wipe: The secret to getting users to report lost mobile devices

Of course smartphones and tablets will contain personal data, so security policies need to protect it, too

One week after patch, Flash vulnerability already exploited in large-scale attacks

The Fiesta exploit kit bundles an exploit for the CVE-2014-0569 vulnerability in Flash Player, researchers found

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5 techniques for securing your enterprise data

The pros and cons of new techniques and tools, such as cloud access security brokers, adaptive access control and pervasive sandboxing

Microsoft Security Essentials may be throwing false positives for Trojan:DOS/Alureon.J

The precise circumstances are unclear, but it's becoming obvious that MSE in some cases detects a DOS/Alureon.J infection where none exists

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Create your own 'dirty dozen' threat list

Which security events should you worry about most? Everyone has different vulnerabilities, so here's how to prioritize

So long, iOS -- jailbreakers have found their home: Android

Jailbreakers deserve the malware infections they get, which is why they're moving to Android's 'malware is the norm' world

Symantec patches privilege escalation flaws in Endpoint Protection

Exploit code for the flaws was posted online after Symantec released the patches

Most USB thumb drives can be reprogrammed to infect computers

The firmware in such devices is unprotected and can be easily overwritten by malware, researchers from Security Research Labs said

No patch yet for zero day in Symantec Endpoint Protection software driver

Symantec has published recommendations for mitigating the danger

Many antivirus products are riddled with security flaws

Antivirus products increase a computer's attack surface and may even lower an operating system's protections, a security researcher claims

3 zero-day flaws found in Symantec's Endpoint Protection

Security vendor Offensive Security says the flaws could be used to gain full system access

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