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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

Two glimmers of hope for enterprise security

Will the endless stream of security compromises ever stop? No single security product can deliver salvation, but two new solutions, PingID and Tanium, show real promise

Your device, your data: Don't let IT screw up your iPhone or iPad

Even if your company wipes your device, you don't have to lose any of your precious info

Microsoft fixes flaw in its security software

Successful exploit of the vulnerability would have left PCs wide open to attack

ISPs should quarantine infected computers, researchers say

Forcing users to clean their infected computers on an ongoing basis would be more disruptive to cyber criminals than botnet takedowns

Beware the next circle of hell: Unpatchable systems

Insecure by design and trusted by default, embedded systems present security concerns that could prove crippling

New online banking Trojan combines Zeus and Carberp features

The malware, dubbed Zberp, targets customers of 450 financial institutions, security researchers from Trusteer said

5 ways computer security has truly advanced

Security isn't all gloom and doom. Amid the progress today, these four developments in particular have made us safer

Don't let the latest zero-day fool you

The Internet Explorer exploit patched by Microsoft last week was serious stuff, but, if you're prioritizing holes to plug, browser vulnerabilities shouldn't be first on the list

The right way to secure the Internet of things

Security products and practices will be reinvented to protect the Internet of things, but the real solution centers on a simple idea

Stung by file-encrypting malware, researchers fight back

Ransomware programs such as CryptoDefense, CryptorBit, and HowDecrypt have left users enraged -- and often helpless

Microsoft to start blocking adware that lacks easy uninstall

The company revised the policies for classifying, detecting and handling adware programs in its security software

You want to know who has access to what? Good luck

Access control sounds simple, until you try to tease out rights and permissions for every user in your environment

A clear-eyed guide to Mac OS X's actual security risks

Apple has improved its security in recent years, but is it enough?

Researchers bypass protections in Microsoft's EMET anti-exploitation tool

The tool can't protect against determined attackers with customized exploits, researchers from Bromium claim

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