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Report: LulzSec leader directed cyber attacks while working for FBI

Hector Xavier Monsegur directed attacks against targets in the UK, Australia, Brazil, and other countries

Cisco, Oracle find dozens of their products affected by Shellshock

Cisco has identified 71 products vulnerable to Shellshock and Oracle 51, but the number is likely to increase


How network virtualization is used as a security tool

As VMware sells its network virtualization software, it's finding that security is a big driver for adoption

Sprint, Windstream traffic routing errors hijacked other ISPs

The errors, which can shut off traffic, are occurring more frequently with little explanation, said Renesys

Netcore, Netis routers at serious risk from hardcoded passwords

More than two million of the devices on the Internet may be vulnerable to hackers monitoring their Internet traffic, Trend Micro says

McAfee sideshow eclipses Defcon's real security breakthroughs

The security pioneer's appearance at Defcon highlighted the best and worst impulses of the hacker community

Emerging networking technology used by Apple, Cisco will frustrate firewalls

Multipath TCP improves network performance and resiliency but hampers security such as firewalls and deep packet inspection

Network-attached storage devices more vulnerable than home routers

A security review found serious vulnerabilities in 10 popular NAS systems from multiple manufacturers

Cisco patches traffic snooping flaw in its networking gear

The vulnerability affects the OSPF routing protocol implementation on Cisco networking equipment

11 signs you've been hacked -- and how to fight back

Redirected Net searches, unexpected installs, rogue mouse pointers: Here's what to do when you've been 0wned

Prove it! Another security vendor claims 100 percent malware detection

A long line of security vendors has promised to detect all malware. Every last one failed. Can Trustwave break the mold?

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

Step-by-step guide to documenting your network

Network documentation isn't sexy, but it's a vital component of keeping your network safe and secure

The worst data breaches of 2014 ... so far

We're only a third of the way through the year, and hackers have already had their way with all matter of security systems

7 reasons to deploy Wi-Fi security in Enterprise mode

SMBs may find the Personal mode of Wi-Fi security easier to deploy, but that may be a costly mistake

The Linux security spell is broken

The Linux community joins the rest of us schmucks in the sad security state as news breaks of massively infected Unix servers

8 ways to improve wired network security

These basic security precautions on the wired side of the network work whether you’re a small business or a large enterprise

IPv6 could open networks up to zero-day attacks

NIST warns that attackers are preparing to hit networks when IPv6 is turned on

7 steps to choosing security software

Every software vendor says its product is a panacea. Here's how to perform a rigorous evaluation -- and find a solution for your needs

Why you need to segment your network for security

Segmenting for security is a key piece of an overall defense-in-depth strategy. Here's how to accomplish it in your organization

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