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Online ads used for DDoS after pushing malware

Experts believe a recent large-scale distributed denial-of-service attack was launched through malicious ads displayed on mobile devices


HP adds protection against firmware attacks to enterprise printers

New security features in HP's printers can detect rogue BIOS and firmware modifications

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Malware implants on Cisco routers revealed to be more widespread

Researchers detected 200 Cisco routers with malicious firmware in 31 countries, with the U.S. having the largest number of potentially infected routers

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Attackers install highly persistent malware implants on Cisco routers

The firmware on at least 14 business routers has been replaced with a backdoored version, researchers from Mandiant found

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Hands-on review: Threat intelligence could turn the tide against cyber criminals

We look at security products from ThreatConnect, ThreatStream, Soltra, Arbor Networks, and iSight Partners that leverage the relatively new concept of Threat Intelligence

Researchers find holes in routers supplied by ISPs

Popular Belkin Wi-Fi routers plagued by unpatched security flaws

Attackers could exploit the flaws to hijack DNS requests or completely take over affected devices

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Akamai: The Internet's aging protocols make juicy targets

The latest wave of Internet attacks doesn't merely involve exploits like cross-site scripting; they also leverage aging protocols with enough volume to jam backbone routers

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10 security technologies destined for the dustbin

Systemic flaws and a rapidly shifting threatscape spell doom for many of today’s trusted security technologies

Cisco warns customers about attacks installing rogue firmware on networking gear

Compromised administrative credentials were used to flash malicious boot firmware on Cisco IOS devices

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NSA's new open source project is a cyber security tool

But wariness of the NSA as a software supplier will make it hard for the SIMP cyber security project to attract users

OpenSSL fixes serious flaw that could enable man-in-the-middle attacks

The vulnerability allows attackers to generate rogue certificates that pass OpenSSL's validation

VPN users, beware: You may not be as safe as you think you are

Thanks to IPv6 leakage, your data could be out there for anyone to see


Obsolete Internet protocol once again becomes an attack vector

The RIPv1 routing protocol is being used to launch DDoS attacks against many hosts on the Internet, according to an Akamai threat report

Extreme Hacks to Be Paranoid About

Be paranoid: 10 terrifying extreme hacks

Nothing is safe, thanks to the select few hacks that push the limits of what we thought possible

Cisco plans to embed security everywhere

Cisco is adding more sensors to network devices, more control points, and pervasive threat protection to secure Internet of Everything

How identity-defined security hardens the soft center

Today’s identity platforms are taking security beyond passwords and perimeter protection to continuous, intelligent authorization based on context

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Time to address your 100,000 vulnerabilities

You know your security has weak spots, but it's hard to know where to begin -- this might get you on track

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Find the right balance between security and usability

Make sure your security reduces the burden on users to the minimum required to get the security you truly need

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