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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

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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

Critical vulnerability in NetUSB driver exposes millions of routers to hacking

Tens of routers and other embedded devices from various manufacturers likely have the flaw, security researchers say

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3 ways security risk assessment goes wrong

Even pro computer security defenders have trouble separating real threats from unlikely ones. Here are three crucial -- and common -- mistakes to avoid

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Schneier on ‘really bad’ IoT security: ‘It’s going to come crashing down’

Security expert Bruce Schneier says the problem of insecure devices attached to networks is going to get a lot worse before it gets better

This tool can alert you about evil twin access points in the area

EvilAP_Defender can even attack rogue Wi-Fi access points for you, the developer says

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Review: Portnox, Extreme lead NAC pack

Network Access Control (NAC) products continue to get better and easier to use

Security startup records a year's worth of network data

Lightweight sensors from ProtectWise record network data so security professionals can go back and analyze it

Yahoo puts email encryption plug-in source code up for review

A plug-in that will enable end-to-end encryption of email messages should be ready by year end

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6 reasons why improving security is so hard

The best practices for enterprise security are well known. So why are so few companies implementing them?

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