Network Security

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5 tips for using public Wi-Fi securely

Wi-Fi hotspots are wonderfully convenient, even for hackers; follow these tips to stay safe

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Nmap 7 brings faster scanning and improved IPv6 support

There are a lot of network management and monitoring goodies inside the latest version of Nmap

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Cisco goes deep into network security with Lancope acquisition

Cisco forks over $452.5 million for security company Lancope to gain greater insight into events on the network

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A little hardware goes a long, long way

Tiny, high-powered, and reliable, today’s embedded systems should have you rethinking how much hardware you’re throwing at the job

Strengthen your network security with Passive DNS

Collecting and analyzing Passive DNS data can help identify malicious sites and combat phishing and malware; here’s how to get started

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5 tips for better enterprise security

Do your security policies and procedures actually promote better security, or is your company only looking for known malware and ignoring the human factor?

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Know your threats before you deploy defenses

Collecting information about how your organization was compromised in the past may not be fun, but without that step, you'll never do security right

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A viral vigilante may be keeping an eye on your home router

An old virus affecting routers running Linux appears to be protecting them from other malware infections, Symantec researchers say

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The No. 1 problem with computer security

Everyone focuses on the wrong threats. You've undoubtedly been breached already, so the key is to collect data that can help you prevent attackers from succeeding again

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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

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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

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