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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

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

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

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

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

To build the best defense, know which attack is which

Cyber criminals seeking to plunder your environment use two approaches -- know the difference to become a better defender

6 lessons learned about the scariest security threats

These hard-earned lessons of a longtime IT security pro may save you from the fallout of advanced persistent threats

Where PCI compliance fails: Security testing, network monitoring

Verizon report shows better, if incomplete, PCI compliance, but also raises long-standing questions about the standard

Cisco fixes remote access vulnerabilities in Cisco Secure Access Control System

Flaws in the network access control product can give attackers access to administrative functions, Cisco said

Lucky 2013: Count these 5 security blessings

Amid a spying scandal and endless corporate data breaches, blessings might seem in short supply. But these five bright spots will cheer you up

The weirdest, wackiest, and coolest sci/tech stories of 2013

From bathroom malware and the mystery Google barge to Chinese Moon landings and humanoid robots, it has been one crazy year in high-tech

Let the NSA spy on us -- we're still moving to the cloud

A survey shows that IT leaders are still moving to the cloud, despite NSA spying -- after all, they really don't have a choice

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