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U.S. warns 'significant number' of major businesses hit by Backoff malware

Backoff malware is stealing credit card details, according to a cyber security alert

Mobile apps could be abused to make expensive phone calls

Mobile applications often don't warn users before a call is made, which a developer says could be misused

So long, iOS -- jailbreakers have found their home: Android

Jailbreakers deserve the malware infections they get, which is why they're moving to Android's 'malware is the norm' world

The UPS Store says malware found on systems of 51 stores

Names, postal, and email addresses and payment card data may have been exposed

SDS still young, but very much on the rise

Offering increased protection and a simplified approach, software-defined security is shaping up to be the next big thing in IT security

Heartbleed to blame for Community Health Systems breach

It's the first time Heartbleed has been linked to an attack of this size and type

Many Chrome browser extensions do sneaky things

A study of 48,000 Chrome extensions uncovers ad fraud, data theft, and other misdeeds

How to solve Java's security problem

Bringing application security natively into the JVM can provide stronger, faster, more accurate protection against dangerous vulnerabilities

Why would Chinese hackers want hospital patient data?

Medical records data can be a valuable asset, especially in a country where many have no health insurance

Symantec folds nine Norton products into one service

A single product, Norton Security, can be used across Windows, OS X, Android, and iOS

Security White Paper

Information Security and Multi-Compliance

It’s common for information security managers to be held responsible for situations where they have little control or... more

Security Blog entry

Let your worst fears be your guide

Your computer security defense should be built with the assumption that all attackers are trusted, highly privileged insiders... more

Security White Paper

ITCi White Paper: Challenges and...

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) provides an enterprise structure for improving operational, security,... more

Fear the golden ticket attack!
SECURITY ADVISER
Fear the golden ticket attack!

Blog by Roger A. Grimes

Be afraid of the golden ticket attack -- if malicious hackers can create the tickets, they can wreak whatever havoc they please
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