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November, 2010

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November 30, 2010  12:27 AM

Trend Micro buys endpoint encryption firm

Marcia Savage Marcia Savage Profile: Marcia Savage

Trend Micro on Monday said it signed a deal to buy Mobile Armor, a provider of endpoint encryption technology. The St. Louis, Mo.-based company sells full-disk, file/folder, and removable media encryption products. Financial terms of the deal, which is expected to close Dec. 31, were not...

November 29, 2010  1:23 PM

Ransomware encrypts files, demands $120

ITKE ITKE Profile: ITKE

A newly detected drive-by attack encrypts media files and Microsoft Office documents and then demands payment to have the files decrypted. By Ron Condon, UK Bureau Chief One more reason for keeping your Adobe Systems software up to date. Sophos Ltd. security consultant...


November 11, 2010  3:18 PM

SANS researcher: Implement every Java security fix

cgibney Carolyn E.M. Gibney Profile: cgibney

by Ron Condon, UK Bureau Chief A timely reminder came from Daniel Wesemann today writing on the SANS Internet StormCenter blog about the need to make sure that Java is kept patched and up to date. Oracle Corp. (which now owns Java,...


November 10, 2010  2:40 PM

Barracuda launches bug bounty for its security products

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

Security vendor offers bounty for bugs found in its firewall and Web filtering appliances. Security vendor Barracuda Networks is jumping on board the bug bounty bandwagon, offering between $500 and $3,133.70 to bug hunters who find serious vulnerabilities in its products....


November 9, 2010  7:35 PM

Study shows lack of corporate security training

Marcia Savage Marcia Savage Profile: Marcia Savage

A recent study by Clearswift indicates that companies aren't doing enough to train their workers about Internet security. The Web and email security company conducted a survey of some 2,000 office workers in the U.S. UK, Australia, Germany, and the Netherlands, and found that only 29% had...


November 8, 2010  4:25 PM

TrendLabs researchers warn Microsoft workaround breaks Web pages

ITKE ITKE Profile: ITKE

A temporary workaround to mitigate a zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer causes most Web pages to load improperly. By Ron Condon, UK Bureau Chief Researchers at Trend Micro Inc. are warning Internet Explorer users that a workaround, which can be deployed to block a...


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