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June, 2011

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June 23, 2011  2:08 PM

WhiteHat acquires static code analysis technology

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

Move to acquire Infrared Security will add static code analysis to WhiteHat’s dynamic vulnerability testing platform.

WhiteHat Security has acquired static code analysis technology from Infrared Security in a move to add the...

June 22, 2011  10:28 PM

Feds break up scareware crime rings

Marcia Savage Marcia Savage Profile: Marcia Savage

Twenty-two computers and servers n the U.S. were seized in connection with the scareware scheme. The Department of Justice and FBI on Wednesday said they broke up two international cybercrime rings that caused more than $74 million in losses to more than one million computer...


June 21, 2011  1:18 PM

Sega breach affects more than one million

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

Breach is part of a string of high profile attacks targeting gaming networks and other websites. Experts say enterprises should assess their basic security defenses.

Sega Corp. has warned its customers of a major breach of its systems...


June 10, 2011  12:29 AM

Adobe to issue important security updates

Marcia Savage Marcia Savage Profile: Marcia Savage

Adobe announced Thursday that it plans to release updates for its Reader and Acrobat products. The fixes, which Adobe categorizes as critical, affect Adobe Reader X  (10.0.1) for Windows and Adobe Reader X (10.0.3) for Macintosh; Adobe Reader 9.4.3 and earlier versions for Windows and...


June 6, 2011  2:42 PM

Sony Pictures confirms hacking group website attack

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

A hacking activist group which claimed responsibility for attacks against the websites of PBS and Nintendo has breached Sony Pictures, exposing more than 100,000 account credentials.

Sony Pictures Digital Inc., the subsidiary of Sony...


June 2, 2011  6:45 PM

Tips for selling security

Marcia Savage Marcia Savage Profile: Marcia Savage

Selling security to business executives is never easy, especially in a slow economy. One infosec manager discussed the difficulties and offered some tips for success in a presentation at the Cornerstones of Trust 2011 conference in Foster City, Calif., Wednesday. "Sometimes just getting heard...


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