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April, 2011


April 30, 2011  8:33 PM

What Sony Doesn’t Know Might Hurt You

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Details are still a bit sketchy on the Sony Playstation Network data breach. At this point, it is stil hard to tell if Sony is not sharing details because it is trying to cover something up, or because an investigation is pending and it doesn't want to give away what it knows, or because it simply...

April 30, 2011  8:23 PM

Standard Data Breach Response Plays Into Attacker’s Hand

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Whenever a data breach occurs, the compromised company responsible for losing your data eventually reaches out to inform you that your sensitive personal information may have been exposed in some way. The message typically comes with assurances that the company values your privacy more than life...


April 30, 2011  8:16 PM

Windows 7 Completes Common Criteria Certification

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Windows 7 has passed the rigorous testing required to be Common Criteria certified, along with Windows Server 2008 R2, and SQL Server 2008 SP2. The certification is a major milestone because it qualifies the Microsoft products for use by many US government agencies. A


April 22, 2011  10:21 PM

Ashampoo Customer Data Compromised by Hackers

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Ashampoo--a German software vendor--is the latest to fall victim to a breach of customer data resulting from hackers. An announcement on the Ashampoo site...

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April 21, 2011  10:02 PM

McAfee Report Finds Critical Infrastructure Woefully Insecure

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It is called the "critical" infrastructure for a reason. If the country were ever to fall prey to a physical attack, a cyber attack, or even a biological epidemic, it might not matter if we can't see this week's episode of Glee in HD, and it won't be the end of the world if the corner store runs...


April 18, 2011  4:01 PM

Message Labs Reports Rise in ZIP File Spam

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The first quarterly report from Message Labs for 2011 sends mixed signals about the state of spam. With the Rustock botnet being killed off in March (


April 14, 2011  10:47 PM

Sophos Offers Free Data Protection Toolkit

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Unless you've been living in a cave on a remote mountain somewhere, you've probably noticed that there have been a number of high-profile data breaches lately. There was the breach at Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


April 14, 2011  9:58 PM

Skype for Android Exposes Your Personal Data

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Got Skype on your Android smartphone or tablet? You may want to reconsider. Engadget reports that the Android Skype app fails to encrypt data or enforce...


April 13, 2011  7:47 AM

All Software Needs a “Patch Tuesday”

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Microsoft often takes a fair amount of heat and ridicule for its Patch Tuesday--especially ones like this month where Microsoft published 17 new security bulletins...

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April 10, 2011  10:08 AM

Invalid Certificates Threaten to Make SSL Useless

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Have you ever tried to visit a website and instead been greeted by a browser window letting you know that "There is a problem with this website's security...

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