Microsoft’s legal action against Waledac botnet: Federal judge grants Microsoft the ability to shut down hundreds of domain names tied to the Waledac botnet.
McAfee DAT File issue: While buggy antivirus DAT files are the exception rather than the rule, downloading them can cause just as much turmoil as a potential DDoS attack.
Security Vendor Acquisitions:
($7.7 billion) McAfee-Intel
($1.28 billion) Symantec-VeriSign
($1.5 billion) HP-Arcsight
Consumerization of IT:
Mobile application security flaws a repeat of past mistakes: Developers of mobile applications are repeating many of the same coding errors that desktop coders and Web application coders made years ago, according to two security experts.
Enterprises should embrace end user influence on technology: Security vendors are sounding the alarm about the growing use of personal smartphones and web-based technologies.
White House Security Czar: Where is Howard Schmidt? President Obama’s choice for cybersecurity coordinator is being widely praised, but experts say he has major hurdles to overcome.]]>
Google Aurora: Targeted attacks against Google, Adobe and possibly dozens of other firms used an unpatched vulnerability in Internet Explorer, according to researchers at McAfee.
CSIS/McAfee Critical infrastructure survey/study: IT and security executives at firms that own critical infrastructure facilities are concerned about the lack of security protecting underlying management systems from attack.
Stuxnet: The Stuxnet Trojan remains a threat to a small group of critical infrastructure facilities, but experts say future malware writers may attempt to copy its processes.]]>