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July, 2010

July 29, 2010  9:16 PM

McAfee agrees to acquire tenCube for mobile security

Marcia Savage Marcia Savage Profile: Marcia Savage

McAfee to offer location, locking and wipe technology via acquisition. In what's turning out to be a busy week for acquisitions in the security market, McAfee on Thursday said it signed a deal to acquire tenCube, a provider of a mobile security service that allows users to...

July 28, 2010  6:56 PM

Black Hat: DHS calls for attitude adjustment

Michael Mimoso Profile: maxsteel

Jane Holl Lute, deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), said a lot that we've already heard during security conference keynotes. Whether it's the RSA Conference, or Black...

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July 28, 2010  6:54 PM

Rite Aid to pay $1 million in HIPAA settlement

Marcia Savage Marcia Savage Profile: Marcia Savage

Rite Aid, the third largest pharmacy chain in the country, agreed to settle government charges that it failed to protect sensitive medical and financial information belonging to its customers and employees, the Federal Trade Commission announced Wednesday. The case was a dual investigation by...

July 27, 2010  5:18 PM

Commtouch to buy Authentium’s antivirus division

Marcia Savage Marcia Savage Profile: Marcia Savage

Commtouch, a Sunnyvale, Calif.-based OEM supplier of messaging and Web security, said Tuesday that it inked a deal to acquire the Command antivirus division of Authentium. Commtouch expects to pay $4.6 million in cash to acquire the assets and operations of Authentium's Command unit, but could...

July 23, 2010  10:25 PM

Different twist on identity theft

Marcia Savage Marcia Savage Profile: Marcia Savage

A former employee of the University of California San Francisco Medical Center pleaded guilty in an identity theft scheme that has to rank as one of the strangest. Prosecutors said Cam Giang admitted that he obtained and used the birth dates and Social Security numbers of other U.C. employees in...

July 15, 2010  12:58 PM

Poisoned Mel Gibson search results yield fake Adobe Flash installer

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

A search for “Mel Gibson tapes” yields plenty of poisoned webpages, according to TrendLabs researchers. People searching for information related to the Mel Gibson controversy will get a startling number of SEO poisoned webpages in return. To make matters worse, clicking on...

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