Security Bytes:

October, 2010

October 28, 2010  9:47 PM

Adobe warns of Flash vulnerability

Marcia Savage Marcia Savage Profile: Marcia Savage

Adobe issued an alert Thursday warning of a critical vulnerability in its Flash Player that is being exploited in attacks on its Reader software. The flaw could allow an attacker to take control of a system, Adobe...

October 28, 2010  7:44 PM

Startup launches botnet detection, IP reputation services

Michael Mimoso Profile: maxsteel

ipTrust, a start-up backed a couple of Internet Security Systems veterans, launched today and debuted its new botnet detection service and IP address reputation capabilities. The company, a subsidiary of Endgame Systems, also announced $29M in venture financing. Chris Rouland, ISS CTO, and Dan...

October 27, 2010  11:42 AM

Privacy advocate explains why people should care about privacy

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

An all out assault on privacy is taking place and some people are failing to see the problem. Toronto – Many of the people who claim the death of privacy are profiting from it, according to a privacy expert who keynoted at the SecTor 2010 conference. “Privacy matters. Even...

October 26, 2010  10:16 PM

Juniper launches mobile security suite

Marcia Savage Marcia Savage Profile: Marcia Savage

Juniper Networks on Tuesday unveiled a software suite that company executives touted as the first product to provide integrated security and secure connectivity across all types of mobile devices. The Junos Pulse Security Suite includes antivirus, antispam, a personal firewall, device monitoring...

October 21, 2010  1:37 PM

IBM announces new cloud security services

Michael Mimoso Profile: maxsteel

IBM is selling professional services, hosted security event and log management technology and a hosted vulnerability management service. IBM announced this week new professional and technology security services aimed at organizations' cloud computing efforts. The announcements...

October 20, 2010  2:03 PM

Rogue antivirus spoofs Firefox, Google attack warning pages

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

Spoofed warning page includes a download link attempting to trick users with a phony browser update. Security researchers at F-Secure and Websense have discovered cybercriminals pitching rogue antivirus software using a spoofed version of attack warning pages used in Firefox...

October 14, 2010  5:56 PM

Security services firm iSEC Partners acquired

Michael Mimoso Profile: maxsteel

ISEC Partners, a pen-testing and security services consultancy that has been at the forefront of innovative research in the past half-decade, was acquired today by NCC Group of Manchester, England. The Manchester Evening News reports...

October 12, 2010  11:02 PM

ActivIdentity signs acquisition deal

Marcia Savage Marcia Savage Profile: Marcia Savage

ActivIdentity, a supplier of strong authentication and credential management products, has inked a deal to be acquired by ASSA ABLOY, the parent company of HID Global for approximately $162 million. With the acquisition, HID Global said it will advance the convergence of physical and logical...

October 6, 2010  7:44 PM

Qualys buys Nemean Networks for behavior-aware malware detection

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

The acquisition expands Qualys’ IDS signatures and increases its threat data. Vulnerability management vendor Qualys Inc. announced the acquisition of Madison, Wisconsin-based Nemean Networks LLC in a deal that could result in faster signatures for attacks identified in the...

October 4, 2010  2:20 PM

Security expert calls for overhaul of traditional networks

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

Forrester’s “Zero Trust” security model could help prevent insider attacks and eliminate trustless external networks.

The increased use of virtualization in production environments and the rising number of cloud computing services are turning the...

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