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Web malware attacks against Java on the rise

Exploits of Sun Java by web malware increased in the third quarter, from 5% of all attacks in July to 7% in September, according to Cisco’s 3Q10 Global Threat Report.
18 November 2010

Privileged account security examined in next Thursday's webinar

The role of privileged account security is the subject of Infosecurity's upcoming webinar, which takes place next Thursday afternoon. Speakers lined up for the event include Bob Tarzey, an analyst and director with Quocirca, as well as Richard Walters, chief technology officer with Overtis, the sponsor of the event.
18 November 2010

DRM technology now needed for data archiving security

Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology is not only being used to protect organisation's intellectual property rights, but is now also needed in the data archiving industry, says a DRM expert.
18 November 2010

Europe tops the spam-generating chart says Trend Micro

Research just published as part of Get Safe Online Week claims to show that Europe – led by France, Germany, Italy and the UK – was a key generator of spam, largely as a result of what Trend Micro says has been a very busy October for cybercriminals.
18 November 2010

Adobe releases patches for critical vulnerabilities in Reader, Acrobat

Adobe has released “out-of-cycle” patches to critical vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader and Acrobat that “could cause the application to crash and allow an attacker to take control of the affected system”.
17 November 2010

GAO audit shows IRS has ongoing information security gaps

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) continues to have “persistent, serious deficiencies” in its internal information security controls, according to an audit by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
17 November 2010

Winners of the 5th Global Security Challenge Announced

The organisers of this year's 5th Global Security Challenge have announced the two winners of the competition, which means the pair of firms – classed as most promising security companies in the world – will share $500 000 investment provided by the US Department of Defense.
17 November 2010

Mysteries of single sign-on cracked in Thursday's webinar

Single Sign-On (SSO) is a complex subject and hackers/malware creators are just waiting for a gap to appear in the armor of organizations that rely on the technology to secure their network and remote online sessions.
16 November 2010

Get Safe Online Week starts rolling

This year's Get Safe Online Week, where IT security organisations come together to encourage the less experienced to raise their online security game, has got off to a flying start with Tony Neate, GSO's managing director, talking to the media.
16 November 2010

Content security is neglected aspect of corporate security spending

Security managers only spend 7% of their budgets on content security, less than any other security domain or function, according to a study by Forrester.
15 November 2010

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