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Open firewall ports are a major risk in cloud environment, says survey

More than two-thirds of IT professionals say that their companies are vulnerable because firewall ports are not adequately secured in the cloud environment, according to a survey by Ponemon Institute sponsored by cloud security service provider Dome9.
02 November 2011

More than a third of US companies are not prepared to fend off APTs

More than one-third of US companies are poorly prepared for advanced persistent threats (APT), according to a report by the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG).
02 November 2011

Major attack on chemical and defense companies detected by Symantec Major attack on chemical and defense companies detected by Symantec

Approaching 50 chemical and defense companies have been the victims of a coordinated cyberattack that has been tracked all the back to single man in China, according to a new report from Symantec.
02 November 2011

Homeland Security mulls snooping on social networking sites

Insurgents’ use of social networks in the uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya has prompted Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials to develop guidelines for monitoring social networking sites, DHS Undersecretary Caryn Wagner told the National Symposium on Homeland Security and Defense in Colorado Springs.
02 November 2011

Trusteer spots new trend in SpyEye/Zeus code development: webinjects

Trusteer claims to have discovered a new type of extensible code that is being developed by cybercriminals when customising banking trojans such as SpyEye and Zeus. The new code attacks are called webinjects.
02 November 2011

Android Dolphin HD browser hit by major security problems

Dolphin HD, an advanced web browser for the Android platform, is reported to be relaying details of web sites accessed on the device it is installed on to a remote server.
02 November 2011

Secunia joins the bounty-for-bugs bandwagon

Secunia, the independent IT security research agency, has become the latest to start rewarding researchers for information on security vulnerabilities. The firms joins the likes of Barracuda Networks and Google's Chrome operation in this regard.
02 November 2011

PwC director says cybersecurity is in free fall

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has called on business and government leaders to take ultimate responsibility for cybersecurity and collaborate together more closely to address the pressing cyber threat.
02 November 2011

CNAS report recommends new approach to US national security

The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) has released a report recommending that the US Department of Defense adapt its national security strategy to embrace the new science of predictive failure. At the same time, the report also suggests that the DoD needs to raise its game in terms of intelligent predictions.
01 November 2011

WordPress plugin can lead to a malware blackhole WordPress plugin can lead to a malware blackhole

Research carried out by Avast's virus labs in the Czech Republic has revealed a surge in the volumes of infections within WordPress sites, an open-source application frequently used by bloggers and self-publishers, due to a vulnerability in a popular image plugin facilities and slack credential management.
01 November 2011

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