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A zero-day vulnerability affecting popular hotel Internet gateways has been discovered and closed.
Cloud may be a security concern for many but network security company, Sophos, believes cloud is what businesses need to leverage to keep their security patches updated.
LinkedIn's soaring share price after the company's recent IPO is only the most obvious example of the current boom in Silicon Valley. Leading the hype is "gamification", the use of game mechanics in non-game business applications.
NetSuite's partnership with Yammer "adds social" to business software, just like Salesforce.com's Chatter. But is the social buzzword really a business revolution?
Two companies have found that when staff work from home they are not only happier, but they're more productive as well. So how can you send your workers home?
Microsoft has released a patch that eliminates a security vulnerability in Microsoft Windows 2000. This version is the first release...
A flaw in the messaging and social-networking service had the potential to allow attackers to compromise user accounts
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It's Patch Day in the land of Cisco.The network routing and switching giant today released three security bulletins with patches for multiple vulnerabilities affecting the Cisco Voice Portal and the Secure Shell server (SSH) implementation in Cisco IOS.
Skype has provided more details about the connection between Windows Update and the company's recent 30-hour outage:The Microsoft Update patches were merely a catalyst — a trigger — for a series of events that led to the disruption of Skype, not the root cause of it.The high number of post-update reboots affected Skype’s network resources.
On the same day Cisco released patches for multiple operating system and software vulnerabilities, the network routing and switching vendor suffered an outage that knocked the Cisco.com offline for about three hours.
Software vulnerabilities that could result in unauthorized access to a wireless network are addressed by two sets of patches.
Oracle has shrugged off criticisms of its recent security record, saying that one of the company's biggest concerns is that its customers are so used to being secure that they are not used to applying patches.Hasan Rizvi, vice president of security products at Oracle, told ZDNet Australia on Wednesday that unlike rival Microsoft, security has always been a high priority at the database maker.
More than 65% of IT managers surveyed by LanDesk are continuing to experience security breaches and are seeking additional methods of securing their organization beyond just anti-virus software. 60% of respondents said that their organization does not have a way of scanning devices attempting to connect to their network and quarantining any system that does not meet their company's security requirements.
Cisco's customers are not accustomed to regularly updating the operating system on their network hardware, which has left many of them with a 'hygiene' problem when it comes to security, according to Cisco's chief security officer John Stewart.According to Stewart, Cisco's customers have not had to deal with the problems traditionally associated with operating systems like Windows, Linux and Mac OS, which regularly require patches to fix newly discovered security issues.
Cisco Systems should follow Microsoft's example and create a streamlined patching system for fixing vulnerabilities, according to IT specialists. The networking giant has been under fire after security researcher Michael Lynn last week outlined how to attack its Internetworking Operating System (IOS) to gain control over and shut down a router.
A Gartner analyst urges businesses to test out security patches, especially those that run on third-party and in-house applications, before implementing them.
Can't keep up with software patches? Try intrusion protection, Network Associates says.
Patches are now a major part of any system administrator's life - but what is the most effective way to keep network security up to date without it becoming a full-time job?
Currently, the accepted system for security issues is to wait for holes to be revealed in a program or network, then patch the holes. But columnist Robert Vamosi says it's time for an inside-out security solution instead of a stream of patches.