Articles about Security
President Obama's remarks about wanting Congress to work on "stronger cybersecurity laws" are reminiscent of one controversial bill that angered privacy groups.
Aircraft manufacturer and defense contractor Boeing has turned to Canadian telecommunication form BlackBerry for help developing its super-secret, self-destructing 'Black' smartphone.
Microsoft has filed a suit against a US-based operation for misusing its trademarks.
Apple's had a tough year. So have we. Here's how the iPhone maker made it up to us.
Chinese government will allow only those with full security clearance to be involved in government projects, potentially leaving foreign players out of such contracts.
Cheap tablets on offer over Black Friday and Cyber Monday may have seemed like a good deal, but security researchers warn that some of these devices may be riddled with vulnerabilities, security misconfigurations, or even security backdoors.
A network time protocol security hole has been discovered and there are reports that exploits already exist for it and are being used in attacks.
The electronics retail giant published a more detailed timeline on Friday following an investigation that launched this fall.
Analysis: Standard cybercrime is complicated enough to deal with already, without throwing in some international politics too.
The Sony take-down didn't provide many new lessons for IT, but did emphasize the fact that even those with plenty to lose still have a blind eye
UPDATED. The FBI said it had "enough information to conclude," following technical analysis, that the rogue state was behind the cyberattack that crippled Sony's networks.
The main lesson I take from the WordPress RevSlider attacks is that, for self-hosters, vigilance is absolutely necessary, but perhaps not enough, to keep your WordPress site secure from attack.
A collection of notable security news items for the week ending December 19, 2014. Covers enterprise, controversies, reports and more.
A new strain of the malevolent ZeuS malware has been discovered targeting over 150 banks and 20 payment systems across the globe.
Think 2014 has been a bad year for security, with high-profile cloud breaches and system hacks? Well, things aren't going to get any better in 2015.
Step-by-step instructions to help you tighten security and dramatically reduce the risk that crucial cloud services will be compromised. If you use a Microsoft or Google account, Office 365, Dropbox, Facebook, or Twitter, keep reading.
Hands-on: Buying Norton for your PC or Mac just got a lot simpler. The product has a rich set of features and the threat protection is excellent.
Time and again we write about security breaches that would have been prevented by two-factor authentication. What are the ways people do this in the real world?
Your home router is vulnerable to attacks as soon as you take it out of the box. Here are six things you can do to secure your network.
America's biggest hacker conference is setting a new record for attendance at its 22nd annual event, at the Rio, Las Vegas, Nevada -- and its vendors reflect the event's growth.
Leading security conference Black Hat showcased its 2014 USA vendors and sponsors in its sprawling new location at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada.
My Amazon home page shows me how much the company knows about me and my online activities. Here we show you which privacy and security settings can help you reduce the information Amazon holds about you.
Here are six top-quality scanners that will help you clean up systems and keep them safe in the future. There are tools here for systems ranging from Windows XP to Windows 8.1.
As the World Cup kicks off, we list five technology projects rolled out across the venues that will be hosting the tournament in Brazil over the next month.
SoSecurity faces a tough road to obtain funding for its top-notch SSD drive, but bigger companies may be drooling to take it over.
Those who want maximum privacy for their email have a tough time using difficult software. Google is attempting to do better with Gmail, but there's already a decent webmail solution.
Ten attacks on corporations and individuals by hackers and governments, and all of them could have been prevented if people had followed best practices.
What are some of the best apps on the market to keep your iPhone and iPad safe, secure, and able to be located?
If you have just one password for everything it's easy to remember, but we all know that isn't safe. So how do you keep track of a large number of them - and not have to worry about it?
Behind on the news and hungry for more? Here's what we learned this week — including which city is doing more for tech than Silicon Valley, and Samsung's biggest ally.
U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense discusses need for industry and government collaboration to fight cyberthreats.
At the RSA conference in San Francisco, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter talks about the need for the public and private sector to work together in defending the civilian infrastructure from cyberthreats.
The Google Mini takes much of the hassle out of deploying a search engine, doesn’t cost the earth and, best of all, it’s from Google: a winning combination.
Sony's ultra thin and ultra stylish T series Cyber-shot is back with the 6-megapixel DSCT9.
Network Box combines all that’s good in a managed security service with an affordable, locally installed and monitored appliance -- a winning combination for companies with limited resources.
The main selling point of the MailFrontier Gateway Appliance is its delightfully straightforward management interface. The hardware and software are both well specified, and can provide a high level of protection against common mail-borne security threats.
The ZyWALL 35 UTM appliance combines all the basic security tools required to protect a small business network, and deploys them at the Internet gateway where they are most useful. Professional help with deployment may be required, however, and it doesn’t do away entirely with the need for desktop and server-side protection.
Norton AntiVirus 2006 improves its detection and removal of spyware and adware but lags behind the more proactive McAfee VirusScan 2006.
Check Point's Connectra 2.0 compares well on functionality and price with other enterprise-level SSL VPN solutions, with the added bonus of application and new endpoint security features.
Simple to deploy and easy to manage, the Blue Coat Spyware Interceptor is a cost-effective way of identifying and blocking spyware infections without the need to configure and manage software on individual client PCs.
Pest Patrol Anti-Spyware doesn't score highly in user-friendly or speed terms, although it is a extensively documented and perfectly competent Spyware removal solution.
The Proventia M10 appliance provides impressive and comprehensive network security at a surprisingly affordable price. However, it’s not as easy to deploy and manage as some of the alternatives and, as such, may not meet all small business requirements.
An 802.11g wireless router with an integrated ADSL modem suitable for multiple PC homes and small offices.
D-Link's DCS-5300G is no real match for a dedicated wired and monitored solution, but it's also nowhere near as expensive.
This SSL-based VPN appliance will appeal to enterprises with large numbers of remote users to manage, where the scalability and clustering facilities help it stand out from the crowd.
Although it's beyond the means of most small businesses, InterSpect is worth consideration by larger enterprises concerned about growing internal threats to their networks.
This is an impressive big-company email security solution with top-name antivirus and anti-spam tools. But this market is very crowded, and alternatives do more for less.