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Patch management is as fundamental to your security posture and health of your network as changing the oil on your car. It's also as easy to overlook until it's too late. Simply defined, patch management is the process of repairing security flaws and vulnerabilities found in various IT infrastructure discovered after the components have been released on the market. Organizations with dedicated IT management and security teams sport network administrators that oversee patch distribution and other management activities via Web-based interface. A... [Read More]
by RSS Stefanie Hoffman  |  Jul 16, 2013  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Denial of service attacks seemed to define last week, although surprisingly, not all of them appeared to be sourced to a certain global hacker collective. Meanwhile, tech giants Apple and Google made the security landscape a bit safer with an array of updates, and the first U.S. Cyber Czar is bowing out of government service. Here's a look at May 14-18. Apple Plugs Array of Holes With Serial Updates: Apple was busy plugging holes last week, and kicked off the week by addressing a few flaws in its aging operating system Leopard (Mac OS X... [Read More]
by RSS Stefanie Hoffman  |  May 21, 2012  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Infections and exploits plagued this week in security, affecting everything from the Mac OS X to Oracle database servers. High profile leaks and a passage of a controversial information sharing bill also graced the security landscape. Here's a look at April 23-27. VMware Source Code Leaked: Last week, VMware confirmed an attack that led to the online publication of source code for its ESX hypervisor and said that more could be on the way. The individual stepping up to take credit for the attack was a hacker going by the handle of Hardcore Charlie,... [Read More]
by RSS Stefanie Hoffman  |  Apr 30, 2012  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Among other things, Anonymous was up to its usual shenanigans, a new Android attack that emerged already tainted a brand new photo app and Apple malware continued to baffle inexperienced Mac users naive to the ways of security threats. Here's a look at the security landscape for April 16-20. Surprise! Another Mac Threat: Last week, yet another Mac Trojan was found on the security threatscape wreaking havoc on the once typically sheltered Mac OS X users. Specifically, the new Mac Trojan, dubbed Backdoor OSX SabPub.a, exploits a Java vulnerability... [Read More]
by RSS Stefanie Hoffman  |  Apr 23, 2012  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Mac lovers, hold onto your machines—it's going to be a bumpy ride after yet another Mac Trojan was found on the security threatscape, once again wreaking havoc on the once typically sheltered Mac OS X users. Moscow-based antivirus firm Kaspersky Lab warned users in a blog post that the new Mac threat, dubbed Backdoor OSX SabPub.a, is another Trojan exploiting a Java vulnerability known as Exploitl.Java CVE-2012-0507.bf, which seems to have developed a talent for circumventing antimalware scanners and is likely used in Mac APT attacks. The latest,... [Read More]
by RSS Stefanie Hoffman  |  Apr 17, 2012  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Last week, critical security bugs were addressed with Apple-and Microsoft-issued updates, while HP scrambled to warn users about ProCurve switches shipped with malware. Here's a look at the security landscape for April 9-13. HP Ships Malware Laden Flashcards: Last week, HP warned its users that some of its ProCurve switches, version 5400, shipped with malware-infected flash cards, which could potentially compromise users' systems if an infected flashcard were reused in their PC, according to HP's security advisory. HP was scarce on details regarding... [Read More]
by RSS Stefanie Hoffman  |  Apr 16, 2012  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Security took a few unexpected twists and turns for the first week of April. For one, Mac owners received a bit of a jolt when a rapidly spreading botnet ran rampant on their machines. Meanwhile, Anonymous is expanding its reach to the world's most populous nation and the public white board Pastebin appears to be cracking down on data dumps from its hacker users. Here's a look at last week's security landscape. Flashback Attacks Macs: Last week, Apple Mac owners stood in the shoes of their Windows loving peers when a massive strain of malware—known... [Read More]
by RSS Stefanie Hoffman  |  Apr 09, 2012  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News