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Kevin Casey is a writer based in North Carolina who writes about technology for small and mid-size businesses.
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Online Privacy: We Just Don't Care

6/26/2013
Facebook leaked your data (again). Big Brother's watching everyone and everything. And Google is testing a "service" that sounds like you providing them a list of everything you own.

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Is Lax SMB Security A Myth?

5/31/2012
Small and mid-size businesses defy perception by spending more than ever on security, according to a new IDC report. Now growing twice as fast as overall IT budgets, SMB security spending will total $5.6 billion in 2015.

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4 Disaster Recovery Tips For SMBs

2/14/2012
Think your SMB can't afford to prep for an IT disaster? Learn from the CIO of Granite Rock, located on the San Andreas Fault--where an earthquake isn't just possible, it's probable.

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4 Basic Security Steps For SMBs

7/18/2011
Time and budget limitations make poor excuses for a lack of security. Here are four key considerations for resource-constrained IT administrators at smaller companies.

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End-User Security: SMBs Prefer Invisibility

7/5/2011
Social media and mutating malware have changed the threat landscape, prompting smaller companies to list education and security users don't notice as top needs, Symantec found during the Endpoint Protection 12 public beta.

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Companies Blindly Believe They've Locked Down Users' Mobile Use
Dawn Kawamoto, Associate Editor, Dark Reading,  11/14/2017
Microsoft Word Vuln Went Unnoticed for 17 Years: Report
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, Dark Reading,  11/14/2017
121 Pieces of Malware Flagged on NSA Employee's Home Computer
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  11/16/2017
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CVE-2017-0290
Published: 2017-05-09
NScript in mpengine in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine with Engine Version before 1.1.13704.0, as used in Windows Defender and other products, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (type confusion and application crash) via crafted JavaScript code within ...

CVE-2016-10369
Published: 2017-05-08
unixsocket.c in lxterminal through 0.3.0 insecurely uses /tmp for a socket file, allowing a local user to cause a denial of service (preventing terminal launch), or possibly have other impact (bypassing terminal access control).

CVE-2016-8202
Published: 2017-05-08
A privilege escalation vulnerability in Brocade Fibre Channel SAN products running Brocade Fabric OS (FOS) releases earlier than v7.4.1d and v8.0.1b could allow an authenticated attacker to elevate the privileges of user accounts accessing the system via command line interface. With affected version...

CVE-2016-8209
Published: 2017-05-08
Improper checks for unusual or exceptional conditions in Brocade NetIron 05.8.00 and later releases up to and including 06.1.00, when the Management Module is continuously scanned on port 22, may allow attackers to cause a denial of service (crash and reload) of the management module.

CVE-2017-0890
Published: 2017-05-08
Nextcloud Server before 11.0.3 is vulnerable to an inadequate escaping leading to a XSS vulnerability in the search module. To be exploitable a user has to write or paste malicious content into the search dialogue.