FBI Busts $100 Million 'Scareware' Gang
The three men who were indicted are alleged to have been part of an illegal scheme that spanned 60 countries and sold victims $100 million worth of bogus software that purported to fix system problems that apparently didn't exist.
Facebook Privacy Protection: Symantec's Six Steps
Symantec has offered six steps to protecting your privacy on Facebook -- and the fact that the tips are so obvious, basic and self-evident doesn't make them any less worthwhile. In fact, their obviousness may make them among the most valuable tips to offer employees doing anything on the Internet.
Adobe Contemplates Monthly Patch Cycle
While Apple has turned up the heat on Adobe by refusing the Flash platform on the iPhone and iPad platform - Adobe's customers have been coming under increasing fire from attackers for using its Flash and Adobe Reader applications. Now the company is considering taking a move from Microsoft's playbook and switching to a monthly patch cycle.
Feds Bust 'Scareware' Ring
Three men allegedly used fake antivirus warnings and advertisements to sell $100 million worth of bogus software.
The Roll Down Hill Effect Of Primary Storage Deduplication
The adoption rate of deduplication in primary storage has been relatively low so far in primary storage. There are concerns on user's minds about performance impact, data integrity and how much capacity savings they will see. Clearly each of these concerns need to be addressed. When it comes to capacity savings though, there is a key component of capacity savings that might get overlooked, the roll down hill effect of proper primary storage deduplication.
Pssst...Want To Rent A Botnet?
Sellers are freely hawking their wares via online forums and banner advertising, according to iDefense VeriSign’s security intelligence service
Cheap Botnets A Boon To Hackers
Easy access to cheap botnet rentals and sophisticated attack tools are lowering the barriers to entry for criminals who can’t code.
Security's Top 4 Social Engineers Of All Time
My team here at Secure Network was recently discussing who we considered the best social engineers of all time. My colleagues and I each made a list and defended our candidates based on the creativity, innovation, and the public impact they had made. Here are our final top four social engineers from number four to number one, and why we chose them.
Not Too Late To Learn From Defcon CTF Qualifiers
This past weekend was the return of the wildly popular Defcon Capture the Flag qualifiers. "Quals," the commonly used nickname, is an entire weekend of non-stop online security challenges that test everything from simple trivia to advanced reverse engineering and exploit development.
BoxTone Intros Mobile Management Tool
Mobile Service Management (MSM) software centrally controls enterprise mobile applications, devices, and platforms including iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Symbian.
McAfee To Buy Trust Digital
The deal arms McAfee with enterprise mobile management and security software including the capability to manage enterprise iPhones.
Tape and Disk Better Together
I have seen a few surveys recently that tape penetration in data centers remains very high, less than 15% of data centers have become tapeless, of course that means that 85% of environments still have tape. In my conversations with IT managers most are planning to keep it. Most see the role of disk in the backup process to augment or at best compliment tape. What's needed then is a way to make tape and disk better together.
Symantec Broadens SMB Protection Services
Symantec's expansion of its SMB security and protection services in the latest edition of its Protection Suite, aims to offer a single-vendor solution for small and midsized business security, protection, endpoint, messaging, mobile, backup and recovery.