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Dropbox reverse engineering an omen for software industry

Concerns rising over closed-source software and the cloud.

Hack of New York Times holds a lesson for all businesses

You may not be the New York Times or Washington Post, but recent attacks highlight weaknesses that all businesses should be aware of.

Social network use offers clues for security, Gartner says

It's not practical to prohibit social network access at work, and their usage can provide clues to effective business security, a Gartner analyst says.

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Cisco patches serious vulnerabilities in Unified Communications Manager

Cisco Systems has released new security patches for several versions of Unified Communications Manager (UCM) to address vulnerabilities that could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands, modify system data or disrupt services.

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Despite recent cloud service outages, security a bigger concern than availability

A 25-minute outage for online retail mega-giant Amazon is yet another hiccup, and still not a reason to abandon the cloud. However, there are other caveats to using cloud services.

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Tech shops worry that younger workers brush off security

Information technology shops worry that the current crop of twentysomethings are not sufficiently security conscious.

Microsoft yanks troublesome Exchange security patch

This is the second month in a row that Microsoft has withdrawn a patch because it could cause problems for the system it was designed to repair.

Optional Microsoft security updates block MD5 certificates and shore up Remote Desktop

Microsoft released two optional security updates Tuesday to block digital certificates that use the MD5 hashing algorithm and to improve the network-level authentication for the Remote Desktop Protocol.

Microsoft patches critical flaws in Internet Explorer and Exchange Server

Microsoft unleashed eight security bulletins for the August Patch Tuesday, including critical updates for Internet Explorer and Exchange Server.

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New Kaspersky products pack better whitelisting and ransomware rescue features

Kaspersky's 2014 security software includes improvements like a new Trusted Applications mode and a beefed-up Safe Money feature set.

Hackers put a bull's-eye on small business

After years of warnings from every level of the IT sector, small companies still are not getting the message: Get serious about security before you lose everything.

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Password thieves target blogs, content management sites

Hackers are increasingly turning to brute force attacks aimed at snaring credentials.

Why storing passwords in Chrome is a bad idea

Google’s Web browser offers no protection to secure and protect your saved passwords.