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A host of free security measures are ready to come to your defense.

Lookout security coming to Samsung Knox smartphones

Lookout wants to build and offer security products for businesses and enterprises. It's getting its chance by bundling its mobile security software onto Samsung's Knox smartphones.

Even suspicious email is too tempting to skip, survey finds

In a study conducted by TNS Global for Halon, an email security service, 30 percent of those surveyed admitted they would open an email, even if they were aware that it contained a virus or was otherwise suspicious.

Microsoft will still patch Windows XP for a select group

Just because Microsoft doesn't plan on giving Windows XP patches to the public after April 8, 2014, doesn't mean it's going to stop making those patches; but it will distribute them very selectively.

High-profile hack attack offers a lesson for other at-risk sites

The Syrian Electronic Army hit multiple targets last week, including Twitter and the New York Times, and it should be a warning to other web businesses that remain at risk

Salesforce.com mobile app developers gain security tools

Salesforce.com's Mobile SDK is now compatible with Good's containerization technology.

Confidential data is leaving on workers' mobile devices

Are confidential corporate documents finding their way onto employees' personal phones, laptops and tablets? You bet. Even worse, the next-generation workforce doesn't care.

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Office 2003's burial will resurrect hacker activity

The end of Microsoft's support for popular suite come April 2014 will usher in an era of 'infinite zero-day' attacks, analyst predicts

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.