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Alert! Study finds Internet users heed browser warnings

Security warnings displayed by Web browsers are far more effective at deterring risky Internet behavior than was previously believed, according to a new study.

July's Patch Tuesday fixes 6 critical Microsoft flaws

Along with rolling out seven new security bulletins for Patch Tuesday, Microsoft also introduced a new policy giving developers 180 days to fix bugs.

Critical vulnerabilities found in single sign-on enterprise tool Atlassian Crowd

A critical vulnerability that could allow remote attackers to access sensitive enterprise log-in credentials and other data was fixed last week in Crowd, a single sign-on (SSO) and identity management tool used by large organizations to simplify access to their internal Web applications and services.

Passwords aren’t dying any time soon. Here's how to manage them effectively.

If you rely on passwords to protect your online identity, you should use a tool to help you remember and use them securely.

Small businesses are moving to cloud storage despite having significant reservations

Security concerns are on the rise as more businesses entrust sensitive data to the cloud. A cloud-security expert offers suggestions for small businesses seeking to minimize their exposure.

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Cisco fixes serious vulnerabilities in email, Web and content security appliances

Cisco Systems released security patches for its email, Web and content security appliances in order to address vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to execute commands on the underlying OS or disrupt critical processes.

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Facebook breach highlights data security's "weakest link" syndrome

Facebook disclosed that sensitive data from as many as six million user accounts was exposed thanks to a year-long glitch.

Dell pushes harder on encryption, anti-malware defenses

Dell today said it's ready with new anti-malware defense and encryption offerings for businesses using its PCs, laptops and Android-based mobile devices.

Encryption would exempt ISPs from data breach notification to EU customers

European Union telecoms providers and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) will have to comply with new rules in August to ensure that customers in all E.U. countries receive the same information if their personal data is lost, stolen, or otherwise compromised.

Cybercrooks target SMBs with new types of attacks

As money and corporate information have morphed from hard currency and blueprints to digital files, small and midsized businesses have become the new banks to rob. In fact, bank robberies across the U.S. have plummeted from 9,400 in 1991 to just 3,870 last year. As Doug Johnson of the American Bankers Association puts it: "As more and more transactions become electronic, more bank crimes become electronic."

Fake AV and ransomware: Coming soon to an Android device near you

Symantec has uncovered a new Android threat you might recognize from PC malware--fake antivirus and ransom ware attacks.

Encryption can’t protect your data while you’re logged in

If you don't use a password to unlock your computer, smartphone, or tablet, most encryption software won't protect your private or proprietary data if the device is lost or stolen.

Researchers: Many companies are negligent about SAP security

SAP has significantly improved the security of its products over the past few years but many of its customers are negligent with their deployments, which exposes them to potential attacks that could cripple their businesses, according to security researchers.