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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.

Massive Java update won’t get Oracle out of attacker’s crosshairs

Oracle fixed a number of critical security flaws in Java with the latest update, but it's still too slow to patch and attackers will continue to take advantage.

15 ways to protect your business's e-commerce site from hacking and fraud

E-commerce and security experts share 15 tips on how you can prevent fraud and keep your site safe.

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Source code for Carberp financial malware is up for sale at a very low price, researchers say

The source code for the Carberp banking Trojan program is being offered for sale on the underground market at a very affordable price, which could result in additional Carberp-based financial malware being developed in the future, according to researchers from Russian cybercrime investigations firm Group-IB.

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Prism doesn't have CIOs in a panic -- yet

Revelations over the U.S. National Security Agency's Prism surveillance program have much of the general public in uproar, but in terms of the controversy's impact to enterprise IT, some CIOs have measured, albeit watchful reactions.

Even Bitcoin probably can't withstand Prism's prying

In the aftermath of the revelation of Prism, the NSA's data collection program, the virtual currency Bitcoin has been pegged as a more private option; but the virtual currency may not be secure from government surveillance, either.

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Does encryption really shield you from government's prying eyes?

Encrypting data may not guard against surveillance, some experts say, while others argue in favor of taking steps to protect privacy.

Spy-proof enterprise encryption is possible, but daunting

Data encryption could help businesses protect their sensitive information against mass surveillance by governments, as well as guard against unauthorized access by ill-intended third parties, but the correct implementation and use of data encryption technologies is not an easy task, according to security experts.