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The art and science of risk management

A new survey from Tripwire explores whether risk management is more science, or art.

Android security is sadly lacking, researchers reveal

Android smartphones and tablets are under attack, and the most popular tools developed to protect them are easily circumvented, according to new research from Northwestern University and the University of North Carolina.

Critical IE update slated for Patch Tuesday

There are only five security bulletins scheduled for next week, but one is a Critical update for Internet Explorer.

Hacker publishes alleged zero-day exploit for older Plesk versions

A hacker released what he claims is a zero-day exploit for older versions of the Parallels Plesk Panel, a popular web-hosting administration software package, that could allow attackers to inject arbitrary PHP code and execute rogue commands on Web servers.

EU countries must be able to sentence hackers to two years, draft law says.

Hackers would face a minimum two-year prison sentence under a new European Union law approved by the European Parliament’s civil liberties committee on Thursday.

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Malware increasingly uses peer-to-peer communications, researchers say

The number of malware samples that use P-to-P (peer-to-peer) communications has increased fivefold during the past 12 months, according to researchers from security firm Damballa.

Prosecutor: Manning shared data without regard for national security

U.S. Army Private First Class Bradley Manning accused of sharing thousands of classified government documents with WikiLeaks, knew that the information would aid enemies of the U.S., a prosecutor argued Monday.

Microsoft: Here's why businesses will want Windows 8.1

Security, manageability, flexibility: Microsoft executives outlined several undisclosed features of Windows 8.1 at its TechEd conference on Monday.

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Malware Week: Ransomware surges, blackhole spreads

Several longstanding malware scams resurfaced recently, and Amazon and Ruby on Rails were targeted by Internet reprobates. Here's what to watch out for.

Cybercriminals go back to the USSR

The top-level domain name for the former Soviet Union becomes a magnet for denizens of online underworld.

Three great alternatives to two-factor authentication via text-message

Asking customers or employees to pull out their phones and input a code every time they want to log onto your site is too much friction. Here's what else you can offer them while keeping your brand safe.

Gartner security survey: McAfee up, Trend Micro down

A Gartner report about the security software market out today shows that No. 2 ranked McAfee enjoyed the most overall growth last year, Trend Micro slipped but stayed No. 3, and Symantec held onto its top spot in the $19.1 billion market.

Google pressures industry to make software flaws public faster

Search giant puts heat on software industry to clean up its mistakes quickly--some within seven days.