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U.S. urged to let companies 'hack-back' at IP cyber thieves

U.S. companies should be allowed to take aggressive countermeasures against hackers seeking to steal their intellectual property, contends the private Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property.

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Blue Coat Systems to acquire security analytics firm Solera Networks

Blue Coat Systems, a provider of Web traffic filtering and business assurance products and services, plans to buy security analytics specialist Solera Networks, which uses data mining techniques to classify network traffic and detect potential security threats.

Pentagon clearance for iOS could open even more doors for Apple in the private sector

Industries like finance and healthcare may take a closer look at iOS now that it has the Pentagon seal of approval.

Take Advantage of BYOD Without Sacrificing Security

The BYOD trend comes with its share of challenges, but there are ways to overcome them.

Focus On Your Business and Outsource Your IT Support

When your technology breaks, it can cripple your business. Reliable, outsourced IT support is the ideal solution to keeping your business running.

Microsoft takes care of IE zero day with Patch Tuesday update

Microsoft released 10 security bulletins for Patch Tuesday, including a patch for a recently discovered zero day exploit for Internet Explorer.

Adobe releases critical security updates for Reader, Flash Player and ColdFusion

Adobe has released scheduled security updates for its Reader, Acrobat, Flash Player and ColdFusion products on Tuesday in order to fix many critical vulnerabilities, including one that is already actively exploited by attackers.

It's better to call ahead before sending malware, Symantec finds

Hackers are finding it pays to call ahead before sending malware-laden email.

China still safe for IT outsourcing, despite US security concerns, says vendor

China's reputation for security may have been marred by recent U.S. accusations of state-sponsored hacking but the nation is still a safe place as a tech subcontractor for foreign businesses, according to one of China's largest IT outsourcing vendors.

Debit card hack attack used for $45 million fraud blitz

A vast debit card fraud scheme that allegedly netted US$45 million has been linked to the hacking of credit card processors in the U.S. and India.

New York man pleads guilty to illegally selling Intuit software

A former support employee in Rochester, New York, has pleaded guilty to illegally selling Intuit software through eBay, taking advantage of the software company's policy to supply free replacement disks of its products at the request of customers.

Adobe warns customers of unpatched critical flaw in ColdFusion

Adobe has warned users of its ColdFusion application server platform of a critical vulnerability that could give unauthorized users access to sensitive files stored on their servers.

Name.com forces customers to reset passwords following security breach

Domain registrar Name.com forced its customers to reset their account passwords on Wednesday following a security breach on the company's servers that might have resulted in customer information being compromised.

Hacking back: Digital revenge is sweet but risky

As cyberattacks increase, victims are fighting back. But retaliation has its own consequences—and may create more damage.

Researchers find hundreds of insecure building control systems

Intruders used to creep in through ventilation ducts. Now they break in using the software that controls the ventilation.