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McAfee offers business endpoint security suites for broader protection

Aiming to better address the security needs of businesses of all sizes that are facing increasingly complex attacks, McAfee has added two endpoint security suites to its product lineup.

Signature-Based Endpoint Security on Its Way Out

Signature-based blacklisting security technologies are losing the battle against malware, says McAfee, which has streamlined its endpoint security offerings to two suites that it says provide next-generation security for all endpoints, whether PCs, tablets or ATMs.

Hackers exploit Ruby on Rails vulnerability to compromise servers, create botnet

Hackers are actively exploiting a critical vulnerability in the Ruby on Rails Web application development framework in order to compromise Web servers and create a botnet.

Homeland Security database leaks employee information

The Department of Homeland Security last week said it notified employees and others with DHS clearance to be on alert for potential fraud due to a vulnerability discovered in software used by a vendor to process personally identifiable information for background investigations. The software hole in had existed since July 2009.

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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.