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Protect your business from Web celebs

The McAfee 2013 Most Dangerous Celebrities report is out. Here's how to avoid becoming a victim.

Aged, vulnerable Java, Flash abound, Websense finds

Businesses are still ignoring the threat posed by out-of-date versions of Java, with barely one in five running the latest version during August, security firm Websense has reported.

Oracle adds long-awaited whitelisting capabilities to Java

Oracle added a feature in Java that lets companies control what specific Java applets are allowed to run on their endpoint computers, which could help them better manage Java security risks.

Critics question FTC's authority to bring data security complaints

Critics of the Federal Trade Commission think it needs to back away from its claim of broad authority to seek sanctions against companies for data breaches when it has no clearly defined data security standards.

Are password managers safe from the NSA surveillance?

With all the disclosures about PRISM and decryption by government agencies, we wonder whether the NSA force password management app developers to give up your data.

Here's how to best secure your data now that the NSA can crack almost any encryption

New reports suggest the NSA is capable of cracking many of the encryption protocols being used today. Here are tools that minimize that risk.

Botnet likely caused spike in number of Tor clients

The spike is likely being caused by a botnet, according to one of the original Tor developers.

Secure your small-business network without spending a dime

A host of free security measures are ready to come to your defense.

Lookout security coming to Samsung Knox smartphones

Lookout wants to build and offer security products for businesses and enterprises. It's getting its chance by bundling its mobile security software onto Samsung's Knox smartphones.

Even suspicious email is too tempting to skip, survey finds

In a study conducted by TNS Global for Halon, an email security service, 30 percent of those surveyed admitted they would open an email, even if they were aware that it contained a virus or was otherwise suspicious.

Microsoft will still patch Windows XP for a select group

Just because Microsoft doesn't plan on giving Windows XP patches to the public after April 8, 2014, doesn't mean it's going to stop making those patches; but it will distribute them very selectively.

High-profile hack attack offers a lesson for other at-risk sites

The Syrian Electronic Army hit multiple targets last week, including Twitter and the New York Times, and it should be a warning to other web businesses that remain at risk

Salesforce.com mobile app developers gain security tools

Salesforce.com's Mobile SDK is now compatible with Good's containerization technology.