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Trouble spotted on the network

No sophisticated SOC? You can still be pretty sure that you’re aware of anything potentially troublesome.

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Cisco starts patching firewall devices against NSA-linked exploit

Cisco Systems has started releasing security patches for a critical flaw in Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) firewalls targeted by an exploit linked to the U.S. National Security Agency.

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A router security cheat sheet

There are many things that can be done to make a router more secure. Non techies need a shorter list than techies, but the Tech Guy recently offered a list that was way too short. And, many routers simply can not be made reasonably...

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Information security ignorance is not a defense

Despite increasing awareness about the importance of information security, underscored by the fear of ransomware attacks, many in the small and medium business world are unprepared for an attack.

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Use the internet? This Linux flaw could open you up to attack

A flaw in the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) used by Linux since late 2012 poses a serious threat to internet users, whether or not they use Linux directly.

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With cyberattacks putting everyone on edge, companies are looking for ethical hackers--IT pros paid handsomely to hack their network, expose security flaws, and fix them before someone else breaks in. Learn the tools of the ethical...

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Why the ‘cyber kill chain’ needs an upgrade

One of the most popular models for analyzing cyberattacks doesn’t focus enough on what to do after adversaries break into networks successfully, which they inevitable will do, Black Hat 2016 attendees were told this week in Las...

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FTC seeks research help from DEF CON hackers

The Federal Trade Commission made an appeal at DEF CON in Las Vegas this past week in hopes of getting hackers to help them crack down on manufacturers and service providers that leave customers vulnerable.

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Microsoft fixes critical flaws in IE, Edge, Office and Windows print services

Microsoft's new batch of security patches fixes 47 vulnerabilities across its products, including in Internet Explorer, Edge, Office, Windows and the .NET Framework.

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SWIFT brings in external support as it fights wave of bank hacks

SWIFT is bringing in additional security support after a series of high-profile bank heists and attempted bank heists conducted via its financial transaction network.

TP-LINK lost control of two domains used to configure routers and Wi-Fi extenders

TP-LINK is no longer in control of tplinklogin.net or tplinkextender.net. They do still control tplinklogin.net. What does this mean to owners of TP-LINK devices? Probably not much.

Lessons and observations from the GoToMyPC incident

Citrix did not distinguish itself in the way it handled a recent security incident. Then too, neither did the press.

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Free network software might radically change how routing works

Startup 128 Technology is a fundamentally different approach to routing, one that the company says will make networking simpler and more secure.

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Top-level domain expansion is a security risk for business computers

The explosion of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) in recent years can put enterprise computers at risk due to name conflicts between domain names used inside corporate networks and domains that can now be registered on the public...

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Cisco patches high-severity flaws in its Web Security Appliance

Cisco Systems has fixed four denial-of-service vulnerabilities that attackers could exploit to cause Web Security Appliance devices to stop processing traffic correctly.

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Opera offers iPhone users free VPN, with strings attached

Opera Software yesterday released a free VPN app for Apple's iOS.

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The CSO password management survival guide

It's time to take the password problem in hand. This free guide from the editors of CSO will help you communicate the challenges and what is at stake and evaluate and choose the right enterprise password management solution for your...

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Early warning signs of a DDoS attack

At Interop 2016, Avi Freedman, CEO of Kentik, chats with Network World about why Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are still popular with hackers, why they still work, and some of the signs that an attack may soon commence....

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