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SecurityProNews Newsletter Archives 2014

Cisco Announces Intentions to Purchase Neophasis
Cisco announced that it intends to acquire Neohapsis, a company which offers network, cloud, and app security, as well as IT risk and compliance services.

Date: 2014-12-11

Messaging Apps Are Terribly Insecure
It's likely that every single day, you use a messaging app to communicate with friends and family. It's also likely that the messaging app you're using is unequipped to protect your privacy.

Date: 2014-11-13

Dropbox Says They Haven't Been Hacked
According to reports, hundreds of Dropbox usernames and passwords were leaked online as a preview to a larger alleged leak of 7 million accounts.

Date: 2014-10-16

'Shellshock' Bug Scaring Experts as Much as Bash Heartbleed
It feels like major security vulnerabilities are more common than ever, and there’s a big one freaking out the blogosphere being referred to as “shellshock”. It was discovered by a Red Hat security team in the Bash shell.

Date: 2014-09-26

Study Suggests a Large Majority of Mobile Apps Fail Basic Security Tests
In general, we shouldn't consider mobile apps particularly secure for the foreseeable future. That is if Gartner is correct in its latest analysis.

Date: 2014-09-18

Gmail Promises Security Precautions Regarding Non-Latin Character Support
Last week, Google announced that it started recognizing non-Latin characters in email addresses, opening up the ability for users to send and receive emails in more languages. By doing this, however, they were potentially opening the door to more spam slipping through the cracks courtesy of bad actors using sneak character combinations.

Date: 2014-08-28

The Ins and Outs of Social Security Number Scams
It's a bit of a dichotomy. We've been told many times to be careful about giving out our Social Security numbers, but it seems like we're being asked for all or part of it in almost every business transaction. I once saw a video rental store - back when there were such things - requiring a customer's SSN before allowing them to rent a video.

Date: 2014-07-17


Security Improvements on Chrome for Windows
Google announced back in November that it would start requiring all Chrome extensions to be hosted in the Chrome Web Store for its Windows stable and beta channels (starting in January). Google announced today that it is now enforcing this.

Date: 2014-06-12


Malware Attacks On Internet Explorer Increasing
Everyone has a favorite Internet browser. If yours happens to be Internet Explorer, you may want to switch to a different one.

Date: 2014-05-15


Get Real-time Network Visibility and IT Security
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Date: 2014-05-06


What's the Real Story with The Heartbleed Security Hole?
The Heartbleed bug (known as CVE-2014-0160) is a very serious bug in the openSSL library, which is the security library used to secure communications between computers for many different reasons - examples of openSSL usage include SSL certificates used one webservers (the padlock which indicates an encrypted connection), TLS communications between servers and email collected or sent over secured connections using 'secure protocols'.

Date: 2014-04-17


Edward Snowden Calls For Better Online Security Measures
In a rare public appearance, fugitive and National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden addressed the audience of the SXSW conference regarding Internet privacy and surveillance.

Date: 2014-03-20


Get Real-time Network Visibility and IT Security
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Date: 2014-03-04


Beware of Apple ID Confirmation Phishing Email Attacks!
Most of the email I receive asking me to validate and verify my account details with an online site are clearly either legit or a lame attempt at a phishing attack, an attempt to trick me into revealing private information.

Date: 2014-02-27


Mobile Hardware Security Estimated To Earn $1 Billion This Year
As the world becomes more connected, the inherent security flaws in our global network have been highlighted by security professionals, criminals, and national governments alike. With software security still struggling to stay ahead of hackers and government mandates, more and more businesses are turning to hardware-level security.

Date: 2014-01-30


Get Real-time Network Visibility and IT Security
Mitigate sophisticated cyber-attacks, monitor user activities, thwart data breaches and correlate events in real-time by utilizing the powerful SIEM capabilities.

Date: 2014-01-28


Confirmed: Yahoo Ads Were Spreading Malware To Users
Yahoo confirmed that it was running advertisements that were spreading malware on some of its sites. While this is apparently in the past now, the company acknowledged and confirmed reports that this took place on Friday.

Date: 2014-01-09


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