Security: Vulnerabilities


Modern Antivirus, Whitelisting, and Enterprise Security

Whitelisting applications can be a more effective and lower-impact technique for protecting your enterprise than are traditional antivirus approaches.

Q&A: Security in a Virtualized Environment

How are IT organizations responding to the new security challenges of administrative privileges in a virtualized environment?

A Tough Year that Could Have Been Worse

Security admins faced a host of vulnerabilities and new attacks in 2010, but the nightmare scenarios that could've kept security pros up at night blessedly didn't come to pass.

Tracking Trends: Data Security Risks

The top three risk trends in 2010, and what lies ahead for security professionals in 2011.

Database Security: Why Patching Isn't Popular with DBAs

Database security patching is a tricky business. It's so tricky, in fact, that some DBAs prefer to rely on defense-in-depth controls to protect their systems.

Retailers Under Attack

An upsurge in retail-oriented phishing exploits underscores the growing menace posed by targeted attacks.

Mid-Size Enterprises are Prime Targets

Mid-size shops are increasingly -- even disproportionately -- coming under attack by hackers, yet few security budgets are rising.

The Less Productive Mobile Workforce

Mobile users are more likely to get themselves into trouble -- but not the kind you'd expect.

The Sad State of Vendor Patches

A controversial new report shows vendors are leaving enterprises seriously exposed.

Latest Spam and Phishing Trends Revealed in Symantec Report

Spam dominates e-mail; phishing attacks mimic support chat sessions.

Breachers Down but Not Out

Breaches could still be avoided, report notes.

Dramatic Rise in Malware

The malware calm in the midst of a raging spam storm was almost eerie. Until last month, that is, when things took a turn -- for the worst.

Q&A: The State of IT Security

Recommendations for making data safer that won’t decimate your IT budget.

Security Crackers Keep the Pressure On

With World Cup-oriented attacks and a brazen tech-support-by-phone scam, it's business as usual for the ever-creative information security crackers.

Q&A: The Shift in Data Breaches

Breaches are targeting application because that's where the data is.

Study Targets Windows "Hooking" in Antivirus Software

Microsoft has confirmed that it has been working with a security firm investigating a fundamental flaw in antivirus (AV) software for Windows.

Symantec Report Shows Cyber-Crime is Booming Business

Cyber-attacking is no longer just a mischievous, if destructive, pastime: it's a business. A Symantec report confirms that business is booming.

Web Security Threats on the Rise, Report Finds

Hackers have become increasingly organized and they have more targets

Virus Activity Drop: Calm Before a Stormy Summer?

What accounts for the near-disappearance of virus activity last month? One explanation: even spammers need to invest time in research and development.

IT Losing the War Against Spam

Spam now accounts for close to 90 percent of all e-mail traffic.