Hackers using new Windows vulnerability

Microsoft is rushing out a patch for a newly-discovered zero-day vulnerability which affects all currently  supported versions of  Windows (including Vista) and Windows Server 2008 and 2012. The news came this morning from

Published on: October 14th, 2014 Howard Solomon

The chase at Chase begins

When banks get hit by a data breach it's big news because of what's at stake -- banks have more personal data on customers than retailers -- and the assumption that the bigger

Published on: October 6th, 2014 Howard Solomon

New bug worse than Heartbleed

Security experts are flagging a new bug in Bash, a type of popular Linux software, saying it could be more dangerous to users than Heartbleed. Bash, which is used to control the command

Published on: September 25th, 2014 Candice So

Salesforce warns subscribers of malware threat

In theory, cloud computing should  be safer than dealing with on-premise applications, which have to be tested before patching to ensure compatibility with other enterprise software. Cloud providers merely have to patch their own

Published on: September 10th, 2014 Howard Solomon

HP cloud service gives applications ability to protect themselves

With security breaches mounting in what can only be described as a terrible year for IT security, vendors are coming up with new services to help enterprises fight attacks. The latest was revealed

Published on: September 9th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Video interview: Check Point Software’s Amnon Bar-Lev

Let’s face it: 2014 has been a miserable year for IT security professionals. Every week, it seems, an organization somewhere around the world confesses its systems have been broken into and data has

Published on: August 26th, 2014 Howard Solomon

U.S. warns on POS systems

Canadian CSOs in the retail sector need to be aware of a warning issued Friday by US-CERT that the Backoff point of sale malware continues to be a threat in the sector. Seven

Published on: August 25th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Another warning about Android apps

A security vendor has raked the Google Play store and the Android ecosystem over the coals for allowing apps that have SSL vulnerabilities  susceptible to man in the middle attacks to be made

Published on: August 21st, 2014 Howard Solomon

Reveton ransomware now steals passwords and credentials

Ransomware is one of the uglier threats that security professionals have to deal with. Unfortunately there's a new version in the wild. Security vendor Avast reported Tuesday that the Reveton ransomware that for

Published on: August 20th, 2014 Howard Solomon