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  • Certificate Authority Security Council backs SSL server rules taking effect Nov. 1

    By Ellen Messmer | 16 August, 2014 01:56

    As a safety precaution to prevent SSL server certificates being exploited for network man-in-the-middle attacks on organizations, vendors that issue SSL server certificates will begin adhering to new issuance guidelines as of Nov. 1. These new rules, as described by members of the industry group Certificate Authority/Browser Forum, mean certificate authorities (CAs) will not issue certificates that contain "internal names" and expire after Nov. 1, 2015.

  • Stealthy malware 'Poweliks' resides only in system registry

    By Lucian Constantin | 05 August, 2014 01:47

    A new malware program called Poweliks attempts to evade detection and analysis by running entirely from the system registry without creating files on disk, security researchers warn.

  • BlackBerry buying German firm for voice encryption

    By John Cox | 30 July, 2014 05:23

    BlackBerry has always touted its mobile devices as secure. But now it plans to make them "more secure" by acquiring a German company that specializes in voice encryption.

  • Cybercrime wave whacks European banks

    By Ellen Messmer | 23 July, 2014 00:34

    Banks across Europe are now coping with a wave of cybercrime in which crooks are transferring funds out of customer accounts through a scam involving bypassing some two-factor authentication systems to steal large sums, according to a security firm assisting in the investigation.

  • There's almost a million fake apps targeting your phone

    By Martyn Williams | 17 July, 2014 04:34

    Fake apps dressed up to look like official ones but actually designed to steal user data are increasingly targeting Android phone users, according to a study by Trend Micro.

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  • 13 IT security myths debunked

    By Ellen Messmer | 15 February, 2013 23:19

    They're security myths, oft-repeated and generally accepted notions about IT security that ... simply aren't true. As we did a year ago, we've asked security professionals to share their favorite "security myths" with us. Here are 13 of them.

  • Is Android less secure than iPhone? Um, no.

    By Katherine Noyes | 14 January, 2011 11:04

    One can only hope that security software provider Trend Micro saw a nice sales boost after the proclamation of its chairman earlier this week that Android phones are more vulnerable to hacking than iPhones are. If it didn't, those blatantly self-serving statements were made for nothing.

  • Trend Micro CEO: hackers hitting AV infrastructure

    By Robert McMillan | 26 October, 2009 08:28

    It's become an all-too-common scam: A legitimate Web site pops up a window that looks just like a real security warning. It says there's something wrong with the computer, and click here to fix it. A few clicks later, the victim is paying out US$40 for some bogus software, called rogue antivirus.