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  • Cisco buys cloud-based contract administrator

    <a href="">Cisco this week announced intentions to acquire privately held MaintenanceNet</a>, a provider of cloud-based software to manage recurring customer contracts.

    Written by Jim Duffy07 July 15 23:27
  • Cisco plans to buy security-as-a-service provider OpenDNS

    Cisco Systems plans to pay $US635 million in cash to buy OpenDNS, a company that leverages the Domain Name System (DNS) to provide security services including Web filtering, threat intelligence and malware and phishing protection.

    Written by Lucian Constantin01 July 15 01:19
  • Cisco to buy OpenDNS to boost Security Everywhere initiative

    Cisco is acting quickly on its new Security Everywhere initiative with the announcement that it plans to buy Internet security service provider OpenDNS for $635 million in cash plus other considerations.

    Written by Tim Greene01 July 15 00:57
  • Many PayPal lookalike phishing websites taken offline

    PayPal has worked to shut down a handful of phishing websites that sought to steal people's login credentials by appearing to be the company's real website, according to a security company.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk12 Feb. 15 14:14
  • 6 DNS services protect against malware and other unwanted content

    While many (but not all) users are familiar with the concept of security software, there are more basic ways to protect unwary surfers from phishing sites, botnets, intrusive advertising and other unwanted visitors: DNS services.

    Written by Eric Geier28 Jan. 15 06:38
  • Fake BBC site disappears after bogus story on Charlie Hebdo

    A fraudulent website that cloned the BBC has gone offline after it received a surge of traffic for running a bogus story concerning the violence at French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk14 Jan. 15 12:31
  • Box unveils a new partner program to boost customer trust

    A lot of businesses trust cloud sync-and-store provider Box, but they trust a lot of other solutions, too, for things like identity, data loss protection and digital rights management.

    Written by Matt Weinberger10 Dec. 14 01:36
  • Cryptolocker: The Musical

    Everyone's looking for a fresh spin on Cryptolocker, the maddening ransomware that has become more prominent in recent days, and Umbrella Security Labs has come up with one: A 3D visualization set to music.

    Written by Bob Brown22 Nov. 13 00:17
  • Spear phishing led to DNS attack against the New York Times, others

    The cyberattack that resulted in and some other high-profile websites being inaccessible to a large number of users Tuesday started with a targeted phishing attack against a reseller for Melbourne IT, an Australian domain registrar and IT services company.

    Written by Lucian Constantin28 Aug. 13 14:41
  • Yandex launches public DNS service with malicious URL filtering

    Russian Web search firm Yandex launched a public DNS (Domain Name System) resolution service on Thursday that leverages the company's existing website scanning technology to block access to malicious and adult-rated sites.

    Written by Lucian Constantin04 April 13 17:00
  • OpenDNS introduces VPN, content filtering for mobile devices

    OpenDNS, a company that specializes in secure Domain Name System lookups, has released a suite of security services built around its core DNS product that are intended to provide safer browsing outside of a corporate network.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk13 Nov. 12 14:01