What happens when trusted software is the virus?

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Hackers have ingeniously struck again by adding a hidden backdoor into a popular maintenance and file clean-up tool, CCleaner for Windows. The hacked version of the tool allows for the malicious download of additional malware, meaning the hackers could do anything with those affected systems. According to Avast, the company that owns CCleaner, approximately 2.27 million systems ran … Read moreWhat happens when trusted software is the virus?

Top 10 Things We Can Learn from the Target Breach

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For those of you not familiar with the SANS Institute http://www.sans.org, the SANS Institute was established in 1989 as a cooperative IT security research and education organization that today reaches more than 165,000 security professionals around the world.  It is a tremendous resource for everything related to IT security, and I highly encourage any organization or individual … Read moreTop 10 Things We Can Learn from the Target Breach

It’s Time to Retire Windows XP

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If you haven’t yet upgraded from Windows XP, then you (and 500 million users) must have strong reasons for hanging on to a twelve-year-old product. Unfortunately, everybody’s strong reasons won’t hold water come April 8th, 2014 when Microsoft stops supporting XP with new security patches. Essentially, April 8th is equivalent to an expiration date as far as … Read moreIt’s Time to Retire Windows XP

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