Microsoft's anti-malware software for Windows 8 and RT, Windows Defender, suffers from a security hole of its own, the company warned in its advanced notice for its monthly Patch Tuesday update being released this week.
The number of critical security vulnerabilities is on the decline, but the total number of vulnerabilities is on the rise, according to a security report issued Tuesday by HP. Critical vulnerabilities, defined as those enabling a hacker to gain control of a computer or network, made up 20 percent of total vulnerabilities scored by the Open Source Vulnerability Database, down from 23 percent in 2011, according to the HP 2012 Cyber Risk Report.
Microsoft is fixing a large number of security holes across most of its products this Tuesday as part of its monthly patch schedule, including "critical" vulnerabilities in Exchange server, Windows and Internet Explorer (IE).
Cisco issued a security advisory on Wednesday to address a vulnerability in a VoIP phone model identified last year by researchers at Columbia University. The company said the vulnerability in versions of its Cisco Unified IP Phone 7900 Series could enable attackers to gain remote access to the phone.
This week IT administrators will have to roll up their sleeves and get busy fixing Microsoft security holes and strengthening their encryption.
Businesses communicate in a lot of ways and, increasingly, are turning to an array of videoconferencing tools as the technology becomes easier to use and more ubiquitous. It provides an upfront,
Younger workers are so accustomed to on-demand information access that they tend to be less concerned with security and privacy, a new study from Cisco ( Nasdaq: CSCO ) reports. The study said college
While "official" Washington is talking a good game about aggressively pursuing "cloud computing" services in an effort to reduce operating costs and expenditures on hardware, a number of the agencies
Looks like the security risks that have been a fixture with Skype continue to cause irritation--and worse--for users, this time lighting up alerts about its latest integration with social networking
Mac owners who use Skype should soon have a patch available to cover a hole in the VoIP software that leaves them open to hackers looking to gain remote control of their machines. "The long and the