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End of the line for Windows XP

Support for Windows XP is ending: after today there will be no new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options or online technical content updates. Is this a problem? After all, it’s a 12-year old operating system.… Read Full Article

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What was that Wiper thing?

In April 2012, several stories were published about a mysterious malware attack shutting down computer systems at businesses throughout Iran. Several articles mentioned that a virus named Wiper was responsible. Yet, no samples were available from these attacks, causing many… Read Full Article

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When Certificate Authority Business Models and Vendor Certificate Policies Clash

A very important “internet trust” discussion is underway that has been hidden behind closed doors for years and in part, still is. While the Comodo , Diginotar, and Verisign Certificate Authority breaches forced discussion and action into the open, this time, this “dissolution of trust” discussion trigger seems to have been volunteered by Trustwave’s policy clarification , and followup discussions on Mozilla’s bugzilla tracking and mozilla.dev.security.policy .

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SCADA exploits circulating

Ever since Stuxnet hit the news last year, there has been an increased interest in the area of industrial control systems (ICS). This has been evidenced by the fact that we’ve seen a recent surge in public releases of zero-day (unpatched) vulnerabilities and exploits. Read Full Article