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eBay sellers attempt to steal log-ins: What to tell your users

Cross-site scripting attacks, one of the most common tactics for hacking accounts, were recently found on eBay, one of the largest online retailers out there. Here’s how to keep your users safe – no matter which sites they’re on. 

Outsourcing leads to 18-month-long data breach

Using outside vendors to help manage systems is a way of life for many companies. But a recent data breach shows this practice could put companies and their customers at serious risk. 

Getting more bang for your security buck: 3 keys

Security budgets are tricky to manage: Chances are you’re spending more than you’d like, and that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re getting all you need from it. 

Adobe releases 8 critical patches: Top priority

Software company Adobe missed its deadline for releasing security patches last Tuesday, and with good reason – they had several security issues to fix. IT pros, take note. 

Hacked? Many companies wouldn’t even know

It’s sad, but true: Many companies that fall victim to a cyberattack might not even know about it for a very long time. Some might never find out. 

Researcher shows why antivirus just won’t hack it anymore

Antivirus has been declared dead by pretty much everyone – including antivirus companies themselves. And new research may have just put the final nail in the coffin. 

Most hackers don’t do it for financial gain

Which is more frightening: The idea of a cyberattack designed to cripple your business and pull in big bucks or the idea that hackers are just launching these attacks for the hell of it? 

Cryptolocker unlocked: But too late for many

The ransomware that started the craze, Cryptolocker, may be effectively neutralized after two security companies have found a way to unlock encrypted files. 

Firmware scan finds thousands of vulnerable devices

There’s no shortage of threats to systems that IT pros have to worry about. But researchers have found even more vulnerabilities are soon to arrive, courtesy of backdoors and vulnerable firmware. 

Study: 97% of major companies still vulnerable to Heartbleed

Thought the Heartbleed bug was old news? Think again.