McAfee on Monday announced an agreement to acquire Secure Computing in a transaction valued at US$465 million that is expected to be completed by year-end.
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Brad Pitt, Mariah Carey and George Clooney are among the stars whose names are being most exploited across the Web to lure unwary fans into downloading wallpaper and screensaver software that's really malware in disguise.
In a bid to make it attractive to deploy its security software in virtual machine environments, McAfee Monday disclosed a cut-rate pricing strategy for its server-based software products when used on VMware ESX servers.
Hackers have broken into the network of the Swiss particle-physics laboratory operating the Large Hadron Collider experiment that has just begun smashing atoms in the hope of finding the theorized Higgs particle, an elementary particle of mass.
Data-leak prevention that lets organizations monitor for unauthorized transmission of sensitive content is a powerful technology sometimes put to surprising uses. And those with DLP experience say the biggest challenges lie with people and their online habits rather than technology.
Cybercrime is more than a buzzword, it's a critical business concern, say 1,387 IT professionals surveyed by security firm Finjan.
McAfee this week announced a change in how it delivers malware-signature software updates that it says should result in much speedier fixes.
Do cybergangs work on evil "product upgrades" to improve their crimeware and attack methods?
Proctor & Gamble, the global manufacturer of household products, Friday said it has selected IBM ISS to provide managed security services.
Companies that handle credit cards can expect to see revised security rules released in early October, according to the group responsible for maintaining the Payment Card Industry security standard for storage and processing of credit and debit cards.
Best Western International Monday acknowledged it suffered a data breach that exposed sensitive customer information at a European hotel, but strongly disputes claims that an attacker gained access to 8 million customer records with credit-card numbers. Best Western insists no more than a dozen customer records were compromised.
Carnegie-Mellon University Monday announced it's making available a free add-on to Mozilla Firefox 3.0 that's intended to boost browser security.
Linus Torvalds, creator of the Linux kernel, says he's fed up with what he sees as a "security circus" surrounding software vulnerabilities and how they're hyped by security people.
Will infrastructure virtualization sweep away existing switching structures while failing to grant benefits of performance, cost or improved security? Some say yes.
Symantec is acquiring nSuite Technologies for an undisclosed price to build out its portfolio of virtualization security and management technologies.