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  • US govt is after another secret document leaker

    06.08.2014

    It seems that there is a leaker following in the footsteps of Edward Snowden, and US government officials are trying to discover his or her identity, as they confirmed for the CNN on Tuesday.

  • NIST asks for comments on security guide for federal information systems

    04.08.2014

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued for public comment a draft update of its primary guide to assessing the security and privacy controls that safeguard federal information systems and networks.

  • China bans Symantec, Kaspersky software from govt systems

    04.08.2014

    Symantec and Kaspersky Lab have become the latest victims of Chinese government's procurement agency's axe as the two firms have been dropped from the approved list of security software suppliers, reports People's Daily Online.

  • CIA chief admits agency employees hacked Senate computers

    01.08.2014

    CIA Director John Brennan has confirmed that five CIA employees have, indeed, "improperly accessed" computers of Senate staffers and the computer network that was set up to help the Senate Intelligence Committee review the CIA Detention and Interrogation Program and compile a report.

  • Russian government offers money for Tor-cracking tech

    28.07.2014

    The Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD) has published a tender offering $111,000 to any Russian company or organization that can provide technology that can de-anonymize users of the Tor anonymity network and decrypt the data sent through it.




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Patching: The least understood line of defense

Posted on 29 August 2014.  |  How many end users, indeed how many IT pros, truly get patching? Sure, many of us see Windows install updates when we shut down our PC and think all is well. Itís not.


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