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The Secret Question Threat

At its core, security is all about allowing convenient access to a system for all those who have legitimate access to it. Yet, at the same time, that convenience, in turn, also creates security risks.

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February 2015 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

Of the nine security updates that were issued today, there are four remote code execution vulnerabilities, two security feature bypasses, and one escalation of privilege and Information disclosure. Only three of the nine are classified as critical; the rest are rated important.

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Is there a severity greater than critical?

It’s Patch Tuesday again and it’s really time you paid attention. A lot of attention. MS15-011 covers a security issue that, were I in charge of the ratings names, I would rate as Super-critical – because of the potential for exploitation more than its potential impact. If you have anyone taking a domain-joined workstation outside the corporate network, patch it now.

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61 network security twitter feeds to follow

Information security pros abound on Twitter. While not all of their tweets may be 100% focused on InfoSec, we’ve picked 61 network security Twitter feeds we think are worth following.

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Introducing GFI LanGuard 2015

GFI LanGuard is available today. Product manager Cristian Florian tells us what’s new in the latest release

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Software vulnerabilities: Only half the story

Intermediary devices such as routers and WAPs can be targeted by attackers. The latest example is an exploit that takes aim at a security vulnerability in routers made by a number of popular vendors, including D-Link, ZTE and TP-Link.

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SMS for business gets the message across [Infographic]

According to statistics in a recent report by SAP, 74 percent of adults use SMS on a regular basis, and 64 percent said they believe businesses should make more use of SMS to interact with their customers.

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23 network security mistakes that could get you fired

Depending on your boss, the impact to company or customer and seriousness of a mistake, some can be career-limiting or, even worse, send you back to the job market before you even know it. Let’s take a look at those network security mistakes that could get you fired.

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GFI MailEssentials wins 5th VBSpam+ award from Virus Bulletin

In the January 2015 round of testing, GFI MailEssentials had a spam catch rate of more than 99% and 0 False Positives, thus winning a 5th VBSpam+ award.

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Security 101: Authentication (Part 1)

In this post, we’re going to look at the first of the three As: Authentication. We’re going to focus on authentication as confirming a user.

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