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Cisco Buys Software Security Firm Virtuata

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Cisco said it bought Virtuata, a closely held security software firm, giving the highly acquisitive networking company new tools related to cloud computing and data-center infrastructure....
Cisco Buys Software Security Firm Virtuata

The true root causes of software security failures

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Developers being overly trusting is one of them....
The true root causes of software security failures

Researchers find malware targeting online stock trading software

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Security researchers from Russian cybercrime investigations company Groub-IB have recently identified a new piece of malware designed to steal login credentials from specialized software used to trade stocks and other securities online....
Researchers find malware targeting online stock trading software

Cisco Buys Software Security Firm Virtuata

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Cisco Systems Inc. said it bought Virtuata, a closely held security software firm, giving the highly acquisitive networking company new tools related to cloud computing and data-center infrastructure. Cisco is in the midst of a turnaround after restructuring last year to focus on core product areas such as routing and...
Cisco Buys Software Security Firm Virtuata
Defects leave critical military, industrial infrastructure open to hacks

Funding daily: software security and men’s clothing

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At VentureBeat, we come across a lot of funding news every day. In order to bring you the most information possible, we’re rounding up the quick-and-dirty details about the funding deals of the day and serving them up here in our “Funding daily” column. Veracode grabs $30M Application security...
Funding daily: software security and men’s clothing

HTC settles with FTC over software security vulnerabilities

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The Federal Trade Commission announced Friday that HTC has agreed to settle a complaint filed against the company for its allegedly lax security practices that have potentially put millions of smartphone users at risk. [Read more]...
HTC settles with FTC over software security vulnerabilities

With Fujitsu's Latest Move, GetApp's Cloud Business App Platform Just Got Interesting

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This week Japanese tech giant Fujitsu acquired an obscure French company called RunMyProcess for an undisclosed amount. This “integration Platform as a Service” (iPaaS) company offered a platform to allow businesses to build and deploy business workflow apps in the cloud using simple drag and drop functionality. It sounds mundane...
With Fujitsu's Latest Move, GetApp's Cloud Business App Platform Just Got Interesting

Java security improvements not a panacea for Oracle

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Oracle's plans to bolster Java security were welcomed by security experts who nevertheless wanted to see more done to lockdown one of hackers' favorite targets. The Java steward released on Thursday its priorities for the application platform. The changes on tap included automated checking of the validity of signed...
Java security improvements not a panacea for Oracle

Researcher finds NFC exploits in Android, Nokia smartphones

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A software security researcher has used the 2012 Black Hat security conference to demonstrate NFC security vulnerabilities in both Android and Nokia smartphones, according to CNet. Security expert Charlie Miller showed how NFC tags can be used to direct users to a maliciously crafted websites without a user's consent. A...
Researcher finds NFC exploits in Android, Nokia smartphones

Cisco Is Making Some Seriously Good Progress At Revamping Itself (CSCO)

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Cisco's stock briefly hit a multi-year high yesterday in after hours trading, thanks to the killer quarter it announced. Shares reached $24.24 and are still up 12% so far, at about $23.78. The last time Cisco's shares crested $23 was in November 2010. Cisco announced its quarerly earnings yesterday. For...
Cisco Is Making Some Seriously Good Progress At Revamping Itself (CSCO)

Nathan Myhrvold's Intellectual Ventures sues Symantec for second time

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Intellectual Ventures CEO Nathan Myhrvold. It’s round two of filing complaints against Symnatec for Nathan Myhrvold’s Intellectual Ventures (IV). IV is suing the security software firm today for the second time in three years. Back in December 2010, Bellevue-based IV filed similar complaints against Symantec and other companies. No agreement has been reached...
Nathan Myhrvold's Intellectual Ventures sues Symantec for second time

While the cyber war tail wags the national security dog, software security offers a different path to cyber peace

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This is the fourth in my series of interviews with C-level executives who also happen to be thought leaders in cyber security and privacy. Remember? I enjoy pointing out that "C-level executive" and "thought leader" are not synonyms. Previously, I interviewed:...
While the cyber war tail wags the national security dog, software security offers a different path to cyber peace
Phony version of Bad Piggies installs malware; 82,000 victims so far
Microsoft anti-virus scores low on "protection," fails to be certified

A look at UpWest Labs' latest wave of Israeli startups in Silicon Valley

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I was at UpWest Labs, the Israeli accelerator based in Silicon Valley, a few weeks ago mentoring its newest wave of start-ups on marketing. UpWest Labs is the brainchild of Shuly Galili and Gil Ben-Artzy. Similar to most accelerators in Silicon Valley, UpWest works with early stage startups and mentors...
A look at UpWest Labs' latest wave of Israeli startups in Silicon Valley

'Cybersecurity': how do you protect something you can't define?

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It's no surprise that following the various hacks, cracks, and online intrusions which have been dominating headlines, there’s been a loud, rallying cry from governments and corporations for increased investment in something called "cybersecurity." It’s a term that has already been used to brand two pieces of controversial legislation...
'Cybersecurity': how do you protect something you can't define?
One In Four Mobile Users Keep Dirty Pics Or Vids On Their Smartphone, And We All Know It's You

Grotech Ventures Raises $225M For Eighth Fund

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Grotech Ventures, the Virginia-based VC firm behind LivingSocial, HelloWallet and others; is announcing the raise of its eighth fund, Grotech Ventures II (“GV II”), with $225 million in committed capital. The firm says the fund was oversubscribed by more than 10 percent, and was raised from both existing and new...
Grotech Ventures Raises $225M For Eighth Fund

McAfee Acquires Smartphone Security Software Company Trust Digital

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Computer and software security company McAfee has acquired Trust Digital, a company that provides security software to mobile phones. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Trust Digital provides enterprise smartphone security and management software for government organizations and various companies. IT organizations use Trust Digital to secure and manage...
McAfee Acquires Smartphone Security Software Company Trust Digital
Password denied: when will Apple get serious about security?

XSS Vulnerabilities, Raw SQL Top List of Common Programming Errors

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No programmer is perfect, but some mistakes are more dangerous than others. While some mistakes might just slow down your site, others can open up vulnerabilities that expose your code, your database and even your users to all manner of attack. To help you identify the more serious errors common...
XSS Vulnerabilities, Raw SQL Top List of Common Programming Errors

Palo Alto Networks to Raise $264 Million in IPO

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On what’s turning out to be a big day for tech IPOs, Palo Alto Networks, a software security outfit, set the price range of its forthcoming offering of 6.2 million shares at $34 to $37. The offering, reported in an updated S1 filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission,...
Palo Alto Networks to Raise $264 Million in IPO

Eight Questions for Dell the Man About Dell the Company

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Michael Dell, founder, chairman and CEO of the computer company that bears his name, made some news from the stage of a tech conference being held in Aspen today. First, he announced that Dell Ventures had launched a $60 million venture capital fund intended to invest in start-up companies working...
Eight Questions for Dell the Man About Dell the Company

Less than 12k signatures needed before unlocking cell phone petition gets heard by the White House

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Supporters of legalizing unlocking cell phones are closer to getting their petition heard from the White House. With three days left, organizers need to gather just under 12,000 signatures in order to meet the 100,000 minimum as established by the Obama administration’s “We the People” system. The petition that supporters...
Less than 12k signatures needed before unlocking cell phone petition gets heard by the White House

Yahoo confirms server breach, over 400k accounts compromised

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Online account security breaches are seemingly commonplace these days -- just ask LinkedIn or Sony -- and now we can add Yahoo's name to the list of hacking victims. The company's confirmed that it had the usernames and passwords of over 400,000 accounts stolen from its servers earlier this...
Yahoo confirms server breach, over 400k accounts compromised

The Shadowy World Of Selling Software Bugs - And How It Makes Us All Less Safe

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"Pssst, wanna buy some software bugs?" It's not talked about much, but selling software vulnerabilities is big business. And the practice has surprising implications for software security - and even national security. It turns out government agencies are willing to pay six figures for exclusive details on exploitable flaws in...
The Shadowy World Of Selling Software Bugs - And How It Makes Us All Less Safe

Google Chrome OS 'business version' coming in 2011

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Are two (or more) versions of an OS better than one? Some say yes, and it looks like you can now count Google among them. Speaking at this week's RSA Conference, Google software security engineer Will Drewry revealed, seemingly for the first, that Google will be releasing a "business...
Google Chrome OS 'business version' coming in 2011

Here's A Disastrous Stat For Microsoft (MSFT, AAPL)

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USA Today reports that software security firm Avast surveyed 140,000 of its users, and came up with this stat: About one-third of Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP users who are ready to buy a new personal computer say they intend to switch to an Apple product. Obviously that's...
Here's A Disastrous Stat For Microsoft (MSFT, AAPL)
Grotech closes new $225M fund to support startups in 'underserved markets'
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