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Cisco rolls out mobile VPN trifecta

It was back in October that Cisco first revealed its latest corporate vision to mush a whole bunch of enterprise Web 2.0-ish concepts into what it calls the new "borderless networks" architecture. It's something to do with combining in-house network kit and cloud-based technology to deliver services and applications to anyone …
Austin Modine, 2 Mar 2010
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Cisco borgs real-time security biz ScanSafe

Cisco intends to buy the web security outfit ScanSafe in a deal worth approximately $183 million, the networking gear maker said today. ScanSafe sells a web-based security service that analyzes a company's end-user web requests in real-time to determine if content is malicious, inappropriate, or acceptable based on defined …
Austin Modine, 27 Oct 2009
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Paris Hilton website violated by Trojan-spreaders

Virus authors reportedly planted malicious code on Paris Hilton's website late last week. Following the attack, surfers visiting the ParisHilton.com site were prompted to install an "update" via a dialogue box. Whether they accepted this update or decided to "cancel" it, a download of a malicious executable was initiated, …
John Leyden, 13 Jan 2009
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'Legit' website compromises reach epidemic proportions

Once upon a time surfers could stay unmolested by malware by staying away from warez and smut. Those days are well and truly over as changes in hacking tactics mean that compromised content on legitimate website has become the main conduit for so-called drive-by download attacks. Web security firm ScanSafe reports that two in …
John Leyden, 5 Jun 2008
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Mass SQL injection hits English language websites

Thousands of websites in China have been booby trapped with code written to download Trojan software onto visitors who run vulnerable Windows PCs. Unlike earlier rounds of SQL injection attacks the latest assaults mostly target English language sites (predominantly sites hosted in China but with a .com suffix) and purposefully …
John Leyden, 21 May 2008

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