Ryan Naraine

Return of the Web Mob

Ken Dunham, you could say, spends his life peeking at the bowels of the Internet. As director of the Rapid Response Team at VeriSign-owned iDefense, of Dulles, Va., Dunham and...

High Risk RealPlayer Flaws Patched

Digital media delivery firm RealNetworks Inc. late Thursday shipped a major security update for its RealPlayer software to patch a pair of remote code execution vulnerabilities. The security holes, which...

Yahoo Ships Silent Fix for ActiveX Flaw

Yahoo has silently pushed out a patch for a critical vulnerability affecting users of its Yahoo Assistant browser add-on.According to an alert from "Sowhat," a researcher at Nevis Labs,...

Big Vendors Still Very Tardy on Fixing Security Flaws

Some of the biggest names in the IT software business still are very lax when it comes to fixing security holes reported by third-party brokers.According to a list maintained...

Kraken Botnet Infiltration Triggers Ethics Debate

Researchers at TippingPoint Technologies' Digital Vaccine Laboratories have found a way to infiltrate and seize control of one of the world's largest spam-spewing botnets, a breakthrough that has ignited...

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How to Encourage a New Generation of Leaders in the Remote Workplace

Companies are starting to finalize their long-term work plans, with many choosing to stay remote for the foreseeable future. The flexible, remote work option will...

F5 Acquires Threat Stack, Continuing Its Transition to a Security Company

F5 has announced an agreement to acquire Boston-based Threat Stack for $68M. The purchase of Threat Stack is F5’s fourth acquisition in the past...

Cloudera’s Ram Venkatesh on Hybrid Cloud and the Cloudera Roadmap

I spoke with Ram Venkatesh, Chief Technology Officer at Cloudera, about the company’s shifts, and how the Cloudera Data Platform serves a hybrid environment. Among...

Secure Cloud Migration: Beware Identity Failures and Misconfigurations

According to Gartner, the worldwide public cloud services market grew 40.7% in 2020. But despite how commonplace it now is, a cloud migration can...

How Tech Companies Can Boost Cyber Defenses: Building a Cyber-First Culture

Today’s accelerated pace of digital transformation brings significant opportunities for businesses to grow and drive value for shareholders. At the same time, the rise...