Stories by Tim Greene

Hack the halls: Watch out for Cyber Monday scamathon

Cyber Monday is the biggest online shopping day of the year, which means it is also the single biggest opportunity for criminals to steal cash, personal information and credit card numbers, and they've got an imposing arsenal to carry out their plans against the unwary.

Regin is groundbreaking malware on par with Stuxnet, Symantec says

Regin, a complex and stealthy piece of espionage malware, steals passwords, logs keystrokes and can read, write, move and copy files, among other malicious activity, and has stunned the Symantec researchers that detailed it in a report.

Mitel drops ShoreTel bid

Customers of ShoreTel phones and unified communications gear can stop worrying that their lives might get complicated by a merger between the company and its rival Mitel.

Stuxnet reached its target via the networks of trusted business partners

Stuxnet, the powerful malware that wormed its way in and hobbled Iran's uranium enrichment efforts, infiltrated the secure networks of the nuclear program via trusted partners, newly public information reveals.

Say goodbye to Microsoft Lync, hello to Skype for Business

Microsoft is upgrading its Lync unified communication platform to look and feel more like the familiar consumer version of Skype and changing its name to Skype for Business.

Raids cast doubt on the integrity of TOR

Federal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and Europe have shut down more than 400 Web sites using .onion addresses and made arrests of those who run them, which calls into question whether the anonymizing The Onion Router (Tor) network itself is still secure.

Patch Tuesday: 16 security advisories, 5 critical for Windows

Microsoft is issuing the largest number of monthly security advisories since June 2011, five of them critical and affecting all supported versions of Windows. And applying the patches will be time consuming, experts say.

Apple was warned about WireLurker months ago, Georgia Tech researcher says

The WireLurker malware that may have infected hundreds of thousands of Mac OS and iOS devices is exactly similar to a proof-of-concept attack Apple was warned about at the beginning of this year, according to the researcher who first publicly described such attacks.

Microsoft Office advancements are a boost for BYOD programs

Microsoft is giving corporate BYOD programs a boost by upgrading its Office offerings for iPhone, iPad and Android to deliver more features free, increasing the likelihood that mobile workers will have better tools available to be more productive.

Experts: Don't use Apple Pay, CurrentC until crooks get a shot at them

While major retailers hem and haw about whether to use Apple Pay vs CurrentC, security experts say those concerned about their safeguarding their credit data might be wise to hold off using either of the payment systems until they've really been vetted for vulnerabilities.

Startup promises to secure data centers, clouds workload by workload

Illumio, a well-funded startup with an impressive list of customers, is wheeling out a data-center/cloud security platform that imposes individual security policies on every workload.

Mitel takes aim at Avaya with ShoreTel bid

Anyone thinking about signing a deal with ShoreTel for unified communications gear might want to take a closer look now that Mitel has made public its hopes to buy the company.

Hordes of cable modems, Web cams, printers can become DDoS launch platforms

Attackers are mounting distributed Denial-of-service attacks from home routers, wireless access points, cable modems, Web cams and printers by taking advantage of weaknesses in the protocol they use to announce themselves on networks, according to PLXsert.

Review: Surface Pro 3 isn't really what enterprises want in a laptop

There are a lot of good things to say about Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 tablet.

Patch Tuesday: Windows, Internet Explorer need critical patches

Windows and Internet Explorer need critical patches this month, according to Microsoft's advanced notification about Patch Tuesday bulletins for Oct. 14.