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CAPTCHA systems easy to foil, security firm finds

Imperva study finds CAPTCHAs, designed to keep spambots off Web sites, can easily be broken by humans and can turn people away if they are difficult or annoying to complete.

By June 18, 2012


New DoS attack uses Web servers as zombies

Imperva says Web server-based botnet offers more attack power than PC-based botnets.

By May 12, 2010


Web apps attacked every two minutes, study finds

Web-based applications, on average, are hit by 27 attacks per hour, or roughly one attack every two minutes, according to data from security firm Imperva.

By July 26, 2011


Hackers vow 'hellfire' in latest major data leak

Team GhostShell says it published one million records, allegedly from banks, government agencies, consulting firms and others -- and claims there's more to come.

By August 28, 2012


Survey: Half of businesses don't secure personal data

Fifty-five percent of businesses don't secure Social Security numbers, bank accounts, and other data, even though 79 percent have experienced a data breach.

By September 24, 2009


Puerto Rico sites redirected in DNS attack

Visitors to Google.pr, Microsoft.com.pr, Yahoo.com.pr, and others saw defaced sites instead of the legitimate sites after an attack on the domain name system in Puerto Rico this weekend.

By April 27, 2009


Hackers threaten to release Symantec source code Tuesday

Code is thought to have been stolen from servers run by the Indian military, but the company says the code is from 2006 and is no threat to users of the current antivirus product.

By January 16, 2012


That stolen Symantec source code? It's for older enterprise products

Antivirus vendor says the hacked source code was for the outdated Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0 and Symantec Antivirus 10.2. Rest easy, Norton consumers--for now, anyway.

By January 6, 2012


Hacked Web mail accounts used to send spam

While Websense has seen a rise in spam following the compromise of thousands of Web mail accounts, security experts are split over how the accounts were breached.

By October 10, 2009


Oracle buys database firewall provider

The enterprise software giant acquires Secerno, a company that offers firewall security for both Oracle and non-Oracle databases.

By May 20, 2010