Quirks & Quarks BlogSparkPhoto Galleries Google finds critical flaws in popular Symantec, Norton antivirus software

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Your antivirus software may be making your computer more vulnerable to hackers instead of protecting it — and you should update it right now. Multiple “critical” vulnerabilities have been found in all antivirus software made by Symantec, including Norton brand products, Google’s Project Zero blog reported this week. “These vulnerabilities…


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When PCI Express and test systems come together

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The PXI standard effectively extended the speed of the PCI and PCI Express computing bus standards to instrumentation with the rugged Compact PCI mechanical form-factor. And because it was based on PCI bus technology, PXI product availability was never in doubt. PXI systems are typically based on a 32-bit bus…


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Origin exploit could allow hackers to hijack PCs, researchers warn

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Presenting at the Black Hat conference in Amsterdam, as reported by ArsTechnica, security experts at ReVuln highlighted a potential exploit in Origin. Essentially, the exploit could allow hackers to send your browser to an auto-download malware site when you try to launch a game – but most browsers guard against…


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Children and the Internet – Safety Tips for Parents

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Technology is no longer a luxury, but a necessity and the use of it becomes bigger and bigger part from everyone’s daily routine. We need it at work, at home, at school and almost everywhere we are. Most modern devices offer easy access to Internet – from PCs and laptops,…


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Tokenization helps ShopNBC cut its PCI-compliance costs in half

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TV and Internet retailer ShopNBC.com last year added tokenization, a technology that changes consumers’ payment card information into randomized codes, to its payment security strategy to make it easier for it to comply with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards—a set of rules created by payment card networks to protect…


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Becoming a malware analyst

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There are few jobs in this industry that seem as appealing and interesting to me as that of a malware analyst. In my mind, these professionals were waking up each day to continue a complex game not unlike the Glass Bead Game from the eponymous novel by Herman Hesse –…


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PCI-DSS, security, and cloud guidelines

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Thoran Rodrigues highlights some of the guidelines published recently for the Payment Card Industry (PCI), regarding standards and the public cloud. About a month ago, the PCI Security Standards Council released the PCI DSS 2.0 Cloud Computing Guidelines. The document, that can be found here, tries to show that companies…


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Becoming PCI certified…is this within reach?

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Anyone who has been involved with compliance knows that simplifying complexity is the key to maintaining a secure and compliant organization. It’s become quite apparent that sustaining compliance is a marathon, and the journey must be travelled with vigilance. This is not something that is an endpoint or a task,…


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PCI Compliance Designed for your Business

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Trustwave helps millions of customers large and small achieve their compliance goals while building a sustainable compliance program. Select your path and we’ll show you how we can help – no matter where you are in the process.             Small Business I’m new to PCI….


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