March 2015

Google to Publish Research on Browser Ad Injectors

Google is preparing to release new research on the prevalence of ad injectors, the often-unwanted browser extensions that inject ads onto Web pages, and the numbers will show just how widespread and problematic the software is. Ad injectors belong to that great, amorphous pile of applications that aren’t necessarily classed as malware but exhibit behavior that is […]

Why We Need Holistic Context-based Security Decisions

Following my previous column, Taking Back the Reigns, about the need to empower network security managers and allowing them to proactively program security solution per need rather than manage reactive administration of security devices, I would like to shed some light on what the market calls “context-based security decisions and processes” and how to get there through programmability.

DDoS Attack on GitHub Linked to Earlier One Against GreatFire.org

The ongoing DDoS attack on GitHub, which has made the social coding site intermittently unresponsive since March 25, is essentially a side effect of an older operation from the Chinese government against a site run by the anti-censorship project GreatFire.org. Officials at GreatFire said that the attack on their infrastructure began on March 17 and involved […]

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