Operators disable firewall features to increase network performance, survey finds

The primary goal of a firewall device is to secure your network. This is done using various modules integrated into the system which work together to prevent attacks. Disabling some of these features may put the enterprise to risk. Fortunately, GajShield Next Generation firewalls have multiple modules like Data Leak Prevention, Application Filtering, Content Filtering, Intrusion Prevention all work together without reducing the performance of your network. GajShield users do no feel the need for disabling any of the above features and hence feel secure.

In a recent survey of 504 IT professionals, McAfee found that 60 percent prioritize security as the primary driver of network design – something the company did not find too surprising considering recent high-profile breaches.

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Email addresses stolen from CurrentC in security breach

CurrentC is already under fire for working with its retail partners to shut out Apple Pay, and it's now facing another mess: some email addresses of people using the app or who have signed up to learn more from the app have been taken from its systems. CurrentC is notifying potentially affected people over email, informing them that "unauthorized third parties obtained the email addresses of some of you" over the past 36 hours. It hasn't said exactly how many emails are affected, but it says that "no other information" was taken.

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A security vulnerability has been identified in IBM Websphere Message Broker, IBM Integration Bus, IBM SPSS Data Access Pack, and IBM SPSS Modeler shipped with IBM Predictive Maintenance and Quality

IBM Websphere Message Broker, IBM Integration Bus, IBM SPSS Data Access Pack, and IBM SPSS Modeler are shipped as components of IBM Predictive Maintenance and Quality. Information about a security vulnerability affecting IBM Websphere Message Broker, IBM Integration Bus, IBM SPSS Data Access Pack and IBM SPSS Modeler have been published in security bulletins.

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Hundreds of Dropbox passwords leaked online but Dropbox denies it was hacked

A thread surfaced on Reddit today that contained links to files containing hundreds of usernames and passwords for Dropbox accounts in plain text, but it’s unclear where they were obtained from.

A message annotated at the top of the leaks said:

Here is another batch of Hacked Dropbox accounts from the massive hack of 7,000,000 accounts
To see plenty more, just search on [redacted] for the term Dropbox hack.

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So if you have a dropbox account, our suggestion would be that you immediately change your password. Also, ensure that you do not keep confidential information, personal or of your enterprise on cloud based storage services. We would also like enterprise to setup their own dropbox like service with better safety in place.

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