Six IT security vendors, most of them headquartered in the United States, took home top honors at Tuesday's SC Awards Australia gala, held in conjunction with the AusCERT conference. Among the winners were Sourcefire for "Vendor of the Year" and NetWitness for "Gatekeeper," which recognizes the solution that best controls who had access to information and provides logging, tracking and remediation in the event of a breach. Sydney, Australia-based VMinformer, which makes compliance, auditing and security products for virtualized environments, walked away with the "Innovation" award. A list of winners at the third-annual event can be found here.
Vulnerable SSH servers could be compromised to secure private RSA host keys through a new passive attack method that involves the observation of computational faults during the signing process that exposes the private keys, The Hacker News reports.
BleepingComputer reports that widely used 3D computer graphics software suite Blender has been impacted by site outages due to distributed denial-of-service attacks that have been ongoing since the weekend.
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