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  • Mydoom, Bagle deliver double blow in January

    Posted February 5, 2004 - 10:39 am

    An at a glance view of the of the monthly lists of words/viruses from the leading security vendors.
  • Centralized PDA virus protection released

    Posted February 2, 2004 - 12:14 pm

    Network Associates, long a leader in the PC antivirus space, is moving to mobiles. The company just released a product aimed at Pocket PC and other Windows Mobile-based devices.
  • Security provider offers Wi-Fi authentication for SMBs

    Posted February 2, 2004 - 12:08 pm

    Claiming that small and medium-sized businesses don't have the resources to implement truly secure WLAN networks, Wireless Security Corp. is offering its own security outsourcing package. (Free registration required to access site.)
  • Using RADIUS for WLAN authentication

    Posted February 2, 2004 - 11:57 am

    Using the RADIUS protocol for wireless authentication can greatly improve your WLAN security - but implementing this technology is no trivial task. This tutorial series will walk you through the process.
  • Keep your WEP-based network secure until WPA finishes the job

    Posted February 2, 2004 - 11:30 am

    The upcoming WPA standard promises to bring a new level of security to WLANs. But until it's standard, you can follow the tips in this article to make sure that your WEP-protected network is as secure as possible.
  • The quest for better wireless security

    Posted February 2, 2004 - 11:09 am

    Wireless device manufacturers are scrambling to provide more compelling products and services - but, according to one security guru, they're leaving firm security principles in the dust.
  • As security concerns ease, businesses warm to Wi-Fi

    Posted February 2, 2004 - 11:02 am

    As wireless security measures improve, the WLAN security problem is becoming more and more a public relations issue - one that techies are starting to overcome with their bosses.
  • Opportunities for Wi-Fi hackers on increase

    Posted January 29, 2004 - 12:35 pm

    IT managers are catching up to the dangers of Wi-Fi, but opportunities for drive-by hackers may actually be increasing. New wireless LANs are popping up very fast, and many of them are insecure "rogue" access points.
  • Taking Aim

    Posted January 22, 2004 - 1:52 pm

    Overview of network intrusion detection systems (NIDS), with a focus on Target-based IDS
  • Target-based NIDS

    Posted January 22, 2004 - 1:46 pm

    Comparison chart includes Cisco
  • Jazzercise gives intrusion prevention a workout

    Posted January 21, 2004 - 1:24 pm

    The small, but global, dance and fitness company is installing new Exhange 2003 and SQL Server software, complete with new perimeter security provided by an intrusion detection system.
  • Trend Micro adds security product for SMBs

    Posted January 20, 2004 - 11:26 am

    Trend Micro Inc. in Singapore last week launched three products focused on the SMB market. These are the InterScan VirusWall for SMB 5.0, the Client/Server Suite for SMB 2.0 and the Client/Server Messaging Suite for SMB 2.0.
  • Is antivirus software becoming irrelevant?

    Posted January 14, 2004 - 3:17 pm

    In 2003, some major worms gained access to resources on local corporate networks. None of these worms were initially stopped with antivirus software. So it bodes the question whether antivirus software has lost its potency to protect the enterprise? (Registration required to download this free report.)
  • Worldwide biometric market to thrive in 2004

    Posted January 13, 2004 - 2:39 pm

    Poised to grow to $1.2 billion in 2004 up from $719 million in 2003, the worldwide market for biometric technology is going to see some major growth through 2008, according to a soon-to-be-released report from the International Biometric Group LLC (IBG).
  • Anti-virus software hole can knock out your system

    Posted January 12, 2004 - 4:25 pm

    Researchers from AERAsec have discovered a hole in the scanning technology used in anti-virus software from McAfee, Trendmicro and Kaspersky, among others. Learn what you need to know about this threat to your network.
  • VeriSign

    Posted January 12, 2004 - 11:27 am

    Symantec is blaming VeriSign
  • AMD, Intel put antivirus tech on chips

    Posted January 12, 2004 - 11:02 am

    AMD
  • Inside the Symantec Internet Security Threat report

    Posted January 9, 2004 - 12:42 pm

    Symantec's research shows that 19 out of the 50 top viruses and worms used IM and P2P applications. According the report, you can prevent some of the problem by prohibiting employees from using insecure versions of these services, and make IM applications available that are developed for commercial use and include security. This report covers a variety of sercurity issues.
  • Internet services go phish phighting

    Posted January 9, 2004 - 12:31 pm

    Services are now appearing to protect companies being impersonated in phishing and other attempts at fraud that typically impersonate an e-mail or Web page from a legitimate company in order to get your personal account information. Brightmail Anti-Fraud, and Netcraft are among them.
  • Microsoft publishes program to blast MSBlast

    Posted January 7, 2004 - 4:47 pm

    The company has finally released a removal program for home users, after ISPs complaints that the bug is still causing network congestion problems.
  • Attack on SCO sites at an end

    Posted December 15, 2003 - 12:58 pm

    A denial of service attack caused The SCO Group's servers to respond to more than 700 million requests in less than 32 hours - starting Wednesday of last week. SCO's web site is available again.
  • U.K. will test biometric passports in six month trial

    Posted December 4, 2003 - 3:13 pm

    The U.K. Passport Service in January will launch a six month trial of biometric technology involving 10,000 volunteers, which the U.K. government is billing as the first step in its compulsory ID card plan.
  • Cisco warns of wireless security hole

    Posted December 3, 2003 - 2:38 pm

    Cisco Systems Inc. is warning customers using its Aironet wireless access points about a security vulnerability that could allow attackers to obtain keys used to secure communications on wireless networks.
  • Virus attacks anti-spam sites

    Posted December 3, 2003 - 11:19 am

    A new variant of the damaging Mimail virus has been discovered. Mimail-L spreads through e-mail, and
  • Feathers fly over Walkley's fake hack

    Posted November 28, 2003 - 10:49 am

    IT and Web site managers who have ever wondered about the forward-thinking capacity of traffic-hungry marketing and publicity staff have been delivered a strong lesson as to why IT should have the final say over content to hit the Internet.

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