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  • Fee-based e-mail delivery raises eyebrows

    Posted February 8, 2006 - 3:05 pm

    A plan from Yahoo Inc. and America Online Inc. (AOL) to adopt an e-mail certification system that charges mass mailers a per-message fee is stirring concern in the market.
  • Attack code published for Firefox flaw

    Posted February 8, 2006 - 10:58 am

    A hacker published code on Tuesday that exploits a vulnerability found in the latest version of the Mozilla Corp.'s Firefox browser.
  • Cartoons prompt spike in Danish Web hacks

    Posted February 8, 2006 - 10:22 am

    The furor over a Danish newspaper's publication of cartoons depicting the prophet Mohammed is being felt on the Internet, where hackers have struck down and defaced hundreds of Danish Web sites over the past week, according to a Web site that tracks digital attacks.
  • Microsoft reports two bugs, third identified

    Posted February 8, 2006 - 10:19 am

    Microsoft Corp. is warning of two bugs in its software that could potentially give unauthorized control or access over a person's computer, while a third problem has been highlighted by a security research company.
  • Selecting MPLS VPN Services

    Posted February 7, 2006 - 4:59 pm

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  • Researchers: Popular apps have mismanaged security

    Posted February 7, 2006 - 10:17 am

    Big-name companies like America Online Inc. (AOL) and Adobe Systems Inc. could do a better job of writing secure software, according to a recent report by two Princeton University researchers.
  • Savvy VoIP Security

    Posted February 6, 2006 - 5:57 pm

    VoIP has become a major focus for many organizations for 2006, and VoIP security remains a hot topic. Brent Huston, CEO of MicroSolved, Inc. talks with Stephen Mank, COO of Qovia, a provider of VoIP equipment monitoring and management tools, and explores how security will impact VoIP adoption.
  • Microsoft support line barely registers Kama Sutra

    Posted February 6, 2006 - 10:18 am

    Microsoft Corp.'s computer virus support line has been underwhelmed by the Kama Sutra worm.
  • Security flaws fixed in Firefox update

    Posted February 3, 2006 - 11:08 am

    Mozilla Corp. has released a new version of its Firefox browser containing critical security updates. Version 1.5.0.1 of the browser, released Wednesday, also contains a number of "stability" fixes to address problems causing the browser to gum up the performance of some systems.
  • Damage forecast low for file-trashing virus

    Posted February 3, 2006 - 9:36 am

    A virus that is scheduled to begin deleting files on Friday from infected Windows computers is unlikely to result in widespread damage, security vendors said, although some businesses reported being affected.
  • A sobering report on viruses

    Posted February 3, 2006 - 4:16 am

    Owing to the Sober virus outbreak, the share of inbound emails carrying viruses increased to 2.5 percent in 2005, according to an analysis by security software vendor Postini.
  • Biometrics use to accelerate in 2006

    Posted February 3, 2006 - 4:16 am

    Driven by successful trials with electronic passports, the commercial use of biometrics will increase in 2006, accoridng to IT services company Unisys.
  • Security glitch bites IE7 beta

    Posted February 3, 2006 - 4:15 am

    Security researchers have found a denial of service vulnerability in the preview version of Internet Explorer 7.
  • Mobile phone tracking, girlfriend stalking and the law

    Posted February 3, 2006 - 4:14 am

    A service in the U.K. that allows subscribers to track a mobile phone user anywhere in the world is raising eyebrows after a journalist used the service to "stalk" his girlfriend.
  • Mozilla releases Firefox update--on purpose this time

    Posted February 3, 2006 - 4:13 am

    The Mozilla Organization has released an update for the Firefox open-source browser that includes security enhancements and memory leak fixes.
  • Anatomy of a break-in

    Posted February 3, 2006 - 4:13 am

    Follow security advisor Ira Winkler and his team as they show the CIO of a multinational corporation just how easy it is to break the company's physical and IT security.
  • Microsoft warns of file-trashing worm

    Posted January 31, 2006 - 5:09 pm

    Microsoft Corp. has published a security advisory warning Windows users of a file-trashing worm that has been circulating via e-mail for several weeks. The worm, which is programmed to destroy a wide variety of files on the third day of every month, has been circulating since mid-January, and is estimated to have infected between 250,000 and 300,000 systems worldwide.
  • Security risk assessment and management in Web application security

    Posted January 31, 2006 - 3:38 pm

    Corporations today face increased levels of risk from software vulnerabilities hidden in their business-technology systems and from hackers and cyber crooks who try to steal proprietary corporate intellectual property, including sensitive customer information, making security risk assessment and security risk management vital tasks for security officers and IT managers.
  • Locking the door behind you: Hacker protection for your Web applications

    Posted January 31, 2006 - 2:59 pm

    A Web application not only includes the code that creates your Web site, but also the architectural components necessary to make a Web site available and useful to the public -- both of which can make a Web site vulnerable to attacks. When considering hacker protection for your Web applications, you must account for all the components that work together to create a Web site, not just the visible face presented to the world at large.
  • Symantec readies 'Genesis' subscription service

    Posted January 31, 2006 - 10:03 am

    Symantec Corp. expects to begin offering a new consumer security service similar to Microsoft Corp.'s Windows OneCare Live by September of this year, a company executive said Monday. Code-named "Genesis," the service will integrate components of Symantec's security, PC tuning, and backup software into a single service that is accessible over the Internet.
  • AOL patches serious Winamp bug

    Posted January 31, 2006 - 9:08 am

    Users of America Online Inc.'s Winamp 5.12 media player are being told to upgrade their software following the release of malicious code that could be used to take over a Winamp user's system.
  • Hackers lurk in AMD Web site

    Posted January 30, 2006 - 5:08 pm

    Users of Advanced Micro Devices Inc.'s (AMD's) microprocessors may want to think twice before looking for technical support on the company's Web site. Customer support discussion forums on the forums.amd.com site have been compromised and are being used in an attempt to infect visitors with malicious software, an AMD spokesman confirmed Monday.
  • Source Code Review Options Increasing

    Posted January 30, 2006 - 12:44 pm

    As the business use of web-based applications has grown over the last several years, a growing amount of concern has been applied to their security. Penetration testing, automated scanning and source code review have emerged as the standard toolset for ensuring that applications are secure when they are launched into public view. While these processes have proven to be effective when used properly, cost remains a significant issue.
  • MessageLabs launches e-mail archival service

    Posted January 30, 2006 - 10:51 am

    MessageLabs Ltd. has launched its first e-mail archival product that company officials say will allow for fast access to messages that must be stored for regulatory and legal reasons.
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