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  • Mobile virus epidemic imminent

    Posted March 7, 2005 - 7:20 pm

    Consulting firm Deloitte has warned that it is only a matter of time before mobile malware reaches epidemic proportions, presenting new threats to the security of mobile networks.
  • RFID invades the Capitol

    Posted March 7, 2005 - 7:19 pm

    This May employees of the Department of Homeland Security will begin using new Bluetooth-enabled smartcard IDs that combine RFID tags with personal biometric data. The cards will be required for entry into secure areas and logging in to government computers.
  • Antivirus companies report first mobile messaging worm

    Posted March 7, 2005 - 5:01 pm

    The first mobile phone virus that spreads using the popular Mobile Messaging Service (MMS) is circulating among mobile phone users with Symbian Series 60 mobile phones, antivirus companies have warned.
  • Scammers use Symantec, DNS holes to push adware

    Posted March 7, 2005 - 3:17 pm

    Online scam artists are manipulating the Internet's directory service and taking advantage of a hole in some Symantec Corp. products to trick Internet users into installing adware and other annoying programs on their computers, according to an Internet security monitoring organization.
  • Netscape releases beta of new browser

    Posted March 7, 2005 - 2:32 pm

    Netscape Communications has released the first public beta version of its lagging namesake Web browser. Netscape 8, which the company said has a number of bugs, provides enhanced security features as the company attempts to snag users seeking an alternative to Internet Explorer.
  • Information security and the online channel

    Posted March 7, 2005 - 11:58 am

    The Internet is a most vital channel -- and it must be safeguarded with the utmost effort.
  • Microsoft says no new security patches this month

    Posted March 7, 2005 - 10:32 am

    Microsoft Corp. does not plan to release any security bulletins or patches this month despite claims from IT security companies that flaws require fixing.
  • Cabir mobile phone virus spreads to France, Japan

    Posted March 4, 2005 - 2:43 pm

    Mobile phones infected with the Cabir virus have turned up in Japan and France, according to antivirus software company F-Secure Corp. of Helsinki.
  • Microsoft researchers target worms, buffer overflows

    Posted March 4, 2005 - 10:39 am

    Researchers at Microsoft Corp. showed off some forward-looking technologies on Wednesday, including new ways to protect systems against Internet worms, prevent hacker attacks and measure available bandwidth on home networks.
  • The ever-expanding Web

    Posted March 3, 2005 - 7:25 pm

    The number of Internet hosts with an assigned name increased 36.3 percent between 2004 and 2005 to a total of 317.6 million, according to the the Internet Systems Consortium (ISC).
  • March 2005 Web server survey finds 60 Million sites

    Posted March 3, 2005 - 7:24 pm

    Just 10 months after surpassing the 50 million mark, the total number of Web sites is now over 60 million, according to Internet services provider Netcraft, which tracks the month-to-month growth of the Web. As of March 1, the number of sites has grown monthly for 25 consecutive months.
  • Symantec and Veritas CEOs tout benefits of merging storage and security lines

    Posted March 3, 2005 - 7:20 pm

    Looking to convince customers and shareholders to back their merger, the CEOs of anti-virus vendor Symantec and storage software company Veritas Software Inc. say their combined product lines would increase information availability while reducing risk, and provide full life-cycle email management.
  • New Senate bill looks to hook phishers

    Posted March 3, 2005 - 7:20 pm

    Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) has introduced the Anti-Phishing Act of 2005, a bill that would criminalize phishing and subject those convicted to fines of up to $250,000 and prison terms of up to five years.
  • New browsers, same unwanted ads

    Posted March 3, 2005 - 7:19 pm

    As millions of users abandon Microsoft's Internet Explorer in favor of alternative Web browsers that block adware and spyware, malicious software writers are finding ways to get around the blockers.
  • Microsoft plays high-stakes poker with customer security

    Posted March 3, 2005 - 7:18 pm

    Microsoft's approach to the security issues with its software is akin to the legendary poker games Bill Gates is rumored to have finessed in college, writes columnist Bob Evans in this look at whether users can afford to believe the company's promises to improve security over the next six to nine months.
  • CA customers faced with monster patch problems

    Posted March 3, 2005 - 4:58 pm

    Computer Associates International Inc. (CA) customers may have to patch nearly all their CA products following the discovery of a number of security holes.
  • CA warns of security holes in license tool

    Posted March 3, 2005 - 12:43 pm

    Computer Associates International Inc. and security firms are warning about a number of serious security holes in software that manages CA product licenses and is distributed with almost every piece of software the company sells.
  • Analyst: Hidden costs in security breaches

    Posted March 2, 2005 - 1:43 pm

    A Forrester Research analyst says that companies fail to recognize the hidden costs associated with security breaches, including increased calls to customer service and loss of consumer confidence. For example, a Forrester survey shows that over one-third of consumers have curbed their online purchases because of security concerns.
  • 8 more bugs found in Firefox and Mozilla

    Posted March 2, 2005 - 1:42 pm

    Secunia, the Danish security firm, says it has discovered eight additional flaws in v 1.0 of the open-source Firefox browser and urged users to download the latest version from The Mozilla Organization, v1.0.1, which has patches for the vulnerabilities.
  • Bank data leak jump-starts encryption talk

    Posted March 2, 2005 - 1:41 pm

    Bank of America's announcement that it had lost tapes containing personal financial data for 1.2 million government employees, including big-name Washington insiders, might not have been necessary had the data been encrypted, industry experts say.
  • Unencumbered and insecure

    Posted March 2, 2005 - 1:40 pm

    Wireless security tends to be sloppy security, and although Bluetooth technology has security features designed into it from the ground up, it is nontheless vulnerable, writes columnist Simson Garfinkel.
  • Paris Hilton may be victim of T-Mobile Web holes

    Posted March 1, 2005 - 12:47 pm

    Hotel heiress Paris Hilton's mobile phone account and those of other T-Mobile customers may have fallen victim to hackers who took advantage of a gaping hole in the company's Web site to steal information, according to security experts and those familiar with the incident.
  • Phishing scams rocket

    Posted March 1, 2005 - 11:20 am

    The number of phishing emails grew by a frightening 42 percent last month, according to the latest report from the Anti Phishing Working Group (APWG).
  • Healthcare security trends

    Posted March 1, 2005 - 10:53 am

    It is possible to operate on the cutting edge -- as long as you know the lay of the land.

  • Don't let spyware give you the slip

    Posted March 1, 2005 - 10:23 am

    Spyware is a top concern for IT departments. Evaluate -- and mitigate -- the security risks posed by this cunning code.

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