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  • Watchfire buys application security company Sanctum

    Posted July 26, 2004 - 1:13 pm

    Business management software company Watchfire Corp. will buy Sanctum Inc., which makes Web application testing products for an undisclosed amount, Watchfire said Monday.
  • eEye lifts the lid on endpoint security product

    Posted July 26, 2004 - 10:32 am

    EEye Digital Security Inc. announced a new end-point security product on Monday that it says will help organizations stop attacks launched from the Internet that use previously unknown, or "zero day," software vulnerabilities.
  • Yahoo aligns with IM security vendors

    Posted July 26, 2004 - 10:07 am

    The company has announced business and technical relationships with IMLogic, Akonix and FaceTime, just a month after Yahoo
  • Dell launches site to fight spyware, viruses

    Posted July 26, 2004 - 9:53 am

    The company launched the site this week, to help them service the 20% of calls made to Dell customer service regarding virus and spyware-related issues.
  • E-commerce attack tops McAfee's threat ranking

    Posted July 26, 2004 - 9:44 am

    A rivalry between the creators of the Netsky and Bagle viruses helped cause a dramatic increase in threats against home and enterprise computers in the first half of this year, but the most serious threat was Download.Ject, a Trojan that exploited a vulnerability in Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer Web browser, according to McAfee Inc.
  • Fear Factor

    Posted July 22, 2004 - 1:40 pm

    Computer security firms acknowledge a dramatic increase in malicious cyber attack activity in recent years. A British research firm, mi2g, estimates the cost of lost productivity from attacks in 2003 at $113 billion.
  • Thwart Trojan horse attacks on Linux systems

    Posted July 22, 2004 - 11:04 am

    Windows security breaches may get all the attention, but Linux is potentially vulnerable too. Find out how you can stop Trojan horses from infecting your Linux box in this book excerpt.
  • New Bagle, MyDoom variants roil Internet

    Posted July 20, 2004 - 10:41 am

    New versions of the Bagle and MyDoom worms surfaced on the Internet Monday, and appear to be spreading. Bagle.AI and MyDoom.N are both so-called "mass mailing" worms that use a built-in SMTP engine that sends e-mail messages carrying worm-infected file attachments from computer to computer on the Internet, both using faked sender addresses.
  • Study: MasterCard, others unwittingly help 'phishers'

    Posted July 20, 2004 - 10:32 am

    Leading financial institutions have adopted a more aggressive attitude toward online identity theft cons known as "phishing scams" in recent months. But companies, including MasterCard International Inc., may be unwittingly helping phishers trick online shoppers, says a new report from a U.K. Web developer.
  • Los Alamos leak scrutinized

    Posted July 19, 2004 - 9:16 am

    A security leak at the Los Alamos National Laboratory last week was the third such breach in the last eight months. It was also the worst of the breaches, and included information about the lab
  • Secure Computing rejects CyberGuard takeover bid

    Posted July 16, 2004 - 10:59 am

    Network security firm Secure Computing Corp. has rejected an unsolicited buyout bid from rival CyberGuard Corp., saying it did not believe it was in the best interest of shareholders.
  • New Bagle variant seen in the wild

    Posted July 16, 2004 - 9:34 am

    Antivirus software companies late Thursday and early Friday began warning e-mail users that the persistent Bagle virus has re-emerged in a new version, Bagle.AF or Beagle.AB.
  • Study: Company execs admit IT idiocy

    Posted July 15, 2004 - 11:48 am

    A newly released survey from the Economist Intelligence Unit, backed by AT&T, finds that most of the world's top executives now consider security the single most important issue for their corporate networks. Ironically, nearly 4 in 5 admit to opening e-mail attachments from strangers.
  • PHP blasted with double-barrelled security holes

    Posted July 15, 2004 - 11:37 am

    PHP contains two critical bugs that could allow someone to take over a server and use a browser to run dangerous code, German IT security firm e-matters GmbH has warned.
  • Delays plague Microsoft patching, management tools

    Posted July 15, 2004 - 9:19 am

    Failing to deliver on promises to further simplify patching and software management, Microsoft Corp. has delayed two key patching products and also said a software management offering will not be available until the first half of 2005.
  • Using virtualization technology to improve network security

    Posted July 14, 2004 - 4:39 pm

    This article takes an in-depth look at Inkra Networks' virtual service architecture, which the company claims will drive down the cost and complexity of data center security by allowing changes to be made on the fly without impacting network performance.
  • Microsoft's ISA Server 2004 hits the streets

    Posted July 14, 2004 - 10:39 am

    Amid a concerted effort to heighten the profile of its security offerings, Microsoft Corp. announced the availability of its Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2004 on Tuesday at its Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto.
  • Microsoft issues seven security patches, two critical

    Posted July 13, 2004 - 5:04 pm

    Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday released seven security patches covering a wide array of the company's products. Two of those patches fix holes that Microsoft deemed "critical" and warned could allow remote attackers to take control of vulnerable Windows systems.
  • Companies warn of mass Trojan distribution

    Posted July 13, 2004 - 2:16 pm

    Antivirus and e-mail security companies sent out warnings on Tuesday about a new Trojan horse program that they claim is being mass distributed on the Internet via spam e-mail.
  • Microsoft plans to release tool to remove Trojan

    Posted July 13, 2004 - 1:12 pm

    Microsoft Corp. plans to release a software tool to clean computers infected by a Trojan horse program, known as Download.Ject or "Scob," that is linked to recent, widespread Web-based attacks on Windows users.
  • Symantec buys anti-spam router maker TurnTide

    Posted July 13, 2004 - 9:04 am

    Symantec Corp. has snatched up six-month-old router vendor TurnTide Inc. for an undisclosed sum. TurnTide, based in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, sells a spam-filtering router called the Anti-Spam Router that identifies and blocks Internet traffic from "abusive senders."
  • Microsoft further delays patching product, service

    Posted July 13, 2004 - 8:44 am

    Microsoft Corp. has delayed a significant update to its patch management tool and its single patching service until the first half of next year because of security work it had to do first related to Windows XP, a company executive said Monday.
  • Microsoft products also vulnerable to Mozilla flaw

    Posted July 12, 2004 - 3:34 pm

    Microsoft Word and MSN Messenger both support a feature that could give remote users access to functions that could be used launch applications on Windows computers, according to an alert from Secunia, which tracks software vulnerabilities.
  • More firms monitor outbound email

    Posted July 12, 2004 - 11:48 am

    According to a new survey from security software provider Proofpoint, as many as 43% of large enterprises are currently monitoring outgoing email messages. Forrester Consulting, the company that conducted the survey found the fact that such a large percentage of the companies actually report that they have employed staff to monitor outbound email content
  • IAnywhere helps secure Windows smart phones

    Posted July 12, 2004 - 11:26 am

    Sybase Inc. subsidiary iAnywhere Inc. has added smart phones based on Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Mobile software to the list of platforms supported by its Afaria software for securing devices in the field.
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