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  • Homeland Security to host closed-door security forum

    Posted June 28, 2007 - 10:47 pm

    The U.S. Department of Homeland security will host a invite-only conference two months from now that will bring together security experts from law enforcement, Internet service providers, and the technology industry.
  • Session-riding bug blows security devices open

    Posted June 28, 2007 - 10:16 am

    A bug has cropped up in security devices from Check Point and seven other vendors that could allow attackers to take control of the devices, according to Calyptix Security.
  • DOJ warns US citizens of phishing attack

    Posted June 28, 2007 - 9:37 am

    The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is alerting e-mail users about a possible phishing attack using messages that claim to be from the DOJ.
  • Fear, greed, and lust: Phishing's sure-fire lures

    Posted June 27, 2007 - 4:21 pm

    IT professionals may want to give their staff a refresher course on phishing attacks.
  • Two convicted for porn spam operation

    Posted June 26, 2007 - 3:11 pm

    Two men were convicted in Arizona Monday on eight criminal counts, including money laundering and transportation of obscene materials, in connection with running a pornographic spamming business, the U.S. Department of Justice said.
  • Security vendors question accuracy of AV tests

    Posted June 26, 2007 - 12:08 pm

    Antivirus software is frequently tested for performance, so picking a top product should be straightforward: Select the number-one vendor whose software kills off all of the evil things circulating on the Internet. You're good to go then, right? Not necessarily.
  • ICANN mulls registrar changes after RegisterFly debacle

    Posted June 26, 2007 - 10:39 am

    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers is seeking ideas and opinions on ways to modify the agreement terms it enters into with Internet registrars to protect individuals and organizations that do business with them.
  • Analysts: Vista SP1 delay won't hurt enterprises

    Posted June 26, 2007 - 10:31 am

    Although Microsoft Corp. may not have the first service pack for Windows Vista ready at the end of this year as some expected, financial analysts say that a delay should not have a negative effect on enterprise adoption of the OS.
  • Retailers asked to adopt standard to combat card theft

    Posted June 26, 2007 - 10:27 am

    As governments around the world step up efforts to protect citizens from the potentially devastating effects of payment card data theft, merchants are being asked to comply with a new security standard.
  • Data breaches start at the gas station, analyst says

    Posted June 26, 2007 - 8:41 am

    Using a credit card at a gas station could pose more of a risk for data theft than shopping online, as point-of-sale terminals have emerged as a weak link in the security chain, according to a Gartner Inc. analyst.
  • Symantec Labs working on SiteAdvisor alternative

    Posted June 25, 2007 - 10:26 am

    Symantec Corp. researchers are working on a pair of projects to give Norton users a better idea of whether the Web sites they visit or the files they download are trustworthy.
  • Microsoft sues more alleged Hotmail spammers

    Posted June 25, 2007 - 10:22 am

    Microsoft Corp. has filed two lawsuits over the past weeks, looking to crack down on spam on its Windows Live Hotmail network.
  • Pentagon shuts down systems after cyber-attack

    Posted June 22, 2007 - 8:31 am

    The U.S. Department of Defense took an estimated 1,500 computers offline Wednesday after a security breach within the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD).
  • Microsoft better at patching XP than Vista

    Posted June 22, 2007 - 7:23 am

    A Microsoft Corp. security executive released data Thursday showing that, six months after shipping Windows Vista, his company has left more publicly disclosed Vista bugs unpatched than it did with Windows XP.
  • Malicious GIF conceals PHP attack

    Posted June 21, 2007 - 3:00 pm

    Hackers have begun circulating a PHP exploit embedding it in a seemingly harmless GIF image, according to security researchers.
  • 'Zlob' malware hijacks YouTube

    Posted June 21, 2007 - 10:06 am

    YouTube is again being used to distribute malware, this time a variant of the nuisance Zlob adware.
  • Lawmakers question DHS ability to protect its networks

    Posted June 20, 2007 - 8:38 pm

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's CIO was on the hot seat Wednesday on Capitol Hill after an independent audit found that a database that screens U.S. visitors lacked security controls.
  • Symantec outgrows underground nuclear bunker

    Posted June 20, 2007 - 5:01 pm

    Symantec Corp. has emerged from its bunker in the British countryside, moving its malware-fighting operations from a former U.K. military nuclear shelter to a more conventional office in Reading.
  • McAfee: attacks coming for infrastructure, digital home

    Posted June 20, 2007 - 4:26 pm

    Online criminals looking for new areas to attack in the next few years will find green fields in the Internet infrastructure and the digital home, researchers with McAfee Inc.'s AVERT labs said Tuesday.
  • Security concerns prompt French BlackBerry ban

    Posted June 20, 2007 - 2:54 pm

    French government members and their advisors have been told not to use BlackBerry smartphones, for national security reasons. The ban on BlackBerry devices is just one of the IT challenges facing new National Assembly members as they take their seats following Sunday's elections.
  • Microsoft flaw opened door to scammers, analysts say

    Posted June 19, 2007 - 4:02 pm

    Microsoft Corp. Tuesday fixed a bug in its Windows Live ID registration that let users deceptively register a false e-mail address.
  • Google security API spots dangerous URLs

    Posted June 19, 2007 - 1:18 pm

    Google has released an API that enables other applications to access its blacklist of URLs (uniform resource locators) of Web sites that may have malicious programs.
  • Web app security consolidation continues as HP buys SPI

    Posted June 19, 2007 - 8:42 am

    Hewlett-Packard Co. has agreed to buy Web application security specialist SPI Dynamics Inc., just two weeks after IBM Corp. announced plans to buy SPI's rival Watchfire Corp.
  • US FTC warns of bogus e-mail containing spyware

    Posted June 18, 2007 - 6:38 pm

    A bogus e-mail message supposedly sent by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission contains spyware and targets corporate and banking executives as well as consumers, the FTC said Monday.
  • Red Hat Linux gets top government security rating

    Posted June 18, 2007 - 1:18 am

    Red Hat Linux has received a new level of security certification that should make the software more appealing to some government agencies.

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