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  • Most sensitive data on government laptops unencrypted

    Posted July 29, 2008 - 1:52 pm

    Only 30 percent of sensitive information stored on U.S. government laptops and mobile devices, including the personal information of U.S. residents, was encrypted a year ago, despite a series of data breaches at government agencies in recent years, according to an auditor's report.
  • A tale of two busted spammers

    Posted July 29, 2008 - 9:46 am

    But within the last month, two messages made it past my spam filter, catching my attention. Neither was relevant to my work. One was a pitch for sports tickets for Chicago teams; the other advertised a vacant plot of land for sale in Naples, Florida. They piqued my curiosity: Why did I get this? Who sent the messages?
  • Oracle issues warning over dangerous WebLogic flaw

    Posted July 29, 2008 - 9:32 am

    Oracle is scrambling to create an emergency patch for a severe vulnerability in the company's WebLogic server, as exploit code is circulating on the Web.
  • Motorola plans to buy AirDefense

    Posted July 28, 2008 - 8:48 pm

    Motorola has agreed to acquire wireless LAN security vendor AirDefense for an undisclosed sum, adding to its arsenal of enterprise network products.
  • Security experts knock Apple for not patching DNS bug

    Posted July 28, 2008 - 4:49 pm

    Apple Inc. has not yet patched a critical Domain Name System (DNS) bug in its Mac OS X operating system, analysts and security researchers noted today as some criticized the company for dragging its feet.
  • One risky point

    Posted July 28, 2008 - 3:47 pm

    Single point of failure. That's the right term for talking about the mess in San Francisco, where last week the city government finally regained control of its backbone network. Terry Childs, the net admin jailed for locking down administrative access, turned over the passwords during a secret visit from Mayor Gavin Newsom.
  • FAQ: The DNS bug and you

    Posted July 28, 2008 - 12:55 pm

    Are you at risk? If so, what do you do about it? We'll tackle those questions and a few others.
  • How secure is secure enough?

    Posted July 28, 2008 - 12:44 pm

    Answering the question "how secure is secure enough?" with any degree of accuracy involves art and luck as much as it does science, say security managers. But by adopting the right approaches, it is possible to arrive at a better answer than some might expect. Here are five steps to help you determine whether your company is secure enough.
  • Sophos plans to acquire German data security company

    Posted July 28, 2008 - 10:59 am

    Security vendor Sophos plans to acquire Utimaco, a German company specializing in software that aims to prevent sensitive data from escaping corporate networks, an increasing focus with the rise in data breaches.
  • RealNetworks patches four critical bugs in multimedia player

    Posted July 28, 2008 - 9:43 am

    RealNetworks has issued four critical patches for several versions of its RealPlayer running on Windows, Linux and Apple's Mac OS X.
  • San Francisco DA discloses city's network passwords

    Posted July 27, 2008 - 2:59 pm

    In its bid to protect the city from one computer security risk, the San Francisco District Attorney's Office may very well have created another.
  • Bugs & Fixes: Dealing with iPhone apps

    Posted July 25, 2008 - 1:00 pm

    With the release of iPhone 2.0 software, and especially the App

  • Mozilla fixes nine flaws in Thunderbird

    Posted July 24, 2008 - 4:33 pm

    Mozilla Messaging patched nine security vulnerabilities in Thunderbird Wednesday, the first time it's plugged holes in the e-mail software since early May.
  • Oregon man sentenced to four years for piracy, ID theft

    Posted July 24, 2008 - 3:42 pm

    An Oregon man has been sentenced to four years in prison for selling counterfeit software on eBay, aggravated identity theft and mail fraud, the U.S. Department of Justice announced.
  • Attack code released for new DNS flaw

    Posted July 24, 2008 - 11:16 am

    Hackers have released software that exploits a recently disclosed flaw in the Domain Name System (DNS) software used to route messages between computers on the Internet.
  • Parts of San Francisco network still locked out

    Posted July 23, 2008 - 3:50 pm

    The high-profile troubles on the city of San Francisco's computer network continue, despite a dramatic jailhouse intervention by the city's mayor this week.
  • Abaca Receives Network Products Guide 2008 Product Innovation Award

    Posted July 23, 2008 - 10:02 am

    Abaca Technology Corporation, an innovator in email protection and messaging security, announced today that Network Products Guide, a Silicon Valley Communications publication and a world leading publication on technologies and solutions has named Abaca Virtual Email Protection Gatewayâ„¢ VPG 1500, a winner of the 2008 Product Innovation Award.
  • San Francisco's mayor gets back keys to the network

    Posted July 23, 2008 - 9:40 am

    San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom met with jailed IT administrator Terry Childs Monday, convincing him to hand over the administrative passwords to the city's multimillion dollar wide area network.

  • McAfee: SMBs underestimate cybercrime risks

    Posted July 23, 2008 - 9:16 am

    The latest survey from security vendor McAfee has found that small to medium-size businesses in North America and Europe wrongly conclude their revenue is too low to draw the attention of cybercriminals.
  • With DNS flaw now public, attack code imminent

    Posted July 23, 2008 - 9:12 am

    One day after a security company accidentally posted details of a serious flaw in the Internet's Domain Name System (DNS), hackers are saying that software that exploits this flaw is sure to pop up soon.

  • ISP responds to lawmaker concerns about ad tracking

    Posted July 22, 2008 - 5:34 pm

    Embarq, an Internet service provider based in Kansas, has suspended its test of a targeted advertising service that tracks subscribers' Web habits as a way to deliver relevant ads.
  • Securing your iPhone 2.0

    Posted July 22, 2008 - 5:20 pm

    The iPhone 2.0 software update released earlier this month offers some dramatic improvements from earlier versions in security management for corporate users. But even these welcome changes aren't enough to make the iPhone seamlessly secure.
  • Colorado 'Spam King' walks away from prison camp

    Posted July 22, 2008 - 4:23 pm

    Convicted penny-stock spammer Eddie Davidson walked away from a federal minimum-security prison camp in Colorado on Sunday, the U.S. Department of Justice said Tuesday.
  • Kaspersky says hacking attack did no damage

    Posted July 22, 2008 - 3:55 pm

    The defacement of one of Kaspersky Lab's partner Web sites over the weekend occurred while the site was under construction and offered no data to steal, a senior company official said Tuesday.

  • Apple pushes MobileMe surprise to XP, Vista

    Posted July 22, 2008 - 11:22 am

    Apple Inc. installed a control panel applet for its MobileMe online sync and storage service on Windows XP and Windows Vista systems when they were updated to iTunes 7.7 -- the second time this year that it's bundled new software with an update for an existing program.
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