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  • 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.
  • Better law enforcement -- always good for us?

    Posted July 22, 2008 - 10:47 am

    If law enforcement improves, we will all be safer. Right? Well actually, maybe not.
  • Details of major Internet flaw posted by accident

    Posted July 22, 2008 - 9:12 am

    A computer security company on Monday inadvertently published details of a major flaw in the Internet's Domain Name System (DNS) several weeks before they were due to be disclosed.
  • Abaca Has Developed a New Paradigm that Spammers Cannot Defeat, According to Osterman Research

    Posted July 22, 2008 - 2:40 am

    Abaca Technology Corporation, an innovator in email protection and messaging security, announced today that a new white paper by Osterman Research, a leading analyst firm that specializes in topics related to messaging and collaboration, is now available on the Abaca Web site. Titled "A New Approach to Defeating Spam," the white paper describes the problems caused by spam, the techniques spammers use to circumvent conventional anti-spam solutions, and the new paradigm Abaca has developed to combat spam.
  • Open-source software a security risk, study claims

    Posted July 21, 2008 - 9:31 pm

    Open source software is a significant security risk for corporations that use it because in many cases, the open source community fails to adhere to minimal security best practices, according a study released Monday.
  • Kaspersky Lab's Malaysian Web site hacked

    Posted July 21, 2008 - 11:19 am

    Russian security company Kaspersky Lab's Web site for Malaysia was defaced on Saturday along with one of its online shopping sites, according to Zone-H, an organization that documents such attacks.
  • Georgia president's Web site falls under DDOS attack

    Posted July 21, 2008 - 11:16 am

    The Web site for the president of Georgia was knocked offline by a distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attack over the weekend, yet another in a series of cyberattacks attacks against countries experiencing political friction with Russia.
  • RIM fixes critical BlackBerry Enterprise Server bug

    Posted July 18, 2008 - 2:58 pm

    Research in Motion patched a critical bug in its BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) Friday to stymie hackers hoping to break into company networks by tricking users of the popular smart phone into opening rigged PDFs.
  • Firefox 3.0.1 patches Mac-only bug

    Posted July 18, 2008 - 2:56 pm

    Mozilla Corp. patched three critical vulnerabilities in Firefox 3.0 this week, including a Mac-specific bug reported by Apple Inc., not just two as originally reported.
  • Facebook bug leaks members' birthday data

    Posted July 18, 2008 - 11:41 am

    A glitch in a test version of Facebook's Web site inadvertently exposed the birthdays of Facebook's 80 million members this week.
  • UnitedHealthcare insider charged in Cal data theft

    Posted July 18, 2008 - 11:32 am

    A former UnitedHealthcare employee has been charged with stealing customer data in connection with a rash of identity thefts at the University of California, Irvine.
  • Beware the hacker next door

    Posted July 18, 2008 - 10:22 am

    The most common hacker is someone who gets to work early, takes his or her turn cleaning out the office fridge, tells funny stories at lunch and, at some point, makes a very dumb move. It often starts when this hacker-next-door sees a file directory or workstation that’s just too juicy to pass by, like one named "Salary Comparison." It’s simply too tempting NOT to peek inside.
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