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  • Hackers fail to break into Via's StrongBox

    Posted September 30, 2005 - 8:53 am

    Hackers at a security conference in Malaysia failed to break into Via Technologies Inc.'s StrongBox security application during a competition, Via officials said Friday, but the company gathered some valuable feedback from participants.
  • Understanding multi-tiered protection

    Posted September 29, 2005 - 5:21 pm

    While antivirus protection provides a critical safeguard for corporate networks and clients, it is not enough. Beyond antivirus, organizations need to consider a full range of measures and approaches they can apply to enhance the security and availability of their critical information assets.
  • Gartner: Unattended PCs a menace

    Posted September 29, 2005 - 1:37 pm

    Many organizations are turning a blind eye to the risks posed by PCs left unattended but logged in to networks, says a new analysis from Gartner.
  • The 19 Deadly Sins of Software Security

    Posted September 28, 2005 - 5:07 pm

    ISBN: 0072260858

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  • Extreme Exploits: Advanced Defenses Against Hardcore Hacks

    Posted September 28, 2005 - 4:53 pm

    ISBN: 0072259558

    Posted with permission of McGraw-Hill/Osborne. Click here for a detailed description and to learn how to purchase this title.

  • Report Phishing Attempts

    Posted September 28, 2005 - 11:17 am

    By the third time I'd received the same phishing attempt purporting to be a warning from PayPal, I was irritated enough to do something about it. A couple search terms later, Google had provided me with a link to something called the Phish Report Network -- a site established to address the growing problem of phishing.
  • World soccer body warns of phishing scam

    Posted September 28, 2005 - 9:31 am

    The world's governing soccer body, FIFA (F
  • F-Secure integrates antispyware into new releases

    Posted September 28, 2005 - 9:26 am

    F-Secure Corp. announced Tuesday the launch of F-Secure Internet Security 2006, consumer-oriented software that can also manage Internet use by children. The company also released F-Secure Anti-virus 2006. Both products have real-time integrated antispyware, which the company said are the first antivirus products able to detect spyware before it is installed.
  • Via offers $5,000 reward to break its StrongBox

    Posted September 28, 2005 - 9:22 am

    Taiwanese microprocessor vendor Via Technologies Inc. is offering a $5,000 prize to the hacker that can break its StrongBox security application during a hacking contest at the Hack in the Box Security Conference being held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, this week.
  • Cisco teams with Trend Micro on security service

    Posted September 27, 2005 - 9:43 am

    Cisco Systems Inc. on Tuesday is expected to announce a number of new security features for its networking products, including a security service it has developed with Trend Micro Inc. that is designed to cut down on the spread of worms and viruses.
  • Sophisticated phishing targets Yahoo users

    Posted September 26, 2005 - 2:05 pm

    A new phishing method is targeting users of Yahoo Inc. by recording their user name and password while logging them into a legitimate area of the portal, according to Websense Inc., a Web security software firm.
  • Symantec updates consumer security lineup

    Posted September 26, 2005 - 1:58 pm

    Symantec Corp. released the latest version of its Norton security software on Monday, adding a new "protection center" to its Norton Internet Security 2006 applications suite.
  • Symantec: Focused Internet attacks are on the rise

    Posted September 26, 2005 - 11:30 am

    Symantec eighth Internet security threat report, for the period Jan. 1 to June 30, revealed a shift in the threat landscape across the globe, showing a move towards more focused attacks on users.
  • Symantec to acquire WholeSecurity

    Posted September 23, 2005 - 9:09 am

    Symantec Corp. has agreed to buy Austin, Texas-based security vendor WholeSecurity Inc., the two companies announced Thursday.
  • Beware, Bagle is back

    Posted September 23, 2005 - 8:58 am

    A variant of the widespread Bagle worm has emerged on the Internet and is being distributed via email attachments, according to several security software vendors.
  • Name that worm--plan looks to cut through chaos

    Posted September 23, 2005 - 8:58 am

    The Common Malware Enumeration initiative, a project of the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team, will go wide next month with its effort to create a single naming system for malicious software. The plan is intended to reduce confusion among users due to the different names that various security vendors give to viruses and worms.
  • Mobile Trojan targets PCs too

    Posted September 22, 2005 - 4:36 pm

    Virus writers have come up with a way to make their malicious software jump from a mobile phone to the PC. Security researchers on Thursday reported the first sightings of a new Trojan program, which masquerades as pirated software for mobile phones and attempts to infect PCs via the phone's memory card.
  • New Firefox 1.0.7 release fixes critical security bugs

    Posted September 21, 2005 - 3:56 pm

    The Mozilla Foundation has released a new version of its Firefox browser that contains fixes for two critical security bugs in the software that were reported over the past week.
  • Bull buys single sign-on company Enatel

    Posted September 21, 2005 - 10:53 am

    French IT company Bull SA has bought single sign-on software developer Enatel SAS to strengthen the identity management and access control software suites sold by its Bull Evidian division, the companies announced Wednesday.
  • Security flaw targets Firefox, Linux users

    Posted September 21, 2005 - 10:08 am

    A serious security flaw surfaced on Tuesday that turns conventional security assumptions on their head -- affecting Firefox and Linux, but leaving Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Windows unscathed.
  • Report: Cons, not vandals, now write viruses

    Posted September 19, 2005 - 10:13 am

    Malicious software that turns computers into spam-relay devices increased in the first six months of 2005, and among the Top 50 viruses, 75 percent were designed to expose confidential information, according to Symantec's latest Internet Security Threat Report.
  • Barracuda launches IM server, security, and compliance appliance lineup

    Posted September 19, 2005 - 10:11 am

    Barracuda Networks has introduced the Barracuda IM Firewall, an all-in-one appliance that combines an IM server with traffic filtering, archiving and policy management capabilities. It's available in five different configurations with a price range of $1,999 to $27,999.
  • Review: Spyware detectors

    Posted September 19, 2005 - 10:11 am

    The only way to prevent spyware from cropping up on your network is to restrict users from installing software, this review states. But, if that's not an option, check out this in-depth review of anti-spyware solutions from Computer Associates, F-Secure, Lavasoft, McAfee, Sunbelt Software, Trend Micro and Webroot Software.
  • Symantec: UK bandwidth boom spawns zombie armies

    Posted September 19, 2005 - 9:06 am

    The rapid growth of broadband has led to an unintended consequence in the U.K.: a swelling in the ranks of the country's botnet armies. During the first half of 2005, nearly a third of the world's bot-infected computers, called "zombies," were located in the U.K., according to Symantec Corp.
  • Government's patch management challenges

    Posted September 16, 2005 - 2:37 pm

    Patch management has moved quickly to the forefront of IT challenges facing the federal government after many years as an afterthought for system administrators. It's easy to see why. Hackers have been quick to capitalize on product vulnerabilities as an attack vector.

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