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  • Microsoft promises security will be better than SP2

    Posted February 23, 2005 - 10:37 am

    In the war against reducing vulnerabilities in software code Microsoft Corp. Senior Security Strategist Phil Reitinger admitted the company still had a long way to go, but vowed the war will be won in the development stage.
  • New Zealand's Commerce Commission goes after spammers

    Posted February 23, 2005 - 9:19 am

    This year's "Internet sweep" by New Zealand's Commerce Commission will target scams circulated by spammers, says its director of Fair Trading, Deborah Battell.
  • HP expands network-security offerings

    Posted February 23, 2005 - 9:12 am

    Hewlett-Packard has unveiled a new line of ProCurve routers designed to enhance network security for branch ofices and SMBs.
  • Spim tide rising

    Posted February 23, 2005 - 9:09 am

    About 52 million American adults regularly use instant messaging, and of those, about one-third -- or 17 million -- have received unsolicited commercial IMs, also known as spim, according to a recent survey by the Pew Internet & American Life Project.
  • Singapore strengthens cyber defenses against terrorists

    Posted February 23, 2005 - 9:09 am

    The Singaporean government will implement a three-year information technology project designed to strengthen the defenses of the southeast Asian nation against terrorists, criminals and hackers, government officials said Tuesday.
  • FrontBridge offers enhanced e-mail continuity and recovery system

    Posted February 23, 2005 - 9:09 am

    FrontBridge Technologies has launched an email continuity service that enables companies to continue using email even during network outages. In addition to allowing users to create, send and receive messages, the Active Email Continuity service also provides access to a 30-day message store.
  • Predicted wave of worms hits, then dissipates

    Posted February 23, 2005 - 9:08 am

    A series of MyDoom worm variants circulated over President's Day weekend, and a new version of the Sober worm emerged and quickly spread in Europe.
  • Building code

    Posted February 23, 2005 - 9:07 am

    The CISO for MassMutual Financial Group had an epiphany when he started building a new house: IT projects should be subject to the same type of inspection and permit process as a construction project. Instead of waiting until deployment to check out all the security considerations related to a new application, shouldn't security be built in from the ground up and audited along the way?
  • Europe takes lead on improving online privacy notices

    Posted February 22, 2005 - 10:45 am

    Despite concern voiced by some Internet users that their privacy is not being adequately protected when they surf and shop online, Web site privacy notices, with their micro-font, epic length and droning legalese, have done little to reassure them.
  • RFID is inevitable but dicey

    Posted February 22, 2005 - 10:41 am

    Radio-frequency ID tag is a promising technology for many applications but bungled trials that have overlooked privacy and security issues have tainted its early uses, states a new report from the research firm Burton Group.
  • New phishing tactic dangles millions as bait

    Posted February 22, 2005 - 10:41 am

    A new phishing scam lures users into giving up access to their bank accounts by promising that a large sum of money has been placed in a fake bank for transfer into their personal accounts.
  • I'll show you mine if you show me, er, mine

    Posted February 22, 2005 - 10:40 am

    Researchers say a new cryptographic technique, the "delayed password disclosure" protocol, can protect networks against stealth attacks.
  • U.S. makes first arrest for spim

    Posted February 22, 2005 - 10:39 am

    An 18-year-old became the first person in the United States to be arrested for sending unsolicited instant messages. Anthony Greco is alleged to have sent users of MySpace.com's IM system 1.5 million messages advertising porn and mortgages.
  • The talented Mr. Mitnick

    Posted February 22, 2005 - 10:39 am

    Kevin Mitnick first came to public attention as the FBI
  • RSA Conference 2005: Philisophical debate, vendor sparring, and products, products, products

    Posted February 18, 2005 - 6:52 pm

    Last week's RSA Conference in San Francisco spawned philisophical debate, vendor sparring and a bevy of product announcements.
  • St. Bernard launches e-mail security appliance for SMBs

    Posted February 18, 2005 - 3:00 pm

    St. Bernard Software Inc. has introduced an e-mail filtering appliance for businesses with fewer than 500 e-mail boxes. Dubbed the ePrism M500, it is priced at $2,893.
  • RSA: Major companies team on vulnerability rating system

    Posted February 18, 2005 - 2:35 pm

    Leading IT companies including Cisco Systems Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Symantec Corp. are promoting a rating system that will standardize the measurement of the severity of software vulnerabilities.
  • Citibank trials new technique to combat online fraud

    Posted February 18, 2005 - 1:03 pm

    In an effort to thwart keyloggers and other phishing attempts, Citibank in the U.K. has introduced an on-screen keyboard for its online banking customers to use when typing in passwords.
  • Thinking outside the security box

    Posted February 18, 2005 - 1:02 pm

    Jonathan Callas, CTO of encryption software vendor PGP and a well known cryptography expert, tours the RSA Conference show floor and picks three innovative companies worth a closer look.
  • CNET News.com's RSA Conference 2005 roundup

    Posted February 18, 2005 - 1:01 pm

    If you couldn't make it to last week's RSA Conference, and somehow missed the myriad news announcements from the San Francisco-based expo, catch up with this roundup of news, features and video from the show.
  • Microsoft RFID 'momentum' includes middleware platform, apps

    Posted February 18, 2005 - 2:40 am

    Almost a year after forming an internal group to consider its RFID strategy, Microsoft has proclaimed itself pleased with its momentum so far. The company is integrating RFID support into its existing product lines and working a new RFID middelware product.
  • Physical security is critical

    Posted February 17, 2005 - 4:11 pm

    As information security professionals, we often spend much of our time working on network-related security problems, and can often forget that system security begins with physical security.
  • U.S. agencies receive D+ cybersecurity grade

    Posted February 17, 2005 - 11:42 am

    U.S. government agencies on Wednesday collectively received a D+ grade in their cybersecurity efforts, a slight improvement from the grade they received a year ago from a congressional watchdog committee.
  • New open specs to make security dream a reality

    Posted February 17, 2005 - 11:31 am

    As part of a plan to increase the use of strong authentication in the enterprise, RSA Security Inc. has released five specifications for various One-Time Password (OTP) methods, and plans to turn them into open standards.
  • Researchers find security flaw in SHA-1 algorithm

    Posted February 17, 2005 - 11:21 am

    Security experts are warning that a security flaw has been found in a powerful data encryption algorithm, dubbed SHA-1, by a team of scientists from Shandong University in China. The three scientists are circulating a paper within the cryptographic research community that describes successful tests of a technique that could greatly reduce the speed with which SHA-1 could be compromised.
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