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  • Hackers take aim at GOP

    Posted August 20, 2004 - 9:47 am

    Mayor Michael Bloomberg may have put limits on street protests during the Republic National Convention when it hits New York later this month, but cyber protesters intend to make their presence known by jamming up traffic to GOP Websites, reports Wired magazine writer Noah Shachtman.
  • Oracle moves to monthly patching schedule

    Posted August 20, 2004 - 9:14 am

    Weeks after coming under criticism for sitting on patches for multiple holes in its database software, Oracle Corp. has announced that it is moving to a monthly patch release schedule.
  • New worm uses IM to lure victims

    Posted August 20, 2004 - 8:25 am

    A new version of the worm that spread from infected Microsoft Corp. Internet Information Services (IIS) Web servers in June has been identified and is using instant messages and infected Web sites in Russia, Uruguay and the U.S. to spread itself, according to one security company.
  • HP WORLD: HP moves network scanning software into beta

    Posted August 19, 2004 - 8:38 am

    Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) has moved its Active Counter Measures network security software into beta tests with a select group of European and North American customers in hopes of readying the product for a 2005 release, an HP executive said at the HP World conference in Chicago Wednesday.
  • Hardening Linux

    Posted August 17, 2004 - 5:38 pm

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  • Fight spam, viruses, pop-ups, and spyware

    Posted August 17, 2004 - 4:15 pm

    ISBN: 0-07-225655-9

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  • Wireless security essentials

    Posted August 17, 2004 - 2:17 pm

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  • Spam, viruses challenge CIOs

    Posted August 17, 2004 - 8:50 am

    Spam, and the bandwidth it wastes, is the most pressing problem IT managers face. Not only does it slow down production and clog the network, but according to Paul Ducklin, head of technology for Sophos PLC, the real case for clamping down on spam is the huge amount of useless traffic it creates in unwanted replies, which doubles the flow on a network.
  • Mobile worm not serious, but is sign of future

    Posted August 17, 2004 - 8:32 am

    Backdoor.Bardor.A, the first alleged Windows CE backdoor Trojan horse, may not be much of a threat, but PDAs' networking capability makes them especially vulnerable.
  • CA buys PestPatrol antispyware developer

    Posted August 16, 2004 - 5:07 pm

    Computer Associates International Inc. (CA) said Monday it acquired PestPatrol Inc., a firm marketing antispyware software to enterprises, small businesses and individual consumers.
  • McAfee to buy Foundstone for $86 million

    Posted August 16, 2004 - 11:10 am

    Antivirus software company McAfee Inc. today announced it is buying Foundstone Inc., which makes software for detecting and managing software vulnerabilities, for $86 million in cash.
  • New tool identifies 'phishy' Web sites

    Posted August 16, 2004 - 11:01 am

    A new software tool from WholeSecurity Inc. can detect Web pages dressed up to look like legitimate e-commerce sites. The technology will be marketed to banks, credit card companies and online retailers as a way to prevent unwitting customers from accessing false sites, to reduce fraud and increase confidence in online commerce.
  • Hybrid VPN creates an SSL stir

    Posted August 16, 2004 - 9:34 am

    A Californian company is set to shake up the debate about the merits of IPsec versus SSL. Net6 Inc. says that it has managed to merge the two technologies, just as the two camps had managed to agree on a common message to the market.
  • Symbian bugged by Mosquito bite

    Posted August 13, 2004 - 8:33 am

    Users of mobile phones running the Symbian Ltd. OS are vulnerable to a trojan contained in an illegally adapted version of the Mosquitos game, Symbian said Thursday.
  • OECD task force on spam

    Posted August 12, 2004 - 10:50 am

    The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is taking the fight against unsolicited commercial e-mail to Asia next month, where it will hold a meeting to discuss the priorities for its newly created task force on spam, it announced Thursday.
  • IT Ethics

    Posted August 11, 2004 - 5:21 pm

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  • Survey: 86 percent of spam from U.S.

    Posted August 11, 2004 - 5:01 pm

    Just under 86 percent of spam sent to 1,000 enterprises between May and July came from U.S. spammers, according to a survey by CipherTrust Inc.
  • AOL, Yahoo rolling out sender authentication

    Posted August 11, 2004 - 4:51 pm

    America Online Inc. and Yahoo Inc. plan to begin using technology to verify the source of e-mail messages in coming months, as both companies step up efforts to stop spam e-mail, according to information provided by the companies.
  • Sendmail guides firms through email authentication minefield

    Posted August 11, 2004 - 9:45 am

    58 percent of respondents to a Sendmail poll of 120 IT professionals expect to implement sender authentication technologies in the next 12 months.
  • Unprecedented electronic net over the Olympics

    Posted August 11, 2004 - 8:22 am

    If you're attending the Games, be careful of what you say. Software will be watching and listening. Spoken words collected by the cameras with speech-recognition software are transcribed into text that is then searched for patterns along with other electronic communications entering and leaving the area -- including e-mail and image files.
  • HP circles wagons around Apache holes

    Posted August 10, 2004 - 4:54 pm

    Hewlett-Packard Co. has confirmed that its HP-UX Unix operating system contains several serious security flaws which could allow attackers to disable or take control of a server, among other things.
  • Hack...hack back...repeat

    Posted August 10, 2004 - 4:31 pm

    A first person account of last week's DefCon, the world's largest annual computer hacker convention. Eight teams of experienced hackers and serious security professionals played predator and prey as they tried to hack into competitors' networks while defending their own. Lessons learned? Five things come to mind.
  • Fed up hospitals defy patching rules

    Posted August 10, 2004 - 3:24 pm

    Hospitals are rebelling against restrictions from device manufacturers that have delayed patching updates. A main concern is over Windows-based medical systems that may endanger patients if patching recommendations go unheeded by device manufacturers. See what's at stake in this heated debate.
  • Five security myths

    Posted August 10, 2004 - 3:14 pm

    You've shored up your network perimeter with firewalls and admirable patch management practices. However, those wiley hackers have just moved up the software stack to your Web site. You're probably covered, but just to be on the safe side, make sure you're not clinging to one of these five misconceptions.
  • Government to implement cybersecurity program

    Posted August 10, 2004 - 1:01 pm

    The government for the first time extensively outlined its strategy to implement a countrywide cybersecurity system to protect key state functions and private companies from possible electronic threats.
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