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  • 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'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.
  • RSA: Microsoft on 'rootkits': Be afraid. Be very afraid.

    Posted February 17, 2005 - 10:51 am

    Microsoft Corp. security researchers are warning about a new generation of powerful system monitoring programs, or "rootkits," that are almost impossible to detect using current security products and that could pose a serious risk to corporations and individuals.
  • New MyDoom worm uses search engines to spread

    Posted February 17, 2005 - 10:37 am

    Internet users are being threatened by yet another variant of the MyDoom mass mailing worm, which is spreading in part by using e-mail addresses found through popular search engines, security experts warned.
  • Spyware has become corporate scourge: Report

    Posted February 16, 2005 - 12:52 pm

    Spyware infection levels on corporate PCs are expected to reach 25 percent within the next 12 months, but could be even higher given that 39 percent of companies have no clear picture of how many PCs are already infected, according to a new report from Forrester Research. Among those companies that have assessed infection rates, the current level is as high as 17 percent.
  • Fraudsters expose 100,000 across US

    Posted February 16, 2005 - 12:52 pm

    ChoicePoint, a credit card data company, has acknowledged that hackers last October accessed credit records, Social Security numbers and other information on as many as 35,000 people in California, and the total nationwide could go as high as 100,000.
  • Symantec battles spyware, bots and Microsoft

    Posted February 16, 2005 - 12:51 pm

    Symantec has added new anti-spyware software to its Network Security 7100 Series intrusion prevention appliance.
  • Combating the hidden dangers of adware

    Posted February 16, 2005 - 12:49 pm

    Don't overlook the potential dangers to which surfing the Web exposes your network infrastructure -- namely, adware. Content filtering can help, this article advises.
  • RSA: Gates promises free antispyware, new version of IE

    Posted February 15, 2005 - 3:54 pm

    Microsoft Corp. by midyear plans to release a test version of a new Internet Explorer (IE) browser that better protects users from scams and malicious code while surfing the Web, the company announced Tuesday.
  • Desperate PR outfit seeks Valentine's news hook

    Posted February 14, 2005 - 2:30 pm

    While it's customary for PR firms to fabricate Valentine's Day tie-ins for their clients' products, perhaps none have to stretch further than those repping IT- and security-related companies. The Register rounds up some of this year's best attempts.
  • Sun seeks secure collaboration

    Posted February 14, 2005 - 2:29 pm

    Sun used the RSA Conference to announce improved security features in its Java System Communications software suite.
  • Gateway to security

    Posted February 14, 2005 - 2:28 pm

    You should consider four factors when buying a VPN gateway: supported protocols, supported platforms, speed and price. This article helps you sort through the options.
  • Browser wars: Who's winning, who's losing

    Posted February 14, 2005 - 2:27 pm

    Firefox, the open-source Web browser from The Mozilla Organization, continues gaining new users, achieving a 4.48 percent market share at the expense of Microsoft's Internet Explorer, which has dropped to an 84.85 percent share, according to Janco Associates.
  • McAfee launches online Wi-Fi security service

    Posted February 14, 2005 - 2:26 pm

    Anti-virus software vendor McAfee has launched a free WiFi security scanning service that will warn users of potential security breaches on wireless networks. The free online service is a prelude to a standalone WLAN security product that the company said it will release later this year.
  • Microsoft: Watch out for rogue code

    Posted February 14, 2005 - 2:25 pm

    Microsoft has posted a notice at its Web site urging customers to install its latest released security patches after two security vendors released proof-of-concept code exploiting the underlying vulnerabilities that the patches target.
  • Microsoft warns customers about exploits for new flaws

    Posted February 11, 2005 - 5:21 pm

    Microsoft Corp. warned customers about computer code that exploits holes in the company's software and blamed security researchers for publishing proof of concept code to trigger the vulnerabilities, which was then turned into working attacks.
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