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  • Businesses deploy ID-management software

    Posted May 13, 2005 - 2:14 pm

    Security-conscious businesses will spend a total of $528.4 million on ID- and access-management systems this year, and spending will top $1 billion by 2009, according to research from IDC. This article looks at three companies that have already taken the plunge.
  • Flaw found in VPN crypto security

    Posted May 13, 2005 - 2:12 pm

    Security researchers have found a critical flaw that makes virtual private networks using IPsec encryption and tunneling vulnerable to hackers; IP packets traveling between two IPsec devices could be intercepted, according to a warning from the U.K.'s National Infrastructure Security Coordination Centre.
  • Trend Micro

    Posted May 12, 2005 - 5:46 am

    Anti-virus vendor Trend Micro plans to buy anti-spyware software maker InterMute for $15 million. The company will sell InterMute's software as both a standalone package and part of a bundled suite.
  • Prevent pricey Wi-Fi security errors

    Posted May 2, 2005 - 9:23 am

    Although companies may think they have taken all the right steps to secure their networks, they could still be vulnerable if their employees access wireless hotspots, such as those at a local cafe.
  • Toshiba lets your fIngers do the working

    Posted April 29, 2005 - 9:15 am

    Two of Toshiba's recently announced notebook computers -- the Portege R200 and the Libretto U100 -- come with built-in fingerprint sensors from AuthenTec.
  • Trend Micro to pay for PC repair costs in Japan

    Posted April 28, 2005 - 8:48 am

    Trend Micro Inc. will compensate customers in Japan for the cost of repairing PCs after it delivered a faulty antivirus update to them over the weekend, the company said Thursday. The company will not offer reparation for any loss of business incurred and the fate of overseas customers remains unclear.
  • Trend Micro says no compensation for buggy update

    Posted April 26, 2005 - 10:17 am

    The number of companies affected by a faulty antivirus update released by Trend Micro Inc. during the weekend stands at 652 businesses, but the company has no plans to compensate users for losses they may have incurred as a result, executives said at a news conference in Tokyo on Tuesday.
  • Trend Micro antivirus update slows PCs worldwide

    Posted April 25, 2005 - 9:35 am

    A faulty update to anti-virus software released over the weekend by Tokyo-based Trend Micro Inc. caused PCs to slow down or stop working around the world, the company said Monday.
  • Anti-Virus giant Kaspersky Labs seeks American SMB audience

    Posted April 20, 2005 - 2:03 am

    Kaspersky Labs has released Anti-Virus Business Optimal 5.0, an anti-virus package designed for SMBs. The package, which can scale up to cover as many as 10,000 desktops and servers, includes centralized management tools for protecting workstations, file servers, mail systems and Internet gateways.
  • Industry reels from IP flaw

    Posted April 13, 2005 - 11:08 am

    The U.K.'s National Infrastructure Co-Ordination Centre (NISCC) has warned of a flaw in Internet Protocol (IP) that could allow significant attacks on a wide range of products, including routers and Internet software from Microsoft Corp., Cisco Systems Inc., IBM Corp., Juniper Networks Inc. and others.
  • French may have to buy compulsory biometric ID cards

    Posted April 12, 2005 - 11:46 am

    French citizens will have to pay for new identity cards that hold their biometric information in electronic format -- and carrying the cards will become compulsory, if the minister of the interior gets his way.
  • U.K. biometric I.D. Cards bill shelved before election

    Posted April 6, 2005 - 11:18 am

    The U.K. government has pulled legislation pending in the Houses of Parliament for a national identity card program using biometric technology, but promised to quickly put the bill back on the national agenda should the Labour party retain its ruling position after the May 6 general election.
  • Fujitsu improves its palm vein sensor technology

    Posted April 5, 2005 - 8:25 am

    Fujitsu Ltd. and its research arm, Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., have developed a smaller version of their palm vein pattern authentication system that Fujitsu plans to put on sale in Japan before the end of March, the company said Monday.
  • Possible U.S.-E.U. fight looms over biometric passports

    Posted April 4, 2005 - 10:34 am

    The European Union is considering its options after learning the U.S. is unlikely to extend the October deadline requiring European travelers to have passports with biometric capabilities should they wish to enter the U.S. without a visa.
  • Symantec fixes security holes

    Posted April 1, 2005 - 11:48 am

    Symantec has released a new set of security patches for its Norton Antivirus, Norton Internet Security and Norton System Works anti-virus software after vulnerabilities were found that could allow denial-of-service (DoS) attacks.
  • Symantec acknowledges two holes in AV products

    Posted March 30, 2005 - 2:49 pm

    Security software company Symantec Corp. acknowledged that software flaws in some of its antivirus products could allow malicious hackers to use denial of service (DOS) attacks to crash systems running the software, disrupting automatic protection features.
  • Expert: Better ID checks won't beat fraud

    Posted March 16, 2005 - 3:13 am

    The use of two-factor identification is not likely to resolve the identity theft problem faced by online merchants and database companies, an encryption expert has warned.
  • U.K. biometric ID card bill faces uncertain future

    Posted March 15, 2005 - 10:20 am

    Facing likely defeat in the House of Lords, the U.K. government is expected to shelve its plans for a national identity card program using biometric technology until after the next general election.
  • McAfee enhances anti-virus protection for SMBs

    Posted March 9, 2005 - 12:08 pm

    McAfee has upgraded its Web-based Managed VirusScan solution for SMBs with such enhancements as additional automation, improved exploit blocking and outbreak response.
  • Primary Response update targets Trojans, rootkits

    Posted March 8, 2005 - 9:15 am

    Sana Security Inc. said on Monday that a new version of its Primary Response product can help customers detect a new generation of complex online threats, including Trojan horse programs and malicious remote monitoring software known as "rootkits."
  • Advantage: Symantec and McAfee

    Posted March 2, 2005 - 1:42 pm

    The speed with which anti-virus vendors McAfee and Symantec reacted to a series of attacks designed to exploit their processes for issuing anti-virus updates demonstrates that they're more nimble than they often get credit for.
  • Antivirus vendors snub Microsoft's security foray

    Posted February 23, 2005 - 10:59 am

    Antivirus vendors are not in the least bit concerned about Microsoft Corp.'s foray into their space.
  • Antivirus guarantee

    Posted February 22, 2005 - 10:46 am

    Anti-virus vendor Finjan has issued a "zero-virus" guarantee, promising it will return one month
  • Spyware's real, but anti-spyware's a fraud

    Posted February 16, 2005 - 12:53 pm

    Anti-spyware technology, including adware detection and prevention, belongs within anti-virus software suites, and vendors that divide the two into seperate categories are making false distinctions, says security columnist Larry Seltzer.
  • RSA: Cisco bolsters security with Adaptive Threat Defense

    Posted February 15, 2005 - 5:58 pm

    Cisco Systems Inc. Tuesday announced a milestone in its quest to bolster the security capabilities of its popular networking gear, unveiling a slew of new products, features and services called "Adaptive Threat Defense."

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