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  • School's out to shun IE

    Posted December 10, 2004 - 7:18 am

    Pennsylvania State University's IT department has sent a memo to all students urging them to stop using Internet Explorer and instead download alternative browsers. Increasing flaws in IE and a series of warnings by the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) at Carnegie Mellon University prompted the recommendtaion, the university said.
  • Symantec to buy IDS company Platform Logic

    Posted December 9, 2004 - 5:40 pm

    Antivirus software company Symantec Corp. signed an agreement to buy Platform Logic, a maker of intrusion detection software for an undisclosed sum.
  • Trend Micro gives away mobile antivirus software

    Posted December 6, 2004 - 11:04 am

    Trend Micro will become the latest major antivirus software company to provide protection against mobile phone viruses, with new antivirus and antispam software for mobile phones running the Microsoft Windows Mobile and Symbian's operating systems.
  • Corporate PCs 'riddled with spyware'

    Posted December 3, 2004 - 7:03 am

    Corporate PCs have an average of 20 occurrences of spyware, ranging from harmless cookies to system monitors to Trojan horse programs, according to a study by anti-spyware firm Webroot.
  • HP to release Virus Throttler for Windows in 2005

    Posted December 1, 2004 - 10:24 am

    Starting in early 2005, Hewlett-Packard Co. is planning to build into ProLiant servers and ProCurve switches virus throttling technology that slows the propagation of a virus or worm within an infected server, giving administrators time to identify the infected system and take appropriate action.
  • Guarding the grid

    Posted November 30, 2004 - 11:06 am

    "The same tools and technologies that are used today to secure storage, computing and network resources all apply in a grid architecture," says Lee Cooper, chairman of the Enterprise Grid Alliance. The difference is that shared resources and wider access amplify security risks.
  • Managing the mobile workforce

    Posted November 29, 2004 - 3:23 pm

    Handhelds and laptops are everywhere in the work world. CIOs need to be aware of the security risks they create.
  • Start-up to introduce WLAN IPS

    Posted November 29, 2004 - 11:44 am

    AirTight Networks is readying its SpectraGaurd product for the market. The combination software and radio system will serve as a wireless intrusion prevention system, scanning for unauthorized access points and connected computers.
  • Thomson, VeriSign to build content security service

    Posted November 23, 2004 - 11:43 am

    Thomson SA said Tuesday that it is teaming up with VeriSign Inc. to build a digital authorization and authentication service that promises to secure delivery of content such as movies, music and games.
  • U.K. biometric ID card plan unveiled in Queen's Speech

    Posted November 23, 2004 - 11:38 am

    The U.K. government's high-tech plans for ID cards using biometric technology was announced Tuesday in the Queen's Speech, amid the traditional pomp and pageantry of the annual opening of the U.K. Parliament.
  • Biometrics ease password security

    Posted November 22, 2004 - 5:39 pm

    Fingerprints may soon replace passwords to log on to computers and Web sites, thanks to gadgets like Microsoft Corp.'s Fingerprint Reader and Lexar Media Inc.'s JumpDrive TouchGuard Pro. For those with cash on hand, Rollei's throwback MiniDigi digital camera could be a collector's delight, but Sony Electronics Inc.'s Cyber-shot L1 is a better investment for performance and features. And CD labeling just became easy with Primera Technology Inc.'s Signature Z1 CD/DVD.
  • Do we really need rogue AP detection?

    Posted November 19, 2004 - 12:00 pm

    For networks with authentication protocols like 802.1x in place, rogue APs theoretically shouldn't be a problem. Of course, real-world networks rarely work according to theory.
  • Report: U.K. businesses interested in wireless, clueless on security

    Posted November 16, 2004 - 7:16 pm

    A report from research vendor SonicWALL in the United Kingdom indicated that while 70 percent of surveyed companies either had a WLAN in place or were planning on installing one, less than half had ever had their security audited.
  • Telephony troubles

    Posted November 16, 2004 - 10:50 am

    Spam data-clog servers and often carry viruses that can shut down a firm's IT infrastructure. Next up: spam over enterprises' Internet-based phone lines.
  • McAfee takes on more spyware

    Posted November 15, 2004 - 11:39 am

    McAfee Inc. on Monday plans to announce an add-on for its enterprise antivirus products to offer increased protection against spyware.
  • Cisco expands WLAN line, teams up with AirDefense

    Posted November 15, 2004 - 10:35 am

    Cisco has added to its Wi-Fi router line by introducing new products that support new security standards. The networking giant will also be partnering with AirDefense to add the latter's intrusion detection system to Cisco's wireless products.
  • Yahoo implements DomainKeys in its mail service

    Posted November 15, 2004 - 10:01 am

    Yahoo Inc.'s e-mail service will use the company's DomainKeys authentication technology starting Monday, almost a year after Yahoo first unveiled this anti-spam project.
  • RSA releases delayed single sign-on product

    Posted November 15, 2004 - 9:53 am

    RSA Security Inc. on Monday plans to announce availability of its new RSA Sign-On Manager, a product it says will make it easier for users to log-in to multiple applications and simplify password management for organizations.
  • Workplaces need to clamp down on instant messaging

    Posted November 12, 2004 - 12:18 pm

    Nearly equal numbers of corporate employees are using IM at work for personal reasons and at home for business purposes -- 57 percent and 56 percent, respectively -- according to a study of 300 global organizations by market research firm the Meta Group. This presents companies with problems on both fronts, a Meta Group analyst said.
  • Intrusion Detection & Prevention

    Posted November 10, 2004 - 12:11 pm

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  • Unprotected RFID could lead to corporate espionage

    Posted November 5, 2004 - 6:45 am

    The chief scientist at RSA Security is warning companies that have begun using, or plan to use, RFID (radio-frequency identification) tags to track their goods through the supply chain that the technology could inadvertently leak competitive data to their corporate rivals.
  • Strong authentication a hard sell for banks

    Posted November 3, 2004 - 10:52 am

    Despite the surge in online scams, most banks still rely on user names, passwords, and 128 bit SSL encryption. But U.S. Bancorp's recent deal with VeriSign could signal a trend toward greater security for retail banking and brokerage customers.
  • U.S. Bancorp, VeriSign team on banking security

    Posted October 26, 2004 - 2:16 pm

    U.S. Bancorp. will use a hardware-token based authentication service from VeriSign Inc. to secure access to commercial banking services for its customers, and may soon introduce a similar service for consumer banking customers, according to a VeriSign executive.
  • Microsoft scales back Passport ambitions

    Posted October 21, 2004 - 11:01 am

    Microsoft Corp. is recasting ambitions for its .Net Passport identification system, saying the service now will be limited to its own online offerings and those of close partners. Microsoft no longer sees Passport as a single sign-on system for the Web at large, a spokeswoman said.
  • CA adds antivirus, antispyware to Cisco NAC program

    Posted October 14, 2004 - 9:17 am

    Computer Associates International Inc. (CA) said on Wednesday that it was joining a Cisco Systems Inc. program to harden enterprise networks against attacks by enforcing security policies on computer hosts that attempt to access network resources, the company said in a statement.

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