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  • Security vendors defend themselves against Blink

    Posted September 2, 2004 - 11:41 am

    Security vendors McAfee Inc. and Sygate Technologies last week responded to a product comparison assessment released by competitor eEye Digital Security asserting that its Blink 1.0 intrusion-prevention software (IPS) outperforms their IPS products. Columnist Brian Livingston says the debate can only be resolved with independent testing.
  • Kerberos critical hole allows system access

    Posted September 1, 2004 - 10:21 am

    The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has warned of security vulnerabilities in its implementation of Kerberos that could allow attackers free access to protected systems. Users of MIT Kerberos 5 are urged to apply patches immediately.
  • HP puts choke hold on virus throttling product

    Posted August 24, 2004 - 1:07 pm

    After unveiling cutting-edge technology for choking off the spread of viruses in March, Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) is quietly shelving the project, citing conflicts with Microsoft Corp.'s Windows operating system, a company executive said.
  • Wi-Foo author on unsecured wireless networks

    Posted August 24, 2004 - 12:21 pm

    Andrew Vladimirov, one of three authors of the book Wi-Foo: The Secrets of Wireless Hacking, discusses the flaws in most wireless networks, asserting that only about 10 percent of wireless networks are secure enough to stop most attacks.
  • 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.
  • IronPort, others support Microsoft's Sender ID

    Posted August 12, 2004 - 3:56 pm

    Products and services from e-mail security company IronPort Systems Inc. will support Microsoft Corp.'s Sender ID e-mail authentication standard, the company said on Thursday.
  • CheckPoint driven through by gung-ho security flaw

    Posted July 29, 2004 - 9:32 am

    CheckPoint Software Technologies Ltd. has issued fixes for a critical flaw in its popular virtual private networking (VPN) products that could allow a remote attacker to invade a network.
  • Symantec dives into IPS 'appliances'

    Posted July 29, 2004 - 9:21 am

    Symantec Corp. has announced a new range of intrusion prevention (IPS) hardware for internal network monitoring. On sale starting next month, the Series 7100 will consist of three boxes, the 7120, 7160 and 7161, that vary from 50Mbit/s to 2Gbit/s in throughput across up to 8 network segments.
  • Yahoo aligns with IM security vendors

    Posted July 26, 2004 - 10:07 am

    The company has announced business and technical relationships with IMLogic, Akonix and FaceTime, just a month after Yahoo
  • European WLAN boom leaves security behind

    Posted June 22, 2004 - 3:43 pm

    While Europe is a hot bed of wireless access points, users just aren't getting the security picture. For example, according to RSA Security, one in three networks in Milan use the new standard but 72 percent of the networks there do not use Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) or other encryption.
  • New gadgets take on 'Starbucks' security threat

    Posted June 22, 2004 - 1:55 pm

    The growth in popularity of both wireless technology and mobile computing has created a potent new threat for network administrators: unauthorized intrusions onto their networks by hackers and viruses that take advantage of loosely secured laptop PCs and public computer kiosks.
  • Privacy advocates: RFID technical review needed

    Posted June 22, 2004 - 9:23 am

    Privacy advocates called for the U.S. Federal Trade Commission or other government agencies to initiative a comprehensive assessment of the potential effects of RFID technology, during an FTC workshop on RFID Monday.
  • Gartner sees growing need for wireless security policies

    Posted June 14, 2004 - 2:04 pm

    Escalating use of wireless technology means it
  • Network Associates updates IPS products

    Posted June 14, 2004 - 11:24 am

    Network Associates Inc. announced new versions of its two intrusion prevention products, IntruShield and Entercept, that it says will make it easier to protect corporate networks from so-called "zero day" attacks, attempts to break in to networks using previously unknown vulnerabilities.
  • Critical flaws in Linksys and Netgear kit

    Posted June 7, 2004 - 11:20 am

    Critical security flaws have been discovered in widely used wired and wireless networking products from Linksys Group Inc. and Netgear Inc. that would allow someone to crash or gain control of business and consumer networks.
  • RSA focuses anew on the password problem

    Posted June 7, 2004 - 10:53 am

    RSA Security Inc. is renewing its focus on improving the security of user passwords. The company on Monday plans to announce RSA Sign-On Manager, a rebranded version of its SecurID Passage product that the company claims will make it easier for enterprises to manage user passwords.
  • California protects wireless users

    Posted May 31, 2004 - 3:04 pm

    The California Public Utilities Commission has approved the Telecommunications Consumer Bill of Rights, which will give dissatisfied customers the right to cancel their wireless contracts within 30 days of signing the contract, among other protections.
  • New evidence points to Cisco network hack

    Posted May 18, 2004 - 4:23 pm

    More details about the computer code stolen from Cisco Systems Inc. surfaced on Tuesday, including new samples of the source code and information on how the code was distributed, four days after a Russian Web site reported news of the theft and posted sample code files to support the claim.
  • FBI investigating Cisco source code leak

    Posted May 18, 2004 - 10:11 am

    The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is working with Cisco Systems Inc. to investigate the theft of computer source code from the networking company, said Paul Bresson, an FBI spokesman. The FBI could not provide further details, beyond confirming that it was working with Cisco.
  • Cisco looking into source code leak

    Posted May 17, 2004 - 8:23 am

    Cisco Systems Inc. is investigating the possible theft of proprietary source code that drives its networking hardware, a company representative confirmed Monday.
  • Check Point urges VPN software upgrade to close hole

    Posted May 7, 2004 - 9:58 am

    Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. is advising all customers not using the latest version of its VPN software to upgrade immediately following the discovery of a security hole that could allow remote system access.
  • Symantec reports earnings increase

    Posted May 2, 2004 - 10:44 am

    The security vendor posted Q4 revenue of $566 million, a hefty 43% increase over last year
  • U.K. passport agency begins trial on biometric IDs

    Posted April 26, 2004 - 11:03 am

    The U.K. Passport Service (UKPS) on Monday launched its six month trial of biometric technology involving 10,000 volunteers, the same day that the U.K. government introduced its draft bill for potentially compulsory biometric identity cards and a central database of all of its citizens.
  • Can Symantec keep cooking?

    Posted April 26, 2004 - 9:39 am

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  • Network Associates restructuring reflects changing security market

    Posted April 26, 2004 - 8:46 am

    The company has announced that it will sell the Sniffer line of network management tools in order to focus on its network security business. The company will also officially change its name to McAfee, its security product brand.
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