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  • 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

    The company
  • 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.
  • Hackers hit university supercomputers

    Posted April 14, 2004 - 1:19 pm

    Stanford University was just one of the research institutions targeted as hackers are believed to have compromised multiple-user Solaris and Linux supercomputers.
  • Expert releases Cisco wireless hacking tool

    Posted April 8, 2004 - 4:29 pm

    One day after it disclosed a security vulnerability in a wireless networking product, Cisco Systems Inc. must contend with a new threat - the long-promised release of a hacking tool that targets wireless networks running its LEAP wireless authentication protocol.
  • Cisco warns of wireless security hole

    Posted April 7, 2004 - 4:08 pm

    Networking equipment maker Cisco Systems Inc. is warning customers about a security hole in two products used to manage wireless LANs and e-business services in corporate data centers.
  • Cisco routers get security upgrade for endpoint protection

    Posted March 22, 2004 - 3:29 pm

    The free upgrades will arrive in May, under the company
  • Symantec to launch network gatekeeper

    Posted March 18, 2004 - 8:46 pm

    Symantec is launching a new product line aimed at small businesses. The products seek to roll security and wireless networking functionality into a single package.
  • How privacy costs impact infrastructure

    Posted March 15, 2004 - 5:27 pm

    According to an IBM-sponsored study by the Ponemon Institute suggests that large companies are spending about $5 million annually to
  • Netscreen updates software for IDP products

    Posted March 15, 2004 - 9:33 am

    NetScreen Technologies Inc. plans to announce a new version of intrusion detection and prevention software for its NetScreen-IDP line of hardware products, the company said.
  • Q&A: Intrusion Detection & Prevention

    Posted March 5, 2004 - 4:45 pm

    Author Eugene Schultz asserts that intrusion detection is something much, much bigger than reading data in packets and recognizing attack signatures. Rather, it requires planning an entire capability, creating operational procedures, using different types of software (of which intrusion detection systems are only one of many useful types), deploying systems and software properly, taking into account legal considerations, and so forth. This book, he claims, is the only one that attempts to cover all major areas - technical and non-technical - of intrusion detection and prevention.
  • Calls to regulate 'failing' AV industry

    Posted March 5, 2004 - 4:10 pm

    While regulation is the last thing anti-virus vendors want, they may have no choice. The perceived growing cost of virus attacks has initiated conversations about tighter control for the "failing" anti-virus industry.
  • NAI announces new McAfee VirusScan for NetApp

    Posted March 1, 2004 - 11:01 am

    Network Associates Inc. (NAI), a provider of intrusion prevention solutions, has announced the availability of McAfee VirusScan for NetApp, which is said to deliver reliable anti-virus protection for data stored on Network Appliance devices.
  • U.S. moves to squelch Chinese encryption plans

    Posted February 29, 2004 - 12:06 pm

    Government and industry representatives are attempting to derail a proposed Chinese wireless encryption standard, due to be implemented by June 2004. The standard is incompatible with current IEEE standards, creating problems for vendors and the WTO.
  • RSA: VeriSign links with Microsoft on authentication

    Posted February 26, 2004 - 10:12 am

    VeriSign Inc. on Wednesday announced a partnership with Microsoft Corp. to deliver authentication services for Windows Server 2003 that it claims will be cheaper and easier to install than current offerings.
  • War of the Worms

    Posted February 23, 2004 - 3:43 pm

    New worms such as MyDoom and its many variants, are not only more pervasive, but also more difficult to combat, due to sophisticated hackers who might have motives that are not technological, but may be political or religious.
  • No more Web or IM viruses, promises new service

    Posted February 18, 2004 - 11:30 am

    Startup ScanSafe has launched itself in the U.K. with the bold claim that its outsourced security service can protect enterprises from the threat of Web and IM-borne viruses.
  • Securing WLANs for SMB

    Posted February 17, 2004 - 11:55 am

    Cisco and Symbol Technologies Inc. are among companies planning to release new wireless products in the next few months, increasing security and supporting a variety of wireless standards for security.
  • Sophos antivirus protection bypassed

    Posted February 12, 2004 - 4:58 pm

    Sophos PLC's anti-virus software can be bypassed by a virus-laden e-mail if it doesn't contain any MIME boundary definitions, the company has admitted.
  • Cisco devices vulnerable to frame-based attacks

    Posted February 6, 2004 - 11:19 am

    The company is warning that software upgrades are the only cure for the potential DDOS vulnerabilities, found in Cisco 6000, 6500 and 7600 series network devices.
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