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Hackers Issue Own 'Patch' to Infected Computers
April 18, 2006
The gang of virus writers behind the virulent Bagle family of worms actually has issued a patch to its malicious code.
Q&A: Is a Threat Lurking on Your Network?
April 13, 2006
The CTO of Alert Logic Inc. says while companies are busy protecting their perimeters, they're not thinking about what threats may already be inside hiding on their networks.
Targeted Trojan Attacks Gaining Momentum
April 4, 2006
The era of the mass-mailing worm dominating all other malware in the Wild may be coming to an end. Trojan horses aimed at specific targets are increasing in number and severity.
New Scam Focuses on U.S. Bank Customers
March 15, 2006
A new scam that focuses on Chase Manhattan customers shows a new level of malicious sophistication, say analysts.
Firewalls Morph into New Enterprise Role
March 10, 2006
The death of the firewall has been greatly exaggerated, according to analysts. But it's not your father's firewall, either. The security technology is morphing into a whole new role in the enterprise.
Malware Attacks Drop Off in February
March 3, 2006
After a record-breaking January, malware attacks dropped 26 percent last month. But the rate of attacks still was 39 percent higher than it was a year before.
Security Leaders Give IT a C+ Grade
February 22, 2006
Corporate America has made some significant strides in information security, but it's not enough. IT will have to up its game to battle better organized and more sophisticated cyber criminals.
FBI Asks for IT's Help Fighting Cyber Crime
February 16, 2006
Speaking at the RSA Security Conference, FBI Director Robert Mueller said the bureau needs help from corporate IT to take on today's well-organized and sophisticated cyber criminal.
D-Day for Kama Sutra Worm a Bust
February 3, 2006
The dreaded Kama Sutra worm has caused little damage around the world. But while everyone was focused on it, another virus took down the Russian Stock Exchange for an hour late on Thursday.
Warning: Prepare for Friday Trigger of Kama Sutra Worm
January 31, 2006
Security advisors are warning IT and security administrators to make sure their networks are clear of the Kama Sutra worm before its payload is triggered on Friday.
Ski Resorts Put their Finger on Security
January 19, 2006
The American Skiing Company is securing its cash registers while making their workers more efficient and more at-ease -- all with the touch of a finger.
Salaries on the Rise for Security Pros
January 11, 2006
Salaries are heading up again for security professionals, but don't expect a bachelor's degree to help you out very much, according to a new study. And find out what makes security types angry and happy...
Users Scramble For 'Critical' Early Patch
January 6, 2006
Microsoft, bowing to customer pressure, issues patch for .WMF flaw ahead of next week's scheduled monthly release.
Virus Writers Change Tactics for 2006
January 4, 2006
Malware writers are no longer creating Blasters and Slammers. They're not trying to take down millions of systems, but keep them running so they can steal the information on them.
Hackers Exploiting Zero Day Windows Flaw
December 29, 2005
The Zero Day exploit of the Windows Metafile bug has racked up six variants as of Thursday afternoon and has left security analysts wondering what's coming next.
Trump Tops AOL's 2005 Spam List
December 28, 2005
Spammers are throwing in the towel on old tricks -- like pornographic spam -- and beginning to target individuals.
November a Record Breaker for Virus Attacks
December 8, 2005
November was a record-breaking month for malware attacks, with a Sober variant leading the charge.
Patching Still Trips Up IT
November 17, 2005
This year's ''Laws of Vulnerabilities'' study shows that administrators are getting better at patching, but it's still not good enough.
IM Virus Mutations Up the Security Threat
November 16, 2005
With IM malware increasingly creating a sea of variants, and email worms mutating into IM threats, analysts say it's time to focus on securing instant messaging.
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