Security News: Archive: November 2008 

Security Breach Can't Halt Fedora 10's Debut

After being delayed for a month by a security breach, Red Hat's community Linux is here -- showcasing what might become several key open source technologies.

Five Essential Computer Forensics Tools

Cost-effective tools that determine if your systems are under attack, leaking sensitive data or both.

ID Thieves Hit Federal Credit Unions, Consumers

Sophisticated crooks are charged with filching funds from credit unions for the Senate, Navy and State Department while stealing millions from consumers' home equity lines of credit.

Obama, Pentagon Suffer Security Breaches

Gaps in policy may have led to separate incidents at Verizon Wireless and the Department of Defense, industry observers say.

Cybercrime as Destructive as Credit Crisis: Experts

Cybercrime is likely to wreak as much havoc as the credit crisis in the coming years if international regulation is not improved.

Besides Free Security, Microsoft Pulls Live OneCare

Buffeted by strong competition from existing antivirus vendors, the Redmond software giant offers an olive branch.

Answers Trickle Out as Spammer Networks Remain Compromised

Washington Post: "Confronted with information that one Silicon Valley computer firm was hosting organizations that controlled the distribution of much of the world's spam, Internet service providers pulled the plug and McColo Corp., the hosting firm, went dark." Complete story

Shifting Security Market Poses Risks For New Symantec CEO

CNN: Symantec is grappling with a shift in the computer security market it helped create, both at the top and bottom ends of the market.

Hacker Dshocker Headed to Prison

Boston Business Journal: "The Massachusetts-based computer hacker operating under the pseudonym “Dshocker” pled guilty Tuesday to “computer intrusion, interstate threats and wire fraud” and will do time in prison, according to the U.S. attorney’s office in Boston."

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Microsoft to Offer Free Security Software

Microsoft Corp said Wednesday it will discontinue sales of its subscription PC security service and instead offer free software to help protect computers from viruses, spyware and other threats.

Symantec CEO John Thompson to Step Down

UPDATED: Says 10 years at the helm is long enough.

Apple Goes Bug-Hunting in Safari 3.2

New browser release fixes 11 flaws and adds new security features.

Spammers Latch on to Obama Victory

We may be ready for change, but the spammers are readier.

Spammers Hit MobileMe, Google Blogspots

They're taking aim at CAPTCHA and seeking new means of attacking their targets.

Security Problem? Blame the Human Element

Cisco study finds that security policies are often not respected by end users.