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  • SANS Lists Top 20 Critical Vulnerabilities

    Critical software vulnerabilities are increasing being found — not in the operating system — but in applications and major databases. The information comes out of a new quarterly report, the Top 20 Internet Security Vulnerabilitiesfrom the SANS Institute, a major source of security training and certification based in Bethesda, Md. Analysts from SANS had been […]

  • Sobig’s Birthday — Tracking Most Damaging Virus Ever

    A year to the day after the virulent Sobig virus hit the wild, spawning a family ofmalicious attacks that would span the next nine months, anti-virus experts are on dailywatch for the next vicious attack. Sobig-A, the first in a run of six variants, hit the wild a year ago today, Jan. 9. Themalicious family […]

  • College Hacking Course Kindles Fiery Debate

    A new college course is stirring up a firestorm of debate in the security community. The University of Calgary in Canada is opening registration next week on a course, slated to start in the fall term, that will teach students how to write viruses and worms. Educators say it’s not a dream class for the […]

  • Top 10 Enterprise Security Risks

    Network administrators are besieged today with a growing list of security risks, and analysts warn that too often they get caught up in battling one or two vulnerabilities and remain blind to a league of others. “There are so many risks to deal with, it’s an overwhelming job,” says Dan Woolley, a vice president at […]

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