Endpoint - Article Archives - Page 62

Security's 'Perfect Storm' Leaves IT Ragged

April 28, 2004 |
While there were actually fewer viruses and vulnerability announcements in April, the alerts that did come out affected more companies than usual, running administrators ragged all month.
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'Critical' Windows Hijack Flaw Reported

April 26, 2004 |
Researchers warn that the boundary error vulnerability could cause a buffer overflow and lead to system takeover.
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'Osama Captured' e-Mail is Malicious Trojan

April 23, 2004 |
The 'Osama Bin Laden Captured' e-mail hammering your in-box today will attempt to download a Trojan if the embedded URL is clicked.
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Cisco Rolls Major Patches to TCP Flaw

April 21, 2004 |
Switches, routers, intrusion detection systems and VoIP phones are on the list needing patches to TCP flaw.
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ColdFusion MX DoS Vulnerability Patched

April 19, 2004 |
Macromedia issues an 'important' patch for a file upload denial-of-service security flaw.
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Java's Future Secured in Microsoft Pact

April 14, 2004 |
Microsoft agrees to patch support of JVM until 2007. James Gosling's note to the Java community: 'Relax. Have a little faith.'
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Microsoft Releases Flurry of 'Critical' Patches

April 13, 2004 |
UPDATE: Monthly patches for April include plugs for three critical vulnerabilities, including holes in Outlook Express and later versions of IE.
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Browser-based Attacks 'Surging'

April 13, 2004 |
Virulent viruses and worms aren't the only things to watch out for. Security analysts say browser-based attacks are escalating in frequency and damage. And now a new study backs up the warnings.
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Windows Patch Management, Software Update Services (Part 1)

April 08, 2004 |
Unlike the free patch deployment tools previously covered in this series, Microsoft's Software Update Services tool is designed to enable a highly customized deployment infrastructure by facilitating patch selectivity. We discuss SUS' features and benefits, as well as how to install, configure, and administer it.
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Aventail Appliance Aims to Reduce Security Risk of Public Kiosks

April 07, 2004 |
Security appliance vendor Aventail unveils a product designed to help companies that enable users to access corporate applications through public portals such as at airport kiosks tighten end-point security control.
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Windows Patch Management: Updating MS Office

April 06, 2004 |
Scanning for Microsoft Office updates is no longer limited to the computer on which the scan is launched. The Office Update Inventory Tool offers the capability to scan multiple computers to determine if upgrades are needed.
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A Mysterious Solution to Your Security?

April 05, 2004 |
Imagine a circuit board that fits into a PCI slot of any machine running Windows or Linux, stops virus activity without requiring updated 'signature' files and thwarts hackers and malware. A Ukrainian company claims to have developed just such technology.
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Task Force: Patches Must be Small, Easy to Install

April 02, 2004 |
A high-powered cybersecurity task force recommends patch management principles to ensure security patches are well-tested, small, localized, reversible and easy to install.
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Password Protection? Surely You're Joking!

March 29, 2004 |
If your company password-protects its documents, thinking this is a sure-fire defense against inquisitive intruders, you need to educate yourself on the tools now available to sweep encryption off almost any file.
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Adaptec Appliance Backs Up PC and Laptop Data

March 29, 2004 |
The company unveils a storage appliance that provides real-time backup and protection of PC and laptop information.
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Looking Beyond Windows for Patch Management

March 26, 2004 |

We continue our examination of free Windows patch management solutions with an eye on Shavlik Technologies' offerings and the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer — products offer a host of interface and deployment options as well as reporting capabilities.

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Hotmail, Yahoo Users at Risk of PC Takeover

March 23, 2004 |
Malicious hackers could inject harmful code just by e-mailing an unsuspecting Hotmail or Yahoo user.
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AntiOnline Spotlight: Wireless Security

March 22, 2004 |
Roaming workers don't want to hunt for jacks and all of upper management wants to sip espressos at the coffee shop while catching up on e-mails. Make sure you're ready when Wi-Fi makes a play for your corporate network.
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Macromedia Patches MX 2004 Security Flaws

March 15, 2004 |
Privilege escalation flaws fixed in Macromedia MX 2004 products running on the Mac OS X platform.
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Microsoft Patches Trio of Vulnerabilities

March 09, 2004 |
Security fixes issued for Microsoft Outlook, MSN Messenger and the Windows Media Services.
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