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Pentagon Moves to Revive Funding for Data Mining Program

February 10, 2003 |
Military says its will establish an internal board of senior DOD officials and an external civilian advisory committee to oversee controversial Total Information Awareness program.
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    FedCIRC Seeks Industry Input

    February 07, 2003 |
    Government group wants to establish common standards for exchanging information about network security incidents.
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    Report: Bush Considering Cyber Warfare

    February 07, 2003 |
    President seeks parameters for launching attacks against an enemy's network infrastructure.
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    The 411 on Digital Forensics

    February 06, 2003 |
    Jacqueline Emigh undresses the sexy part of the computer security world in tackling the somewhat ambiguous term 'Digital Forensics.'
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    Microsoft Issues 'Critical' IE Patch

    February 05, 2003 |
    Another 'critical' cumulative patch is issued for Internet Explorer versions 5.01, 5.5, 6.0.
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    Problematic Windows NT Patch Pulled

    February 05, 2003 |
    At a time when sysadmins are being scolded for not patching their systems, Microsoft pulls a security patch for NT 4.0 systems, admitting it introduces an error that may cause systems to crash.
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    Analysts: Next Cybersecurity Czar Must Get Things Done

    February 05, 2003 |
    IT industry analysts say that whoever replaces outgoing White House cybersecurity chief Richard Clarke must be capable of weaving together a network of security procedures and mandates that will protect government and business interests.
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    The Perennial Problem with Patches

    February 04, 2003 |
    Patches cannot be relied upon to deliver effective front-line security because they simply aren't applied in a consistent, effective and timely fashion. Organizations instead should rely on security event management.
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    Opera 7 Holes Detected; Multimodal Toolkit Released

    February 04, 2003 |
    The alternative Web browser project plans to release a new version to plug potential security breaches; Separately, the multimodal toolkit built in partnership with IBM is now available for download.
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    Study Shows 82% Vulnerability Increase in 2002

    February 03, 2003 |
    In the wake of the Slammer attack, a new report reveals that network administrators had to deal with nearly 82% more vulnerabilities last year than the year before.
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    RIAA Trains Anti-Piracy Guns on Universities

    January 30, 2003 |
    The RIAA is taking its battle against illegal filing sharing to universities across the country, and some colleges are cracking down on students.
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    Security Flaw Finder Severs Ties with CERT

    January 30, 2003 |
    The U.K.-based security research firm accuses CERT/CC of profiting from its hard work by selling access to early warnings about software vulnerabilities.
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    Report: Gov't Cybersecurity Chief to Quit

    January 29, 2003 |
    Immediately after submitting his controversial plan to secure cyberspace, Internet Security czar Richard Clarke will quit and look for a job in the private sector, Reuters reports.
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    Slammer Attack Wanes But Debate Heats Up

    January 28, 2003 |
    After tying up email and online business for nearly three days, the attack of the Slammer worm seems to be over.
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    Internet Recovering From Slammer Attack

    January 27, 2003 |
    The Internet was recovering Monday from a virulent worm attack that slowed or halted Web traffic around the world this weekend.
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    Computer Worm Slows Worldwide Traffic

    January 26, 2003 |
    A worm that attacks the Microsoft SQL Server 2000-based web servers virtually halts traffic in some parts of the world. But security experts have known about it since July.
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    CERT Details Flaw in Concurrent Versions System

    January 24, 2003 |
    The organization says a vulnerability in the open software server renders users susceptible to arbitrary code runs and denial-of-service attacks.
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    Cisco Snaps Up Security Software Maker

    January 24, 2003 |
    Looking to boost its security software portfolio, Cisco shells out $154 million in stock for Okena.
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    Could Attack on DALnet Spell End for IRC?

    January 24, 2003 |
    DALnet administrators are struggling to keep the Internet Relay Chat (IRC) network afloat after a DDoS attack. And the case may cause some hosting providers to reconsider hosting IRC servers at all.
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    Aberdeen Predicts Doubling of Attacks and Spam

    January 23, 2003 |
    Batten down the hatches. Security incidents -- everything from viruses and worms to hacks and insider sabotage -- are expected to skyrocket in 2003, according to a new report out by the Aberdeen Group, an industry analyst firm based in Boston.
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