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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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OASIS Aims To Help Fight Crime, Terrorism

January 23, 2003 |
The standards body forms a technical committee which will design an XML specification to help law enforcement agencies around the world share criminal and terrorist evidence.
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Microsoft's First Flaws for the New Year

January 23, 2003 |
The software giant moves to quash a buffer overrun flaw in certain Windows servers that could allow an assailant to run arbitrary code on a user's machine; also details Content Management Server 2001 and Outlook 2002 bugs.
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Microsoft to Open Windows Code to Foreign Governments

January 15, 2003 |
Software giant addressing security concerns, response to Linux
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Microsoft Updates Security Threat System

January 15, 2003 |
In an attempt to help users identify the most serious threats to their networks, Microsoft Corp. has added another category to its security rating system.
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Open Source Group Issues Top Ten Web Vulnerabilities

January 13, 2003 |
New report says many government and private sector security flaws are 'surprisingly common' and can be exploited by unsophisticated hackers.
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The Basics of Linux Network Security

January 10, 2003 |
The pervasiveness of the Internet has led to more opportunities for your company's servers to be attacked from without. Part-time Linux admins, never fear. Our updated network security basics document will get you well on your way to locking down your system.
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Dollars, Sense and the Cyber Security Act

January 09, 2003 |
The recently passed Cyber Security Research and Development Act aims to provide nearly $1 billion for various forms of security research and scholarships. But it's no sure bet that Congress will vote to fund the legislation.
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Report: Internet Security Threats Will Get Worse

January 08, 2003 |
A new Internet risk assessment report paints a grim picture of the state of Internet security and warns of persistent threats to come from new forms of mass-mailing worms.
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Poll: Biometrics Gaining Acceptance

January 08, 2003 |
Weighing privacy against security, a new poll shows that Americans are increasingly OK with using biometric technology to safeguard their finances and medical history, as well as to keep felons from buying guns.
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White House Leaks New Cyber Security Plan

January 07, 2003 |
In its latest trial balloon, Bush Administration reportedly is seeking to further water down plan to secure nation's computer networks from terrorist attacks.
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Supreme Court Withdraws Stay in DVD Encryption Case

January 06, 2003 |
Justice O'Connor drops order in jurisdictional wrangling over where programmer who allegedly posted code to de-scramble DVD encryption can be sued.
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Encryption Trade Secret Bust Nets College Student

January 02, 2003 |
FBI claims 19-year-old University of Chicago student leaked sensitive DirecTV anti-piracy technology to hacker sites.
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SSH Putty Exploit Code Posted

January 02, 2003 |
A research firm posts exploit code for potentially serious flaws in implementations of SSH on the BugTraq mailing list.
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High Court Grants Hollywood's Christmas Wish

December 31, 2002 |
Justice O'Connor issues temporary stay in jurisdictional wrangling over where programmer who allegedly posted code to de-scramble DVD encryption can be sued.
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Using Neural Networks To Beat Hackers

December 27, 2002 |
By combining the behavioral and computer sciences, a Washington-based startup believes it has created the ultimate anti-hacker system.
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White House Scrambles to Defuse Privacy Concerns

December 23, 2002 |
Bush's cybersecurity advisor Richard Clarke claims the proposed Internet monitoring system would be used only to track highly aggregated information on the overall health of the Internet.
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    Buffer Overruns Found in Real's Helix Server

    December 23, 2002 |
    Three security flaws found in RealNetworks new Helix Universal Server 9.0 are remedied.
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    Study: Homeland Security to Spur Biometrics Growth

    December 19, 2002 |
    Research shows that government spending to integrate biometrics into border monitoring systems will push heady growth in the burgeoning sector.
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