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Network Security - Article Archives - Page 262

Microsoft Patches 'Critical' Vulnerability

August 08, 2002 |
Microsoft Corp. today called a newly discovered vulnerability in its Content Management Server 2001 'critical' and issued a patch that will correct it and two other vulnerabilities in the Web site building and maintenance product.
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Don't Get Googled by Hackers!

August 08, 2002 |
The popular search engine houses a flaw in its toolbar that hackers can use to execute multiple tasks; Google responds with fix.
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Security Flaw Found In Symantec Firewalls

August 07, 2002 |
A number of Symantec firewalls, including popular Raptor models, have a security flaw that renders networks protected by the systems vulnerable to intrusion.
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Shaky Telecoms Create Network Insecurity

August 06, 2002 |
With financial and legal turmoil rocking the telecommunications industry and cyber terrorist threats looming, security analysts say companies need a backup for their telephone and Internet connections.
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SunRPC-Derived XDR Library Contains Bug

August 06, 2002 |
Exploitation could lead to denial of service, execution of arbitrary code, or the disclosure of sensitive information.
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Government Against Full Disclosure of Vulnerabilities

August 01, 2002 |
The President's special advisor for cyber space security tells security professionals that only software vendors and the government should be notified of security flaws in software before a patch is released.
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Microsoft Ships Security Fixes for Windows 2000

August 01, 2002 |
Microsoft Corp. released a bundle of fixes for Windows 2000 today, including security patches and a new middleware control.
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CERT Airs Serious Flaws in OpenSSL Protocol

July 30, 2002 |
The software engineering watchdog discloses some nasty holes in the OpenSSL security software.
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Honeypots Turn The Tables On Hackers

July 30, 2002 |
Honeypots are positioned to become a key tool to defend the corporate enterprise from hacker attacks, but some security watchers worry they could bring a new set of security worries with them.
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CERT Warns of Multiple SQL Flaws

July 30, 2002 |
A CERT advisory issued Monday evening warns of several vulnerabilities in Microsoft SQL Server.
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More Vulnerabilities for Microsoft

July 25, 2002 |
Security experts discover new flaws in SQL Server, Exchange Server and Metadirectory Services.
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Coming Soon: Attack Of The Super Worms

July 23, 2002 |
New strains of sophisticated super worms -- worms capable of hiding themselves and launching multiple attacks -- soon will be unleashed on computer networks around the globe, security experts warn.
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Security Expert: U.S. Companies Unprepared For Cyber Terror

July 19, 2002 |
The man heading up the nation's top research institute on counterterrorism and cyber security says corporate America is vulnerable to attack, and he wants to create a team reminiscent of the Manhattan Project to tackle the problem.
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Single Network Identity: Holy Grail or Nightmare?

July 18, 2002 |
Network managers are well familiar with the chaos multiple passwords and identities can cause with harried user communities. When is a single identity across the network more menace than refuge?
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Symantec Lands 3 Firms for $355M

July 17, 2002 |
UPDATE: The Norton anti-virus maker said it is acquiring Recourse, Riptech and SecurityFocus for its security portfolio.
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Internal Security Breaches More Damaging

July 15, 2002 |
While external attacks are serious enough, the threat posed by one's own employees -- whether intentional or inadvertent -- can often be much worse. But a number of software management tools can help overburdened IT staffs reduce network vulnerabilities.
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Security Wars: Can Intrusion Detection Even The Score?

July 12, 2002 |
Intrusion detection systems provide reams of raw data, and plenty of false alarms. How do you assess an IDS, where do you use one, and when does a human need to step in and make sense of what it's telling you?
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Windows Worm, Multiple Bugs Haunt MS Users

July 11, 2002 |
On a day when security experts are exposing multiple flaws in various software applications (see bulleted items below), Microsoft takes the bug crown.
  • CERT Reports Flaws in Compaq GUI
  • PGP Plug-in Flaw Leaves Encryption Vulnerable
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    Top 10 Enterprise Security Risks

    July 11, 2002 |
    The number of security threats facing IT managers is multiplying too rapidly for most budgets or staffs to keep pace. Here's a list of 10 risk factors security administrators should be on guard for.
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    Sun Issues Fix for iPlanet Server Bug

    July 10, 2002 |
    Users of versions 4.1 and 6.0 of iPlanet are urged to install service packs to plug a potentially serious vulnerability in the software's search function.
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