Network Security - Article Archives - Page 264

Employee Abuse of Internet Rampant

April 24, 2002 |
A recent Computer Security Institute/FBI survey reported that 78% of companies polled detected employee misuse of their Internet access privileges. Read about what some IT managers have done, and what you can do to address this problem.
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Security Wake-up Call: Hackers Deface U.S. Navy Site

April 22, 2002 |
The U.S. Space and Naval Ware Systems Command was defaced Monday morning with what appeared to be screenshots of database files taken from a major airline and bank. The hacker group claiming responsibility said it shouldn't have been that easy.
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Microsoft Patches Vulnerable SQL Servers

April 19, 2002 |
Redmond moves to squelch a buffer overrun vulnerability affecting SQL Server 7.0 and 2000 database software.
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Limiting Risks in Corporate Wireless Networks

April 19, 2002 |
With wireless hubs an entry point for enterprise security risks, it's imperative to adopt policies and security measures that limit the chances your network will be compromised.
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A Push For New Security Benchmarks

April 15, 2002 |
The Center for Internet Security hopes to ease enterprise policy compliance with a new suite of security benchmarks that brings cut-and-paste simplicity to network device configuration.
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Report Casts Pall On Security Industry (But Don't Fret Yet)

April 11, 2002 |
Network security's days in the limelight are over, according to a recent report from ICA Syndicate. Before you go looking for a new career, though, it may be helpful to first cast a wary eye on some of the report's findings.
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Oracle Servers Overrun With Security Flaws

March 15, 2002 |
The Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center (CERT/CC) Friday warned of nearly 20 vulnerabilities discovered in Oracle servers.
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Network Security Management Market Heats Up

March 14, 2002 |
The market for centralized security management products will be subject to a shakeout over the next few years as larger players enter the fray and acquisitions change the landscape.
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Bush Security Chief Lays Out Cyber Security Agenda

March 14, 2002 |
The federal government should work with industry, academia, government agencies and other nations to devise a means of protecting critical infrastructures and punishing those who commit cyber crimes, according to the vice chair of the president's Critical Infrastructure Board.
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That Microsoft 'Security Update' May Be A Virus

March 06, 2002 |
Security firms Wednesday warned that another virus began making its rounds on the Net this week, and this one is masquerading as a Microsoft security update.
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It's Baaack: Virulent Worm Set to Return

March 05, 2002 |
E-mail worm Klez.E, the second most-active virus in the world, is expected to wreak havoc in networks across the globe Wednesday.
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How IT Departments Can Help Rather Than Hinder Security

March 04, 2002 |
Chubb Corp. chairman tells IT leaders that security and business continuity planning must go beyond the walls of IT to include involvement at the executive and board levels.
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Vulnerabilities Found in Popular Web Scripting Language

March 01, 2002 |
A vulnerability in the PHP scripting language, which is commonly used in Web site development, could enable attackers to execute code that crashes or disrupts Web servers.
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Security Experts to IT Pros: Know Your Enemy

March 01, 2002 |
IT managers must think like hackers to stop them. That's the premise behind a week-long seminar coming to Boston on Monday. In its fourth year, Ernst & Young's Xtreme Hacking focuses on host and network security defense.
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Updated Open Source Security Testing Manual Available

February 27, 2002 |
Version 2 of the Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual (OSSTMM) was posted on the Web this week by the Ideahamster Organization, a loose confederation of security professionals.
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New Internet Explorer Security Flaw Found

February 26, 2002 |
A group of Russian researchers has uncovered a new flaw in Microsoft Internet Explorer that would allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on a victim's system when the victim visits a Web page or views an HTML email message.
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Surviving the SNMP Vulnerability Scare

February 26, 2002 |
The recent SNMP vulnerability alert will have repercussions for some time, given that SNMP exists on nearly every piece of networking equipment.
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'Significant' Security Flaws Uncovered in Many Web Applications

February 21, 2002 |
Research from security consulting firm @stake, Inc. reveals an alarming number of security defects in many Web applications.
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Security Product of the Year 2001

February 19, 2002 |

An increase in security breaches last year caused more companies to install firewalls to protect corporate networks when employees work from home. One of those firewall products, Cisco System's PIX 501, captured by far the most votes for the Datamation Product of the Year for Security in 2001.

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What To Do About SNMP Vulnerabilities

February 15, 2002 |
Given that warnings about security vulnerabilities in SNMP have gone out to miscreants as well as the rest of the world, it is paramount that network managers secure their borders as soon as possible. Learn what steps you should take in this article.
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