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IT Pros Wary Of Cyber Attack On U.S. Government

June 27, 2002 |
IT professionals are worried about a cyber attack against the U.S. government, with many considering such an attack 'likely' in the next year, according to survey results released this week by the Business Software Alliance.
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MS Warns of Commerce Server Flaw

June 27, 2002 |
Microsoft warns Commerce Server software customers to apply patch.
  • Serious OpenSSH Flaw Found
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    Serious OpenSSH Flaw Detected

    June 27, 2002 |
    IT administrators using the free OpenSSH replacement for Telnet, Rlogin, Rsh, and Ftp protocols are urged to implement upgrades immediately.
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    Poll: U.S. Government Not Ready For Cyberattacks

    June 26, 2002 |
    Corporate IT managers in the U.S. have a bleak outlook on the government's cyber-security status, saying critical networks are 'not at all' adequate.
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    Older Windows Versions Left Out Of Code Cleanup

    June 21, 2002 |
    Microsoft is working to quickly retire old, security-weak code in its Windows operating system, but users running current or old versions won't be able to take advantage of it until they buy into upcoming versions.
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    High Risk Apache Exploit Circulating

    June 21, 2002 |
    The source code to an exploit to Apache's chunk handling vulnerability is released, putting users of both 64-bit platforms and 32-bit platforms at high risk.
  • Apache Chunk Handling Bug Detected
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    Security Policies - Not Yet As Common As You'd Think

    June 20, 2002 |
    Some studies show nearly half of surveyed IT executives have no formal security policy in place. Why are many in the industry running in place when it comes to security?
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    Self-Propagating Worm Roaming Internet

    June 18, 2002 |
    The latest variant on a worm designed to take advantage of a security vulnerability in Microsoft's Internet Explorer collects email addresses from the Windows Address Book and uses its own SMTP engine to send infected messages.
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    Information Sharing - Reactions Are Mixed to Government Overtures

    June 17, 2002 |
    While the Federal government pushes companies to share information on security practices and incidents, some in the private sector are unsure of the benefits and nervous about disclosure requirements.
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    Committing to IT Security

    June 14, 2002 |
    Big changes are happening in how US government agencies can purchase hardware and software. Learn how these changes are bound to have a huge effect on you, too!
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    Who To Call About Computer Crime

    June 13, 2002 |
    Law enforcement agencies of various stripes are taking significant steps to educate companies on how to deal with computer crime, and to prosecute perpetrators.
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    Tips For Successful Security Outsourcing

    June 06, 2002 |
    Outsourcing security functions is a viable option for enterprises, but the security service provider market is still maturing, so users must exercise caution and perform due diligence before selecting a provider.
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    Feds Seek Help Battling Cyber Security Threats

    June 06, 2002 |
    The U.S. government is trying to establish a dialogue with industry and enlist the help of IT professionals to protect against future cyber attacks.
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    Cross-Platform Chaos? New Virus Infects Windows, Linux

    June 05, 2002 |
    Although it hasn't been unleashed on the Internet, a new virus is able to infect both Windows 32 systems and Linux operating systems, making it the first complex virus with cross-platform capabilities.
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    Is Linux Ready for National Security?

    June 05, 2002 |
    Is Linux more or less secure than proprietary platforms? At least one U.S. think tank says there should be a national debate and rigorous testing before it is utilized in a national security capacity.
  • 'Unbreakable Linux' Unleashed
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    Interview With Homeland Security CIO, Part 2

    June 05, 2002 |
    In Part 2 of CIN's interview with the Homeland Security CIO, Steven Cooper discusses strategies and best practices for cyber security and homeland defense, as well as the importance of change management. (Click here to read Part 1.)
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    Homeland Security CIO: Information (Sharing) Is Power

    June 04, 2002 |
    In a two-part interview, Office of Homeland Security CIO Steven Cooper discusses the many significant challenges facing him at the newly created federal department charged with combating terrorism.
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    Network Security: Covering the Basics

    June 03, 2002 |
    Everyone loves a good security horror story when it's someone else's security that's horrifying. Sticking to some basics can ease your fears about your own network while others swap war stories. First in a series.
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    'Critical' Exploit Detected in Exchange 2000

    May 30, 2002 |
    Microsoft issues a patch for bugs within Microsoft Exchange 2000 e-mail servers that could cause denial of service attacks.
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    Major Cause Of Spam: Your Employees

    May 30, 2002 |
    A new study by a network security company shows that employees misusing their Internet connections on the job are forging a path for spam to flood into their companies' inboxes. But some say that's tantamount to blaming the victim.
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