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FCC Panel Weighs Security Practices

December 09, 2002 |
Representatives from telecom, cable, wireless, satellite and ISP industries review measures to protect nation's communications services from attack.
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Online Fraud Growing in Scale, Sophistication

December 05, 2002 |
Fraud will cost online retailers about $500 million during this holiday season, according to a new study out by industry analyst giant Gartner, Inc.
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Microsoft Introduces New IE, Outlook Fixes

December 05, 2002 |
The software concern, after promising to cut back on the info relayed in its security warnings, issues a patch for a moderate IE flaw, as well as one for an Outlook vulnerability.
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Security Spending Bucks Downward Trend

December 04, 2002 |
Despite a continued slow down in IT spending, a new study shows that network security spending is on the rise -- even cutting a large chunk out of the overall IT budget.
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ISS Goes Public with Disclosure Policy

December 03, 2002 |
In the face of public criticisms over its handling of software security alerts, Internet Security Systems (ISS) goes public with its vulnerability disclosure guidelines.
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Bugbear, Klez Continue to Infect Networks

December 03, 2002 |
Two new viruses raise their ugly heads while two known culprits top November's virus charts.
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CERT Warns of Solaris Font Flaw

November 27, 2002 |
Sun confirms the security flaw in its X Window Font System offered a workaround until a comprehensive patch can be issued.
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Open Source: The New Security Problem Child?

November 27, 2002 |
Move over Microsoft, there's a new security punching bag in town: open source software.
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A Holey Reality

November 26, 2002 |
RealNetworks issues a patch for potentially serious security flaws in its flagship RealOne media player.
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Identity Theft Case Called Largest Ever

November 25, 2002 |
The feds round up three people charged with stealing credit information and identities of more than 30,000 consumers.
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Volunteers Wanted For IT National Guard

November 25, 2002 |
Looking to volunteer on behalf of your country's safety? The NET Guard bill is an effort to corral cutting edge tech assistance for the nation's emergency workers.
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Holiday Fraud May Cost Nearly $300 Million

November 22, 2002 |
The stakes get bigger and both the good guys and the bad guys are escalating their efforts in the ongoing online battle between merchants and thieves.
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Sept. 11 Lessons: Better Prepare For Direct Attacks

November 21, 2002 |
While the Internet proved itself resilient and an important communications resource on Sept. 11, a new report warns that ISPs and companies need to further prepare themselves to handle future emergencies.
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Microsoft Fixes 'Critical' Flaw in MDAC

November 20, 2002 |
In rare strong language, Microsoft warns that the MDAC buffer overrun flaw 'is very serious' and urged the immediate application of patches.
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Wireless LAN Security Assessments Steps

November 20, 2002 |
Ensure your wireless LAN complies with the latest security mechanisms. Learn the steps necessary for conducting a wireless LAN security assessment.
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Deadline Nears for White House IT Security Plan

November 18, 2002 |
After two months of town hall meetings, White House's draft National Strategy for Securing Cyber Security will soon hit President Bush's desk.
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FTC Charges Three Spammers, Settles With Four Others

November 14, 2002 |
Agency claims one defendant offered spam filters that actually increased junk mail.
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    Security Threat Correlation: The Next Battlefield

    November 14, 2002 |
    IT security professionals are figuring out the next battlefield against the bad guys: threat correlation. Akin to placing sentries on your network battlements, threat correlation solutions monitor sensor data and then identify important threats from across your global network.
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    Apache Flaws Being Exploited

    November 14, 2002 |
    Several security holes in the Apache source are being actively exploited on the Internet; IT managers should upgrade to version 1.3.27 or 2.0.43 or higher.
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    Feds Want to Extradite British Hacker

    November 13, 2002 |
    U.S. authorities are seeking trials in both Virginia and New Jersey for unemployed computer administrator who allegedly broke into nearly 100 military networks.
  • U.S. Indicts British Hacker
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