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Threats - Article Archives - Page 211

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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    Beware of Electronic Greeting Scam

    November 12, 2002 |
    Beware of the next electronic greeting card you receive. It may not be quite so friendly. An e-card scam is circulating, conning people into clicking onto a phony Web site where they can infect their system with a virus or have their address book stolen.
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    Serious BIND Server Flaws Detected

    November 12, 2002 |
    Exploitation of the vulnerabilities could lead to compromise and DoS attacks against vulnerable DNS servers.
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    U.S. Indicts British Hacker

    November 12, 2002 |
    Computer administrator accused of $1M in damages after hacking into military and NASA networks.
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    The Guts of WLAN Security Policy

    November 12, 2002 |
    Because of the use of radio waves, a wireless LAN will not be secure unless you take special precautions. Follow these recommendations when defining the wireless LAN security policy for your company.
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    Protecting Proprietary Property from Espionage

    November 12, 2002 |
    Espionage may seem a plot line seen only in James Bond movies, but U.S. companies are learning, or need to learn, that foreign governments and competitors are after critical information.
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    Six Mozilla Security Bugs Posted

    November 06, 2002 |
    Pre-version 1.0 rollouts of the alternative browser project contain about a half-dozen vulnerabilities, some potentially dangerous.
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    As the Bridex Worm Turns

    November 05, 2002 |
    The Bridex e-mail worm targets a known vulnerability in Microsoft Windows: it's capable of spreading a variant of the active Funlove virus.
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    Is The New Outlook a Threat to E-Mail Marketers?

    November 04, 2002 |
    The upcoming version of Microsoft's popular e-mail program boasts anti-spam features that could give legitimate e-mail marketers headaches.
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    SBC Creates Anti-Hacker Lab

    November 04, 2002 |
    With online security fears at an all-time high, the ISP launches the Internet Assurance and Security Center (IASC) to detect and neutralize hacker attacks.
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    Pressure Grows For IT Security Pros

    October 31, 2002 |
    IT and security administrators have a big job ahead of them in 2003, with analysts predicting they'll have to stay on top of system patches and merge their technical efforts with straight-up business thinking -- all under the tight constraints of a flat IT budget.
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    Holey Microsoft!

    October 31, 2002 |
    Redmond issues three security alerts to spackle holes in its Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol, Windows 2000 platform and versions of the Internet Information Server.
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