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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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Spam Law Foe Reverses Direction

October 28, 2002 |
After testifying against anti-spam legislation, Direct Marketing Association now wants help from Washington.
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Mapping the Lack of Security

October 25, 2002 |
Look both ways when crossing the streets this week: the second WorldWide WarDrive is going on in major cities around the world as WLAN security activists drive around to expose the large number of unencrypted access points.
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Viruses, Worms Up The Ante

October 24, 2002 |
Security analysts are warning corporate administrators to stay vigilant and keep their software patched and up-to-date as viruses and worms continue to grow in sophistication and potential for damage.
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Massive DDoS Attack Hit DNS Root Servers

October 23, 2002 |
The 'ping-flooding' attack interrupted Web traffic on nine of the 13 DNS root servers but experts dismissed the overall threat as 'minimal.'
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Another 9 Exploits Found in IE

October 22, 2002 |
A week after finding a serious flaw in Internet Explorer versions 5.5 and 6, GreyMagic found another vulnerability, this time in the browser's caching object script.
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Wireless Security Lessons To Learn

October 22, 2002 |
The world of wireless communications can learn much from the mistakes long made in the wired world, according to a corporate information security administrator and wireless security author.
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Web Vandalism on the Rise

October 22, 2002 |
The danger, according to the Web site tracking defacements around the world, is that hackers who have access to the Web page likely have access to a company's entire network.
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SQL Server Privilege Level Flaw Fixed

October 17, 2002 |
UPDATE: An intruder could use the flaw to elevate privilege levels and make unauthorized changes; Two other patches are issued for flaws in MS Word, MS Excel and Windows XP.
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Firm Reports New Internet Explorer Flaw

October 15, 2002 |
UPDATE: GreyMagic Software details an Internet Explorer browser flaw that lets attackers steal cookies from any site, forge content, read local files and execute arbitrary programs.
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