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Threats - Article Archives - Page 212

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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Outlook Express Bug; MSN IM Worm Detected

October 11, 2002 |
Microsoft issues a fix for a flaw in the Outlook Express S/MIME parsing functions.
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CERT: Sendmail Hacked

October 09, 2002 |
Copies of the Sendmail source code have been hacked and now contain a Trojan horse.
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Hacker Book Author: Companies Too Stingy About Security

October 08, 2002 |
The author of a book on network security warns that most companies aren't spending enough money to adequately protect themselves and most IT administrators are out of control of their own networks.
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Free! Expert Help Fixing Your Top Security Problems

October 07, 2002 |
If an expert pointed to the top 20 security vulnerabilities in your network, then told you how to correct them in a manner that would cost you next to nothing, wouldn't you trip over yourself to take the advice?
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Apache Fixes Bugs in Server Upgrade

October 04, 2002 |
Fixes to three security vulnerabilities and several new features have been added to the latest release of the Apache HTTP Server.
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Network Vulnerabilities Surge In Q3

October 03, 2002 |
There was a 65% increase in network vulnerabilities in the third quarter of this year compared to the same time last year, according to a new study from Internet Security Systems.
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'Critical' Windows Help, SQL Flaws Patched

October 03, 2002 |
Microsoft plugs 'critical' security holes in the Windows HTML Help facility and the SQL Server products.
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Information Theft Reaches Estimated $59 Billion

October 03, 2002 |
A new report shows that U.S. corporations lost $59 billion in proprietary information and intellectual property in the past year, though experts say that number is 'very conservative.'
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Should You Hack Your Own Network?

October 03, 2002 |
Whether it's a hacker on the outside, or the Bugbear virus inside, your network is constantly being probed for vulnerabilities. If there are holes in your security, you should find them -- before the bad guys do.
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Two New Epidemics Wreck Havoc On PCs

October 03, 2002 |
Watch out for new viruses, 'Opasoft' and 'Tanatos', which have been wrecking havoc on PCs since early this week.
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Bugbear/Tanatos E-mail Worm Detected

October 01, 2002 |
A mass-mailing worm with keylogging and potentially dangerous backdoor capabilities is squirming in the wild.
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