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Worm Gives a Slap in the Face

September 16, 2002 |
Slapper worm takes off, infecting systems in over 100 countries over the weekend.
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Security Firm: Outlook Express Can Be Used To Bypass Email Filters

September 13, 2002 |
Beyond Security's SecurITeam says it has discovered a way to use Microsoft's Outlook Express to email malicious code that may not be detected by common filtering techniques, including virus scanners, content filters and firewalls.
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Will Users of Word 97 'Bug' Out?

September 13, 2002 |
Microsoft is looking to fix a long-standing 'bugging' vulnerability in Word, but if you're running Word 97, you may be out of luck.
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SparkLIST Questions Highlight Web Security Woes

September 13, 2002 |
As the company and its customers investigate how spammers may have gotten e-mail addresses, mailers continue wrangling with larger issues.
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Guarding Against WLAN Security Threats

September 12, 2002 |
Because they use radio waves, WLANs are vulnerable to security threats. Learn how to make your WLAN stand up against hackers and casual snoopers.
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Disaster Recovery: A Preparation Checklist

September 12, 2002 |
For too many IT managers, the security fervor that erupted last fall has dissipated. But disaster recovery experts say a company's future literally can hinge on how well-prepared it is for a serious outage. Here are some recommendations for companies preparing for the worst.
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ActiveX Flaw Bugs Apple's QuickTime

September 11, 2002 |
The vulnerability exists in the way the ActiveX component handles the 'pluginspage' field when parsed from a malicious remote or local HTML page.
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9/11 Worm Can't Squirm

September 11, 2002 |
Concerns about September 11th-themed worm fade on word that 'Chet' is a dud.
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Online Privacy at Odds with Security

September 11, 2002 |
FEATURE: While privacy groups make a First Amendment stand, IT companies are the ones walking a fine line between personal freedom and keeping a competitive edge.
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    IT Lessons Left Unlearned from September 11

    September 10, 2002 |
    A year after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, what have IT managers learned from the disastrous strike that crippled many businesses and tripped up the American economy? Not enough, according to industry security experts.
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    I've Been Framed

    September 09, 2002 |
    New vulnerability discovered in IE could allow attackers to compromise your computer through a Web site's frames.
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    IM Security Risks Spark Workplace Monitoring Debate

    September 06, 2002 |
    With more and more U.S. workers using instant messaging in the office, security experts are debating whether IT managers should be monitoring the instant communications.
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    'Pretty Good' Isn't Good Enough

    September 06, 2002 |
    A new vulnerability in the omnipresent PGP encryption software could allow hackers to take over your computer.
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    Malicious Spam On The Rise

    September 05, 2002 |
    Email spam is rapidly becoming the 'Tool of Choice' for Internet fraud and identity theft.
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    Microsoft Airs Critical Identity Spoofing Flaws

    September 05, 2002 |
    UPDATE: Once again, Microsoft is forced to whip up a slew of patches; this time, flaws that enable perpetrators to spoof Web sites are deemed 'critical.'
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    Groups Rally to Can Spam

    September 04, 2002 |
    Calling the medium 'inherently deceptive,' consumer advocates submit new measures to FTC to attack unsolicited commercial e-mail.
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    MSN Enlists McAfee in War Against Spam

    September 04, 2002 |
    UPDATE: MSN Hotmail, Microsoft's popular e-mail service, finally gets help by licensing SpamKiller.
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    Sophos: Viruses Take a Holiday

    September 03, 2002 |
    The Lynnfield, Mass., security specialist reports that only two of August's 10 most frequent viruses -- Higuy and Datom -- were new.
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    Bush Administration to Call for Privacy Czar

    September 03, 2002 |
    The Bush administration is expected to call for the creation of a federal chief privacy officer to help minimize criticism of increased electronic surveillance capabilities attached to its National Strategy for Securing Cyberspace.
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    Getting Past WLAN 'Apathy'

    August 30, 2002 |
    FEATURE: Despite the dangers, some legitimate and some media-inspired, corporate wireless networks around the country are still at risk to hackers and wardriving enthusiasts.
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