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Threats - Article Archives - Page 214

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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New Active-X Vulnerability Discovered

August 29, 2002 |
A newly discovered vulnerability in many versions of Microsoft OS could leave you vulnerable to DoS.
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New Flaws Discovered on IE, Office

August 23, 2002 |
Six new flaws were discovered in Microsoft Internet Explorer that could leave your computer vulnerable.
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Bush Security Plan Would Target E-Mail

August 23, 2002 |
Under the terms of a proposed draft, government would centralize e-mail and threat data, including calling on private sector to share IT security information.
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Secret Service Veteran: Corporations Lax About 'Inside' Security

August 22, 2002 |
A former U.S. Secret Service agent, experienced in risk assessment and high-tech crime, says companies are doing a poor job of securing themselves from the inside out.
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Security Warning For Microsoft Office Web Components

August 22, 2002 |
Microsoft warns there are three security vulnerabilities in Office Web Components -- software used to give users limited Office functionality in a Web browser -- the most serious of which could enable an attacker to execute commands on a user's system.
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In The Anti-Virus Trenches: Interview With Joe Wells

August 20, 2002 |
Joe Wells, founder of the WildList and a key player in the antivirus community, speaks out on the growing complexity of viruses, what companies are still doing wrong and what threats to expect in the future.
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Network Associates Sells PGP Line

August 19, 2002 |
New startup PGP Corp. buys the encryption products as part of its bid to become a player in providing security for data and network storage products.
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Flaw Found in Popular Unix, Linux GUI

August 15, 2002 |
The CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC) this week issued an advisory regarding a buffer overflow vulnerability in the Common Desktop Environment (CDE), a graphical user interface employed in numerous Unix and Linux systems. The vulnerability could enable attackers to execute code or cause a denial of service.
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nCircle Offers Automated Response to Vulnerabilities

August 14, 2002 |
nCircle Network Security, Inc. this week announced a new feature for its IP360 Network Exposure Management System designed to detect security vulnerabilities on a network before attackers do.
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Norton Antivirus Tackles Instant Messaging

August 14, 2002 |
Symantec Corp. is answering the latest wave of online messaging attacks by gearing up to battle viruses coming through instant messaging.
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DEF CON Jam

August 13, 2002 |
Security specialists at the worlds largest hacker convention saw attack after attack on the show's wireless LAN, and consider it a harbinger of things to come.
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Latest IE Flaw an E-Commerce Threat?

August 13, 2002 |
Another in a long string of loopholes is reported in the browser, this one allowing hackers to spoof a site and obtain personal data from consumers.
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PGP Flaw Leaves E-mails Vulnerable

August 12, 2002 |
A flaw within the popular PGP encryption tool that could allow snoopers to decode sensitive e-mails.
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IM Users Being Duped into Security Laxes

August 09, 2002 |
Instant messaging users are being duped into downloading viruses and opening the door to intruders who use their systems to launch distributed attacks across the Net.
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Serious Vulnerability Uncovered in Apache 2.0

August 09, 2002 |
The flaw, which could allow an attacker to damage a server and reveal sensitive data, appears to affect all non-Unix platforms.
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