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Threats - Article Archives - Page 216

Internal Security Breaches More Damaging

July 15, 2002 |
While external attacks are serious enough, the threat posed by one's own employees -- whether intentional or inadvertent -- can often be much worse. But a number of software management tools can help overburdened IT staffs reduce network vulnerabilities.
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Security Wars: Can Intrusion Detection Even The Score?

July 12, 2002 |
Intrusion detection systems provide reams of raw data, and plenty of false alarms. How do you assess an IDS, where do you use one, and when does a human need to step in and make sense of what it's telling you?
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Report Highlights Growing Threat Of Identity Theft

July 12, 2002 |
A research group expects identity theft to rise dramatically in coming years as various online credit and payment systems make it easier to conduct 'faceless transactions.' And the costs of this fraud hit businesses even harder than they do the victimized consumers.
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Windows Worm, Multiple Bugs Haunt MS Users

July 11, 2002 |
On a day when security experts are exposing multiple flaws in various software applications (see bulleted items below), Microsoft takes the bug crown.
  • CERT Reports Flaws in Compaq GUI
  • PGP Plug-in Flaw Leaves Encryption Vulnerable
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    Top 10 Enterprise Security Risks

    July 11, 2002 |
    The number of security threats facing IT managers is multiplying too rapidly for most budgets or staffs to keep pace. Here's a list of 10 risk factors security administrators should be on guard for.
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    Sun Issues Fix for iPlanet Server Bug

    July 10, 2002 |
    Users of versions 4.1 and 6.0 of iPlanet are urged to install service packs to plug a potentially serious vulnerability in the software's search function.
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    Enterprise Spam Diet Heavy On Porn

    July 09, 2002 |
    The amount of spam hitting company networks in the past several months has exploded and those fighting the spam battle say it's also smuttier than ever. (See sidebar here.)
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    Riptech Releases Elite Hacker Profile

    July 08, 2002 |
    New security report also warns of smoke screen code red attacks.
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    Worm Exploits Apache Flaw

    July 02, 2002 |
    Two weeks after a warning that a flaw on the popular Apache Web server application could leave servers vulnerable, security experts are trying to decode a worm exploiting the flaw.
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    Biometric Security - From Fingers To Faces

    July 01, 2002 |
    Gummy fingerprints aside, biometric security has its share of potential issues, including end-user resistance to potential privacy threats and methods that seem invasive.
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    IT Pros Wary Of Cyber Attack On U.S. Government

    June 27, 2002 |
    IT professionals are worried about a cyber attack against the U.S. government, with many considering such an attack 'likely' in the next year, according to survey results released this week by the Business Software Alliance.
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    MS Warns of Commerce Server Flaw

    June 27, 2002 |
    Microsoft warns Commerce Server software customers to apply patch.
  • Serious OpenSSH Flaw Found
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    Poll: U.S. Government Not Ready For Cyberattacks

    June 26, 2002 |
    Corporate IT managers in the U.S. have a bleak outlook on the government's cyber-security status, saying critical networks are 'not at all' adequate.
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    High Risk Apache Exploit Circulating

    June 21, 2002 |
    The source code to an exploit to Apache's chunk handling vulnerability is released, putting users of both 64-bit platforms and 32-bit platforms at high risk.
  • Apache Chunk Handling Bug Detected
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    Security Policies - Not Yet As Common As You'd Think

    June 20, 2002 |
    Some studies show nearly half of surveyed IT executives have no formal security policy in place. Why are many in the industry running in place when it comes to security?
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    Self-Propagating Worm Roaming Internet

    June 18, 2002 |
    The latest variant on a worm designed to take advantage of a security vulnerability in Microsoft's Internet Explorer collects email addresses from the Windows Address Book and uses its own SMTP engine to send infected messages.
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    Who To Call About Computer Crime

    June 13, 2002 |
    Law enforcement agencies of various stripes are taking significant steps to educate companies on how to deal with computer crime, and to prosecute perpetrators.
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    Tips For Successful Security Outsourcing

    June 06, 2002 |
    Outsourcing security functions is a viable option for enterprises, but the security service provider market is still maturing, so users must exercise caution and perform due diligence before selecting a provider.
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    Feds Seek Help Battling Cyber Security Threats

    June 06, 2002 |
    The U.S. government is trying to establish a dialogue with industry and enlist the help of IT professionals to protect against future cyber attacks.
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    Cross-Platform Chaos? New Virus Infects Windows, Linux

    June 05, 2002 |
    Although it hasn't been unleashed on the Internet, a new virus is able to infect both Windows 32 systems and Linux operating systems, making it the first complex virus with cross-platform capabilities.
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