Threats - Article Archives - Page 216

Shaky Telecoms Create Network Insecurity

August 06, 2002 |
With financial and legal turmoil rocking the telecommunications industry and cyber terrorist threats looming, security analysts say companies need a backup for their telephone and Internet connections.
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ISPs Apparently Thwart Attempted Attack

August 06, 2002 |
NIPC issues alert warning Web sites of possible wide-scale assaults beginning on East coast and sweeping across country.
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SunRPC-Derived XDR Library Contains Bug

August 06, 2002 |
Exploitation could lead to denial of service, execution of arbitrary code, or the disclosure of sensitive information.
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Government Against Full Disclosure of Vulnerabilities

August 01, 2002 |
The President's special advisor for cyber space security tells security professionals that only software vendors and the government should be notified of security flaws in software before a patch is released.
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CERT Airs Serious Flaws in OpenSSL Protocol

July 30, 2002 |
The software engineering watchdog discloses some nasty holes in the OpenSSL security software.
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Honeypots Turn The Tables On Hackers

July 30, 2002 |
Honeypots are positioned to become a key tool to defend the corporate enterprise from hacker attacks, but some security watchers worry they could bring a new set of security worries with them.
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CERT Warns of Multiple SQL Flaws

July 30, 2002 |
A CERT advisory issued Monday evening warns of several vulnerabilities in Microsoft SQL Server.
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IT Leaders Predict Government Cyber Attack

July 25, 2002 |
Business Software Alliance says more resources, secure information sharing needed.
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More Vulnerabilities for Microsoft

July 25, 2002 |
Security experts discover new flaws in SQL Server, Exchange Server and Metadirectory Services.
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Coming Soon: Attack Of The Super Worms

July 23, 2002 |
New strains of sophisticated super worms -- worms capable of hiding themselves and launching multiple attacks -- soon will be unleashed on computer networks around the globe, security experts warn.
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Security Expert: U.S. Companies Unprepared For Cyber Terror

July 19, 2002 |
The man heading up the nation's top research institute on counterterrorism and cyber security says corporate America is vulnerable to attack, and he wants to create a team reminiscent of the Manhattan Project to tackle the problem.
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Single Network Identity: Holy Grail or Nightmare?

July 18, 2002 |
Network managers are well familiar with the chaos multiple passwords and identities can cause with harried user communities. When is a single identity across the network more menace than refuge?
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Symantec Lands 3 Firms for $355M

July 17, 2002 |
UPDATE: The Norton anti-virus maker said it is acquiring Recourse, Riptech and SecurityFocus for its security portfolio.
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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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