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Is Linux Ready for National Security?

June 05, 2002 |
Is Linux more or less secure than proprietary platforms? At least one U.S. think tank says there should be a national debate and rigorous testing before it is utilized in a national security capacity.
  • 'Unbreakable Linux' Unleashed
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    Network Security: Covering the Basics

    June 03, 2002 |
    Everyone loves a good security horror story when it's someone else's security that's horrifying. Sticking to some basics can ease your fears about your own network while others swap war stories. First in a series.
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    'Critical' Exploit Detected in Exchange 2000

    May 30, 2002 |
    Microsoft issues a patch for bugs within Microsoft Exchange 2000 e-mail servers that could cause denial of service attacks.
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    Major Cause Of Spam: Your Employees

    May 30, 2002 |
    A new study by a network security company shows that employees misusing their Internet connections on the job are forging a path for spam to flood into their companies' inboxes. But some say that's tantamount to blaming the victim.
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    Aberdeen Insight: Security Policy Automation In The Enterprise

    May 30, 2002 |

    An evolution under way in the security software industry is allowing enterprises to cost-effectively define, detect, deploy, and document consistent security programs. The Aberdeen Group explains what emerging security policy automation tools can do for your network.

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    Secure Your Network Against Viruses, Spam

    May 28, 2002 |
    Are you doing enough to control the viruses and spam coming in across your mail servers? Here are some tips for protecting your enterprise from virus attacks and spam tsunamis.
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    Microsoft Battles Debugger Flaw, SQL Worm

    May 23, 2002 |
    Vulnerabilities with Windows NT and 2000 systems and a self-propagating 'Spida Worm' add to the security headaches for Microsoft.
  • MS Gets Defensive About Open Source Software
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    Security In eBusiness Era Focus Of Conference

    May 21, 2002 |
    At next week's eSecurity Conference & Expo in Virginia, security experts from the private sector, government and academia will focus on helping attendees develop effective strategies and policies for protection in the eBusiness era.
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    Security Sieves: Misused Technology Leaving Networks Vulnerable

    May 15, 2002 |
    Despite the big money IT executives are spending to protect their companies from security breaches, industry analysts and security consultants say most are misusing the technology they already have installed.
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    FBI Nabs DeceptiveDuo

    May 15, 2002 |
    UPDATE: FBI confirms raids on the hacking team that gained notoriety breaking into federal databases and defacing government Web sites; equipment seized.
  • Navy Brass Latest Hacking Victim
  • DeceptiveDuo Strikes Again
  • Airline Database Posted On Defacement
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    CERT Warns Of DHCP Threat

    May 15, 2002 |
    The CERT Coordination Center is warning of a vulnerability in Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) servers that could enable an intruder to gain root access to the servers.
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    Navy Brass Latest Hacking Victim

    May 14, 2002 |
    Despite hitting that branch of the military two weeks ago, the now-infamous Deceptive Duo was able to re-enter U.S. Navy Web servers to wreak further havoc.
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    Social Engineering: The Human Side Of Hacking

    May 10, 2002 |
    Companies spend millions of dollars on firewalls, authentication processes and network monitoring software, but few bother to train employees how to avoid being duped into giving away critical information.
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    How To Thwart The 'Social Engineers'

    May 10, 2002 |
    Sidebar: Security experts from both government and the private sector offer suggestions to protect your company from hackers using social engineering techniques to break into computer networks.
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    The Feds' Top Hacker Speaks

    May 10, 2002 |
    Sidebar: Keith Rhodes, chief technologist with the U.S. General Accounting Office, makes his living breaking into government networks to find and eliminate security flaws. In this Q&A, he discusses what companies should be doing to protect themselves, what risks are looming ahead and what exciting security technology is coming down the road.
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    Computer Worms Costing Billions Globally

    May 07, 2002 |
    Emails no doubt have revolutionized our lives on a personal and business level. But they also have become a deadly vehicle for transporting worms and viruses to our networks.
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    CSI/FBI Security Survey: Questions Behind The Numbers

    April 30, 2002 |
    Despite average losses of more than $2 million each, only one-third of companies reporting computer crimes this year contacted law enforcement authorities, according to the annual security survey. What were the other two-thirds thinking?
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    Hacker Duo Attacks Another Federal Site

    April 29, 2002 |
    This time, the pair posts communications logs and personal information of U.S. Department of Defense employees. In light of a reported CIA advisory of planned hacking attacks from the Chinese Army, the security breach takes on an ominous undertone.
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    Employee Abuse of Internet Rampant

    April 24, 2002 |
    A recent Computer Security Institute/FBI survey reported that 78% of companies polled detected employee misuse of their Internet access privileges. Read about what some IT managers have done, and what you can do to address this problem.
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    New Klez.G Email Worm Targets Outlook, Express

    April 22, 2002 |
    A new variant of the Klez.E mass mailing worm allows an email attachment to be executed by merely viewing the email message in unpatched versions of Microsoft Outlook Express or Outlook.
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