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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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    Security Wake-up Call: Hackers Deface U.S. Navy Site

    April 22, 2002 |
    The U.S. Space and Naval Ware Systems Command was defaced Monday morning with what appeared to be screenshots of database files taken from a major airline and bank. The hacker group claiming responsibility said it shouldn't have been that easy.
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    Microsoft Patches Vulnerable SQL Servers

    April 19, 2002 |
    Redmond moves to squelch a buffer overrun vulnerability affecting SQL Server 7.0 and 2000 database software.
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    Report Casts Pall On Security Industry (But Don't Fret Yet)

    April 11, 2002 |
    Network security's days in the limelight are over, according to a recent report from ICA Syndicate. Before you go looking for a new career, though, it may be helpful to first cast a wary eye on some of the report's findings.
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    A Busy Month for Viruses

    April 02, 2002 |
    While computer users guarded against two new viruses (Bound, Caricature), two old ones were (Klez, Badtrans) wreaked havoc last month, according a ranking by security specialist Sophos.
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    Experts Warn of Cyber Terrorist Attacks

    March 28, 2002 |
    While the September 11 attacks may have sparked more discussion about cyber terrorism, Security Guard columnist Paul Desmond worries that some people still don't take the threat seriously enough.
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    Clinton Worm is No Anna

    March 27, 2002 |
    Two versions of the MyLife.B virus that hit last Friday apparently were done in by their own flaws.
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    CERT Warns of Instant Messaging Attacks

    March 25, 2002 |
    The CERT Coordination Center says users of Instant Messaging and Internet Relay Chat services are vulnerable to social engineering ploys that can turn their systems into platforms for distributed denial of service attacks.
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