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Threats - Article Archives - Page 218

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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Rise of the Chief Security Officer

March 25, 2002 |
Even before Sept. 11, many companies were hiring a top executive specifically to oversee their IT security needs. Since the attacks, that trend has accelerated.
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Network Security Management Market Heats Up

March 14, 2002 |
The market for centralized security management products will be subject to a shakeout over the next few years as larger players enter the fray and acquisitions change the landscape.
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Bush Security Chief Lays Out Cyber Security Agenda

March 14, 2002 |
The federal government should work with industry, academia, government agencies and other nations to devise a means of protecting critical infrastructures and punishing those who commit cyber crimes, according to the vice chair of the president's Critical Infrastructure Board.
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U.S. to Triple Information Security Spending

March 13, 2002 |
Federal government spending on information security systems and services will increase from $1.3 billion last year to more than $4.1 billion in 2006, according to a report released Wednesday.
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That Microsoft 'Security Update' May Be A Virus

March 06, 2002 |
Security firms Wednesday warned that another virus began making its rounds on the Net this week, and this one is masquerading as a Microsoft security update.
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It's Baaack: Virulent Worm Set to Return

March 05, 2002 |
E-mail worm Klez.E, the second most-active virus in the world, is expected to wreak havoc in networks across the globe Wednesday.
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Vulnerabilities Found in Popular Web Scripting Language

March 01, 2002 |
A vulnerability in the PHP scripting language, which is commonly used in Web site development, could enable attackers to execute code that crashes or disrupts Web servers.
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Security Experts to IT Pros: Know Your Enemy

March 01, 2002 |
IT managers must think like hackers to stop them. That's the premise behind a week-long seminar coming to Boston on Monday. In its fourth year, Ernst & Young's Xtreme Hacking focuses on host and network security defense.
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New Internet Explorer Security Flaw Found

February 26, 2002 |
A group of Russian researchers has uncovered a new flaw in Microsoft Internet Explorer that would allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on a victim's system when the victim visits a Web page or views an HTML email message.
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Surviving the SNMP Vulnerability Scare

February 26, 2002 |
The recent SNMP vulnerability alert will have repercussions for some time, given that SNMP exists on nearly every piece of networking equipment.
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'Significant' Security Flaws Uncovered in Many Web Applications

February 21, 2002 |
Research from security consulting firm @stake, Inc. reveals an alarming number of security defects in many Web applications.
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Security Product of the Year 2001

February 19, 2002 |

An increase in security breaches last year caused more companies to install firewalls to protect corporate networks when employees work from home. One of those firewall products, Cisco System's PIX 501, captured by far the most votes for the Datamation Product of the Year for Security in 2001.

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Design Flaw Found in .NET Framework

February 14, 2002 |
Even though it took only hours for security experts to discover a vulnerability in Microsoft's newly released security enhancement, the report's author says Microsoft developers should be "commended" for their attitude and approach to security.
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SNMP Vulnerability A 'Triple Threat'

February 12, 2002 |
The vulnerabilities reported Tuesday in Simple Network Management Protocol, the ubiquitous software used to monitor and manage all sorts of networked devices, rate extremely high in the three variables used to measure the severity of a security flaw.
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House Approves $880 Million for Cyber Security

February 08, 2002 |
Growing concerns over terrorism targeting IT infrastructure prompts Cyber Security Research and Development Act.
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GAO Slams Treasury for Insecure Computer Systems

February 08, 2002 |
The federal agency responsible for collecting and disbursing the majority of money that flows through the U.S. government is using computer systems that are highly insecure, according to a report by the General Accounting Office.
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Researchers Expect Spike In Security Spending

February 08, 2002 |
While IT spending in general is soft, analysts say worldwide spending on IT security software could rise nearly 20% this year, with security services also expected to see increased demand.
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When Users Jeopardize Network Security

February 06, 2002 |
Try as you might, you just can't stop users from opening virus-ridden e-mail attachments, or compromising security in other ways. What to do about it?
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Cyota Accelerates Security of Internet Credit Card Payments

February 05, 2002 |
In response to increasing pressure by Visa and MasterCard to improve the security of online credit and debit card payments, Cyota Inc. is signing up major banks and acquirers across the country to its SecureSuite service.
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