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Posted by inet on 2005-10-18       Article Source : Techweb.com

For the second time in three months, Microsoft has released a buggy patch for problems it had deemed to be "critical."
Messages on Microsoft's newsgroups about problems began accumulating as early as Wednesday Oct. 12, within 24 hours of the patches' debut. Late Friday, Microsoft acknowledged the buggy patch in one of its infrequent security advisories, and said that customers had reported a wide variety of strange behaviors after installing one of the three critical patches released that week.


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Posted by inet on 2005-10-18       Article Source : Reuters

Cisco Systems Inc. is adding security features to its network switches and wireless products, in the networking gear maker's latest push to sell software to help corporations combat spyware, worms and viruses.
Cisco already sells security software for its routers, which allows businesses to add a layer of security to their Web-based networks, which are often used by far-flung workforces. On Monday, Cisco said it is now selling the software for its switches, which companies often use in simpler local

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Posted by inet on 2005-10-18       Article Source : VARBusiness

When it comes to securing networks, cleverness is just as important as strength. This year's Tech Innovators Award finalists for the Client/Network Security category exemplify how vendors are always trying to stay one step ahead of the bad guys.

The SonicWall Pro 1260 Enhanced platform showcases SonicWall's commitment to offering a broad range of security tools. The solution combines a deep-packet inspection firewall and IPSec VPN capabilities with wire-speed, 24-port auto-sensing MDIX workgroup switching into one appliance designed for small networks. The

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Posted by iTech on 2005-10-18       Article Source : Techweb.com

A Trojan passing itself off as the Skype voice-over-Internet (VoIP) client is making the rounds, security firm MessageLabs warned Monday.
The IRCbot variant is spammed via e-mail, with the attached file payload disguised as the newest release of Skype, version 1.4, said MessageLabs. Skype Technologies released the 1.4 client at the end of September.

"For further details see the attached document," read the e-mail after an opening spiel touting Skype's features.

Users who launch the attached file see

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Posted by inet on 2005-10-18       Article Source : CRN

WLAN security vendor AirMagnet recently expanded its channel strategy with the addition of CDW to its partner roster.

“We’re reaching out to a lot of new customers through some new channels with appropriate products and offerings,” said Rich Mironov, vice president of marketing for AirMagnet, Sunnyvale, Calif.

CDW, which boasted revenue of $5.74 billion for 2004, will sell AirMagnet’s entire line of portable wireless security troubleshooting products, including its Laptop Analyzer, Handheld Analyzer, Surveyor and Spectrum Analyzer lines. Read More...  

Posted by iTech on 2005-10-18       Article Source : AP

Indian President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam has expressed concern about a free mapping program from Google Inc., warning it could help terrorists by providing satellite photos of potential targets.
Google Earth, an Internet site launched in June this year, allows users to access satellite photos. Although not all areas are highly detailed, some images are very high resolution, and some show sensitive locations in various countries.

At a meeting Saturday of top police officials in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad,

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Posted by inet on 2005-10-17       Article Source : AP

A man described as one of the nation's leading senders of spam says an FBI raid on his home office has halted his e-mail operation.

Warrants unsealed last week show that a September raid on Alan M. Ralsky's home in a Detroit suburb included the seizure of financial records, computers and disks.

"We're out of business at this point in time," Ralsky said. "They didn't shut us down. They took all our equipment, which had the effect of shutting us

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Posted by iTech on 2005-10-17       Article Source : CRN

3Com’s TippingPoint division is upping the ante in the intrusion prevention market with a free upgrade that provides phishing protection for its intrusion prevention system.

TippingPoint unveiled last week the new antiphishing capability aimed at protecting against identity theft. TippingPoint, Austin, Texas, claims to be the only comprehensive networked-based IPS vendor offering the phishing protection.

TippingPoint partners said the update, available now, provides a defense against a growing problem and arms them with more ammunition to sell the TippingPoint IPS

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Posted by inet on 2005-10-16       Article Source : CRN

Today’s next-generation mobile devices enhance mobile workers’ productivity, but they’re also placing unprecedented demands on enterprise security infrastructure. And until stronger security practices become more widespread, enterprise mobile devices will continue to represent a threat to sensitive corporate data.

Next-generation mobile handsets are capable of using different types of wireless networks, and they’re being powered by a growing number of mobile operating systems. According to Scott Schelle, COO of vendor Bluefire Security, Baltimore, this is stretching enterprise security infrastructure to its limits.

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Posted by iTech on 2005-10-16       Article Source : CRN

The implications of the theft of a PC or notebook system are far worse than the mere expense of replacing the hardware; although insurance may pay for the cost of the missing computer, the real concern is the missing data. Enter disk encryption: While several methods are on the market to encrypt files or directories, WinMagic says it has the answer to protecting data with their SecureDoc line of disk encryption products.

WinMagic’s SecureDoc product line encrypts a user’s entire hard disk

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Posted by iTech on 2005-10-15   

Symantec made several announcements this week designed to underscore its commitment to the SMB space, to extending its managed-security services package and to incorporating its newly acquired technology assets.

First, the company launched the Symantec Certified Technical Specialist, Small Business Security program. The new certification is designed to distinguish Symantec partners who have demonstrated product knowledge and implementation proficiency with its AntiVirus and Client Security products. The new program includes online and print training materials and certification testing for solution providers who plan,

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Posted by inet on 2005-10-15   

Some users have had to uninstall one of Tuesday's critical patches to return their PCs to working order, according to numerous comments posted on the Redmond, Wash.-based developer's own newsgroups.
The troublesome patch is a cumulative fix issued for Internet Explorer that was outlined in the MS05-052 advisory, released Tuesday as part of a nine-bulletin bunch. Soon after it was released, users began sharing problems and tips on Microsoft's "Windows Update" newsgroup.

Microsoft said it was looking into the problem,

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Posted by iTech on 2005-10-15   

Symantec this week quietly raised the price of annual renewals for its consumer and small business line of security products by as much as 33 percent, saying that it was part of a long-considered move toward a subscription-based business model, and not a reaction to Microsoft's recent entry into the security space.
As of Monday, renewals for Symantec's popular Norton AntiVirus and Norton SystemWorks jumped to $30, up 20 percent from 2004's $25; annual subscription renewals to Norton Personal Firewall and the

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Posted by iTech on 2005-10-14   

While the U.S. retains the dubious title as the world's top spammer, its slice of the spam pie is getting thinner, said a report published Wednesday by a U.K.-based security firm. Together, China and South Korea now account for more spam than the U.S.
According to Sophos, which scanned all the spam messages trapped by its filters and categorized them by originating county, the United States was responsible for 26.4 percent of the globe's spam in the last six months., down from

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Posted by inet on 2005-10-14   

Trend Micro released a new study this week showing that while awareness of spyware issues is increasing, a great deal more education is needed to control the problem.

The study showed that even though 87 percent of corporate end users at least know what spyware is, about 53 percent of the survey’s respondents say they’d like more education from IT staffs or resellers who can help them understand the threat better and how to combat it most effectively.

The study

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