• January 05, 2006 05 Jan'06

    Microsoft releases WMF patch early

    The software giant released a patch for the much-exploited flaw at 4 p.m. ET Thursday. Additional security updates are scheduled for next week.  Continue Reading

  • January 05, 2006 05 Jan'06

    Experts express concern over WMF patch delay

    Security experts agree that a large-scale exploit is possible while users wait for next week's Windows Meta File patch. In the meantime, experts advise managers to educate users about what sites they should and shouldn't visit.  Continue Reading

  • January 04, 2006 04 Jan'06

    block cipher

    A block cipher is a method of encrypting text (to produce ciphertext) in which a cryptographic key and algorithm are applied to a block of data (for example, 64 contiguous bits) at once as a group rather than to one bit at a time.  Continue Reading

  • January 04, 2006 04 Jan'06

    policy server

    A policy server is a security component of a policy-based network that provides authorization services and facilitates tracking and control of files...  Continue Reading

  • January 04, 2006 04 Jan'06

    Making the most of the extended SOX deadline

    In this tip, author Dennis C. Brewer explains why the SMBs who benefit from the extended SOX deadline should reevaluate where their compliance efforts stand, and advises how to take advantage of this opportunity to ensure that future SOX compliance ...  Continue Reading

  • January 04, 2006 04 Jan'06

    Seven trends to expect from virus and worm authors in 2006

    This threat monitor tip outlines seven emerging trends among virus and worm writers, explains why it is important to implement enterprise-wide security measures and provides tools and tactics to defend against them.  Continue Reading

  • January 04, 2006 04 Jan'06

    Security Bytes: Flaws found in BlackBerry Server

    In other news, Social Security numbers of H&R Block customers are reportedly exposed and multiple vulnerabilities are found in the Linux kernel.  Continue Reading