Security Bytes

May 2007

  • Mozilla to issue its final Firefox 1.5 fix

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 30 May 2007
  • Wednesday is the day Mozilla will release the final security update for Firefox 1.5. After that, it will nudge users to make the switch to version 2.0. The Mozilla Developer Center blog outlined ...

  • Phishing attack targets top execs

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 30 May 2007
  • The Better Business Bureau has posted a warning about phishing attacks that target top executives in different business sectors. "The BBB name continues to be used in phishing scams," the ...

  • Report: China preparing for cyberwar

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 30 May 2007
  • If the Defense Department's recent report to Congress on China's military might is to be believed, the communist nation is going all-out to prepare for future warfare in cyberspace. According to ...

  • Leadership shake-up at VeriSign

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 29 May 2007
  • VeriSign -- parent company of iDefense Labs -- has a new chief executive, following the abrupt resignation of Chief Executive and Director Stratton D. Sclavos. The new president and chief executive ...

  • Security researcher shocked at CIO, CISO grasp of security concepts

    Robert Westervelt - TechTarget 29 May 2007
  • How knowledgeable is your CIO or CISO about the latest security technologies or even the most basic security concepts? Writing about her recent experiences speaking at several security conferences, ...

  • Google launches its own security blog

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 25 May 2007
  • For the last year and a half, I’ve been writing a weekly column called Security Blog Log, about what IT security pros are discussing in the blogosphere. Starting this week, the column will be ...

  • Symantec flaw blamed for university hack

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 25 May 2007
  • The University of Colorado at Boulder has acknowledged that 44,998 student names and Social Security numbers were exposed to potential identity fraud when a worm attacked a computer server in the ...

  • nCircle scoops up Cambia

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 24 May 2007
  • There's yet another acquisition in the security market to talk about today. Risk and compliance management vendor nCircle announced it has completed the acquisition of Cambia Security, a company ...

  • Searching for good researchers

    David Schneier - R.I.S.C. Associates 23 May 2007
  • After taking an epic beating a couple of weeks ago on my Patch Tuesday column, I decided to try a different tack this week and write about something that might also spark a discussion, but likely a ...

  • New Vista deployment series

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 23 May 2007
  • We launched a new series on SearchSecurity.com this week focusing on IT shops that are at various stages of dealing with Windows Vista. This series will run throughout 2007 and will focus on the ...

  • House approves antispyware bill

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 23 May 2007
  • Organizations struggling to keep spyware off its computer systems have long clamored for some tough legislative action to punish those who push the insidious programs. But to date, Congress has had ...

  • Citrix makes a security fix

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 23 May 2007
  • Citrix has fixed a flaw in its MetaFrame Presentation Server, Presentation Server and Access Essentials that attackers could exploit to get unauthorized access to arbitrary ports. According to the ...

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