Security Bytes

May 2008

  • Another security breach at UCSF

    Marcia Savage - Editor 30 May 2008
  • The security woes continue for the University of California San Francisco. On Wednesday, UCSF said it issued alerts to 3,569 patients that a computer holding their personal information was ...

  • Sourcefire says no, no, no to Barracuda’s takeover bid

    David Schneier - R.I.S.C. Associates 30 May 2008
  • Apparently, there is never a dull moment at the Sourcefire universal headquarters. The IDS company, which has gone through a failed acquisition by Check Point and an IPO in the last 24 months, is ...

  • Identity fraud trends: good and bad

    Marcia Savage - Editor 28 May 2008
  • A recent report released by Javelin Strategy and Research offered both good and bad news on the identity fraud front. The firm forecasts that identity fraud will continue to decline, with the total ...

  • New SQL injection worm making the rounds

    David Schneier - R.I.S.C. Associates 07 May 2008
  • The trend toward large-scale attacks against Web sites through the use of SQL injection is continuing, as experts at both the SANS Internet Storm Center and Shadowserver Foundation are tracking a ...

  • Spammers exploit social networking sites

    Marcia Savage - Editor 07 May 2008
  • Users of social networking sites may be irritated to find that an increasing number of invitations to be a friend or contact turn out to be ads. Spammers are turning their attention to social ...

  • Microsoft releases Windows XP SP3

    David Schneier - R.I.S.C. Associates 06 May 2008
  • If you've been dying to get your hands on Microsoft's NAP (Network Access Protection) technology, but just somehow haven't gotten around to deploying Vista yet, today is your lucky day. Microsoft ...

  • Pioneering online privacy firm Anonymizer acquired

    David Schneier - R.I.S.C. Associates 01 May 2008
  • Anonymizer, the pioneering online privacy company, was acquired Thursday by a highly specialized national-security technology provider. Anonymizer began in 1995 as a provider of technology to help ...

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