Security Bytes

June 2008

  • The changing face of information security

    David Schneier - R.I.S.C. Associates 26 Jun 2008
  • In the last eight years or so, I've probably been to more than 100 security conferences, workshops, trade shows and seminars, and I'm hard-pressed to come up with one that's been more informative ...

  • Srizbi botnet blamed for malicious spam surge

    Marcia Savage - Editor 25 Jun 2008
  • A sharp rise in the volume of malicious spam this month can be largely attributed to the Srizbi botnet, according to researchers at Marshal. Spam intended to infect users' computers with malware ...

  • Yahoo Mail flaw found and fixed

    Marcia Savage - Editor 25 Jun 2008
  • Researchers at Cenzic discovered a vulnerability in Yahoo Mail that could allow attackers to steal Yahoo identities and potentially access users’ sensitive information. The company, a Web ...

  • Proofpoint acquires email archiving provider Fortiva

    David Schneier - R.I.S.C. Associates 24 Jun 2008
  • The steady drumbeat of acquisitions in the security industry continues, with the latest deal being Proofpoint's purchase today of email archiving provider Fortiva. The deal is another indicator of ...

  • TippingPoint reports Firefox 3.0 flaw

    Marcia Savage - Editor 19 Jun 2008
  • TippingPoint said a researcher submitted a critical vulnerability affecting Firefox 3.0 to its Zero Day Initiative just five hours after Mozilla released the updated open source browser Tuesday. In ...

  • Panda security researchers warn of new worm tool

    Robert Westervelt - TechTarget 19 Jun 2008
  • Security researchers at antivirus vendor Panda Security have discovered an application that turns executable files into a worm that can spread and cause damage on infected machines. The tool is so ...

  • Third Brigade acquires OSSEC project

    Marcia Savage - Editor 17 Jun 2008
  • Third Brigade, a host intrusion prevention software company, has acquired OSSEC, an open source, host-based IDS. The vendor said the OSSEC project will remain open source while it provides ...

  • Billing records of 2.2 million stolen

    Marcia Savage - Editor 11 Jun 2008
  • The University of Utah Hospitals & Clinics said Tuesday that a metal box of backup tapes containing billing records for about 2.2 million patients and guarantors was stolen from a car belonging ...

  • Critical flaw found in SNMPv3

    David Schneier - R.I.S.C. Associates 10 Jun 2008
  • US-CERT and others are warning enterprises about a critical vulnerability in the current version of the SNMP protocol, which could allow an attacker to bypass the protocol's authentication ...

  • Stanford issues alert about stolen laptop

    Marcia Savage - Editor 09 Jun 2008
  • Stanford University is notifying 72,000 current and former employees that a laptop containing their personal data was stolen. The university said on Friday that it's sending emails and letters to ...

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