Security Bytes

May 2007

Information security policies, procedures and guidelines

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • New Vista deployment series

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 23 May 2007
  • We launched a new series on 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 ...

  • Bad, bad bunny

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 23 May 2007
  • OpenOffice users should take precautions against a macro worm that's making the rounds, attempting to download and display a JPEG image of a man wearing a bunny suit performing a sexual act in the ...

  • Special numbers not so special anymore

    David Schneier - R.I.S.C. Associates 22 May 2007
  • In the world of cryptography, advances are few and far between relative to the rest of the security and technology industries. But one of those rare forward leaps came Monday when a team comprising ...

  • Visa pushes application security

    Marcia Savage - Editor 21 May 2007
  • Visa USA is making progress on its effort to improve payment application security. As of last month, 155 products across 80 vendors have been validated by qualified assessors as meeting Visa's ...

  • Symantec update cripples Chinese PCs

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 21 May 2007
  • Millions of Chinese computers crashed over the weekend, thanks to a flawed Symantec Norton AntiVirus signature update. China's state-sponsored Xinhau News Agency reported that more than 1,000 ...

  • A snapshot of the Chinese hacking scene

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 18 May 2007
  • Symantec has put out a new report that takes an interesting look at the Chinese hacking scene. In recent years, Symantec noted in an emailed summary of the report, China has become a focal point in ...

  • A sad experiment

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 18 May 2007
  • Security professional Didier Stevens figured it would be a hoot running an experiment to see how many people would willingly click on a URL promising to infect their PC. So he ran this ad on ...

  • Lawyer Time

    Marcia Savage - Editor 17 May 2007
  • IT folks better be ready to spend a lot of time with lawyers if their company is sued, an attorney told IT executives Wednesday in Palo Alto. The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure were amended in ...