August 2003: The best of

The Editorial Team

August has been a tough month on the security front but -- finally -- the end is in sight. We share your sigh of relief and hope for a calmer, more secure September. Start the new month with confidence by reviewing our coverage of August's events and considering the security advice we've outlined for you.

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10.) CERT warns RPC flaw being exploited in wild
9.) Windows RPC exploit code published
8.) As Lovsan spreads, patching accelerates
7.) New critical holes in Windows detailed
6.) Sobig-F reaching epidemic proportions
5.) Windows RPC vulnerability high on list of flaws to watch
4.) Update: New worm exploits, patches RPC flaw
3.) Trojan preying on Lovsan hits inboxes
2.) RPC worm finally strikes
1.) Expert: Patch Windows now, while you can


10.) Network Security Tip: Windows 2000's SP4 can be a minefield
9.) Security Policies Tip: Policy for the real world: Physical security
8.) Network Security Tip: Snort – The poor man's intrusion-detection system
7.) Security Policies Tip: Wireless networking security policy
6.) Network Security Tip: Evaluating and tuning an intrusion-detection system
5.) Security Policies Tip: Writing a security policy
4.) Network Security Tip: Intrusion detection basics
3.) Security Policies Tip: The security policy document library: Site Security Handbook
2.) Security Policies Tip: Password policy worst practices
1.) Network Security Tip: Free network security toolkit


  • The PATRIOT Act
  • Virus update: Lovsan
  • Virus update: Sobig-F and Nachi
  • Windows security vulnerabilities

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