Best of SearchSecurity in January 2004

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10.) Bagle's movement puzzles experts
9.) Trojan spreading that downloads Mimail worm
8.) Hackers scanning for ports opened by Mydoom
7.) Best practices for cleaning up Mydoom mess
6.) Bugbros worm a bogus Microsoft alert
5.) Worm opens two backdoors, logs keystrokes
4.) Vulnerabilities afflict multiple antivirus products
3.) Trojan wrapped in phony XP service pack
2.) Potent Mydoom worm flooding inboxes
1.) Bagle-A worm moving quickly


10.) Issues to address in your incident management policy
9.) Writing a security policy
8.) Passwords: Updating, selecting and recording user and administrative passwords
7.) Keys to an effective virus incident-response team
6.) The security manager's daily checklist
5.) Security policy by example
4.) Ten steps to a holistic secure messaging strategy
3.) Top five security policies tips
2.) Security certification landscape: Vendor-neutral certs abound
1.) What is that port?


  • Best practices: E-mail security policies
  • Incident response
  • Intrusion defense
  • Security Alert: Mydoom-A

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