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  • Symantec fixes Sygate Management Server flaw

    The AV giant says attackers could exploit a security hole in its Sygate Management Server to gain remote, unauthorized access and potentially launch attacks. 

  • IM threats grow, response lags

    Reports from IMlogic and Akonix show that IM threats are growing while IT shops are behind in their preparedness. In fact, many firms are still totally unaware of just how much danger actually exists. 

  • Researcher: Oracle failed to patch critical flaw

    Attackers could exploit a critical flaw in the Oracle PLSQL Gateway, a researcher warns, saying users have been vulnerable for months, but Oracle sees it differently. 

  • Automate SQL injection testing

    Manual testing for SQL injection requires much effort with little guarantee that you'll find every vulnerability. Instead, run automated SQL injection tests. In this tip, security guru Kevin Beavers shows you how. 

  • Quiz: Web application threats and vulnerabilities

    This quiz will help you determine how knowledgeable you are about securing your Web apps and whether you need to hone your Web security skills. 

  • Security Bytes: Cisco adds to its patch pile

    Flaws in IOS and CallManager could be exploited to escalate administrative privileges and cause a denial of service. Meanwhile, exploit code targets Veritas NetBackup. 

  • Flaws affect F-Secure AV products

    The security vendor has addressed a number of vulnerabilities in its Windows and Linux antivirus product that could be exploited by attackers to escape detection, cause a denial of service or launch malicious code. 

  • Oracle patches 82 critical flaws

    Attackers could exploit the latest Oracle vulnerabilities to access sensitive information, overwrite files or launch SQL injection attacks in numerous applications, including PeopleSoft and JD Edwards. 

  • Microsoft confirms Windows Wi-Fi flaw

    However, until a rollup patch is released, the software giant said Tuesday that users can take basic steps to protect themselves from the Windows wireless vulnerability. 

  • Secure data transmission methods

    The main purpose of this tip is to explore secure data transmission options that are available to help meet regulatory and legal requirements.