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  • iTunes flaw could enable malicious code

    Apple has fixed a critical hole that attackers could exploit to launch malicious code on PCs, including corporate clients, running the popular music software. 

  • Blue Security's demise evokes mixed emotions

    In this week's Security Blog Log, there's no shortage of opinions on Blue Security's decision to fold after its antispam crusade put its customers at risk. 

  • Auditor's office wards off potential wireless threats

    Because of its strict anti-wireless policy, the Washington State Auditor's Office found a creative way to ensure that no one inside or outside could tap into the state network wirelessly. 

  • Grid computing and security uncertainties

    Sun Microsystems made a splash last week by announcing the first generally available commercial grid computing service. However, it was quickly brought to its knees by a DDOS attack; it proved to be minor, but nonetheless turned the spotlight on the ... 

  • Flaws reported in Trend Micro ServerProtect

    Storage and security managers should be wary of vulnerabilities in the AV product that could enable a denial-of-service and malicious code execution. Workarounds are available. 

  • ISPs, others take on worms and DDoS attacks

    A consortium formed this week will make it faster and easier to share detailed data during worm outbreaks and denial-of-service attacks. 

  • Windows vulnerable to LAND attack

    Security researchers say this type of attack leaves enterprise customers of popular Windows products open to a denial of service. There is good news, though. 

  • Security Bytes: Cisco patch available for ACNS flaws

    Workaround outlined for new php exploit. IBM issues patch for DB2 flaw. Payroll service goes offline to investigate security claims , and BoA loses personal data on customers. 

  • Authorize.Net says it has 'learned' from attack

    The credit card processing service was unprepared for the kind of attack it suffered last week, but it will use the experience to improve security. 

  • Debian fixes multiple flaws

    Denial-of-service, buffer overflow and format string vulnerabilities in Debian GNU/Linux that an attacker could use to remotely execute malicious code has been fixed.