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  • Malware database access sparks debate

    Should an emerging database of more than 300,000 malware samples remain a walled community for trusted users, or is open access the best way to fight off digital desperados? 

  • Potential data security law causes concern

    Experts say any attempt by Congress to prescribe data security procedures in legislation would be a disaster. But a standard for the disclosure of data breaches is sorely needed. 

  • McAfee sued for patent infringement

    DeepNines claims McAfee is marking and selling products based on the DeepNines patent for the Security Edge Platform, a unified threat management product that integrates several tools into a single device. 

  • Vista kernel limits have security vendors on edge

    Microsoft's PatchGuard feature will prevent extension of Windows Vista kernel, and antivirus vendors say it'll make it harder for them to produce good security products. 

  • VA desktop PC stolen, 36,000 could be at risk

    Update: The incident marks the second time in less than three months that a VA device with sensitive information has been compromised. One expert blames the systematic problem of too much internal trust. 

  • PING with Heidi Kujawa

    In an exclusive interview with Information Security magazine, Heidi Kujawa, director of enterprise architecture services for Sony Pictures Entertainment, explains how combatting piracy takes more than just keeping bootleggers out of the theaters. 

  • Feds court infosec pros in fight against cybercrime

    Black Hat: Federal law enforcement officials hope a more cooperative and less territorial approach will help convince private sector organizations to join the fight against cybercrime. 

  • DHS puts Zitz in charge of cybersecurity division

    Career intelligence officer Robert S. Zitz has taken over day-to-day operations of the National Cyber Security Division, but the Department of Homeland Security still has numerous digital defense problems to remedy. 

  • Security Bytes: Investigators slam VA over data breach

    Meanwhile: Cisco patches a router application flaw, a Washington law firm sues IBM over a server attack; and spammers sucker Web surfers with fake Vladimir Putin death reports. 

  • Security Bytes: Consultant cracks FBI database

    In other news, a Google Reader flaw is addressed and OpenOffice patches three security holes attackers could use to tamper with files.