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  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • Data theft affects 88 million-plus Americans

    A steady stream of security breaches has put more than 88 million Americans at risk for identity fraud since February 2005. Visa and Equifax customers are the latest victims. 

  • Security Bytes: Vista under the hackers' microscope

    Microsoft will show off Vista security at the upcoming Black Hat confab. Meanwhile, RSA's stock option grants are under scrutiny and a report shows spyware on the rise. 

  • Security Bytes: Major spammer offers an allocution

    Meanwhile, McAfee acquires Preventsys; a new Snort fix is released; Microsoft launches Web-based security services; and a group forms to tackle health industry flaws. 

  • Congress considers several data protection bills

    Legislators are considering several bills that would tighten data security laws. The leading bill would give more authority to the FBI and Secret Service without subverting state laws.