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  • Dangers of .zip files

    Reader inquiries about security issues surrounding .zip files prompted a Q&A with Wild List moderator Bruce Hughes, who cites more than 40 worms since 1999 that have taken advantage of the compressed file format to spread. 

  • Is your risk management plan as good as it gets?

    NIST's recently released incident-response guide emphasizes the need for admins to carefully measure the cost of preventing security incidents. 

  • Where's the value in DHS' new alert system?

    Can the new National Cyber Alert System compete with vendor alert programs already in place? Experts and luminaries have their doubts about the government's latest effort. 

  • Flaw found in NetScreen Security Manager

    A flaw in NetScreen Security Manager needs manual updating until a service pack is released. The vulnerability could expose valuable information to attackers. 

  • BEA WebLogic vulnerable to remote attacks

    BEA Systems warns of a vulnerability that exists in its WebLogic Server and WebLogic Express and which could lead to a denial of service. 

  • 2003: Worst year yet for security exploits

    Take a look at 2003 and viruses that kept infosecurity professionals on both sides of the aisle -- vendors and admins -- running around putting out fires. 

  • IBM, GE partner on security solution

    IBM and GE partner to fill the gap between security systems used for protecting physical property, such as ID badges, and those used for protecting computers, such as passwords. 

  • Antivirus space suddenly crowded with Microsoft in the room

    Microsoft made its long-anticipated leap into the antivirus market with an announcement Tuesday that it will acquire Romanian firm GeCAD Software Srl. 

  • Quick Takes: Tool identifies network vulnerabilities

    Qualys announced a Web-based tool that identifies network vulnerabilities, leading off this edition of Quick Takes. 

  • Quick Takes: Vulnerability remediation goes automatic

    Citadel Security Software announced Hercules 2.0, an automated tool that enables administrators to resolve vulnerabilities in an enterprise network.