Security Bytes

June 2007

  • Thoughts on the iPhone security hype

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 29 Jun 2007
  • Much has been made about the release of Apple's iPhone, including a lot of speculation on the security risks of using one. There's so much blogosphere noise on the subject that I've decided to ...

  • Google launches Safe Browsing API

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 19 Jun 2007
  • Google has launched a new tool for downloading its list of suspected phishing and malware URLs -- the Safe Browsing API. The Google blog hails it as "a simple mechanism for downloading Google's ...

  • Trend Micro warns of widescale Trojan attack

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 18 Jun 2007
  • Tokyo-based antivirus firm Trend Micro is warning in its blog of a large Trojan attack that has proven especially troublesome for computers in Italy. The attack involved a blizzard of seemingly ...

  • Richard Bejtlich: I’m not dead

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 18 Jun 2007
  • Richard Bejtlich wants the world to know that he's not going anywhere. Bejtlich, president and CEO of TaoSecurity, is joining General Electric as director of incident response, and he's worried ...

  • Use cafe Wi-Fi, face a felony charge

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 15 Jun 2007
  • Having done my share of Web browsing in various Starbucks Coffee shops, I found this item in Jeff Hayes' Security Blog as sobering as a double shot of espresso. It's about a guy who was slapped ...

  • SonicWall to acquire Aventail for $25 million

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 13 Jun 2007
  • Another week, another acquisition in the IT security market. A full week after we wrote about IBM's bid to acquire Watchfire comes news that SonicWall has an agreement to buy Secure Socket Layer ...

  • The dangers of Web application security research

    David Schneier - R.I.S.C. Associates 11 Jun 2007
  • Chris Hoff at Rational Security has an interesting post up today on the problems that researchers face when looking for vulnerabilities in Web-based applications. The basic problem boils down to ...

  • When cyberthieves go postal

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 04 Jun 2007
  • Like the rest of the world, the U.S. Postal Service has come to rely more than ever on the Internet to conduct business. As a result, the organization must worry about online outlaws who use its ...

  • ChoicePoint to pay $500,000 to settle with 43 states and D.C.

    David Schneier - R.I.S.C. Associates 01 Jun 2007
  • ChoicePoint, the international poster child for data breaches, has agreed to a settlement with 43 states and the District of Columbia as a result of the incident in 2004 in which 145,000 consumer ...