Security Bytes

July 2008

  • McAfee buys DLP vendor Reconnex

    Marcia Savage - Editor 31 Jul 2008
  • The data loss prevention (DLP) market continues to consolidate. McAfee on Thursday said it agreed to acquire privately owned DLP company Reconnex for $46 million in cash. Last year, EMC/RSA Corp. ...

  • California elections official wins over techies

    Marcia Savage - Editor 31 Jul 2008
  • California Secretary of State Debra Bowen spoke to an appreciative crowd at the USENIX Security Symposium this week in San Jose. The state's top elections official earned a long round of applause ...

  • Study highlights Web threats

    Marcia Savage - Editor 31 Jul 2008
  • At the USENIX Security Symposium in San Jose on Wednesday, a Google researcher presented a study on the pervasiveness of drive-by-downloads on the Internet, and the findings were unsettling, to say ...

  • SQL injection infects more high profile websites

    Robert Westervelt - TechTarget 16 Jul 2008
  • San Jose, Calif.-based Finjan Software Inc. has documented more than 1,000 unique websites falling victim to SQL injection attacks in the first two weeks of July. Ayelet Heyman, a Finjan security ...

  • Report: Breach exposes Justice Breyer’s personal data

    Marcia Savage - Editor 09 Jul 2008
  • The Washington Post reported today that a security breach caused by file sharing at an investment firm exposed the confidential information of about 2,000 of the firm's clients, including Supreme ...

  • Mozilla aims for Firefox security metrics

    Marcia Savage - Editor 08 Jul 2008
  • Mozilla is working to develop metrics to measure the security of Firefox. The company has partnered with security researcher Rich Mogull on the project. "We are trying to develop a model that goes ...

  • Verisign names new CEO

    Robert Westervelt - TechTarget 07 Jul 2008
  • VeriSign CEO Bill Roper announced his resignation late last week. He served in the position for only a year. Roper was replaced by company founder and chairman, Jim Bidzos. In a statement, VeriSign ...

  • Barracuda countersues Trend Micro

    Marcia Savage - Editor 03 Jul 2008
  • Barracuda Networks said Wednesday that it's filed a countersuit against Trend Micro, which filed patent infringement charges against the company with the U.S. International Trade Commission last ...