Security Bytes

July 2007

Enterprise network security

  • Microsoft’s Toulouse to trek

    David Schneier - R.I.S.C. Associates 19 Jul 2007
  • Stephen Toulouse is on his way out of the Microsoft Security Response Center for the less-stressful pixelated pastures of the company's entertainment unit, and that's bad news for customers. ...

  • Oracle acquires anti-ID theft software vendor

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 19 Jul 2007
  • Oracle is the latest company on a growing list of IT infrastructure vendors trying to use acquisitions to improve security. Oracle said it would acquire Bharosa Inc., a maker of online tracking and ...

  • Google developing XSS fuzzing tool called Lemon

    David Schneier - R.I.S.C. Associates 17 Jul 2007
  • The folks at Google apparently aren't much for summer vacations. The company's security team has been at work on a automated tool for finding cross-site scripting vulnerabilities in Web ...

  • GpCode ransomware returns with new demand

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 17 Jul 2007
  • Some of you might remember GpCode, a Trojan horse that taunted users last summer by encrypting files and demanding that victims pay a ransom to get back their file access (see Blackmailing malware ...

  • Researcher boasts of Mac worm

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 17 Jul 2007
  • Here's more evidence that the digital underground is increasingly interested in targeting Apple's Mac OS X, which many consider the more secure alternative to Microsoft Windows: An unnamed ...