Security Bytes

August 2007

Enterprise network security

  • TJX and the power of plunging profits

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 17 Aug 2007
  • TJX was back in the news this week, reporting that its bottom line took a second-quarter beating because of the massive security breach that exposed more than 45 million customers to identity ...

  • Security flaws in Yahoo Messenger, Cisco VPN and Windows

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 16 Aug 2007
  • There are a few notable security flaws to report on this morning in Yahoo Messenger, Cisco's VPN Client and Windows. Here's a roundup: Yahoo Messenger According to Wei Wang from McAfee Avert Labs, ...

  • Ubuntu servers hacked

    David Schneier - R.I.S.C. Associates 15 Aug 2007
  • A number of Ubuntu servers maintained by so-called Local Community teams around the world have been compromised and had to be shut down over the weekend to prevent them from attacking other ...

  • Opera updates browser to fix highly critical security flaw

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 15 Aug 2007
  • Opera Software has updated its browser to fix a "highly critical" flaw attackers could exploit to run malicious code on targeted machines. Like Firefox, many use Opera as an alternative to ...

  • Symantec investigating malicious Web sites

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 15 Aug 2007
  • In an email to customers of its DeepSight threat management service, Symantec warned that its ThreatCon is at Level 2 as it tracks some malicious Web site activity. The heightened alert is also in ...

  • Former CA chief Kumar headed to jail today

    David Schneier - R.I.S.C. Associates 14 Aug 2007
  • After several years of legal wrangling, civil suits, asset sales and negotiations, Sanjay Kumar, the former CEO of CA, finally will report to jail on Tuesday to begin serving a 12-year sentence for ...

  • Changes afoot at Kaspersky Lab

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 14 Aug 2007
  • With a lot of security vendors being acquired and merged into the operations of larger IT infrastructure companies these days, Kaspersky Lab appears to be making plans for a slightly different ...

  • ‘Storm’ of spam attacks continue, ISC warns

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 13 Aug 2007
  • Friday, I reported on a wave of pump-and-dump spam. According to the SANS Internet Storm Center (ISC), reports of massive spamming runs continued through the weekend. Handler Tony Carothers wrote ...

  • Big pump-and-dump spam run underway

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 10 Aug 2007
  • You may have noticed an uptick in spam in your email inbox recently. I certainly have. Security firm Postini sent me an email last night to say it is currently tracking one of the biggest ...

  • Symantec fixes Norton ActiveX flaw

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 10 Aug 2007
  • Symantec has released security update SYM07- 021 to fix an input validation error in two ActiveX controls used by Norton AntiVirus, Norton Internet Security, and Norton System Works. Attackers ...