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  • November 01, 2006 01 Nov'06

    Former McAfee official settles fraud charges

    Eric Borrmann, who served as a senior financial officer at McAfee, will pay more than $757,000 and is barred from serving as an officer or director of a public company for five years.

  • October 31, 2006 31 Oct'06

    Instant messaging attacks rise in October

    In October alone, security firm Akonix Systems tracked 88 attacks that used instant messaging programs to spread. Attackers are also exploiting P2P programs.

  • October 25, 2006 25 Oct'06

    Microsoft opens Sender ID, announces plans to share virus samples

    The software giant releases the email verification plan under its Open Specification Promise program, drawing praise from security experts.

  • October 10, 2006 10 Oct'06

    New phishing threat outpaces Netsky-P

    A new phishing threat targeting clients of a German-based bank is surpassing global detections of the prolific Netsky-P malware.

  • September 12, 2006 12 Sep'06

    Security Bytes: Hackers target the Terminator

    In other news, Symantec upgrades its Norton product line and the Anti-Phishing Working Group says phishing activity soared this summer.

  • September 07, 2006 07 Sep'06

    Security Blog Log: Word doc scam evades spam filters

    Also this week: A researcher gets a harsh reward after flagging a University of Southern California Web site flaw, and more blogs are keeping an eye on the latest security breaches.

  • August 04, 2006 04 Aug'06

    Thwarting IM management challenges

    Product review: Information Security magazine's Sandra Kay Miller says Symantec's IM Manager 8.0 has limited public network features, but offers excellent reporting.

  • August 04, 2006 04 Aug'06

    Akonix A-Series offers complex, best-of-breed IM security

    Product review: Information Security magazine's Sandra Kay Miller says The Akonix A-Series instant messaging security appliances works well but needs better documentation.

  • July 31, 2006 31 Jul'06

    Security Bytes: ISS warns of new Microsoft Windows flaw

    Attackers could exploit the latest Microsoft Windows flaw to crash vulnerable machines. Meanwhile, Symantec fixes a Brightmail AntiSpam flaw.

  • July 27, 2006 27 Jul'06

    Security Bytes: IKE protocol flaw affects Cisco gear

    Also: Microsoft will push IE7 as a high-priority update to Windows XP and Windows 2003 customers and MessageLabs releases new spam data as an analyst ponders the vendor's future.

  • July 24, 2006 24 Jul'06

    Security Bytes: Spam that glitters isn't gold

    Also: Some adult Web site operators may have a new threat to worry about and McAfee warns that not everyone on MySpace wants to be your friend.

  • July 11, 2006 11 Jul'06

    Thwarting spam from the inside and the outside

    After discovering that stopping email threats takes more than a layer of spam filtering and two layers of virus protection, one law firm added hosted defense to the mix.

  • July 10, 2006 10 Jul'06

    Security Bytes: Data breach affects 100,000 military personnel

    Meanwhile: Phishers use a phone trick to dupe PayPal users; the PCI security standard will get more teeth and a survey illustrates an increase in security breaches.

  • July 05, 2006 05 Jul'06

    Vendor takes aim at toolbar taboo

    Security experts discourage the use of toolbars because they're often bundled with adware and spyware. Yet one security firm is hoping to remove toolbar from security's list of dirty words.

  • June 09, 2006 09 Jun'06

    Security Blog Log: Confessions of a spam gangsta

    Ryan Pitylak explains why he went from sending spam to fighting it. Meanwhile, bloggers react to news that active duty personnel were also affected by the VA data theft.