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  • May 31, 2006 31 May'06

    Security Bytes: Symantec fixes software flaw

    Meanwhile: Microsoft prepares to roll out OneCare Live, McAfee hopes Falcon will soar and malicious email poses as a Microsoft security notice.

  • May 25, 2006 25 May'06

    Okopipi leaps in where Blue Security left off

    The new user group is building an open source P2P application that sends spammers automated "unsubscribe" messages. Some call it feasible, but others believe counterattack strategies are doomed to fail.

  • May 19, 2006 19 May'06

    Blue Security's demise evokes mixed emotions

    In this week's Security Blog Log, there's no shortage of opinions on Blue Security's decision to fold after its antispam crusade put its customers at risk.

  • May 17, 2006 17 May'06

    Antispam crusade backfires; Blue Security shuts down

    The move comes on the heels of a massive counterattack spammers launched against the company, knocking millions of Web sites offline in the process.

  • May 09, 2006 09 May'06

    Messaging security is the name of the game at Interop

    Messaging security was a hot Interop topic, rivaled only by every other aspect of security. Vendors rolled out wares to protect messaging systems and other points on the network.

  • May 02, 2006 02 May'06

    Security Bytes: Phishing scheme targets American Express customers

    Meanwhile: Personal data on 66,000 newspaper subscribers is leaked online, and a Trojan horse hijacks data and demands ransom.

  • May 01, 2006 01 May'06

    Zero-day flaws target 'safe' programs

    The SANS Institute says many critical flaws are appearing in programs long considered to be safe alternatives to Windows. Apple's reputation, in particular, "is in tatters."

  • April 14, 2006 14 Apr'06

    Mozilla fixes nearly two dozen Firefox flaws

    The digital underground could exploit the vulnerabilities to bypass security restrictions, tamper with sensitive data or conduct cross-site scripting and phishing attacks.

  • April 13, 2006 13 Apr'06

    Opinion: It's time to fix AV warning messages

    Warning messages from antivirus filters are becoming nearly as burdensome as unsolicited and malicious e-mails. What can be done? Ferris Research analyst Richi Jennings says the answer is to pressure vendors and apply existing standards.

  • April 07, 2006 07 Apr'06

    Security Blog Log: Yahoo's click-fraud problem

    This week, security bloggers examined Yahoo's relationship with adware vendors, and the price Verizon paid for aggressive spam blocking. Also: Oracle's CSO starts a blog.

  • April 06, 2006 06 Apr'06

    Security Bytes: New IE flaw could enable phishing attacks

    In other news, Cisco patches a variety of flaws and attackers could access Windows file through a security hole in HP's printer software.

  • April 05, 2006 05 Apr'06

    Scam artists flocking to MySpace

    The Internet's most popular social networking site is all the rage in phishing circles, as crooks are using MySpace profiles to figure out users' enterprise passwords.

  • April 05, 2006 05 Apr'06

    Product Review: MailGate 5500 solid, not perfect

    Tumbleweed offers a solid e-mail security solution. But there are some unresolved issues and trade-offs in control that enterprises will have to accept.

  • March 29, 2006 29 Mar'06

    Security Bytes: Courts get tough on digital miscreants

    This week a Wi-Fi thief and a spyware duo face the music; Web analysts distance themselves from the bad guys; and does anyone want to go on a 'phishing' trip?

  • March 17, 2006 17 Mar'06

    Security Bytes: Phishing attacks get personal

    In other news: VeriSign warns of new DOS attacks; Norton update disrupts AOL connections; Oracle claims a security milestone; and researchers say viruses could infect RFID tags.