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  • March 31, 2004 31 Mar'04

    Opening unknown e-mail attachments labeled a security sin

    A new poll reveals almost half of IT managers surveyed believe opening an unknown attachment is the most serious security offense their users can commit.

  • March 09, 2004 09 Mar'04

    Industry Notebook: Proofpoint battles spam

    Proofpoint announced its new antispam appliance, Proofpoint P-Series Message Protection and shipped its updated messenger platform leading off this edition of Industry Notebook. Also included are items from Reason, iDefense, Credant Technologies and...

  • March 03, 2004 03 Mar'04

    Industry Notebook: Sigaba partners with Proofpoint on e-mail security

    Sigaba announced a partnership with Proofpoint to improve e-mail security policy management, leading off this edition of Industry Notebook. Also included are items from Marimba, Guardian Digital and encryptX.

  • February 23, 2004 23 Feb'04

    RSA preview: Crypto panel 'less about crypto'

    The highlight to the annual RSA Conference is the Cryptographers Panel, which has morphed into a dissertation on the security issues of the day.

  • February 12, 2004 12 Feb'04

    AIM 'scumware' no buddy of mine

    A mysterious program that spread widely yesterday shows the poor state of instant messenger security.

  • February 09, 2004 09 Feb'04

    The end of the Internet?

    Is spam the silver bullet that will deflate the Internet's ascent? It's hard to say but few would disagree that it has certainly impacted the usability of it.

  • February 09, 2004 09 Feb'04

    'Spamnabbit!' Getting a handle on junk e-mail

    There are ways to eliminate spam but doing so isn't foolproof. Being too aggressive may yield too many false positives.

  • February 03, 2004 03 Feb'04

    Mydoom lessons: Mass-mailers here to stay

    The prolific Mydoom-A worm broke records and now serves as a reminder of the dangerous potential of mass-mailing malicious code.

  • December 17, 2003 17 Dec'03

    Spam, virus writing may come under mafia control

    Will the recent introduction of antispam legislation result in the creation of a "spam underworld"?

  • December 03, 2003 03 Dec'03

    Mimail-L takes sleazy aim at antispam sites

    Another variant of the Mimail worm has appeared that targets antispam sites. Mimail-L, however, implies some of the blacklist sites are selling child pornography, in addition to trying to steal sensitive user data and launching denial-of-service ...

  • December 01, 2003 01 Dec'03

    Specific Exchange configuration exposes OWA

    Microsoft has provided details on the specific configuration that opens a security hole in Outlook Web Access.

  • November 20, 2003 20 Nov'03

    Experts ponder spam, worm-writing connection

    As more spam relays are being choked off, experts are examining the possibility that spammers are using worms to do their dirty work.

  • November 05, 2003 05 Nov'03

    S/MIME vulnerability requires vendor-specific patches

    Hundreds of potentially affected vendors are rushing to create patches for a security vulnerability in the S/MIME protocol that may permit a denial of service.

  • October 30, 2003 30 Oct'03

    Security pros can leverage spam-busting with management

    Spam reduction in an enterprise is tangible evidence of success for a security professional, an expert said. When members of management get fewer junk e-mail messages in their inboxes, they have visible proof their security staff is at work on a ...

  • October 28, 2003 28 Oct'03

    Quick Takes: RSA secures Lotus Notes

    RSA Security announced ClearTrust access management software for Lotus Notes, leading off this edition of Quick Takes. Also included are items from SonicWall, Cerberian, GFI, Lumigent Technologies and Ecora Software.