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  • July 01, 2008 01 Jul'08

    Alleged Nugache author takes plea deal

    A Wyoming teenager has signed a plea agreement that lays out the details of his role in creating and deploying the Nugache malware that was used to establish a large dynamic botnet that some ...

  • June 26, 2008 26 Jun'08

    The changing face of information security

    In the last eight years or so, I've probably been to more than 100 security conferences, workshops, trade shows and seminars, and I'm hard-pressed to come up with one that's been more informative ...

  • June 04, 2008 04 Jun'08

    Hong Kong is the shadiest neighborhood on the Net

    Everyone knows which neighborhoods in their city are the ones to avoid, but figuring out where not to go on the Web is a much murkier proposition. There are plenty of specific sites that users ...

  • June 02, 2008 02 Jun'08

    TrendLabs warns of fake Microsoft critical updates

    The members of TrendLabs’ Content Security Team is warning its customers about a fake email that purportedly comes from Microsoft, urging people to update their systems to correct a critical ...

  • May 30, 2008 30 May'08

    Sourcefire says no, no, no to Barracuda’s takeover bid

    Apparently, there is never a dull moment at the Sourcefire universal headquarters. The IDS company, which has gone through a failed acquisition by Check Point and an IPO in the last 24 months, is ...

  • May 19, 2008 19 May'08

    Orphaned accounts overlooked

    User accounts that stay active after an employee leaves an organization are a big problem in the enterprise, according to a survey released today by security software company Symark. Forty-two ...

  • May 19, 2008 19 May'08

    VeriSign offering free re-issues of SSL certificates

    In response to the mess created by the OpenSSL vulnerability in Debian-based Linux distributions, the folks at VeriSign are offering to re-issue SSL certificates to any of its customers who believe ...

  • May 12, 2008 12 May'08

    Security vet Anne Bonaparte takes CEO job at Solidcore

    Anne Bonaparte, a veteran security industry executive, is taking over the top job at change-management vendor Solidcore Systems. Bonaparte has spent time at a number of security vendors, including ...

  • May 06, 2008 06 May'08

    Microsoft releases Windows XP SP3

    If you've been dying to get your hands on Microsoft's NAP (Network Access Protection) technology, but just somehow haven't gotten around to deploying Vista yet, today is your lucky day. Microsoft ...

  • April 23, 2008 23 Apr'08

    Secure Computing CEO steps down

    Secure Computing today named Daniel Ryan as interim CEO. He replaces John McNulty, who served as board chairman and CEO since 1999. Ryan has served as the company's president and chief operating ...

  • April 22, 2008 22 Apr'08

    IBM Phantom to analyze virtual security

    IBM's X-Force security research team and IBM Research are studying ways to protect virtual computing environments. Code named Phantom, the research project has been ongoing and could result in new ...

  • April 22, 2008 22 Apr'08

    Richard Stiennon joins new MSSP as CEO

    Richard Stiennon, the well-traveled vendor executive and industry analyst, has taken up a new post as the CEO of new MSSP Seccom Global, an offshoot of Seccom Networks, an Australian company. ...

  • April 17, 2008 17 Apr'08

    Fighting security FUD

    I recently tripped over a blog write-up from independent analyst Eric Ogren about his irritation with security vendors using FUD to sell products. It's an older posting from 2006 but his message is ...

  • March 27, 2008 27 Mar'08

    Vista SP1 experiences: The good and the bad

    Yesterday I wrote a story about the reaction from Windows administrators to Microsoft's release of Vista SP1, and the response was mostly one of caution and frustration. The challenges people are ...

  • March 25, 2008 25 Mar'08

    DHS takes a chance with new cybersecurity chief Beckstrom

    The cybersecurity group at the Department of Homeland Security has had a hard time hanging onto its leaders, for various reasons, since the department started five years ago. DHS officials have ...