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  • July 11, 2007 11 Jul'07

    EMC, Cisco and Microsoft form security alliance

    One of the more interesting press releases to catch my attention this morning is from Cisco, EMC and Microsoft. The IT giants have formed an alliance promising "the most comprehensive, ...

  • July 10, 2007 10 Jul'07

    A zero-day for Internet Explorer or Firefox?

    Typically, Microsoft-based zero-day flaws are disclosed the day after Patch Tuesday. This month, however, claims are circulating about a new one on the very day of Microsoft's July patch release. ...

  • July 09, 2007 09 Jul'07

    Google is the new Microsoft in more ways than one

    In case you missed the first couple of warning signs, Google's purchase of mail security provider Postini should erase any doubt you may have had that the company is serious about security. Even ...

  • July 09, 2007 09 Jul'07

    The Robin Hoods of cyberspace?

    It appears some online outlaws are giving some of what they steal to charity. But don't glorify them as the Robin Hoods of cyberspace. Yazan Gable of the Symantec Security Response Center has ...

  • July 03, 2007 03 Jul'07

    Blue Pill claims tough to swallow, expert says

    The hits just keep on coming in the discussion surrounding the rootkit detection challenge session at the Black Hat conference next month. The latest to join the fray is Keith Adams, a VMWare ...

  • July 02, 2007 02 Jul'07

    The iPhone is more secure than other smartphones

    The iPhone has been out for less than 72 hours and I'm already breaking my vow never to write about it. But it's with good reason. The guys at Errata Security have posted a short initial analysis ...

  • June 29, 2007 29 Jun'07

    Thoughts on the iPhone security hype

    Much has been made about the release of Apple's iPhone, including a lot of speculation on the security risks of using one. There's so much blogosphere noise on the subject that I've decided to ...

  • June 27, 2007 27 Jun'07

    Why can’t Hollywood hack?

    Despite the fact that most Hollywood movies are the products of computers these days, no one in La La Land seems to have the first clue what computers can and can't do. Or more accurately, what ...

  • June 27, 2007 27 Jun'07

    Security Wire Weekly podcast for June 27

    This week, Cisco executives explain how they’ll use the newly acquired talent and technology from IronPort to improve security for their customers. And as part of our ongoing Vista deployment ...

  • June 25, 2007 25 Jun'07

    Newsmaker podcast: Gary McGraw

    Gary McGraw, chief technology officer of Dulles, Va.-based security firm Cigital Inc., is a security luminary with several books to his credit, including "Software Security: Building Security In," ...

  • June 22, 2007 22 Jun'07

    Congress warms to the idea of ditching SSNs as identifiers

    After years of screaming and yelling from privacy advocates, consumer groups and others with some common sense, the Congress is finally coming around to the idea that using Social Security numbers ...

  • June 22, 2007 22 Jun'07

    Sick of those 100% virus-free claims? Read on

    As an information security writer, my email and voice-mail inboxes are constantly flooded with vendor pitches promising everything from Sarbanes-Oxley compliance in a box to 100% malware-free ...

  • June 21, 2007 21 Jun'07

    HP’s other security announcement

    When writing about HP Tuesday, our main focus was on its acquisition of SPI Dynamics and what it means for the industry as a whole. But HP did make another major security announcement this week ...

  • June 19, 2007 19 Jun'07

    Google launches Safe Browsing API

    Google has launched a new tool for downloading its list of suspected phishing and malware URLs -- the Safe Browsing API. The Google blog hails it as "a simple mechanism for downloading Google's ...

  • June 18, 2007 18 Jun'07

    Richard Bejtlich: I’m not dead

    Richard Bejtlich wants the world to know that he's not going anywhere. Bejtlich, president and CEO of TaoSecurity, is joining General Electric as director of incident response, and he's worried ...