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Items tagged with: Security

Bot spreads through antivirus, Windows flaws

University security experts warned administrators on Monday that a bot program has started to spread by exploiting five patched Microsoft vulnerabilities and a six-month-old flaw in Symantec's antivirus software.

Full story on TG Daily

90% of email estimated to be spam

Despite rampant attempts to squash spammers, a new report from Internet messaging company Postini says that 9 out of every 10 e-mails is junk, an amount that is reportedly triple from what it was six months ago.

Full story on TG Daily

Security Round-Up: Dell Updates Broadcom Drivers, NetGear Exploit Released

Dell has released a 52 MB patch for its affected drivers: The company lists a wide array of adapters including Dell Wireless 1350, 1370, 1390, 1450, and 1500, and the TrueMobile 1300 and 1400 series of mini-PCI and PC Cards. That's one huge download to replace what's apparently not a ton of code. But it must include all the associated software that runs the system, too, as well as every patch for every device.

Full story on Wi-Fi Networking News

Singapore wireless freeloader faces three years imprisonment

You better think twice before accessing another person's wireless network in Singapore. 17-year-old Garyl Tan Jia Luo is the first person accused of violating the country's Computer Misuse Act and now faces up to three years imprisonment. Authorities say he used his laptop to access his neighbors wireless access point.

Full Story on TG Daily

China Continues to Push WAPI

The WLAN Authentication and Privacy Infrastructure (WAPI) "standard" won't die:WAPI is a homegrown, proprietary encryption and authentication solution developed in part by the Chinese computer industry and in part by military- and government-controlled entities. WAPI has been slapped around by the ISO, in part because China's industry won't publish the spec. Problematic. A few years ago, WAPI was going to be required for all equipment sold in China, but high-level Bush administration negotiation apparently squashed that plan.

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F-Secure announces new protection against Zero-Day exploits

F-Secure has announced a new version of the Internet Security protection suite that promises to protect against Zero-Day exploits. Internet Security 2007 will have so-called "DeepGuard" technology that analyzes newly installed programs and stops them if anything suspicious is found. The company claims the new system is more proactive and can stop previously unknown threats.

Full story on TG Daily

D-Link DSD-150: Good idea, flawed implementation

Bill Meade takes D-Link's little all-in-one security box for a spin but finds that it promises far more than it delivers

The Smart Traveler's Guide to Data Theft Protection

Your identity and other personal data can be much more vulnerable while on the road. Derek Boiko-Weyrauch shows you how not to be an easy mark.

How You Are About To Become Responsible For Credit Card Fraud

3D Secure is the new protocol being developed by the main players in the credit card payments business to try to combat credit card fraud. The kicker, however, is that it shifts responsibility for the cost of fraud from the acquirers (merchants and their banks) to us - consumers and our banks. Pat McKenna shows you just what 3DS is all about.

Social Engineering: The Biggest Risk to Internet Security

We rely on security walls to keep intruders out, while leaving gates so that we can get in and out ourselves. Most hacking involves trying to break down or otherwise sneak past these gates, but the easiest way to get in is to convince the gatekeeper to open the door. In networking security circles, this is known as Social Engineering, and it's something you need to understand.
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