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  • Visa to get behind voice recognition

    Visa International Inc. is partnering with a maker of voice recognition software to develop voice authentication technology for use with Visa-brand credit cards. The two companies will be looking at applications of the biometric security in the areas of e-commerce, mobile commerce and risk management, according to a statement released Friday by Vocent Solutions Inc.

  • Stratus bets $100,000 on Windows

    Stratus Technologies Inc. believes in Windows.

  • NetForensics adds visualization, scores in 3.0

    NetForensics Inc. is set to unveil the latest upgrade to its security information management (SIM) software, which will feature security event scoring and categorization features as well as visualization technology from SilentRunner Inc., the company said Monday.

  • Feds planning early-warning system for Internet

    The U.S. National Communications System (NCS) plans to develop a Global Early Warning Information System (GEWIS) to monitor the performance of the Internet and provide warnings to government and industry users of threats that could degrade service, such as denial-of-service attacks against the Domain Name Servers that control Internet traffic.

  • Yahoo users hit with e-mail scam

    Users of Yahoo Inc.'s paid services were targeted by scam artists trying to gain access to their personal information, including credit card numbers.

  • Start-up secures stored net data

    Businesses looking for ways to protect data in networked storage arrays might be interested in a start-up that has unveiled appliances designed to encrypt and decrypt storage data without hurting network performance.

  • SBS to screen not-so Secret History of Hacking

    It's not everyday one sees the likes of Steve Wozniak, John Draper (aka Captain Crunch) and Kevin Mitnick all sitting down around a table to reminisce about the good old days of hacking, but that's precisely what SBS is dishing up on Saturday October 19 at 7.30pm in the form documentary retrospective on the forgotten roots of hacking.

  • Secure e-mail on tap from Tumbleweed

    Tumbleweed Communications Corp. says later this month it will ship technology that makes it easier for corporations to send secure and encrypted e-mail from their existing messaging systems and messaging-enabled applications.

  • Microsoft plugs privilege elevation flaw in SQL server

    Microsoft's SQL Server 7.0 and 2000 software both contain a critical flaw that allows low privilege users to elevate their privilege level and make changes to tasks created by other users, the company said Wednesday.

  • Security hole discovered in Symantec firewalls

    A flaw discovered in a common component of Symantec's firewall technology leaves a number of that company's products vulnerable to denial of service (DoS) attacks, according to a bulletin released by the company and by Advanced IT Security AS, a security services firm with headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark.

  • Intel puts security on networking chip

    Intel Corp. Tuesday released a network processor, the IXP2850, that combines packet processing capabilities with integrated encryption and data-integrity features on a single piece of silicon to reduce power consumption and space requirements.

  • Top international cryptography conference in Queenstown

    One of the top three cryptography conferences will be held this year in December in Queenstown, New Zealand, and already the guest list is a who's who of the cryptographic world.

  • Network Associates opens consulting group

    Network security company Network Associates (NAI) has created a new professional services group to offer consulting and educational services to its customers, the company said Tuesday.

  • Compuware IM monitoring tools available

    Compuware Corp. in Farmington Hills, Mich., today announced a set of improvements to its NetworkVantage application performance management tools, including the ability to monitor who's using instant messaging applications and how much Web traffic they generate.

  • Vendors race to fill access, identity management gaps

    Software vendors are introducing a slew of products that aim to reduce the growing complexity of managing user identities and controlling access to applications scattered across internal and external systems.

  • MSN Messenger worm steals game keys

    A worm that spreads through Microsoft's MSN Messenger instant messaging program is circulating on the Internet. If released on a computer, the worm opens a back door to the infected machine and e-mails product keys for popular PC games such as Half-Life to an anonymous Web-based e-mail account, according to an alert posted on the Web page of antivirus maker Sophos PLC.

  • Microsoft warns of 'critical' flaw in Outlook Express

    Microsoft released a security alert Thursday acknowledging a serious security hole in its Outlook Express e-mail client. The vulnerability, which was found in Outlook Express versions 5.5 and 6.0, could allow a remote attacker to take control of machines running Outlook Express using malicious code embedded in an e-mail message.

  • McAfee boosts Network Associates Q3 profit

    Boosted by the performance of recently acquired Corp. and a deal with the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), Network security company Network Associates Inc. Thursday reported a third quarter profit of US$9.1 million, or $0.06 per share.

  • CERT warns of Trojan horse in Sendmail package

    An Internet hacker succeeded in implanting some copies of the source code for the Sendmail package with a Trojan horse, allowing intruders to access computers on which the popular mail-server was compiled and open computer networks to attack, security experts warned Tuesday.

  • MS eschews reports it will charge for added security

    Clearing up comments made by a Microsoft Corp. executive at a security conference in Paris earlier this week, a company spokesman said Wednesday the software maker was not considering charging for additional security options within its products.

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