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  • Experts warn of buffer overflow flaw in Solaris

    A vulnerability in Solaris puts systems running the Sun Microsystems operating system at risk of being taken over by an attacker, experts warned late Monday.

  • Viruses still costing businesses

    The next major computer virus attack could cost SMEs in the UK as much as £2.1 billion, according to new research conducted by McAfee Security.

  • Cyberterrorism threats 'real'

    Jay Garden, the man charged with protecting New Zealand's critical infrastructure says a cyberterrorism threat by an al Qaeda associate last week is just the latest in a series since September 11 last year.

  • Law firm gets foxy with e-mail security

    Phillips Fox has set a technology precedent as Australia's first commercial law firm to introduce a secure e-mail communications system.

  • Alcatel leaves LAN switch software back door wide open

    A security vulnerability in Alcatel SA's OmniSwitch 7000 series LAN switches could lead to an attacker gaining full control over the switches, Alcatel warned.

  • Government department spreads e-mail virus

    A Federal Government network has inadvertently distributed a virus to mailing list subscribers.

  • Microsoft issues patch for serious security hole

    Microsoft issued a software patch Wednesday for what it described as a "critical" new security vulnerability affecting most versions of its Windows operating systems and certain versions of the Internet Explorer (IE) Web browser.

  • New, 'Nimda-like' Microsoft vulnerability found

    Microsoft Corp. issued a software patch Wednesday for what it described as a "critical" new security vulnerability affecting most versions of its Windows operating systems and certain versions of the Internet Explorer (IE) Web browser.

  • Cyber threat more than just a game

    In a bid to end scepticism surrounding the threat of a cyber terrorist attack, Gartner presented its own "digital Pearl Harbor" research in Sydney last week.

  • IBM rolls Check Point into autonomic effort

    IBM's Tivoli Risk Manager software is extending its so-called "autonomic" or self-healing capabilities to include Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.'s VPN-1/Firewall-1 Next Generation software, according to a statement Wednesday from Check Point.

  • Homeland security bill includes stiff hacker penalties

    As the U.S. Senate prepares to take action on the proposed Homeland Security this week, potential computer terrorists might want to pay close attention.

  • Panel: Accept the Net is vulnerable to attack

    Companies and home Internet users need to accept that the global computer network is inherently vulnerable to attacks, worms, trojans and anything else miscreants want to unleash on it, and then accept that securing the system is everyone's responsibility, a panel of security experts said Monday at the Comdex trade show.

  • Microsoft execs speak on Trustworthy Computing

    A panel of Microsoft Corp. executives touted the company's achievements in the area of security, but said that consumers should expect a long wait and may need to change their own behavior before the goal of "trustworthy computing," as laid out by Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates, is realized.

  • Exclusive: Bin Laden associate warns of cyberattacks

    A London-based fundamentalist Islamic cleric with known ties to Osama bin Laden said al-Qaeda and various other fundamentalist Muslim groups around the world are actively planning to use the Internet as a weapon in their "defensive" jihad, or holy war, against the West.

  • Zone Labs unveils new enterprise offering

    Zone Labs Inc., maker of the popular freeware firewall ZoneAlarm, unveiled an upgraded version of its enterprise firewall product, Zone Labs Integrity, at Comdex on Monday, with features targeting vulnerabilities posed by applications and remote users.

  • Spend 'softly' on IT security

    When it comes to IT security spending size doesn't matter, it's how the spend is used that counts.

  • ServGate and NAI team on antivirus appliance

    A new gateway appliance from ServGate Technologies Inc. uses Network Associates Inc.'s (NAI) McAfee antivirus scanning engine to perform edge-based virus scanning, according to a statement released by ServGate.

  • Sun's Gage urges participation in security

    In a presentation at the Oracle world conference here that featured a demonstration of a global geospatial application and an explanation of its military usage in Afghanistan, Sun Microsystems Inc.'s John Gage, chief researcher and director of the company's science office, urged community participation to promote secure computing.

  • Mundie grades Trustworthy Computing one year on

    A year ago last week, Microsoft Corp.'s chief technical officer, Craig Mundie, gave a presentation at its Silicon Valley campus that served as the public unveiling of a widespread initiative to improve the security and reliability of Microsoft's products.

  • Symantec calls for Aussie cyber tsar

    In a move likely to cause more pained winces in Canberra, Symantec's global CEO and chairman John Thompson and vice president of security response, Art Wong have called on the Federal Government to create the position of an Australian cyber security tsar.

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