Technology to fight spyware, remotely controlled bots and other threats will dominate news from the RSA Conference in San Francisco this week, as antivirus and e-mail security companies offer new products and features to protect companies and Internet users from sophisticated, malicious code.
Stories by Paul Roberts
New technology on servers and switches from Hewlett-Packard (HP) will slow virus outbreaks on computer networks that use the HP products, the company said.
Microsoft warned customers about computer code that exploits holes in the company's software and blamed security researchers for publishing proof of concept code to trigger the vulnerabilities, which was then turned into working attacks.
Antivirus software company Sophos said on Thursday that it is joining Cisco Systems's Network Admission Control (NAC) program, according to a statement.
On the same day it announced the purchase of antivirus software vendor Sybari Software, Microsoft seeded the Internet with raw material for a possible future harvest of new worms and viruses.
Microsoft said Tuesday that it is buying Sybari Software, an antivirus and antispam software company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Security experts are warning about a new threat to Web surfers: malicious Web sites that use international domain names to spoof the Web addresses of legitimate sites.
Leading computer security and telecommunications companies said they are joining forces to raise awareness of threats to VOIP (voice over Internet Protocol) technology.
E-mail security company CipherTrust has updated the TrustedSource e-mail reputation system that it claims will make it easier to block spam e-mail by weeding out traffic from "zombie" machines that have been taken over by malicious hackers, the company said Monday.
Open source database software maker MySQL AB warned its users to tighten security Thursday, after news broke about a new Internet worm that targets the popular relational database, according to a company executive. The company is looking at making bigger changes to harden its product against future attacks, the executive said.
The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) seized hundreds of computers and around 60T bytes of data as part of an investigation into how details of the U.S. invasion plan for Operation Iraqi Freedom were leaked to The New York Times, a DOD official said.
Two new versions of the Bagle e-mail worm are spreading on the Internet and through peer to peer (P-to-P) file-sharing networks, according to warnings issued on Thursday by antivirus software companies.
A new worm-like threat is spreading on the Internet and targeting computers running the MySQL open source database software. Thousands of Microsoft Windows machines running MySQL have been infected, according to one security expert.
Computer security experts remembered the MyDoom e-mail worm Wednesday, one year after it tore through the Internet, deluged e-mail systems with infected messages and set records for infecting vulnerable computer systems.