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An exploit has been published for a vulnerability found in Microsoft Internet Explorer which could be used by attackers to run arbitrary code on target systems. The flaw is due to an error when processing a 'createTextRange()' call related with control objects.
VeriSign has announced its new VeriSign Security Risk Profiling Service, which the company claims is the industry's first comprehensive solution to help enterprises identify, visualize and quantify information security risks.
Gauntlet's technology is designed to detect potential problems before they have a chance to impact other developers by automatically pre-screening all new code against a set of quality guidelines before it enters the build process. This reduces the number of broken builds that can impa...
A technical paper delivered during a conference on 15 March, in Pisa, Italy, entitled 'Is Your Cat Infected with a Computer Virus?' has claimed that RFID tags can be used to corrupt databases and even potentially to spread computer viruses. However AIM Global, the trade association for...
In a move the companies say will bring unique management benefits to the broad number of users of Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003 (SMS) for the first time, Intel plans to connect its new Intel Active Management Technology (Intel AMT) with Microsoft SMS, substantially enhancing...
'The world virus map is an excellent resource for quickly understanding the virus situation at any given time,' said Mikko Hypponen, Chief Research Officer at F-Secure said, as his company introduced the concept of 'virus maps' - a visual representations of virus infections worldwide...
A worm and a virus, both attacking Mac OS X, have been reported, the first instances of Apple's previously impervious operating system being attacked. OSX/Inqtana.A is a proof of concept worm for Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger). It tries to spread from one infected system to others by using Blu...
Symantec CEO James Thompson warns against an erosion in consumer confidence as the biggest threat to the continued growth of e-commerce, rather than a single hostile attack. Thompson made his remarks at a keynote speech at the RSA Security Conference in San Jose.
McAfee has partnered with Sony Ericsson to provide mobile security solutions on the new P990i and M600i. McAfee VirusScan Mobile and McAfee Firewall Mobile will be included with the Sony Ericsson smartphones - both of which offer Internet access, e-mail, and video conferencing.
With the RFID Anywhere Appliance Edition, engineers can build RFID readers that are both intelligent and easily managed, thereby significantly reducing the cost of ownership. Through remote management, reader configurations can be quickly and automatically restored, drastically reduci...
Wipro Technologies, the India based IT Service company, has announced that it revamped and expanded its remote managed services center located in Bangalore, India. The center has some $5 million worth of new generation technology and tool sets, giving customers a technology agnostic, ...
Bots - programs that go resident on computers waiting for commands from their creator, usually via IRC - now represent more than 20 percent of the total new malware detected, says a report based on 2005. They are often used to make up extensive networks, popularly known as 'botnets,' w...
Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet & Society and Oxford University's Oxford Internet Institute are leading an iniative to fight 'badware' with the support of several prominent tech companies, including Google, Lenovo, and Sun Microsystems.
'We are pleased to have collaborated with the Bulgarian authorities in their swift and effective action in this case,' said Horacio Gutierrez, associate general counsel for Microsoft Europe, as the Bulgarian law-enforcement National Services to Combat Organized Crime (NSCOC) agency arr...
Prior to using Asigra Televaulting from backup service provider, Storage Guardian, for vaulting their critical data from all 25 offices, Pro-Tax backed up each office to tape. This legacy tape method created challenges. ?We found that some backups failed to run when scheduled, or faile...
Although it should not be a problem for those using personal firewalls on their laptop, vulnerability researcher Mark Loveless, a senior security researcher for the Vernier Threat Labs, has been drawing attention to a wireless security vulnerability in Windows XP and 2000.
Barracuda Networks, a provider of enterprise-class spam firewall solutions, announced facts about its business status for the year 2005. The company said that there was a 150 percent raise in its customer roster. There was a steady increase in its customer base over the past year, the ...
Today's bulletin covers one vulnerability in Embedded Web fonts and one vulnerability in Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Exchange. The most severe of these vulnerabilities, MS06-003, has two exploit scenarios involving both the client side, with vulnerable versions of Outlook, Office L...
McAfee has announced that its President, Gene Hodges, has submitted his resignation from his position as President, effective immediately, to pursue the role of chief executive officer of Websense. Hodges' team will work directly with George Samenuk, chairman and chief executive offi...
Barracuda Networks, ISSJ service provider, announced its first outside investment. The company has secured funding worth $40 Million yesterday, according to a press release. Two Menlo Park-based companies, Sequoia Capital and Francisco Partners are funding Barracuda. Barracuda Networks...
'Security update MS06-001,' originally planned to be released on Tuesday, January 10, as part of its regular monthly release of security bulletins, has been released early. Testing 'for quality and aplication compatability' has been completed earlier than anticipated, said Microsoft.
Consumer customers who use Automatic Updates will receive the update automatically and do not need to take any additional actions. Consumers can also manually download and deploy the update by visiting Microsoft Update or Windows Update. Consumers can also get more information at Micro...
McAfee has reached a settlement agreement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) resolving charges filed against the company in connection a formal investigation launched in 2002 in connection with its results in the year 2000 and prior. Under the settlement, McAfee has...
'Microsoft has been carefully monitoring the attempted exploitation of the WMF vulnerability since it became public last week,' the company said in a recent statement, 'through its own forensic capabilities and through partnerships within the industry and law enforcement. Although the ...
The Finnish-based antivirus company F-Secure is recommending that systems administrators block access to all WMF files at HTTP proxy and SMTP level, as the WMF vulnerability reported on Monday is confirmed as still applying to all the main versions of Windows: Windows ME, Windows 2000,...
The 'vacation ownership' division and subsidiary of Marriott International has reported that backup computer tapes containing data pertaining to approximately 206,000 associates, timeshare owners and timeshare customers are missing from the corporate office in Orlando, Florida.
'We have a number of sites that we have found with this exploit,' said Alex Eckelberry, CEO of Sunbelt Software, as a new exploit emerged yesterday in the wild, capable of affecting fully patched Windows XP SP2 systems. The vulnerability in the WMF graphics rendering engine: 'These ima...
About 20,000 systems were infected by a worm written by Anthony Scott Clark, 21, of Beaverton, OR, who pleaded guilty to launching DoS attacks against eBay and other companies in 2003. He faces as many as 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Astaro Corporation has announced that the company's Astaro Security Gateway Firewall has entered the second phase of the Common Criteria certification process. Common Criteria for IT Security Evaluation (CC), also known as ISO standard 15408, was developed by the national security orga...
Imation Corp, a provider of removable data storage media, has announced it is finalizing the development of both HD DVD and Blu-ray optical recordable media, with plans to utilize its proprietary hard coat protective disc coating in the development of both formats.
Forum XWall Web Services Firewall Service-Oriented Architecture security solution integrates market-leading Web services security policy enforcement with CA's eTrust TransactionMinder for transactional identity management; CA's eTrust Antivirus for virus management; and CA's Web Servic...
Coraid has announced that Fiberlink Communications Corp., a leading innovator and trusted enterprise partner for secure mobile workforce solutions, has selected the Coraid 3U SATA-RAID EtherDrive Storage appliance to archive its stand-by offsite cold databases.
The recent detection of additional, severe security flaws in Internet Explorer is apparently helping drive record downloads of Opera 8.51, the latest version of Opera's award-winning Web browser - which, since its debut less than one week ago, has been downloaded by more than one milli...
QuickSec Unified Anti-Virus is seamlessly integrated into QuickSec Unified, the only integrated OEM security platform on the market that enables networking equipment manufacturers to build complete unified security appliances that include SSL VPN, IPSec VPN, Firewall, intrusion prevent...
GridApp Systems, a provider of database automation software and solutions, has appointed William Clifford and John Stevenson to its Board of Directors. The executives bring deep expertise in IT strategy and infrastructure management with more than 50 years combined experience leading w...
SafeNet, setting the standard for information security, has announced that it was ranked Number 228 on the 2005 Deloitte Technology Fast 500, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in North America. Rankings are based on percentage revenue growth over five years, fro...
'Dear Sir/Madam,' opens the latest e-mail atempting to wreak Sober-worm havoc across the Internet, 'We have logged your IP-address on more than 30 illegal Websites.' It is signed Steven Allison, Federal Bureau of Investigation-FBI...and it's in reality an in-the-wild worm.
LiveTime Software, a leading provider of Java 2 Enterprise Edition based service management software, has announced the general availability of the LiveTime Appliance, the industry's first service management appliance. Designed exclusively for 64 bit operation, the appliance has been s...
Imation, a worldwide leader in removable data storage media, laid out its competitive strengths across the four pillars of storage before financial analysts and investors in New York City. Operating income for the fourth quarter is targeted between $23 million and $25 million, resultin...
OAKDALE, a worldwide leader in removable data storage media, will feature a full range of its premium business data storage products at SC|05Imation's LT0 Ultrium 3 media was selected to be used as part of the on-site StorCloud SC|05 initiative to build a High Performance Computing sto...