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Congress: P2P networks harm national security
Security
Written by Daniel   
Wednesday, 25 July 2007 10:54

Congress: P2P networks harm national security
By Anne Broache
Staff Writer, CNET News.com
Published: July 24, 2007, 3:09 PM
 WASHINGTON--Politicians charged on Tuesday that peer-to-peer networks can pose a "national security threat" because they enable federal employees to share sensitive or classified documents accidentally from their computers.

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When it comes to privacy and security....
Security
Written by Daniel   
Monday, 23 July 2007 11:36

Who better to trust than Microsoft!? ":O}

Search privacy gets hot: Microsoft and Ask.com tag-team 

By Joel Hruska | Published: July 23, 2007 - 10:01AM CT
ARS Technica
Microsoft has announced that it will change its current web search privacy policies in response to concern over online privacy and advertising industry consolidation. The company also said that it is joining the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) later this year.
Google to anonymize logs in a nod to privacy advocates

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Your face is the key to security
Security
Written by Danrok   
Thursday, 29 March 2007 08:57

From CNet:

Canadian company Bioscrypt claims an industry first with a desktop 3D face recognition camera. The goal: make your visage a fail-safe computer password. CNET News.com's Joris Evers takes a look.

Watch their video here.

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Build security into applications? Why didn't everyone think of that? We did!!
Security
Written by Daniel   
Monday, 05 March 2007 10:39
Getting to Know the Enemy Better
DarkReading

MARCH 1, 2007 | ARLINGTON, Va. -- Black Hat DC -- Experts agree: The best way to secure applications is to build security in during the development phase. The problem is that there are few standards or templates for doing it.

But that situation is about to change, according to speakers at the Black Hat conference here today. In fact, draft guidelines for specifying common security weaknesses and common attack patterns could be just weeks away.
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Mac users too lax on security
Security
Written by Danrok   
Tuesday, 20 February 2007 06:45

From the BBC:

Apple Mac users are still too lax when it comes to security matters, an independent researcher has said.

Kevin Finisterre caused ripples in the Mac community when he started a website in January revealing a different bug in Apple systems each day of the month.

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IBM acquires security company and feeds it steroids
Security
Written by Daniel   
Friday, 09 February 2007 08:53
IBM's Stealthy Security Play
DarkReading

It took Tom Noonan 12 years to grow his company -- the venerable Internet Security Systems (ISS)-- to 1,400 employees. But within the next nine months, Noonan expects the size of his once-tiny company to more than double.

"To make that sort of growth -- at that speed, in a company of our size -- is just nuts," Noonan said in an interview here earlier this week. "It’s crazy."
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Vista security questioned
Security
Written by Daniel   
Wednesday, 07 February 2007 09:41
Microsoft Vision Raises Questions
DarkReading
FEBRUARY 7, 2007 | SAN FRANCISCO -- RSA Conference -- Microsoft's top dogs in security offered their vision of the future of enterprise security in their keynote address here yesterday. But some attendees left the address scratching their heads, wondering about the efficacy of some key building blocks in the software giant's strategy.
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Banking website security flawed
Security
Written by Danrok   
Monday, 05 February 2007 03:34

From CNET: 

Internet security experts have long known that simple passwords do not fully defend online bank accounts from determined fraud artists. Now a study suggests that a popular secondary security measure provides little additional protection.

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Vista's virus security not good enough
Security
Written by Danrok   
Monday, 05 February 2007 02:19

From the Register:

Windows Vista has only just left the starting blocks but security watchers have wasted no time in challenging claims that it provides improved security defences.

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Symantec starts YouTube security channel
Security
Written by Danrok   
Wednesday, 31 January 2007 14:01

Symantec have set-up their own account on YouTube, so far there is one video available.   The video shows them intentionally allowing a Word 0-day exploit to run on a Windows PC.

To protect yourself, you should apply all the latest patches for Office and be extremely careful with documents received by email since there are now four unpatched vulnerabilities for MS Word!

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