Defending against botnets; Is IT losing the battle against DNS attacks?

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Defending against botnets, 07/18/07: Botnets are being manned by mobsters, so new methods of defense are needed to stop them. Ben Kaplan, senior product manager for security applications at EarthLink, and Vlad Gorelick, CTO at Sana Security, discuss behavioral analysis, warez, the federal smackdown and the ISP's role in stopping bots with Julie Bort.

Is IT losing the battle against DNS attacks?, 07/18/07: Few things can strike fear into the heart of the IT department like an attack on a company's Domain Name System servers. That may explain why companies are spending so much time to deploy myriad, complex security measures to keep their DNS protected from malicious attackers. A study released Wednesday of 465 IT and business professionals says despite the Sisyphean efforts, many companies remain vulnerable.

Firefox update fixes problem with Internet Explorer, 07/18/07: A new update for the Firefox browser fixes an unusual vulnerability that could cause malicious code to run if the browser is launched by Microsoft's Internet Explorer.

Cisco WAAS flaw: Cisco says its WAAS is vulnerable to DoS attacks.

Mac OS X worm maker raps Apple on security, 07/17/07: The anonymous researcher who claims to have crafted a Mac OS X worm said Tuesday that he or she will report his findings to Apple, but added that the Cupertino, Calif. company "has a very long way to go" on security.

Security services: the high cost of skills and staffing, 07/17/07: More enterprises considering managed IT security services from carriers because skilled security workers are in short supply and command high salaries.

Oracle’s less secretive approach to security, 07/17/07: Oracle, which fixed 45 security flaws in database and application products today, is less secretive about security than it once was. But the company should still take a cue from Microsoft.

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