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Security flaws fixed in Firefox update, 02/02/06

Mozilla has released a new version of its Firefox browser containing critical security updates. Version 1.5.0.1 of the browser, released Wednesday, also contains a number of "stability" fixes to address problems causing the browser to gum up the ...

Fake F-Secure e-mail contains malware, 02/02/06

A Trojan horse has been sent to e-mail addresses disguised as a message from antivirus software vendor F-Secure Corp. in Helsinki, Finland, the company said in a statement.

Damage forecast low for file-trashing virus, 02/03/06

A virus that is scheduled to begin deleting files on Friday from infected Windows computers is unlikely to result in widespread damage, security vendors said, although some businesses reported being affected.

First bug found for Internet Explorer Beta 2, 02/01/06

An independent researcher needed just 15 minutes to find the first bug in the Beta 2 preview release of Microsoft's Internet Explorer 7 browser.

Super Bowl security to use sensor fusion, 02/02/06

As some 65,000 football fans gather at Ford Field in Detroit Sunday for this year’s Super Bowl XL, Michigan National Guard troops will be patrolling the stadium and nearby neighborhoods with handheld computers and special sensors tied together in a ...

Database security software to be updated at RSA Conference, 02/02/06

Application Security Inc. is expected to announce a new version of its database-focused intrusion detection and security auditing software at the RSA Conference, which gets under way Feb. 13 in San Francisco.

Security snafu at Boston Globe exposes subscriber data, 02/01/06

An apparent attempt to recycle discarded internal reports has ended up in the compromise of credit card and bank number information belonging to more than 240,000 subscribers of The Boston Globe and Worcester Telegram & Gazette.

Porn spammer pleads guilty, 02/01/06

A California man accused of managing the computer system used to send hundreds of thousands of pornography-related e-mail messages has pleaded guilty to violating a U.S. anti-spam law.

Symantec snags Oracle CIO, 02/01/06

Symantec has raided the ranks of its Silicon Valley neighbor Oracle to hire a new CIO. David Thompson, formerly senior vice president and CIO with the database vendor, has taken over as Symantec's CIO, effective Monday, the company said.

RSA Security announces Key Manager, 02/01/06

RSA Security this week announced Key Manager, server-based software for managing encryption keys used in business applications.

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