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Military clamping down on security

Jan 13, 20062 mins

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Military clamping down on security, 01/16/06

Amid growing concern about hacker infiltrations into military computers, the top commander for the Department of Defense network operations has ordered a crackdown on security.

MasterCard incentives may beef up transaction security, 01/12/06

MasterCard International Wednesday announced that it is lowering transaction charges for merchants that use its SecureCode service to authenticate online customers.

Symantec, Kaspersky criticized for cloaking software, 01/12/06

The Windows operating system expert who exposed Sony BMG Music Entertainment use of “rootkit” cloaking techniques last year is now criticizing security vendors Symantec and Kaspersky Lab for shipping software that works in a similar manner.

MIT to host spam, next-generation computing events, 01/12/06

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology over the next few months plans to show off its research on next-generation networks as well as foster discussion on how to squelch spam.

Bank tape lost with data on 90,000 customers, 01/12/06

A computer tape from a Connecticut bank containing personal data on 90,000 customers was lost in transit recently, the bank reported Wednesday.

FBI warns of mining accident e-mail scam, 01/12/06

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) is warning Internet users to be on the look out for a fraudulent e-mail soliciting money for a survivor of a mine accident in the U.S. last week.

Barracuda attracts $40 million in venture investment, 01/11/06

Who says the e-mail security market is overfunded? Certainly not Sequoia Capital, which led a whopping $40 million investment in messaging appliance maker Barracuda Networks in a deal that was announced on Monday.

Why you need to demand remediation features, 01/10/06

Much VPN technology is deployed to provide remote access for corporate users, so it must be easy to use and pretty much foolproof from the end-user perspective.

Lost data all over the news in 2005, 01/10/06

I’ve just finished teaching another workshop in my longstanding INFOSEC Year in Review series and will be writing about some of the topics that struck participants …

Segment data centers to prevent zero-day attacks, 01/10/06

Fast-propagating attacks like worms or viruses can quickly bring a data center to its knees. But protecting the data center from such threats is not as …