Security Bytes:

June, 2008


June 26, 2008  5:53 PM

The changing face of information security

David Schneier David Schneier Profile: David Schneier

In the last eight years or so, I've probably been to more than 100 security conferences, workshops, trade shows and seminars, and I'm hard-pressed to come up with one that's been more informative or entertaining than the Workshop on Economics in...

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June 25, 2008  1:42 PM

Srizbi botnet blamed for malicious spam surge

Marcia Savage Marcia Savage Profile: Marcia Savage

A sharp rise in the volume of malicious spam this month can be largely attributed to the Srizbi botnet, according to researchers at Marshal. Spam intended to infect users' computers with malware tripled in one week, jumping from 3% of total spam at the beginning of June to 9.9% the following...


June 25, 2008  12:19 PM

Yahoo Mail flaw found and fixed

Marcia Savage Marcia Savage Profile: Marcia Savage

Researchers at Cenzic discovered a vulnerability in Yahoo Mail that could allow attackers to steal Yahoo identities and potentially access users’ sensitive information.

The company, a Web application security provider based in Santa Clara, Calif.,...


June 24, 2008  11:23 AM

Proofpoint acquires email archiving provider Fortiva

David Schneier David Schneier Profile: David Schneier

The steady drumbeat of acquisitions in the security industry continues, with the latest deal being Proofpoint's purchase today of email archiving provider Fortiva. The deal is another indicator of the shift toward on-demand security technologies. Proofpoint already offers its email security product...


June 19, 2008  12:14 PM

TippingPoint reports Firefox 3.0 flaw

Marcia Savage Marcia Savage Profile: Marcia Savage

TippingPoint said a researcher submitted a critical vulnerability affecting Firefox 3.0 to its Zero Day Initiative just five hours after Mozilla released the updated open source browser Tuesday. 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


June 19, 2008  8:25 AM

Panda security researchers warn of new worm tool

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

Panda SecuritySecurity researchers at antivirus...


June 17, 2008  1:36 PM

Third Brigade acquires OSSEC project

Marcia Savage Marcia Savage Profile: Marcia Savage

Third Brigade, a host intrusion prevention software company, has acquired OSSEC, an open source, host-based IDS. The vendor said the OSSEC project will remain open source while it provides commercial support and training. Daniel Cid, the creator and primary developer of OSSEC, will work as...


June 17, 2008  9:57 AM

Microsoft security updates blocked by bug

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

UPDATE: Microsoft released a patch to apply to the System Center Configuration Manager 2007 servers to resolve the patching issues. Security Advisory 954474 has the details. ************ Microsoft...


June 16, 2008  4:47 PM

Citrix executive named new Sourcefire chief

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

SourcefireA former sales executive at...


June 11, 2008  6:47 PM

Billing records of 2.2 million stolen

Marcia Savage Marcia Savage Profile: Marcia Savage

The University of Utah Hospitals & Clinics said Tuesday that a metal box of backup tapes containing billing records for about 2.2 million patients and guarantors was stolen from a car belonging to a storage contractor's employee. The driver for Perpetual Storage violated the storage company's...


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