Security Bytes:

October, 2009


October 29, 2009  3:35 PM

Twitter warns of new phishing attacks

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

Phishing campaign uses a direct message and a fake Twitter login page to pilfer credentials. Twitter issued a spam warning via a Twitter message telling users not to click...

October 29, 2009  12:18 PM

Mozilla update repairs Firefox buffer overflow vulnerabilities

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

Repairs fix several critical memory corruption errors and buffer overflow flaws that could cause the browser to crash and leave users vulnerable to attack. Mozilla issued an update to its popular Firefox browser this week, repairing more than a dozen flaws that could cause the...


October 28, 2009  12:40 PM

McAfee survey: Less money, less time, less security for midmarket

Neil Roiter Profile: NBRoiter

McAfee report estimates that mid-sized businesses in the U.S. spent $17.2 billion fixing IT security incidents in 2008. How much should a midmarket company spend on security? Am I spending it on the right technologies? How much time and effort should their IT people devote to...


October 24, 2009  2:41 PM

Cigital’s Gary McGraw talks cloud security with Chris Hoff

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

Security needs to pay more attention to the protocols which bind the applications and infrastructure together. That's where the cracks are appearing. What is cloud computing? In an interview with Cigital's software security expert Gary McGraw, Network security expert


October 22, 2009  3:23 PM

Email archiving vendor sues Gartner, doesn’t see magic in quadrant

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

ZL Technologies is seeking $1.7 billion in damages from Gartner Inc. Analyst firm dismisses claims. ZL Technologies Inc., an email archiving vendor is suing analyst firm Gartner for eroding its market presence by consistently ranking it in the lower quadrant of its popular...


October 19, 2009  10:34 PM

A good business model: Symantec reports on “scareware”

Neil Roiter Profile: NBRoiter

Report finds cybercriminals well organized in coordinated rogue antivirus schemes. Maybe we’ve made people too security conscious? I’m being facetious, but if we hadn’t succeeded in scaring people straight into worrying about identity-stealing malware and phishing...


October 15, 2009  6:18 PM

Is it time for security managers to get tough?

Marcia Savage Marcia Savage Profile: Marcia Savage

With so many of the same security problems plaguing organizations year after year, it's time to get tough, a health care security executive suggested Tuesday during a panel discussion at the Cornerstones of Trust 2009 conference in Foster City, Calif. Connie Sadler, information security officer...


October 15, 2009  1:39 PM

Analyst calls Barracuda-Purewire deal proof of cloud dominance

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

Forrester analyst calls Barracuda’s acquisition of Purewire proof that cloud computing has gone mainstream. Barracuda announced...

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October 15, 2009  1:15 PM

Some Facebook applications lead to Russian attack sites

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

Poor coding on some Facebook apps lead to websites pushing malware, rogue antivirus. Security researchers at antivirus vendor AVG Technologies have discovered that faulty coding in some Facebook applications are being targeted by cybercriminals. Roger Thompson, chief research...


October 13, 2009  10:07 PM

Microsoft record Patch Tuesday: Should flaws be counted?

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

Security experts say counting patches is senseless. Another Microsoft Patch Tuesday has come and gone, but this one has trumped June for setting a new record for the number of flaws patched by the software giant. There were 34 vulnerabilities fixed in 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


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