Security Bytes:

June, 2007


June 18, 2007  3:57 PM

Trend Micro warns of widescale Trojan attack

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

Tokyo-based antivirus firm Trend Micro is warning in its blog of a large Trojan attack that has proven especially troublesome for computers in Italy. The attack involved a blizzard of seemingly legitimate Web pages...

June 18, 2007  2:41 PM

More on the PatchLink-SecureWave merger

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

Analysis on the newly-announced merger between PatchLink and SecureWave continued to roll in after our stories were posted. Since these guys were kind enough to jot down some thoughts by email, I'm...


June 18, 2007  10:00 AM

Richard Bejtlich: I’m not dead

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

Richard Bejtlich wants the world to know that he's not going anywhere. Bejtlich, president and CEO of TaoSecurity, is joining General Electric as director of incident response, and he's worried about assumptions that this spells the end of his popular


June 18, 2007  9:36 AM

SonicWall-Aventail merger could lead to lost jobs

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

A few days after SonicWall announced it would acquire SSL VPN vendor Aventail for $25 million, I caught up with Patrick Sweeney, vice president of Aventail's secure networking business unit,...


June 15, 2007  10:21 AM

Google hostile to Privacy, AOL, Apple a ’substantial threat’ warns group

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

Privacy International, a privacy watchdog group released the interim results of a six month study of privacy practices of Internet...

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June 15, 2007  5:25 AM

Use cafe Wi-Fi, face a felony charge

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

Having done my share of Web browsing in various Starbucks Coffee shops, I found


June 14, 2007  1:30 PM

New Hampshire posts treasure trove of security breach documents

David Schneier David Schneier Profile: David Schneier

There are a few states that demand that organizations that suffer security breaches that compromise customer data report those incidents to the state as well as the affected individuals. One of those forward-thinking states is New Hampshire, and the state' has gone a step further and decided to...


June 14, 2007  6:19 AM

Install those Microsoft patches — exploits abound

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

On the heels of our report of a possible new Microsoft Office zero-day yesterday comes news that there's


June 13, 2007  3:44 PM

FBI says it’s found a million bot-infected PCs

David Schneier David Schneier Profile: David Schneier

You have to hand it to the FBI. If nothing else, they do come up with some clever code names for their operations. On Wednesday the agency and the Department of Justice announced that through a joint effort with the CERT-CC code named Operation Bot Roast they...


June 13, 2007  9:44 AM

SonicWall to acquire Aventail for $25 million

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

Another week, another acquisition in the IT security market. A full week after we wrote about IBM's bid to acquire Watchfire comes news that SonicWall has an agreement to buy Secure Socket Layer...


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