Security Bytes:

September, 2007


September 21, 2007  5:21 AM

Is stand-alone AV finally dead? The debate goes on

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

Bill BrennerWith...

September 20, 2007  5:51 AM

IT admins run into trouble with Microsoft Office 2003 SP3

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

IT shops may be eager to download Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3 (SP3), which includes many of the security enhancements found in the 2007 release, but don't expect a...


September 19, 2007  8:16 AM

Microsoft launches Office 2003 SP3, investigates Windows flaw

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

Microsoft says customers can start downloading Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3 (SP3), which includes many of the security enhancements found in the 2007 release. Meanwhile, the software giant is investigating reports of


September 19, 2007  8:03 AM

Maynor finally releases Apple Wi-Fi attack paper

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

Security researcher Dave Maynor got mountains of attention last year by going after weaknesses in Apple's Mac OS X and wireless cards in general. A year later, he has finally released a


September 18, 2007  12:34 PM

Google touts Flayer fuzzing tool

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

Search giant Google continues to make a big splash on the security front, inviting visitors to the Google Online Security Blog to try out Flayer,...


September 17, 2007  12:25 PM

Sourcefire unveils adaptive IPS

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

Sourcefire, maker and seller of the wildly popular Snort IDS tool, has just unveiled 3D System version 4.7, which it bills as the industry’s "first-ever" adaptive IPS.

While traditional IPS vendors have subscribed to...


September 17, 2007  11:59 AM

McAfee launches Security Innovation Alliance

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

There's some news today that'll be of interest to McAfee users: The company has just launched a new program for tech companies that want to integrate with McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator. The McAfee Security Innovation Alliance will "provide a set of tools designed to help integrate third-party...


September 12, 2007  7:07 AM

Verizon gets new CISO

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

Only a month after its major acquisition of Cybertrust, Verizon is experiencing a change of leadership in its top security post. Verizon CISO Jim Trainor announced his intention to retire at the end of the year. The telecommunications giant chose Michael A. Mason, currently the executive...


September 11, 2007  4:24 PM

Virtually secure

David Schneier David Schneier Profile: David Schneier

I have to admit to being surprised by the size of the VMWorld show out here in San Francisco. I knew there was a lot of interest in virtualization these days, but there's upwards of 10,000 attendees here, which is pretty close to what the RSA Conference draws. The security sessions I've attended...


September 10, 2007  7:21 AM

Google, Yahoo, Microsoft vulnerable to authentication token flaw

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

Researchers at the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) have discovered a flaw in the way some Web sites handle authentication tokens. The agency issued an advisory Friday warning that some sites are transmitting...

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