Security Bytes:

May, 2008

May 12, 2008  9:33 AM

Security vet Anne Bonaparte takes CEO job at Solidcore

David Schneier David Schneier Profile: David Schneier

Anne Bonaparte, a veteran security industry executive, is taking over the top job at change-management vendor Solidcore Systems. Bonaparte has spent time at a number of security vendors, including VeriSign, MailFrontier, SonicWall and Tablus. She takes over as CEO at Solidcore, as founder and...

May 7, 2008  3:34 PM

New SQL injection worm making the rounds

David Schneier David Schneier Profile: David Schneier

The trend toward large-scale attacks against Web sites through the use of SQL injection is continuing, as experts at both the SANS Internet Storm Center and Shadowserver Foundation are tracking a newly discovered SQL injection worm that...

May 7, 2008  2:17 PM

Spammers exploit social networking sites

Marcia Savage Marcia Savage Profile: Marcia Savage

Users of social networking sites may be irritated to find that an increasing number of invitations to be a friend or contact turn out to be ads. Spammers are turning their attention to social networking sites to hawk their products, according to Cloudmark, a messaging security company. As email...

May 6, 2008  4:23 PM

Microsoft releases Windows XP SP3

David Schneier David Schneier Profile: David Schneier

If you've been dying to get your hands on Microsoft's NAP (Network Access Protection) technology, but just somehow haven't gotten around to deploying Vista yet, today is your lucky day. Microsoft released

May 6, 2008  1:17 PM

Howard Schmidt: Fed’s domain reduction program too aggressive

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

In this interview conducted last month at RSA Conference 2008, security expert, Howard Schmidt says the federal government’s goal to reduce its nearly 2,000 domain access points to 50 by Fall 2008 is too aggressive and questions whether the government will reach its goal. Schmidt also explains...

May 1, 2008  11:51 AM

Pioneering online privacy firm Anonymizer acquired

David Schneier David Schneier Profile: David Schneier

Anonymizer, the pioneering online privacy company, was acquired Thursday by a highly specialized national-security technology provider. Anonymizer began in 1995 as a provider of technology to help consumers, and later enterprises, protect their identities online. The company...

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