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Briefing: Israel - Focus on the future 
Oct 9, 2007 | Comment Now 
Born out of the need to protect the country, the Israeli infosec industry is emerging as a global leader.
 
Email security: Good policy is the answer 
Feb 16, 2007 | Comment Now 
Spam clogging up the server was only the start. A sound email policy is the only way to handle security breaches and compliance.
 
Vulnerability is our business 
Oct 21, 2005 | Comment Now 
It might seem like a cosy, family-run business, but as David Quainton discovers, Next Generation Software has earned a global reputation
 
Zotob’s day 
Oct 21, 2005 | Comment Now 
It was just another PnP hole until virus writers got hold of it. David Quainton follows the return of the network worm
 
Zotob’s day 
Oct 21, 2005 | Comment Now 
It was just another PnP hole until virus writers got hold of it. David Quainton follows the return of the network worm
 
Cisco and Oracle panned, shaken, stirred 
Oct 4, 2005 | Comment Now 
Cisco and Oracle have been panned by a security expert for dealing with software vulnerabilities and putting users at risk.
 
Speed and firewalls panned at network security shindig 
Oct 3, 2005 | Comment Now 
Information technology is too focused on bandwidth and speed and not helping internet security, according to the head of information security at a Fortune 500 company.
 
FIFA scam lures footy fans  
Sep 27, 2005 | Comment Now 
FIFA has warned users to be wary of a phishing campaign aimed at taking advantage of money-hungry football fans.
 
No SOX please, we're non-compliant 
Sep 27, 2005 | Comment Now 
Companies will fail SOX audits in 2006, according to their IT departments.
 
Symantec breaks open its wallet again 
Sep 23, 2005 | Comment Now 
Symantec has raided the security supermarket once more and acquired anti-phishing and anti-spyware company WholeSecurity.
 
Canyon country clamps down on cell spam 
Sep 22, 2005 | Comment Now 
An Arizona court has outlawed text message spam for the first time in the U.S.
 
Spam Bagle surge fills internet 
Sep 21, 2005 | Comment Now 
A major spamming attack has sent waves of Bagle virus across the globe, infecting thousands of computers.
 
Symbian phone virus infects Windows 
Sep 21, 2005 | Comment Now 
A mobile phone virus has been created that can infect PCs.
 
Mozilla nightmare continues as site hit by hackers 
Sep 21, 2005 | Comment Now 
Not-for-profit software group Mozilla has been hit by hackers downloading infected source code onto its website.
 
San Fran man faces can after laptop raid 
Sep 16, 2005 | Comment Now 
A San Franciscan has been arrested after selling a laptop containing personal information of nearly 100,000 Berkeley University students.
 
Hungry officials grill first Zotob suspect 
Sep 14, 2005 | Comment Now 
An 18-year-old Moroccan has appeared in court charged with distributing August’s Zotob worm.
 
Malware time bomber dead to rights 
Sep 14, 2005 | Comment Now 
A Californian man has been convicted of planting a malware “time bomb” in his former employer’s computer.
 
Softly softly scammers steal money on the sly 
Sep 9, 2005 | Comment Now 
Internet thieves are resorting to a “softly softly” approach in order to steal money from users' accounts without arousing suspicion.
 
Religious trojan nabs naughty surfers 
Sep 8, 2005 | Comment Now 
A trojan is spying on surfers and displaying messages from the Koran if they look at naughty websites.
 
Security council aims to clean up compliance headache 
Sep 7, 2005 | Comment Now 
An organization has been formed dedicated to researching IT security compliance.
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