Ericka Chickowski

Recent articles by Ericka Chickowski

Taking the pain out of selecting a NAC vendor

Taking the pain out of selecting a NAC vendor

Controlling risk on a large network can be a daunting task, which is why it is no surprise that there are a maze of solutions for the problem, albeit with extremely divergent approaches and underlying philosophies.
Sep 24 2007 10:31AM
Lost: Disk with personal information of 2.9 million US residents

Lost: Disk with personal information of 2.9 million US residents

Georgia health officials reported today that a vendor working with the Georgia Department of Community Health is missing a disk containing the names, birth dates and Social Security numbers of 2.9 million Georgia health services recipients.
Apr 11 2007 10:03AM
Storm worm strikes again on Easter claiming Iran attack

Storm worm strikes again on Easter claiming Iran attack

Security researchers discovered a spate of new variants of the Storm worm making the rounds this weekend through emails reporting fictitious news of the United States attacking Iran.
Apr 11 2007 9:47AM
VeriSign: Increased domain name fees for security

VeriSign: Increased domain name fees for security

VeriSign announced this week that it will raise registry domain name fees for .com and .net addresses by seven percent this October, per a December 2006 deal inked with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) that some security experts have criticised for a lack of foresight.
Apr 10 2007 10:58AM
Secunia reports Kaspersky vulnerabilities as highly critical

Secunia reports Kaspersky vulnerabilities as highly critical

Secunia yesterday released a highly critical advisory for multiple vulnerabilities in several Kaspersky Lab products that could allow remote attackers to access or steal files and local attackers to bypass security measures.
Apr 10 2007 10:48AM
Experts: Microsoft should consider change in patching process

Experts: Microsoft should consider change in patching process

Several security experts criticised Microsoft this week for not releasing a fix earlier for the Windows ANI flaw, calling for the company to reassess the way it handles critical patches.
Apr 10 2007 10:29AM
Microsoft to release ANI patch a week early

Microsoft to release ANI patch a week early

Microsoft announced on Sunday that it will release an out-of-band patch to fix a vulnerability in Windows Animated Cursor Handling (ANI) that some security experts are calling one of the most significant flaws in years.
Apr 3 2007 10:13AM
Forty percent of companies report disruptions due to malware

Forty percent of companies report disruptions due to malware

More than 40 percent of companies worldwide reported business disruptions due to malware to Webroot Software researchers, the company reported this week.
Apr 2 2007 5:51AM
Microsoft denies claims of Xbox Live hacks

Microsoft denies claims of Xbox Live hacks

Despite claims of Microsoft Xbox Live user account fraud, Redmond executives this week denied any major security breaches in its multiplayer gaming system.
Mar 26 2007 12:18AM
Red Hat patch numerous OpenOffice flaws

Red Hat patch numerous OpenOffice flaws

Debian released a patch to fix multiple vulnerabilities in OpenOffice that open up the users' systems to compromise, Secunia reported on Wednesday.
Mar 23 2007 12:52AM
New Trojan compromises accounts from 300 organisations

New Trojan compromises accounts from 300 organisations

Three hundred companies and government organisations have been attacked by a new Trojan with multiple variants that gets around SSL protections, a researcher with SecureWorks told SCMagazine.com.
Mar 21 2007 3:14AM
OpenBSD flaw exploits IPv6 weakness

OpenBSD flaw exploits IPv6 weakness

Researchers released an advisory today disclosing a remote kernel buffer overflow flaw in the OpenBSD operating system that they claim is the first exploitable IPv6 vulnerability to be publicly disclosed with a proof-of-concept exploit.
Mar 15 2007 12:06AM
Viacom sues Google and YouTube for $1.27bn

Viacom sues Google and YouTube for $1.27bn

Viacom officially lodged a US$1 billion lawsuit against Google and YouTube for copyright infringements, the media conglomerate announced today.
Mar 14 2007 7:34AM
US$3m frozen after pump-and-dump hacking

US$3m frozen after pump-and-dump hacking

A US federal judge froze US$3 million in assets from a Latvian bank's US trading account accused of orchestrating what the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) is calling "a modern-day, technological version of the traditional ‘pump-and-dump' market manipulation scheme."
Mar 13 2007 1:16AM
Trojan Bayrob targets eBay users

Trojan Bayrob targets eBay users

Symantec warned eBay users that a sophisticated Trojan is seeking to scam them with a man-in-the-middle attack.
Mar 8 2007 1:41AM
McAfee names new president and CEO

McAfee names new president and CEO

McAfee's board of directors named Dave DeWalt as McAfee's new chief executive officer and president, the company said today in a late-afternoon announcement.
Mar 6 2007 12:55AM
Survey: Insiders are biggest threat to intellectual property

Survey: Insiders are biggest threat to intellectual property

A new survey has found that more than half of enterprises believe that the biggest threat to their sensitive information is through the action of malicious or negligent insiders—be they employees, outsourced workers or others working with trusted partners.
Mar 6 2007 12:34AM
New attack blends rootkits with HTML-injections to phish users on the fly

New attack blends rootkits with HTML-injections to phish users on the fly

An organised crime network is distributing new malware that takes advantage of rootkits and a state-of-the-art HTML injection to phish consumers on the fly as they browse the Web, a new report from VeriSign's iDefense warned on Wednesday.
Mar 5 2007 12:10AM
Rinbot not as serious as CNN reports

Rinbot not as serious as CNN reports

Security experts claimed that a CNNMoney report today on the latest strain of the Rinbot worm overhyped the destructive power of the malware.
Mar 2 2007 1:33AM
PatchLink's Harris buy could help both companies

PatchLink's Harris buy could help both companies

PatchLink Corporation on Monday announced it has acquired the STAT Guardian Vulnerability Management Suite from Harris Corporation.
Mar 2 2007 12:30AM

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