William Eazel

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Researchers take VoIP security back to school

Researchers take VoIP security back to school

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has issued four awards totaling $600,000 to the University of North Texas (UNT) to lead a multi-university collaboration to develop a geographically distributed, secure test bed to analyze VoIP vulnerabilities.
Apr 13 2006 2:30PM
Fear of viruses, spyware cut down illegal downloads

Fear of viruses, spyware cut down illegal downloads

The amount of illegal downloading by U.S. residents between 8- and 18-years-old has dropped by 17 percent in the last two years, due mainly to growing fear of viruses and spyware, new research has claimed.
Apr 13 2006 2:27PM
New Windows bug found, fixed

New Windows bug found, fixed

Security researchers have informed Microsoft of a bypass and cross-zone scripting vulnerability in Windows XP that could allow hackers to gain full control over and remotely execute code on user's machines using Internet Explorer (IE).
Apr 12 2006 10:26AM
U.K. firms fail to encrypt data

U.K. firms fail to encrypt data

U.K. businesses are failing to adopt the security controls needed to protect customers' information, according to the 2006 Department of Trade and Industry's biennial Information Security Breaches Survey.
Apr 12 2006 10:24AM
Political 'hackers' attack controversial book on Middle East

Political 'hackers' attack controversial book on Middle East

Politically motivated "hackers" have been accused of tricking Amazon into sending a message "to possibly hundreds of thousands" of its customers about a controversial book, "Samson Blinded: A Machiavellian Perspective on the Middle East Conflict." The message was phrased in terms designed to irritate its recipients.
Apr 11 2006 9:35AM
'Fat Spaniard' hacker faces 40 years in jail

'Fat Spaniard' hacker faces 40 years in jail

An individual suspected of hacking hundreds of thousands of euros from bank accounts has been extradited from Argentina by international authorities.
Apr 11 2006 9:27AM
Microsoft enlists TCL Group as ally against Chinese pirates

Microsoft enlists TCL Group as ally against Chinese pirates

Microsoft has claimed a victory in its long-running battle against Chinese software pirates after the TCL Group, one of the leading PC manufacturers in China, signed a Windows cooperative engagement agreement with the software giant.
Apr 10 2006 9:49AM
Organization reports more than 350 software piracy cases in 2005

Organization reports more than 350 software piracy cases in 2005

The Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) has released its 2005 AntiPiracy year end report, which revealed the organization received 366 reports of piracy last year. Of these, 272 were judged sufficiently reliable to pursue.
Apr 10 2006 9:47AM
Better web banking security demanded

Better web banking security demanded

Almost 90 percent of U.S. bank account holders would like their financial service providers to monitor online banking sessions for signs of irregular activity in the way they currently scrutinize credit card transactions, recently released research has found.
Apr 7 2006 12:49PM
New e-greeting spam hides keylogger

New e-greeting spam hides keylogger

Security watchers have identified a new batch of malicious e-greeting spam that conceals keylogging spyware designed to steal online banking passwords and other sensitive information.
Apr 7 2006 12:46PM
Rogue anti-spyware app knocks out AV systems

Rogue anti-spyware app knocks out AV systems

Security experts warned today of a newly detected rogue anti-spyware application, UnSpyPC, which falsely identifies popular security products and well-known file system tools as spyware.
Apr 6 2006 10:25AM
Emerging threats fuel security support spending boom

Emerging threats fuel security support spending boom

Ill-prepared global IT organizations are trying to cover up after being "sucker-punched" with a vicious combination of emerging security threats, IDC warned yesterday.
Apr 6 2006 10:20AM
Cyber criminals count on Sudoku to infect victim PCs

Cyber criminals count on Sudoku to infect victim PCs

Security experts yesterday warned that a growing number of maliciously coded web pages are downloading spyware programs onto computers without the consent of the sites' visitors.
Apr 5 2006 9:52AM
European P2P network users targeted in piracy clamp down

European P2P network users targeted in piracy clamp down

Illegal peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharers across the world faced a fresh wave of legal actions yesterday as the recording industry announced an escalation of its campaign against digital music piracy. The latest actions come with a new warning to parents to check what their children are doing online, as they could face financial penalties if their children access illegal material.
Apr 5 2006 9:49AM
Keeping the neighborhood safe from phishers

Keeping the neighborhood safe from phishers

An IT security firm has unveiled an online "neighborhood watch" website in a bid to clamp down on phishers.
Apr 4 2006 10:00AM
Microsoft revamps hosted security offerings

Microsoft revamps hosted security offerings

Microsoft has revamped its hosted security offerings with the launch of Exchange Hosted Services (EHS), formerly known as FrontBridge Technologies.
Apr 4 2006 10:00AM
eSoft slaps patent suit on five companies

eSoft slaps patent suit on five companies

IT security and content management vendor eSoft announced today that it has filed patent infringement lawsuits in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado against Astaro Corp., Barracuda Networks, Blue Coat, Fortinet and SonicWall for alleged infringement of its U.S. patent relating to software management technology.
Apr 3 2006 5:03PM
Survey: Most business PC users never change passwords

Survey: Most business PC users never change passwords

More than half of U.S. business computer users admit to never changing their passwords for websites and applications, new research has claimed.
Apr 3 2006 4:59PM
Security firms launch new anti-phishing task force

Security firms launch new anti-phishing task force

Two security firms have teamed up in a bid to create an anti-phishing task force of volunteers to help consumers and businesses combat phishing scams and online identity theft.
Mar 31 2006 9:07AM
Experts detect sharp hike in ‘script kiddie’ phishing tools

Experts detect sharp hike in ‘script kiddie’ phishing tools

Almost a third of phishing attacks during February were generated by technically unskilled individuals using so-called script kiddie kits, new monitoring data has revealed.
Mar 31 2006 9:02AM

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