William Eazel

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NTT joins Liberty Alliance board

NTT joins Liberty Alliance board

The Liberty Alliance Project, the global consortium dedicated to developing open federated identity, strong authentication and identity-enabled web services, today announced Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) as the newest member of the its management board.
Mar 30 2006 10:53AM
U.K. organization clamps down on software pirates

U.K. organization clamps down on software pirates

Up to 145 of the 150 individuals identified following a recent U.K. court order for illegally sharing software over peer-to-peer (P2P) networks have been targeted in an anti-piracy initiative launched today by the Federation Against Software Theft (FAST).
Mar 30 2006 9:48AM
Experts warn of 'aggressive' rise in child-porn spam

Experts warn of 'aggressive' rise in child-porn spam

Security experts have warned computer users of an increase in highly offensive emails designed to lure traffic to child-porn websites. As a result of these new "aggressive" spam campaigns, security firm Sophos has recorded a three-fold increase in the amount of illegal child-porn websites over the past week.
Mar 29 2006 10:50AM
Anti-spy group outlines cookie principles

Anti-spy group outlines cookie principles

The Web Analytics Association (WAA) has adopted an anti-spyware statement of principles to help differentiate honest web analytics vendors from deceptive spyware makers.
Mar 29 2006 10:43AM
U.K. firms suffer from the enemy within

U.K. firms suffer from the enemy within

Staff misuse of the internet is the second largest cause of reported security incidents for large U.K. companies.
Mar 28 2006 9:36AM
Most U.K. staff would turn in pirate bosses

Most U.K. staff would turn in pirate bosses

Almost half of U.K. employees have suffered from exposure to "illegal or inappropriate activities" at work - including being asked to use pirated software, according to new research.
Mar 27 2006 9:46AM
Protegrity snaps up OmniSecure

Protegrity snaps up OmniSecure

Data security management firm Protegrity has announced the acquisition of OmniSecure, a privately held data security company based in Santa Clara, Calif. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Mar 27 2006 9:46AM
Check Point boosts board of directors

Check Point boosts board of directors

Check Point Software Technologies yesterday announced that it has appointed Dan Propper to its board of directors.
Mar 24 2006 10:37AM
One in five firms has no disaster recovery plan

One in five firms has no disaster recovery plan

One in five global companies have no formalized business continuity (BC) plan, according to new research.
Mar 24 2006 10:31AM
Tech thieves target the taxed

Tech thieves target the taxed

As the April 15 annual tax deadline approaches, cyber fraudsters are ramping up attacks against online American tax filers to steal confidential information, security experts warned today.
Mar 23 2006 10:06AM
Serious security bug found in Sendmail

Serious security bug found in Sendmail

Security experts at Internet Security Systems (ISS) yesterday revealed the existence of a serious vulnerability in the Sendmail SMTP server software.
Mar 23 2006 9:55AM
Double attack fires 650,000 trojan emails at U.K. firms

Double attack fires 650,000 trojan emails at U.K. firms

A double virus attack hit U.K. businesses with an estimated 650,000 trojan-laden emails before antivirus vendors were able to issue a patch against the new malware, a security firm claimed yesterday.
Mar 22 2006 10:59AM
Internet industry unites against child pornography

Internet industry unites against child pornography

In a bid to clamp down on internet child pornography, 18 of the world's most prominent financial institutions and internet firms have joined with the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC), and its sister organization, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC). The goal of the alliance is to eradicate commercial child pornography by 2008.
Mar 22 2006 10:15AM
Bogus Amazon email hides phishing trojan

Bogus Amazon email hides phishing trojan

IT security experts warned internet users yesterday to be wary of emails claiming to come from Amazon that threaten to delete more than 300 pounds sterling from recipients’ credit cards.
Mar 21 2006 12:11PM
Microsoft gets tough on cybercriminals

Microsoft gets tough on cybercriminals

Microsoft yesterday unveiled a global law enforcement campaign aiming to bring down cybercriminal masterminds behind large-scale phishing attacks.
Mar 21 2006 12:01PM
Microsoft stomps on eight eBay software pirates

Microsoft stomps on eight eBay software pirates

Microsoft has filed eight lawsuits against firms that allegedly sold counterfeit copies of its Windows and Office software using eBay auctions.
Mar 20 2006 9:56AM
NCL leads calls for anti-phishing action

NCL leads calls for anti-phishing action

An initiative led by the National Consumers League (NCL) has brought together law enforcement organizations, financial services and technical industries to combat the growing threat of phishing.
Mar 20 2006 9:53AM
Cyber criminals turn to extortion with Zippo-A trojan

Cyber criminals turn to extortion with Zippo-A trojan

Security experts have identified a tojan that encrypts victims' computer files, and then attempts to extort a ransom of $300 to restore the hijacked data.
Mar 17 2006 10:10AM
Experts expose botnets controlling 150K PCs

Experts expose botnets controlling 150K PCs

Acting on an anonymous tip, security researchers have uncovered two global botnets collectively controlling up to 150,000 compromised computers.
Mar 17 2006 10:05AM
Milosevic murder trojan spreading rapidly

Milosevic murder trojan spreading rapidly

An email purporting to contain proof that the recently deceased Yugoslav permier Slobodan Milosevic was murdered is being used to spread a malicious trojan, security watchers warned.
Mar 16 2006 5:55PM

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