computer security

Infosec: Security community must work together

Infosec: Security community must work together

Microsoft has called on companies to work together to improve overall security, and not just rely on the police to do it for them.
Apr 23 2008 7:29AM
Crowded NAC space spells doom for Lockdown Networks

Crowded NAC space spells doom for Lockdown Networks

The recent closing of Lockdown Networks, one of the early entrants in the crowded network access control (NAC) marketplace, should not come as a shock to anyone, according to analysts.
Mar 22 2008 4:43PM
Self-destruct laptops foil thieves

Self-destruct laptops foil thieves

UK firm Virtuity has come up with a 'self-destruct' technology based on Wi-Fi and radio frequency ID tags that kicks into action when a laptop is moved from its designated space..
Feb 20 2008 8:11AM
Microsoft releases advisory for Web Proxy Auto-Discovery flaw

Microsoft releases advisory for Web Proxy Auto-Discovery flaw

Microsoft today warned PC users of a Windows flaw that occurs when the operating system, or Internet Explorer, (IE) tries to find a Web Proxy Automatic Discovery (WAPD) server.
Dec 4 2007 10:59AM
Review: BigFix DLP 1.1

Review: BigFix DLP 1.1

BigFix DLP (data leak prevention) is a full-featured part of the BigFix product suite. It is unique among many of the products in this market in that it does everything at the endpoint (desktop).
Dec 3 2007 4:05PM
I search therefore I am ..

I search therefore I am ..

Yet another politician has suggested that blocking the web can save us from terrorists. If only life was that simple.
Nov 29 2007 3:46PM
Ponemon study: Cost, loss of customers rising per breach

Ponemon study: Cost, loss of customers rising per breach

Businesses that experience a data breach are paying more per lost record and are shedding customers at accelerating rates compared to last year, an annual study concludes.
Nov 29 2007 9:44AM
Marshal integrates Sophos anti-virus to products

Marshal integrates Sophos anti-virus to products

Teaming up with Sophos, security vendor Marshal today announced the availability of Sophos’s anti-virus engine as an add-on for the MailMarshal and WebMarshal products.
Nov 28 2007 1:47PM
SANS Top 20 highlights client-side risks

SANS Top 20 highlights client-side risks

When news broke this week that Apple QuickTime contains a new and extremely dangerous flaw, it served as a perfect lead-in to today's unveiling of the latest SANS Top 20, which lists client-side vulnerabilities among the biggest threats facing end-users.
Nov 28 2007 11:40AM
Forum on high tech crime kicks off in Canberra

Forum on high tech crime kicks off in Canberra

The Australian Federal Police kicked-off a two day international forum on high tech crime in Canberra today featuring delegates from six countries and several Australian agencies.
Nov 27 2007 3:59PM
Symantec's 2007 review: Data leakage, Vista and spam

Symantec's 2007 review: Data leakage, Vista and spam

Symantec today released its top ten security trends for 2007 listing data leakage, Windows Vista, and spam as the top three dominant security issues.
Nov 27 2007 2:50PM
Can Australia survive a UK style data breach?

Can Australia survive a UK style data breach?

Australia’s Privacy Commissioner Karen Curtis has warned local government agencies and businesses to adhere closely to the Privacy Act in order to avoid a disastrous UK style data breach.
Nov 26 2007 1:44PM
Trojan quickly building botnet via MSN Messenger

Trojan quickly building botnet via MSN Messenger

A trojan has used MSN Messenger to multiply the number of PCs added to a botnet 24 times in one day.
Nov 20 2007 9:56AM
McAfee: Typo-squatters cashing in on website misspellings

McAfee: Typo-squatters cashing in on website misspellings

Internet surfers who misspell the name of a popular website have a one in 14 chance of landing on a site owned by someone trying to capitalise on your poor typing skills, a McAfee report revealed today.
Nov 20 2007 9:53AM
MessageLabs: Video file spam coming soon in 2008

MessageLabs: Video file spam coming soon in 2008

The cybercrime market is poised to be even ‘hotter’ in 2008 as spammers increase targeted attacks and create new social engineering techniques to claim their stake in cybercrime’s US$105 billion market.
Nov 19 2007 4:00PM
Report: October spam increase

Report: October spam increase

October was a scary month for IT administrators in charge of filtering spam, according to a pair of reports from messaging security firms.
Nov 19 2007 9:48AM
Are VoIP systems prepared for attacks?

Are VoIP systems prepared for attacks?

The W/32 Skipi.A worm that nagged Skype users in early September was fairly routine by malware standards. It arrived pretending to be a message from another user, offered erotic pictures, infected machines via malicious links, stole information and moved on to other PCs.
Nov 16 2007 3:31PM
ACCC warns fake RAC job offer emails spike

ACCC warns fake RAC job offer emails spike

SCAMwatch is warning Australians of a phony email claiming to be from RAC Finance Limited, part of the Western Australian Royal Automobile Club (RAC).
Nov 1 2007 10:28AM

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