Network Security Roundup for July 29, 2003

Stay on top of the fast-moving world of network security with ECT News Network’s daily roundup of breaking news.

PCWorld: Peer-to-Peer Poses Security Problems28-Jul-03 12:53 ET

Story Highlights:“While some companies may believe peer-to-peer file swapping is not a serious threat to their networks, security experts are warning that such practices gobble up corporate bandwidth, consume considerable disk space, and could result in major security risks.”

Full Story on PCWorld

ComputerWorld: Standards Woes Plague WLAN Security28-Jul-03 19:42 ET

Story Highlights:“Securing a wireless LAN remains complex and costly because of immature standards and a lack of interoperability, according to a Meta Group Inc. report released last week.”

Full Story on ComputerWorld Drive-By Hackers Still Major Threat28-Jul-03 15:50 ET

Story Highlights:“Two-thirds of companies are failing to secure wireless networks and are leaving themselves exposed to ‘drive-by hackers,’ according to a new survey.”

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InformationWeek: CERT and ArcSight Team on Security Data Sharing28-Jul-03 15:04 ET

Story Highlights:“Getting companies to share information about hacker-attack techniques and security breaches has proven to be a tough battle. Most companies simply don’t want to share sensitive information about attacks against their systems with either law enforcement or security information sharing consortiums, known as information and analysis centers.”

Full Story on InformationWeek

Fairfax I.T.: Internet Financial Scam Uses Estrada Alias29-Jul-03 08:16 ET

Story Highlights:“A woman claiming to be the wife of jailed ex-Philippines president Joseph Estrada is offering greedy victims a share of $US30 million ($A45 million) ill-gotten dollars in the latest Internet scam styled on the famous Nigerian setups.”

Full Story on Fairfax I.T.

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