Network Security Roundup for October 22, 2003

CRN: Ballmer Sounds Off on Security21-Oct-03 13:23 ET

Story Highlights:“Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is finding himself talking about security a lot these days. At the Gartner ITXpo in Orlando, Fla., on Tuesday, Ballmer again found himself fielding numerous questions from industry analysts and IT professionals about what his company is doing to address an issue that’s top-of-mind for anyone deploying or maintaining IT systems.”

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The Register: Yahoo! Sets Decoy Email Traps for Spammers22-Oct-03 10:30 ET

Story Highlights:“Yahoo! has rolled out email enhancements and tools that enable users to set up hundreds of disposable decoy addresses, which if compromised by spammers and swamped by junk mail, can be deleted without affecting the primary account.”

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Federal Computer Week: Entrust To provide PKI for FBI21-Oct-03 9:46 ET

Story Highlights:“Northrop Grumman Information Technology selected Entrust Inc. to provide public-key infrastructure (PKI) for the FBI. Entrust won a contract from Northrop Grumman IT to provide solutions to authenticate FBI personnel for access to electronic systems and secure information exchange among intelligence agencies. Entrust officials say the software will also let agents encrypt data and digitally sign documents and e-mail messages.”

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The Register: Email Snooping Custody Battle Woman Escapes Jail22-Oct-03 10:53 ET

Story Highlights:“An Arizona woman who intercepted the email of her husband’s ex-wife has been sentenced to 60 days’ home detention. Angel Lee, 28, admitted snooping on at least 215 emails sent over a two-month period last year to Duongladde Ramsay, former spouse of Lee’s husband, Jeffrey.”

Full Story on The Register

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