Network Security Roundup for October 28, 2003

E-Commerce Times: IBM Unveils Privacy Protection Service28-Oct-03 10:45 ET

Story Highlights:“Saying that customer data is woefully underprotected on corporate networks connected to the Internet, IBM has unveiled services that aim to make it easier and less expensive for companies to secure that data. Big Blue said it will team with Watchfire to offer the data-privacy services for enterprises.”

Full Story on the E-Commerce Times

TechNewsWorld: Trend Micro Updates Desktop Security, Adds Antispyware28-Oct-03 12:26 ET

Story Highlights:“Folding spam and spyware filtering into its desktop security software, Trend Micro has updated its PC-cillin Internet Security 2004 package to ward off the Internet’s other evils in addition to computer viruses and worms. The Cupertino, California-based security company will be among the first to offer antivirus and spyware protection bundled in a single security package.”

Full Story on TechNewsWorld

The Register: Sober Email Worm Gives Windows Users the DTs28-Oct-03 6:09 ET

Story Highlights:“A virus which poses as a security fix from an AV firm is the latest menace to assault Windows users. Sober typically spreads by email. The viral messages it generates have infectious attachment names such as typically anti_virusdoc.pif, check-patch.bat, playme.exe and variable English and German subject lines. A full list can be found in anadvisory from Finnish AV firm F-Secure.”

Full Story on The Register

SecurityFocus: No Effect Seen in Hack Disclosure Law 27-Oct-03 4:24 ET

Story Highlights:“Consultants are using it in pitches, lawyers are lecturing on it, and in Washington, it’s been used as a model for proposed federal legislation. But nearly four months after it took affect, California’s unique security breach disclosure law has yet to see any enforcement action.”

Full Story on SecurityFocus

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