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Witty.A Worm Targets BlackICE Firewall Vulnerability

A computer worm that targets antivirus or firewall protection is nothing new, but the most recent case of a direct attack against computer defenses unfolded with alarming speed, less than two days after vulnerabilities in Internet Security Systems' BlackICE and RealSecure software were disclosed. As...

Tech Companies Team Up for Internet Security

With a mission squarely focused on securing the Internet through public policy, private industry participation and education, a dozen top security companies have formed the Cyber Security Industry Alliance, announced at the RSA security conference in San Francisco this week. The companies, including...

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The State of Software Security: An Interview with ISS Founder and CTO Chris Klaus

Chris Klaus, the founder and chief technology officer of Internet Security Systems, was recently appointed to cochair the National Common Criteria Task Force. The task force will examine ways to improve "common criteria," a set of standards developed by a coalition of nations to help ensure that sof...

Feds Round Up Suspects in Net Fraud Sweep

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and a handful of other law enforcement agencies have charged 125 people with a host of Internet-related crimes, ranging from identity theft and software piracy to auction fraud and hacking. The FBI said those arrested so far in Operation Cyber Sweep are responsibl...

ISS Releases First of New Intrusion Prevention Boxes

Marking a trend in which large security players are among the last to the party, Internet Security Systems released the first of its new Proventia G Series intrusion-prevention appliances this week, promising proactive protection and ease of use. Atlanta-based ISS said the G200 -- the first of its i...

Microsoft Puts Price on Worm Writers’ Heads

Microsoft has set up a $5 million "reward fund" to pay bounties to anyone who can track down writers of certain malicious code. Right now, the company is offering to pay two $250,000 bounties for information that leads to the capture and conviction of the authors of the SoBig and Blaster worms. Micr...

Network Security Warnings Ring Out

Several computer and Internet security experts warned this week that while threats are on the rise and the lag time between vulnerability and attack is shrinking, government and the private sector have failed to team effectively on network security, leaving infrastructure and systems susceptible. In...

Network Security Roundup for July 16, 2003

ECT News Network's daily roundup of network security news from around the world.

Web Sites on Alert for Hacker Contest

Security experts have warned that the holiday weekend could bring an onslaught of defacement attacks on U.S. Web sites, not as a result of anti-American sentiment, but instead because of a purported contest among domestic hackers. "The Defacers Challenge" reportedly is a race to see which computer h...

Investigative Report – Part I: Concerns Mount over Symantec

On paper, Symantec appears to be one of the hottest tech companies around. Propelled in part by users' need to defend against a rash of destructive and well-publicized computer worms like Code Red, Nimda and SirCam, its stock price has jumped 70 percent in the past year. Nonetheless, leading industr...

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