December 2005

  • December 23, 2005 23 Dec'05

    Student developers' chance to win $125,000 of prizes

    Microsoft calls for student developers to represent the UK in 4th annual Imagine Cup

  • December 22, 2005 22 Dec'05

    Gaining access using application and operating system attacks

    In this excerpt from Chapter 7 of Counter Hack Reloaded: A Step-by-Step Guide to Computer Attacks and Effective Defenses, Second Edition, authors Ed Skoudis and Tom Liston explain how security professionals can use exploit frameworks to their ...

  • December 21, 2005 21 Dec'05

    Sony struggles to regain trust

    The company is trying to mend a reputation bruised over its antipiracy practices. One advocate for online civil liberties explains why redemption is a long way off.

  • December 21, 2005 21 Dec'05

    Compliance gets more expensive for IT budgets

    New study shows IT spending has increased in order to keep pace with the growing demands of Sarbanes-Oxley and other regulations. Analysts predict that this may lead to the canceling of other projects.

  • December 21, 2005 21 Dec'05

    XP gets US government security rating

    The US government has given some versions of Microsoft’s Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 operating systems the highly regarded Common Criteria security certification rating.

  • December 21, 2005 21 Dec'05

    Hackers crack X-Box software

    Microsoft’s operating systems aren’t the only products from the company to suffer hacker attacks. Now its new Xbox 360 games console is under threat after hackers claimed to have cracked their way into the software that runs the machine.

  • December 21, 2005 21 Dec'05

    Firms worry over clash between policies and compliance

    Company security specialists are struggling to manage the demands of meeting regulatory accountability for data security while at the same time keeping businesses running with the help of numerous business partners.

  • December 21, 2005 21 Dec'05

    EU data to be stored for two years

    European telecoms companies and ISPs will have to keep their data stored for two years to meet security regulations after EU politicians and legislators voted for the increase in data retention.

  • December 21, 2005 21 Dec'05

    New Dasher worm targets Windows 2000

    A new worm has emerged, which targets Windows 2000 systems. It is based on an exploit for a recently patched bug in Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator.

  • December 20, 2005 20 Dec'05

    Guidance turns investigative tools on itself

    The forensics software firm says it was compromised by hackers in November. It's just one in a growing list of companies admitting to recent attacks or lax security.

  • December 20, 2005 20 Dec'05

    Symantec shuts down discussion groups

    One user has started a new, independent forum in response, saying IT professionals need a place to find support for problems related to the AV giant's products.

  • December 19, 2005 19 Dec'05

    Free tool helps secure Terminal Services

    New freeware offered by software developer 2X improves security for Terminal Services. The tool secures remote Web servers by verifying IP addresses.

  • December 19, 2005 19 Dec'05

    Dell recalls faulty batteries

    PC supplier, Dell is recalling batteries from selected notebook computers, after receiving reports that some are at risk of over heating, and could pose a fire risk.

  • December 19, 2005 19 Dec'05

    New open source software standard unites suppliers

    Seven US universities and four suppliers have agreed common standards for developing open source software.

  • December 19, 2005 19 Dec'05

    Microsoft to boost project management offering with UMT technology

    Microsoft has unveiled plans to acquire the software and intellectual property of the development arm of UMT, which provides project and portfolio management technology alongside consulting services.