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  • March 29, 2006 29 Mar'06

    IBM launches Billy Goat threat detection system

    IBM has introduced the Billy Goat intrusion detection technology to help firms tackle viruses, worms and other threats, as well as reducing the number of false security alarms in an organisation.

  • March 29, 2006 29 Mar'06

    UK firms ignore ID theft

    One in five employees has gained unauthorised access to data, according to the 2006 DTI Information Security Breaches Survey.

  • March 29, 2006 29 Mar'06

    D-Link for SMB networks

    End-to-end networking systems provider D-Link has launched two next-generation Layer2+ gigabit switches to boost SMBs’ network performance, flexibility, security and multi-layer quality of service (QoS).

  • March 28, 2006 28 Mar'06

    Unofficial patch issued for critical IE browser flaw

    Users desperate to defend themselves against the latest Internet Explorer security threat can install an unofficial patch to deal with the problem, as Microsoft struggles to issue one.

  • March 28, 2006 28 Mar'06

    Company websites hit by DNS DoS attacks

    Thousands of companies’ websites have been hit as a result of denial of service (DoS) attacks on their domain name registrar.

  • March 28, 2006 28 Mar'06

    McAfee anti-virus glitch leaves firms struggling to restore systems

    Firms in the UK and US were left struggling to restore their IT systems after an error in McAfee's anti-virus signature updates led to vital system files on servers and desktops being deleted or put into quarantine.

  • March 28, 2006 28 Mar'06

    Firms failing to keep a lid on e-mail content

    Businesses are putting their reputations at risk by failing to monitor the contents of outgoing e-mails for inappropriate or commercially confidential material, according to a Department of Trade & Industry study.

  • March 28, 2006 28 Mar'06

    Quickaddress database gets right to the point

    A piece of software has been released that allows public and private sector organisations, such as the emergency services and insurance firms, to search more than 813,000 postal and non-postal addresses in Northern Ireland.

  • March 28, 2006 28 Mar'06

    IT industry most vulnerable to attacks through VPNs, says report

    The IT industry is the most vulnerable sector to network attacks, particularly through virtual private networks (VPNs), according to new research.

  • March 27, 2006 27 Mar'06

    US tax agency systems are insecure

    Taxpayer information held on the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) computers is still at risk because of continuing security control weaknesses.

  • March 27, 2006 27 Mar'06

    Internet Explorer security exploit code now circulating on web

    One of the three Internet Explorer browser security vulnerabilities reported last week could now be used by remote attackers as a result of exploit code now circulating on the internet.

  • March 27, 2006 27 Mar'06

    Banks targeted by login Trojan

    Banks are being targeted by a Trojan horse virus that forwards customers’ temporary login details to fraudsters.

  • March 24, 2006 24 Mar'06

    Microsoft confirms IE bugs - fix due in two weeks

    Microsoft has confirmed the existence of code that could be used by hackers to exploit a security bug in its Internet Explorer web browser.

  • March 23, 2006 23 Mar'06

    Internet Explorer hit by third security flaw this week

    Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser has been hit by the third reported security bug this week.

  • March 23, 2006 23 Mar'06

    First badware programs named

    The StopBadware.org group has published its first list of programs it believes users should avoid installing, as part of its campaign against spyware and questionable adware.

  • March 23, 2006 23 Mar'06

    Sun Grid suffers DoS attack on opening day

    The Sun Grid data processing service suffered a denial of service attack on its first day of operations this week, as remote attackers tried to crash the network.

  • March 22, 2006 22 Mar'06

    Trojan hearse now collecting user log-in details

    Internet security researchers are warning of a new Trojan horse virus that can collect user log-in details for banking websites and other sensitive internet accounts.

  • March 22, 2006 22 Mar'06

    VeriSign offers network vulnerability service

    VeriSign has launched a service that pinpoints vulnerable parts of a business' network.

  • March 22, 2006 22 Mar'06

    Tech data news in brief

    Short takes on the week's tech data news

  • March 22, 2006 22 Mar'06

    US CIOs worry over cyber crime

    An IBM survey of manufacturing, financial, healthcare and retail enterprises has shown that CIOs see cyber crime as a greater threat than physical crime.

  • March 22, 2006 22 Mar'06

    Call for action against phishing

    ISPs and e-commerce sites could use more tools to combat the rise of phishing, and produce ‘whitelists’ of legitimate websites, according to a US report by the National Consumers League.

  • March 22, 2006 22 Mar'06

    New ‘ransomware’ virus at large

    A new type of virus that encrypts documents and demands a ransom to get them back is circulating on the internet.

  • March 22, 2006 22 Mar'06

    UK companies fail electronic identity theft test

    Nearly all UK companies still have work to do to implement all the safeguards necessary to manage and control access for users to their systems and reduce the risk of crimes such as electronic identity theft.

  • March 22, 2006 22 Mar'06

    UK tops European IT growth table

    According to the 2006 European Information Technology Observatory report, overall European growth is expected to slow down to 3.2% this year, down from 3.6% last year. But the UK flouts the downward trend and is expected to grow 4.2% this year.

  • March 22, 2006 22 Mar'06

    CIOs not worried about security or compliance

    Staffing problems and operational incidents are CIOs’ biggest IT headaches, according to a global survey commissioned by the IT Governance Institute (ITGI).

  • March 21, 2006 21 Mar'06

    US tax authority warns of identity thieves

    The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has warned taxpayers that internet identity thieves are attempting to steal their personal details.

  • March 21, 2006 21 Mar'06

    Collax collaborates with Kaspersky Lab on SMBs’ anti-virus engine

    Software provider Collax is offering Kaspersky Lab’s anti-virus engine as an optional module for the Collax Business Server.

  • March 21, 2006 21 Mar'06

    3 enters data card arena

    After months of speculation, mobile media company 3 has unveiled a data card offering what the company says is the best 3G coverage in the UK.

  • March 21, 2006 21 Mar'06

    Alliance leads two-factor roll-out

    Alliance & Leicester last week raised the bar for online banking security with the launch of two-factor, two-way authentication for all its internet banking customers.

  • March 21, 2006 21 Mar'06

    Experts to debate merits of deperimeterisation

    Should IT departments ring fence systems like walled fortresses, or adopt a more open policy where people have general access but different security clearance levels for specific areas?

  • March 21, 2006 21 Mar'06

    IT security programme launched

    An online learning programme aimed at equipping employees in large and medium-sized businesses with IT security skills has been launched by GTSLearning.

  • March 20, 2006 20 Mar'06

    IT industry needs to tighten up VPN security, says report

    The IT industry is the most vulnerable sector to network attacks, particularly through their Virtual Private Network VPNs, according to new research.

  • March 20, 2006 20 Mar'06

    Bank launches anti-fraud alert service

    The US’s largest bank has launched an anti-fraud text and e-mail alert service, following a series of high profile data security breaches.

  • March 20, 2006 20 Mar'06

    Visa looks into Epos apps after US hack attacks

    Visa has warned retailers that it is investigating two brands of Fujitsu-made point-of-sale software over the potential risk of hackers stealing customers’ card information, including PIN codes.

  • March 17, 2006 17 Mar'06

    CeBIT suppliers fail Wi-Fi security test

    More than half the wireless networks used at the CeBIT IT trade fair in Hanover, Germany, last week were vulnerable to hackers because they had no encryption protection, research has revealed.

  • March 17, 2006 17 Mar'06

    US government criticised over IT security

    A Congress committee has released a damning “report card” on US government computer security, highlighting the particular failings of the Homeland Security, State and Defence Departments.

  • March 17, 2006 17 Mar'06

    New style denial of service attacks hit internet

    A new type of denial of service attack has emerged, with an impact right across the internet, security experts have warned.

  • March 16, 2006 16 Mar'06

    Google may have to hand over some search data to US government

    The federal judge hearing the US Department of Justice (DoJ) case against Google says he may grant some of the search results the US government has demanded.

  • March 15, 2006 15 Mar'06

    RFID tags could be exposed to viruses

    European researchers are to demonstrate it is possible to insert software viruses into radio frequency identification (RFID) tracking tags.

  • March 15, 2006 15 Mar'06

    Symantec report issues cyber crime warning

    Symantec's latest Internet Security Threat report has warned that cyber criminals are stepping up smaller, more targeted attacks to avoid detection and reap bigger profits by stealing personal and financial information.

  • March 15, 2006 15 Mar'06

    Microsoft adds anti-spyware to OneCare security

    Microsoft has updated a preview version of its OneCare security services product, adding anti-spyware technology and bug fixes to the release.

  • March 15, 2006 15 Mar'06

    F-Secure offers dual email protection

    F-Secure has launched an email filtering gateway offering both spam and virus protection and a single management console for network administrators.

  • March 15, 2006 15 Mar'06

    CeBit show sees security focus

    The huge German trade show CeBit offered a number of companies the opportunity to demonstrate new security ideas, with the trend towards hardware or software security products that can be deployed quickly and simply through organisations.

  • March 15, 2006 15 Mar'06

    SMBs ill-prepared for security threats

    One-fifth of SMBs have already experienced a security breach, according to a survey of 505 small businesses by government website www.businesslink.gov.uk.

  • March 14, 2006 14 Mar'06

    Microsoft working on new Vista parental controls

    Microsoft is working on new parental controls for its forthcoming Windows Vista operating system, as it plans to launch a prototype of the offering for its existing Windows XP OS.

  • March 14, 2006 14 Mar'06

    McAfee anti-virus software tries to quarantine Excel

    McAfee was forced to rush out an anti-virus signature update last Friday (10 March) after its desktop security update started to try and quarantine Microsoft Excel and other applications.

  • March 14, 2006 14 Mar'06

    Apple fixes previous security update, addresses new threats too

    Apple Computer has issued a security patch to correct problems in its previous security update and to plug new security holes.

  • March 14, 2006 14 Mar'06

    Wireless special report: Remote revolution

    Establishing the balance between effective security and business benefit poses a major challenge for the IT department. Alison Connolly reports

  • March 14, 2006 14 Mar'06

    HSBC to adopt two-factor security

    High street bank HSBC is preparing to roll out two-factor authentication technology to cut internet banking fraud.

  • March 13, 2006 13 Mar'06

    NEC unveils biometric wireless network access solution

    NEC has used the CeBIT exhibition in Hanover to launch a wireless biometric security solution.

  • March 10, 2006 10 Mar'06

    Microsoft to issue two security fixes next Tuesday

    Microsoft plans to release two security patches for its Office collaboration suite and the Windows operating system next Tuesday (14 March), as part of its monthly scheduled patching cycle.

  • March 10, 2006 10 Mar'06

    Co-op goes live with first payment by biometrics system

    Co-op Mid Counties has become the first UK retailer to go live with a payment by biometrics system.

  • March 08, 2006 08 Mar'06

    Citibank reissues customer cards after data breach

    Citibank is re-issuing a number of MasterCard credit and debit cards used in the UK, Canada and Russia, after admitting customer accounts have become compromised after its network was breached.

  • March 08, 2006 08 Mar'06

    Co-op customers can use their fingerprint to pay

    Three Co-op stores in the Oxford area are allowing their customers to pay for their food and other groceries by using fingerprint readers.

  • March 08, 2006 08 Mar'06

    Spam and virus rates flatten

    Global rates of spam, viruses and phishing emails stagnated in the last month, according to a survey by email messaging specialist MessageLabs.

  • March 08, 2006 08 Mar'06

    Viruses continue to create corporate headaches

    Infection by viruses was the biggest single cause of the worst security incidents for UK companies over the past two years, according to the Department of Trade and Industry’s biannual security survey.

  • March 08, 2006 08 Mar'06

    Collax to offer Linux for SMBs

    Linux server specialist Collax will be targeting SMBs when it shows its range of servers at this year's CeBIT show.

  • March 07, 2006 07 Mar'06

    Corporate IT vulnerabilities are hitting record levels, says report

    New vulnerabilities are being discovered at an average of 10 a day, says specialist.

  • March 07, 2006 07 Mar'06

    Touch-screen kiosks take off at Airbus

    Touch-screen kiosk terminals have been installed in the production halls for the new Airbus A380 aircraft.

  • March 07, 2006 07 Mar'06

    Identity management is set to top the agenda at CeBit show

    Security will be top of the agenda at the CeBit exhibition and conference which opens in Hanover, Germany, later this week.

  • March 07, 2006 07 Mar'06

    Small firms weak on IT protection

    About 70% of small companies are ill-equipped to deal with IT security breaches, according to a National Computing Centre survey.

  • March 07, 2006 07 Mar'06

    Server swap helps to cut costs of IT overhaul

    A central aim of the IT overhaul at the London Stock Exchange has been to cut costs by 20% while developing a system that offered scalability, availability, agility and security.

  • March 07, 2006 07 Mar'06

    Cebit news in brief

    Short takes on the news from the Cebit show

  • March 07, 2006 07 Mar'06

    Physical security used more on IP networks

    IT directors are increasingly looking to install physical security such as biometrics and card readers to protect their IP networks.

  • March 07, 2006 07 Mar'06

    Covering security from the cradle to the grave

    This year's BCS-ISSG (BCS Information Security Specialist Group) Annual Conference on 30-31 March will be looking at "The seven ages of InfoSec", covering information security issues from the cradle to the grave.

  • March 07, 2006 07 Mar'06

    Networks news in brief

    Short takes from this week's network news

  • March 06, 2006 06 Mar'06

    ISS adds Cisco support to protect networks

    Internet Security Systems, a provider of pre-emptive, enterprise security, now supports Cisco's Network Admission Control (NAC) framework through its Proventia Desktop Endpoint Security product.

  • March 06, 2006 06 Mar'06

    Israeli couple charged with developing industrial espionage spyware

    A UK-based Israeli couple have been formally charged for allegedly developing a Trojan horse that helped Israeli companies spy on their competitors.

  • March 02, 2006 02 Mar'06

    Businesses see online boom – but worry about security

    US and western European businesses are seeing their online sales grow, but many of them have questions about the security of their networks, according to a survey by RSA Security.

  • March 02, 2006 02 Mar'06

    Metrics the key to a security strategy

    Gathering metrics to measure the effectiveness of an enterprise security strategy can be an imprecise task, but that's no excuse for not trying,

  • March 01, 2006 01 Mar'06

    Public sector security conference will stress importance of usability

    Increasingly computer security is focusing on the human component within a system. About five years ago, security research and practice accepted that most users do not comply with security policies, which is what makes attacks on computer systems ...

  • March 01, 2006 01 Mar'06

    Security breaches could push majority of small firms out of business

    The National Computing Centre (NCC) has said 70% of small companies are ill-equipped to deal with IT security breaches.

  • March 01, 2006 01 Mar'06

    Data thief sentenced to eight years in jail

    A US court has sentenced a man to eight years in jail for what is believed to be the world's largest data theft.

  • March 01, 2006 01 Mar'06

    Microsoft forced to update Internet Explorer following patent case

    Microsoft has again been forced to modify its software in the aftermath of a patent dispute.

  • March 01, 2006 01 Mar'06

    HP unveils wireless high speed laptop

    HP has shown a prototype HP notebook PC using a UMTS/HSDPA network at the 3GSM show.

  • February 28, 2006 28 Feb'06

    Staff ignoring acceptable use policies

    There is widespread ignorance of corporate internet acceptable usage policies (AUPs) in UK businesses, according to a survey of 300 business internet users by internet security appliance company SmoothWall.

  • February 28, 2006 28 Feb'06

    IT security suite for SMBs

    Steganos releases a cut-down version of its full Security Suite for SMBs.

  • February 28, 2006 28 Feb'06

    New IT security managed service for SMBs

    Security firm F-Secure launches managed security service designed exclusively for SMBs.

  • February 28, 2006 28 Feb'06

    Business takes the hit as victory in virus battle remains elusive

    Despite a fall of 66% in the rate of infection over the past two years, businesses are suffering significant financial losses from computer viruses, according to the the latest government computer crime survey.

  • February 27, 2006 27 Feb'06

    Symantec ends adware lawsuit

    Symantec has reached an out-of-court agreement in its adware lawsuit against Hotbar.com.

  • February 27, 2006 27 Feb'06

    Businesses back new professional body to raise IT security standards

    A new professional body for information security professionals launched today (Monday 27 February) will help raise the standards of IT security across the UK, leading employers have said.

  • February 24, 2006 24 Feb'06

    Card processor accepts 20-year settlement with US authorities

    Payment processor CardSystems has agreed a settlement with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over charges that it failed to protect sensitive information about tens of millions of consumers.

  • February 22, 2006 22 Feb'06

    Mac users face new vulnerabilities

    A serious vulnerability in Apple Mac OS X could allow hackers to run malicious code if users simply visit a website, security experts have warned.

  • February 22, 2006 22 Feb'06

    Organisations failing to monitor website performance

    Just 6% of organisations have comprehensive and specific information about the actual end-user experience for each individual logging onto their websites, according to research commissioned by software and services company Compuware.

  • February 21, 2006 21 Feb'06

    Hackers target unpatched Microsoft systems

    Hackers have unleashed a trojan that exploits recently revealed vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows Media Player, security experts have warned.

  • February 21, 2006 21 Feb'06

    US government plans cybercrime survey

    The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced plans to conduct the first ever national survey to measure the prevalence and impact of cybercrime on businesses within the US.

  • February 21, 2006 21 Feb'06

    Gates and Chambers head RSA Security Conference

    Microsoft’s Bill Gates and Cisco Systems’ John Chambers kicked off the focal RSA Security Conference in San Jose this week by revealing details about their companies' network access control strategies.

  • February 21, 2006 21 Feb'06

    Windows OneCare set for June launch

    Microsoft has said it will formally launch its Windows OneCare Live PC maintenance service in June. The product, which has been available as a free beta since November, is expected to cost around £30.

  • February 21, 2006 21 Feb'06

    D-Link enhances SMB reseller chain

    D-Link, a provider of networking and communication products for SMBs, has begun a reseller programme for its xStack switching, AirPremier business wireless products and NetDefend firewall portfolios.

  • February 21, 2006 21 Feb'06

    ID checks to go online

    Government departments and local authorities are working on plans to use biometric ID to check the identities of people accessing local government services online.

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