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Content tagged with Perimeter posted in September 2008
New DoS Attack Is a Killer
Commentary  |  9/30/2008  | 
Things are a-brewin' in Sweden. Sweden is not just home of the infamous bikini team, it is also the home of Outpost 24, an equally sexy software-as-a-service network scanning service, and the employer of my friend Robert E. Lee and his colleague Jack C. Louis. These guys are the inventors of UnicornScan, a user-land TCP stack turned into a port scanner. Never heard of it? Use Nmap exclusively? Well if you run Linux, I suggest checking
Attackers Mix Online, Offline Exploits to Mask Financial Fraud
News  |  9/30/2008  | 
Cybercriminals split the attack cycle into pieces that may appear unrelated in order to evade detection
Theft at RAF Facility Endangers Personal Data of 50,000
Quick Hits  |  9/29/2008  | 
Data on British air force hard drives wasn't encrypted; old facility 'wasn't that secure,' reports say
Tiger Team Member Attacks Developers, Not Apps
News  |  9/25/2008  | 
Expert shows how he can get into a Web app without touching the application itself
Many PC Users Remain Unaware of Security, Privacy
Quick Hits  |  9/24/2008  | 
More than a tenth of users don't know whether they have an antivirus, firewall; majority don't know what privacy settings they're using
For US Enterprises, Computer Crime Starts at Home
News  |  9/23/2008  | 
Despite perceptions about overseas hackers, attacks increasingly emanate from domestic sources, studies say
US-Based Malware Network Shuts Down
News  |  9/22/2008  | 
Network that served large numbers of hackers is no longer in service, observers say
Employees Still Flouting Security Policies, Study Says
Quick Hits  |  9/22/2008  | 
Three in 10 enterprises say their business' security is being compromised by personal use of corporate systems
Experts: US Is Not Prepared to Handle Cyber Attacks
News  |  9/19/2008  | 
In Congressional testimony, authorities on cyber defense say neither government agencies nor private companies are ready for what may come
Porn Operators Hijack Pages on AARP Website
News  |  9/18/2008  | 
Multi-pronged attack shows weakness in custom content management systems, researcher says
Palin's 'Hacker' Tells How He Did It
Quick Hits  |  9/18/2008  | 
Hacker claiming to have broken into Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin's Yahoo email account reportedly used low-tech research and a little social engineering
Hacking Tool Lets You Target Your Own End Users
News  |  9/18/2008  | 
New open-source attack platform that performs email-based Web attacks debuts next week at OWASP conference
Free 'Trojan-Proof' Password Tool Released for Windows
News  |  9/17/2008  | 
Beta virtual keyboard software aims to ward off password-sniffing Trojans, malware
Antivirus Vendors Push Toward Cloud Computing
News  |  9/17/2008  | 
Key elements of software now being delivered on a software-as-a-service basis
Snort Turns 10, Sourcefire Goes Virtual
News  |  9/15/2008  | 
IDS/IPS vendor joins the ranks of VMWare partners, gears up for commercial rollout of next-generation Snort
Report: Unauthorized Apps Run Rampant on Many Enterprise Networks
News  |  9/15/2008  | 
Detailed analysis of traffic on 60 enterprise networks finds broad usage of software that isn't sanctioned by IT
Study: Hotel Networks Put Corporate Users at Risk
News  |  9/12/2008  | 
The Center for Hospitality Research's survey and hack confirms worries of weak security on hotel networks
Enterprises Struggle to Identify Sources of Risk
News  |  9/11/2008  | 
Security remains top priority, but businesses wrestle with business case, BT study says
New 'On/Off Switch' Protects RFID Cards From Hacks
News  |  9/11/2008  | 
Technology would let cardholders activate RFID transmission only when card goes through a reader
Flying Phish Hooks Schools of Employees
News  |  9/11/2008  | 
Penetration test proves many workers can still be easily fooled
Most Companies Believe Their Sensitive Data Is at Risk
Quick Hits  |  9/10/2008  | 
Enterprises recognize the threat of data theft, Finjan research study says
Court Rules Employee Has No Right to Privacy on Company PC
Quick Hits  |  9/8/2008  | 
Challenge to privacy laws is shot down in New Jersey court
Threat From DNS Bug Isn't Over, Experts Say
News  |  9/8/2008  | 
Further patches expected by year's end; basic flaws in critical Internet technology still unresolved
Health Care Provider Plugs Potential Data Leak Points
News  |  9/5/2008  | 
Meridian Health Hospitals's data leak prevention system helped its users protect personal information
Infamous Phishing Gang Joins Stealthy Botnet
Quick Hits  |  9/5/2008  | 
The Rock Phish group has joined forces with the botnet that hacked Websites with SQL injection, RSA researchers say
What You Really Need to Know About Data Leak Prevention
News  |  9/5/2008  | 
Forrester analyst Thomas Raschke cuts through the hype to answer some of the FAQs about emerging DLP technology
Forrester: Roles, Methods of Security Are Changing in Business
News  |  9/4/2008  | 
While security increases in responsibility and budget, its organization and practices are shifting strongly, research firm says
ISPs Putting Email Users in Botnet Peril
Quick Hits  |  9/4/2008  | 
Cloudmark says service providers' existing spam, AV filters miss more sophisticated malware attacks
Report: N. Korea Used Spyware, Sex in Targeted Attack on S. Korean Military
News  |  9/3/2008  | 
Spy posing as anti-Communist speaker allegedly supplied North Korea with names, email addresses of South Korean military officers to launch targeted attacks
Experts Question Security of Google's Chrome Browser
Quick Hits  |  9/3/2008  | 
Although the browser offers a range of privacy features, security experts expect say Chrome will be a target
Firewall Revisited: New Tools Automate Management
News  |  9/2/2008  | 
Firewall management tools handle previously manual tasks and eventually could become part of enterprise security management products


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