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Content posted in December 2005
Let's Make 2006 The Year We Wipe Out Spam
Commentary  |  12/30/2005  | 
We don't care about spam anymore, and that's wrong. Spam is a crime highway that runs straight through your computer, carrying a cargo of worms, fraud, viruses and other attacks. Security vendor Sophos reported that attacks jumped 48% in the first 11 months of 2005. The most dangerous threats were spam-distributed. Spam has direct financial costs, as network managers are required to spend money on software and
The Perfect Going-Away Gift From 2005: More Consumer Data Breaches
Commentary  |  12/29/2005  | 
Any doubt that 2005 would be known as the unofficial Year of Lost Consumer Data was swept away in the past week by news of two data compromises that cast a pall over the holidays. First, acting on a tip from a reader, InformationWeek's Larry Greenemeier verified that the Department of Justice, the very agency charged with combating identity theft, had inadvertently exposed on its Web site social security numbers
Social Security Numbers On The Justice Department's Web Site Could Lead To Identity Theft
Commentary  |  12/23/2005  | 
I know a little something about identity theft, having spent the past four months trying to convince my bank that nearly $800 in purchases at Toy 'R' Us allegedly made using my Visa debit card were fraudulent. So when I opened an E-mail Monday morning that described an InformationWeek reader's efforts to alert the Justice Department that its Web site was revealing Social Security numbers on court docum
Homeland Insecurity
Commentary  |  12/19/2005  | 
It's interesting that our government is so concerned about homeland security that it does not mind bypassing secret courts to even more secretly eavesdrop on citizens, and yet it cannot seem to find the time, energy, and/or dollars to successfully bring its own agencies up to snuff security-wise.
Security Is Not Insurance
Commentary  |  12/14/2005  | 
What's the hardest part of a chief security officer's job? Evaluating new technologies? Establishing policies for users to follow? Actually, it's more political than that, Jim Routh, chief security officer of Depository Trust & Clearing Corp., said during an Interop presentation Tuesday. "The hardest part of a CSO's job is influencing information security and practices that will be implemented throughout an organization," he said. "It's a delicate process, particularly when you're asking an IT o


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