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 Keith Ferrell

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Articles by Keith Ferrell
posted in August 2008

Poisoned DNS Woes Grow

It's been weeks since Dan Kaminsky revealed that the Domain Name System (DNS) that underlies the Internet's address routing system was dangerously flawed. It's been a slightly shorter time since patches were released, and yet unpatched DNS vulnerabilities still exist and are beginning to be exploited. Why aren't we surprised?

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Are Competitor Security Problems A Business Advantage Worth Talkng?

The news that one of the nation's leading student testing companies had its security problems made public by another testing company should give us all pause. How worried do we need to be about competitors blowing the security whistle on us? How worried should that type of competitor be about protecting an industry's customers as well as its own competitive advantage?

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Threat Report News: The Good, The Bad And The Blended

Spam is down, and so are zombies, but guards have to stay up -- new types of attacks are picking up the slack, and picking it up in particularly nasty ways, according to a quarterly report from Secure Computing. Just because old threats appear to be diminishing, doesn't mean they're going away. In fact, they're being blended into more dangerous threats than ever.

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Black Hat Conference: Hackers Hacked At Hacker-Hacking Journalists

This year's Black Hat conference made more than the usual "Hackers Gather" headlines when three journalists were expelled for allegedly sniffing the digital trails of other media representatives covering the conference. That they did so via a wired rather than wireless connection is a reminder that nothing's as secure as we think it might be -- even at a security conference.

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Olympic Surfing Can Cost Businesses More Than Time

With the 2008 Summer Games' opening ceremonies now completed (though not broadcast until tonight in the U.S) it's a safe bet that small and midsize businesses are going to be losing more and more time to employees surfing for Olympic news. Time to be sure their clicks don't turn up malware as well as event standings.

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Trio Of New Security Companies Launching This Week

Busy week in the security business -- at least three new companies hope it's a busy week. Targeting security software-as-a-service (SaaS), anti-malware needs and cloud security, the companies are launching a variety of ambitious technology strategies.

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Apple Patch Misses Some DNS Problems

Apple's release of a raft of patches included an overdue one for the DNS hole that's gotten so much attention over the past few weeks. Unfortunately the patch leaves some DNS problems still in the hole.

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