Category: Security/Firewalls

Internet under Attack 0

Internet under Attack

In one of the biggest attacks against the Internet since 2002, hackers yesterday overwhelmed at least three of the 13 root servers that manage global Internet traffic. The attack on UltraDNS, the company that...

NSA’s involvement with Microsoft Windows Vista 0

NSA’s involvement with Microsoft Windows Vista

Since the news broke about NSA’s involvement with Windows Vista, some in the media are trying to portray it as a conspiracy theory. I’ve read comments, such as “News emerged this week that top...

Protecting Network with Server and Domain Isolation 2

Protecting Network with Server and Domain Isolation

If you would like to add another layer of protection to your current security model, a server and domain Isolation solution based on Internet Protocol security (IPSec) and Active Directory can allow your network...

Windows Vista Security Guide 0

Windows Vista Security Guide

Check out the recently published Windows Vista security guide. This guide provides helpful recommendations on how you can strengthen the security of your client computers running Windows Vista in a domain environment. The guide...

Google Searchers Find Malware 0

Google Searchers Find Malware

Some visitors to the Google Italy site are getting an unwelcome surprise this week, as a look-alike site hijacks their browsers and installs malware on their machines. Researchers at IT security vendor SurfControl plc...

Microsoft Opening Up Vista Kernel To Security Vendors 0

Microsoft Opening Up Vista Kernel To Security Vendors

Microsoft also bent to demands from security vendors and the EU’s antitrust agency that it change its Vista plans for Windows Security Center, the operating system’s security dashboard. It will not entirely disable the...

White House Selects Cybersecurity Chief 0

White House Selects Cybersecurity Chief

The White House has chosen an industry information security specialist as its cybersecurity chief, an official said Monday, filling a job that has had no permanent director for a year. Greg Garcia will be...

What is Strider “HoneyMonkey”? 0

What is Strider “HoneyMonkey”?

The Strider HoneyMonkey Exploit Detection System, as the research project is code-named, was created to help detect attacks that use Web servers to exploit unpatched browser vulnerabilities and install malware on the PCs of...

Hackers Jailed for Zotob Worm Attack 0

Hackers Jailed for Zotob Worm Attack

Two Moroccan hackers have been jailed for creating and distributing the Zotob worm that squirmed through Windows 2000 networks in August 2005. According to law enforcement authorities, the online names of both men were...

Microsoft’s Family Safety Enters Public Beta 0

Microsoft’s Family Safety Enters Public Beta

After a period of internal beta testing, Microsoft today released the Family Safety service to public beta. At the same time, Microsoft announced plans to move Family Safety into the OneCare brand, along with...

Vista RC1 Disables Built-in Administrator Account 0

Vista RC1 Disables Built-in Administrator Account

Everyone (except the hackers) would agree that having a built-in Administrator account with no password is not a good idea. Therefore, Microsoft has decided to disable the built-in Administrator account under most circumstances in...

SecureWorks Finds SQL Injection Hacker Attacks on the Rise 0

SecureWorks Finds SQL Injection Hacker Attacks on the Rise

SecureWorks, a leading Managed IT Security Services Provider, announced that it has seen a dramatic increase in the number of hacker attacks attempted against its banking, credit union and utility clients in the past...