CRN Security News


  • Adobe Fixes Reader Flaw, Warns Of New Bug In Download Tool
    Adobe Systems updated its free Reader application Tuesday to fix a critical flaw disclosed last week, but then warned users of its Download Manager that attackers could hijack a Mac or Windows PC by exploiting a bug in that utility.
  • IBM Acquires Security Software Vendor
    Continuing a spate of acquisitions to fill out its portfolio of IT management software, IBM on Tuesday disclosed plans to acquire Consul Risk Management, a Dutch maker of security and compliance products.
  • McAfee Weaves Cisco NAC Into Total Protection
    McAfee unveils a revamped version of its enterprise focused Total Protection offering that includes a range of beefed up security features and support for Cisco's network admission control (NAC) technology.
  • Briefs: December 4, 2006
    The 2007 Verizon Solution Provider Program (VSPP) contract being offered to a select group of legacy MCI agents met organized opposition last week.
  • How To Protect Yourself From Fakes
    Counterfeiting has become one of the most challenging issues for the IT industry. Here are some ways to avoid counterfeit products, from Nick Tidd, 3Com's channel chief and president of the Alliance for Gray Market and Counterfeit Abatement.
  • ISVs Aim To Cure Licensing Woes
    All kinds of nightmares can lurk in lines of code: errors, bugs, security holes and intellectual-property violations. As more and more code is released under a profusion of open-source licenses, licensing compliance is a growing challenge for companies that mix proprietary and open-source code—knowingly or not.
  • Revamping Backup
    Symantec is counting on an overhaul of its flagship backup and recovery tool--and changes to its channel program--to help fend off an onslaught of competition in the data-protection software market.
  • US-CERT: Al Qaeda Plotting Financial Attacks
    Terrorist network Al Qaeda may be planning to launch online attacks against U.S. financial institutions, according to the U.S. Computer Security Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT).
  • Symantec Patches NetBackup PHP Vulnerability
    Symantec has patched a vulnerability in the version of PHP that ships with its NetBackup PureDisk software that could allow remote attackers to execute malicious code on an affected Web server.
  • Adobe Warns Of Critical Acrobat Vulnerabilities
    Adobe Systems this week issued an advisory acknowledging that vulnerabilities may exist in Windows versions of Adobe Reader and Acrobat that could crash the applications and enable remote attackers to gain complete control over affected PCs.

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