CRN Security News


  • 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.
  • Vista Will Foil Office File-Format Attacks
    New security features of Vista, among them memory randomization, will make it more difficult for attackers to exploit some kinds of vulnerabilities, including those in Microsoft's Office suite, security researchers said Wednesday.
  • Analyst: Microsoft's Revamped WGA Puts Burden On Users
    Microsoft said Tuesday it would use Automatic Updates to roll out changes to the component of its anti-piracy scheme that nags users when their copy of Windows is tagged as counterfeit. But an industry analyst criticized the changes as more work for customers.
  • Hackers Prepping For New Attacks
    Cybercriminals are laying the foundation for another round of attacks, but they're keeping their heads down in the meantime, a security researcher warned Tuesday.
  • Vernier's Inline NAC Appliance Has An Edge
    Security vendor Vernier Networks earlier this month began shipping the Edgewall 8800, an inline NAC appliance with integrated intrusion-detection and -prevention features as well as the ability to process packets at speeds up to 40 Gbps.

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