CRN Security News


  • New Mobile Virus Also Aims At PCs
    A new trojan aimed at Symbian-based smartphones also attempts to infect the user's Windows PC with two viruses, according to security vendor F-Secure.
  • Mozilla Patches Firefox, Says Browsers Secure
    Mozilla late Tuesday patched its popular browser to fix a buffer overflow vulnerability that could let attackers grab control of the PC, and it plugged a new, critical hole in the Linux edition of Firefox.
  • Hacker Spams Huge Quantities Of Trojan Horses, Again
    For the second day in a row, an unknown attacker spammed major quantities of a new Bagle-esque Trojan horse that turns off virtually every known security program and blocks access to security sites on the Internet.
  • Microsoft: Security Efforts Bearing Fruit
    Mike Nash, Microsoft's chief security executive, on Tuesday said the company was keeping pace with faster-on-their-feet attackers as threats continue to shift toward hacking for profit rather than notoriety.
  • ASUS Leaves Room To Grow
    One major factor system builders must consider when piecing together a system is the life cycle of components they plan to use, especially the motherboard.
  • Protect LANs From The Inside Out With Consentry
    ConSentry Networks' Secure LAN Controller can scale up to 10-GBps speeds, while servicing as many as 1,000 users. While speed is an important consideration with any security appliance, the real news is how the ConSentry device works in a LAN.
  • 3 Questions: Gary Doan, Intradyn
    Gary Doan, CEO of Intradyn, Eagan, Minn., spoke with CRN Editor in Chief Michael Vizard about compliance and archiving opportunities in the small-business market.
  • Freeware Bundles A Hit With System Builders
    In today&s ultracompetitive market, system builders need to exploit every advantage to compete successfully against tier-one vendors. Nowhere is that more evident than with bundled software.
  • Tells VARs that Symantec-Veritas integration will be a slow process


    Bloom: Wait And See
    Symantec and Veritas Software partners looking for details on how the combination of the two companies will play out are going to have to wait a little longer.
  • Making The Cut
    Just as government carries the advantage in competitive sourcing, its influence over which private contractors win outsourced procurements has some wondering whether the whole concept of fair and open competition even exists.
  • Input research finds education spending marginal over the next two years, before recovering in 2008


    Education Spending Slows
    According to Input's latest "State and Local Education MarketView" research, K-12 education spending will slow through 2007 as state and local governments struggle with ever-increasing health-care costs and other conflicting budget priorities.
  • Mozilla Readies Patched Firefox
    Mozilla posted new versions of its Firefox and Mozilla browsers that include a fix for a recent vulnerability that could let attackers grab control of a PC.

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