CRN Security News

  • Survey: Computer Users Remain Risk Takers
    Globally, two-thirds of employees are cognizant of security risks when working remotely on company machines. That's the good news. Of course, the converse is that one-third connect blindly to the Internet, in spite of hacking, theft and malware threats.
  • Fortinet Boosts Perimeter Defense
    Fortinet continues to build up the speed and performance of its enterprise-focused unified threat management offerings to give companies a way to better secure their network perimeter.
  • Briefs: October 9, 2006
    FusionStorm, Sun Microsystems' largest West Coast solution provider and one of the largest U.S. VARs, acquired Jeskell, IBM's biggest government solution provider, creating a $400 million channel powerhouse.
  • McAfee, Symantec Hit Back Against Changes To Windows
    The simmering battle between Microsoft and the two biggest security software vendors is boiling over as Microsoft finalizes changes to the Windows Vista operating system that Symantec and McAfee say impede their products.
  • Trend Micro: Thousands Of Government Computers Infected By Bots
    Trend Micro is researching how PCs, including many computers in defense agencies, are infected with software that can be used to mine confidential data, send spam, or launch denial-of-service attacks. But government IT managers challenge those findings, and Trend Micro is backing down on some.
  • Sept. Bug In IIS Impacts All IE Users, Too
    According to a research note by the SANS Institute's Internet Storm Center, MS06-053, an update and patch for a bug in the Microsoft IIS server software's indexing, looks like it impacts all users of Internet Explorer.
  • Skype Patches VoIP Vulnerability
    Skype has patched a critical vulnerability in the Mac OS X edition of its flagship VoIP client that could be used by attackers to grab control of a user's computer.
  • McAfee Buys Citadel Security
    McAfee is expanding on its security offerings through the acquisition of Citadel Security Software, a maker of vulnerability management, policy compliance and end point security solutions.
  • Phoenix Burns Partners by Going Direct
    Financially flagging Phoenix Technologies is betting that dropping its channel program will help the maker of BIOS and security and backup firmware applications rise from the ashes. The move, however, is burning its channel partners.
  • McAfee Patches Critical ePolicy Orchestrator Flaw
    McAfee on Monday patched a buffer overflow vulnerability in its ePolicy Orchestrator and ProtectionPilot products that could enable remote attackers to execute code and gain control over an affected PC.
  • Mac Bug Exploit Appears
    An exploit for one of the 15 vulnerabilities patched by Apple on Friday has been posted to a malware Web site, Symantec said Monday.