CRN Security News


  • White Hat: Vista Gets High Marks For Security
    With Vista, the much-ballyhooed (and delayed) version of Windows, Microsoft seems to finally be on the right track. Dan Kaminsky, senior researcher at DoxPara Research, says that after eight months of kicking Vista's security tires, he's convinced that Microsoft has learned from its mistakes.
  • GTSI To Restate Financials
    In addition to updating financial and business trends for the second quarter of 2006, GTSI has announced plans to restate the company's 2004 and 2005 consolidated financials to account for transfer of certain lease receivables.
  • Microsoft Fixes Nine Remote Code Execution Flaws
    Microsoft issued a dozen fixes -- including nine that the Redmond, Wash.-based software giant deemed critical -- in its monthly Patch Tuesday release. The nine critical fixes addressed flaws that could enable remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.
  • McAfee Beefs Up Risk Management Portfolio
    McAfee revealed the next phase of its risk management strategy, which includes tools for diagnosing network vulnerabilities and helping companies comply with corporate security policies.
  • Kothari Guides Channel For NAC Startup FireEye
    Security startup FireEye wants to stand out in the fast-growing network access control (NAC) market and has brought in a seasoned channel hand to help: former Juniper Networks worldwide channel chief Tushar Kothari.
  • Regulatory Compliance Remains Hot Through 2007
    According to the 2006 VARBusiness Market Insight Report, a survey of more than 600 midmarket and enterprise IT decision makers, regulatory compliance is only the fourth or fifth highest spending priority among companies of all sizes.
  • McAfee Shifts Channel Focus, Lays Off Staff
    McAfee is shifting the focus of its channel program away from the enterprise and toward the SMB market, and has laid off 20 employees from its channel team, CRN has learned.
  • Security honeymoon is over for VoIP


    A 'Vishing'Attack On IP
    When the FBI arrested a man in Miami this past June for allegedly hacking into the networks of Internet telephone service providers, it ushered in a new era for VoIP.
  • Survey: Hacks Decline, Worries Don't
    For the fourth year in a row, losses due to network compromises and hacker attacks fell, according to the annual CSI/FBI Computer Crime and Security Survey.
  • Researchers: NAC Experiencing Growing Pains
    Network access control (NAC) can protect corporate networks from malware, but solutions on the market have flaws that could enable attackers to bypass their security measures.
  • McAfee Patches Flaw In Security Software
    McAfee Tuesday patched a vulnerability in SecurityCenter, a management tool in the vendor's consumer products, which could have allowed remote attackers to execute code and gain control over affected PCs.

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