CRN Security News

  • Apple Fixes 15 Flaws, Updates Mac OS X To 10.4.8
    Apple on Friday updated Mac OS X 10.4 to patch 15 vulnerabilities in the operating system and bundled software that can let attackers run malicious code, crash the computer, or gain unauthorized access to the machine.
  • Davis Introduces Security Legislation
    In wake of the announcement by the Department of Commerce that 1,100 laptops could not be accounted for, Virginia Congressman Tom Davis has introduced legislation that would require federal agencies to disclose security breaches involving sensitive data to the public.
  • New IE, Media Player Attacks Begin, E-mail Lures Users
    E-mailed bait to exploits of the still-unpatched vulnerability in Internet Explorer have been sent, escalating the threat facing Windows users. In addition, an earlier zero-day bug in IE is now being exploited in the wild, and an unfixed flaw in Windows Media Player is behind a third attack.
  • To gain market share, integrated security vendor rethinks channel partner program strategy, modifies enterprise-focused products

    iPolicy Networks Prepares Itself For Take-Off
    This year is a building year for integrated security vendor iPolicy Networks—at least as far as its channel strategy goes.
  • Review: CyberGauge 7 Monitors, Pinpoints, Corrects Network Snafus
    The days when users could plug in a security appliance and expect their networks to be completely protected are behind us. Today's interconnected networks require a lot more than throwing software and devices at the security issue; network managers need to know exactly what is going on in the network, where the bandwidth is being consumed and which devices are doing what and when.
  • ShadowRAM: September 25, 2006
    The HP hits keep on coming. The latest is that Mark Hurd, thought to be squeaky clean in Pretextgate, apparently knew about the seamy detective work going on.
  • Symantec Calls Out Microsoft Over Vista Security Center
    Symantec on Friday accused Microsoft of using monopolistic tactics to keep third-party consumer security software from disabling Windows Vista's built-in security dashboard, but denied that it would soon meet with European Union antitrust regulators, who are looking into complaints that Vista will violate a 2004 ruling.
  • MandAmp;A: Tale In Two Parts
    Our world saw two huge merger and acquisition moves last week—and probably many others that simply floated under the radar screen because they were smaller but no less profound.
  • Building The New EMC, One Acquisition At A Time
    EMC's acquisition this week of security vendor Network Intelligence, and its June acquisition of RSA, are part of a strategy to bring security into everything EMC produces, but not aimed at competing in the perimeter security business.
  • IE Exploit Could Soon Be Used By 10,000-Plus Sites
    Security researchers are sounding an alarm over an unpatched vulnerability in Microsoft's Internet Explorer. The bug has already been used to compromise PCs and load them with scores of adware and spyware.
  • How To Defend Against IE's VML Bug
    There's a potentially dangerous, unpatched flaw in Internet Explorer lurking around in the wild, but users who want to protect themselves do have options. Here's a quick guide to some of them.
  • Symantec Exec: Security, Storage Opportunities On the Rise
    The proliferation of technology such as e-mail, mobile devices and instant messaging is spurring sales opportunities for security and storage solutions, Symantec executive Mark Bregman said in a keynote Wednesday at Interop New York 2006.
  • AIM Bot Being Built
    A sophisticated bot that targets AOL Instant Messenger users has been spotted while still under construction, giving security researchers a unique peek into malware making.