CRN Security News

  • Microsoft Issues Trio Of Critical Patches
    In its December patch release, Microsoft issued seven fixes, including three critical patches that address remote execution vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer, Visual Studio 2005 and Windows Media Player.
  • Congress Passes Appropriation Bills
    Congress signed budget appropriations for the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security into law last month, with $448 billion allocated to the DoD and $34.8 billion to the DHS for 2007.
  • Security Hype Part 2
    Security threat warnings once again hit the headlines last week as Trend Micro questioned why security researchers would issue vulnerability alerts on security flaws the Tokyo-based vendor said it patched weeks earlier.
  • Briefs: December 11, 2006
    SurfControl has drawn a suitor. The security vendor last week said it has been approached by an unnamed firm in a move that "may or may not result in an offer for the company." SurfControl said its board is considering its response to the overture, as well as "other strategic options," and will update shareholders when appropriate. SurfControl officials couldn't be reached for comment.
  • Vista's high requirements and a memory pricing hike could hurt

    VARs Might Not Like This Trip Down Memory Lane
    A hardware crunch is hovering like a cloud over the PC space, as Microsoft's forthcoming Vista operating system is demanding historic levels of memory— and memory pricing increases may be looming on the horizon.
  • Adobe Fixes Reader Flaw, Warns Of New Bug In Download Tool
    Adobe Systems updated its free Reader application Tuesday to fix a critical flaw disclosed last week, but then warned users of its Download Manager that attackers could hijack a Mac or Windows PC by exploiting a bug in that utility.
  • IBM Acquires Security Software Vendor
    Continuing a spate of acquisitions to fill out its portfolio of IT management software, IBM on Tuesday disclosed plans to acquire Consul Risk Management, a Dutch maker of security and compliance products.
  • McAfee Weaves Cisco NAC Into Total Protection
    McAfee unveils a revamped version of its enterprise focused Total Protection offering that includes a range of beefed up security features and support for Cisco's network admission control (NAC) technology.
  • 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.
  • Black Duck, Palamida unveil software alliance

    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.