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New Worm Targets Microsoft Messenger Programs

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W32.Nicehello@mm worm attempts to steal MSN/.NET Messenger passwords

Study Exposes WLAN Security Risks

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IT departments continue to ignore myriad security problems inherent to WLANs, according to study by RSA Security Inc.

Worms Prove Passwords Do Matter

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Deloder and Lovgate both use a list of common passwords in an attempt to compromise computers.

Security Web Digest: Yahoo Updates Spam Filters, Student Database Breached ... and More

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Yahoo introduces new spam filters ... University of Texas student database breached ... US Supreme Court to review the constitutionality of the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) ... and more from around the web.

Code Red II Variant on the Prowl

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However, worm so far has infected only a few machines and is unlikely to spread extensively, experts say.

Urge to Merge Plays on Like a Dirge

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A Katt crony claims that EMC's long-rumored intention of acquiring backup-and- recovery company Legato Systems may soon become a reality.

Feds Move to Secure Net

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The government has developed a secure, private IP network separate from the public Internet that will be used by federal agencies and private-sector experts to share information during large-scale security events.

PeopleSofts PeopleTools Contains Serious Flaw

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Serious vulnerability in the application framework can lead to a complete compromise of the installation's embedded Web server.

Patches? We Dont Need No Stinkin Patches!

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Security Supersite Editor Larry Seltzer isn't worried about Slammer or the Sendmail flaw. He keeps his patches and antivirus up to date, and he's never been successfully attacked. Why can't corporate administrators do the same?

Feds Make Push for Cyber-Security Plan

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Feds call on rank-and-file security specialists and network administrators to help implement new cyber-strategy.

Sutter Health CIO Discusses Single Sign-On

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eWEEK Labs senior analyst Cameron Sturdevant recently discussed identity management and single sign-on with Sutter Health CIO Nelson Ramos.

ATM Encryption Weakness Leaves Accounts Vulnerable

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Two Cambridge University researchers have discovered a new attack on the hardware security modules employed by banks that makes it possible to retrieve customers' cash machine PINs in an average of 15 tries.

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