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Olympics Benching Wireless LAN Plans

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In an attempt to strengthen defenses against possible terrorist attacks, Winter Olympics IT officials have decided against rolling out wireless applications and have instead added new layers of physical security.

.Net Tightens Windows Security

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Declarative security model learns from mistakes and creates environment to set application permissions.

Klez Worm Goes After Myriad Files

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Yet another e-mail-borne worm is making the rounds on the Internet using an infection and pattern that should be quite familiar to administrators and users.

Hunting for Flaws in Unbreakable Oracle Databases

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As the furor over Oracle Corp.'s new Unbreakable ad campaign grows, Application Security Inc. this week introduced the new version of its AppDetective, a security scanner specifically designed to look for vulnerabilities in Oracle databases.

Microsofts About-Face: Security Now Job One

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A Bill Gates e-mail to Microsoft employees outlines his vision to make security the company's highest priority, taking precedence over even functionality.

EPIC Sues Govt. Agencies Over Privacy Data

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The Electronic Privacy Information Center has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that two government agencies have ignored the center's repeated Freedom of Information Act requests for information on data privacy.

Novell Sets Up One-Stop Security Software Shop

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Looking to grab a larger piece of the rapidly expanding authentication and authorization market, Novell this week rolled out its new security suite, SecureAccess.

Symantecs Q3 Earnings Above Expectations

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The company Wednesday reported third-quarter earnings of $0.78 per share, well above the $0.64 per share that analysts had expected.

Flaw Forces Microsoft E-Com Site to Go Offline

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One of Microsoft Corp.'s key e-commerce sites is currently offline after a security researcher found that the site was vulnerable to a common security problem known as cross-site scripting.

App Is a Bit Heavy-Handed

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InfoExpress' CyberGatekeeper uses "all stick and no carrot" to keep remote users in line when it comes to security and anti-virus products.

Cooperation, Not Blame, Leads to Better Solutions

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Peter Coffee: National Academy's recommendation that vendors face more liability for security flaws is wrong-headed.

Hack Nap - 2

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Have viruses and hacking incidents become less prevalent since September 11?

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