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SNMP Hit; What Will Be The Next Victim?

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Strong procedures, more than improved technology, are the best defense for networked environments.

Security Quandary: Whos Liable?

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Skittish at the prospect of being held liable for security breaches, software vendors are examining ways to get ahead of problems with solutions ranging from restrictive user agreements to forced security patches.

Security Gaps Arent All Microsofts Fault

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There are thousands of security flaws that have nothing to do with Microsoft.

Security: Time to Take Names, Lay Blame

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Currently, the security burden lies with the consumer to keep up with patches, but that has become an overwhelming task.

Proposal Calls for Quick Response to Flaw Discoveries

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A proposal for a new process for disclosing security vulnerabilities has reignited the old debate over how flaws should be published and whether there's any way to actually regulate the process.

Microsoft Patches Critical Flaws

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Microsoft releases patches for three critical security vulnerabilities in three separate products, two of which could enable an attacker to read files on a user's machine.

Trusted Computing Gear to Make Spring Splash

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PC makers could begin shipping hardware based on the latest Trusted Computing specification as early as this spring, according to one founding member of the Trusted Computing Platform Alliance.

Liberty Authentication Spec Due By Summer

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The Liberty Alliance Project plans a summer release of the initial specification for its Web identity technology, which will give users the ability to choose which Web sites see their identity information.

Security Group Pinpoints Cisco Router Weakness

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As routers become an increasingly popular target of attack for sophisticated hackers, several public and private Internet security organizations have joined together to offer a fix.

Compaq Secures Wireless e-Mail

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Compaq is readying a number of security enhancements for its iPaq device including an embedded feature, dubbed Multiprime, to lock down wireless e-mail.

Programs Design Is No. 1 Cause for Flaws

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The vast majority of software vulnerabilities are caused by flaws in the program's design and could be prevented easily with better coding and quality-control procedures, according to new research released Tuesday by a security consulting firm.

Cyber-security Czar Gives IT a Wake-Up Call

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White House cyber-security czar Richard Clarke paints a stark picture of the nation's IT vulnerabilities, saying both public and private networks are unprepared for attacks.

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