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House Panel OKs Expanded Surveillance Powers

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Members of the House of Representatives approved an array of new electronic surveillance powers late Wednesday; however, wary of trampling on civil liberties, lawmakers reined in the Bush administration's anti-terrorism requests and set the new powers to

FTCs Muris Says No to Privacy Legislation

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The federal government's chief online privacy cop announced on Thursday, Oct. 4, that he believes legislation buttressing consumer privacy is not necessary.

Microsoft Works to Secure Customers Networks

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Microsoft launches a two-tier program designed to secure its customers' networks and improve the company's own security incident response and prevention methods.

IT to Play Central Role in Terrorist Fight

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Security begins at home. And for the IT manager, that means the server room, where the Internet has brought not only the promise of a worldwide audience but also the threat of worms, hackers and cyber-terrorism.

eFiles: October 1, 2001

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Despite high trading volume, online brokerage sites functioned at or near normal levels on the Monday following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, according to Keynote Systems Inc., a San Mateo, Calif., company that tracks Web site performance.

Background Checks Crucial

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Employment experts say they are seeing a virtual epidemic in the tech industry of phony credentials and false or "inflated" résumés among the thousands of tech workers seeking new jobs.

Arbor Updates DoS Security Tool

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Security vendor adds new data collection capabilities to its Peakflow DoS software and announces partnership with security consultant @stake.

House Examines Wiretap Issues

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Efforts by the Bush administration to press Congress for swift enactment of new wiretap legislation in the aftermath of the terrorist hijackings are quashed by the House.

Tool Finds Most Dangerous Vulnerabilities

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The SANS Institute and the FBI's National Infrastructure Protection Center releases a scanning tool designed to find 20 common network vulnerabilities, as well as a document listing steps to fix each problem.

FBIs Top 20 Security Vulnerabilities Look Familiar

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The FBI and the SANS Institute unveiled their assessment of the top 20 Internet security vulnerabilities for 2001. Most of the hacks exploit time-honored security holes.

LaBrea Makes Life Sticky for Net Worms

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Until now, Internet worms have put enterprise IT managers on defense. But a new tool called LaBrea stops worms in their tracks.

Tech Organizations Shift Convention Focus To Security

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The United States Telecom Association and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers are shifting their convention agendas in response to terrorism.

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