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NSA to Fund Secure Linux

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Just a few months after releasing code for its internal research efforts to build a more secure Linux, the National Security Agency has taken the next step to make sure the project gets completed.

Worms Come Under Attack

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Anti-virus vendors work on technologies that will keep outbreaks such as the ILoveYou virus at bay.

Paranoid for a Reason

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Renew your driver's license early if you live in California; you may need the unexpired one for a trip to the nearest Social Security office.

Beware of Scare Tactics in Security

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The computer security industry got its groove back at the RSA Security Conference by invoking FUD-fear, uncertainty and doubt-to wrest the attention and dollars of corporate IT managers.

Choosing a Security Consultant? Beware

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In last month's column, I discussed some of the factors to consider in deciding whether to have a penetration test done for your organization.

Is Privacy Too Expensive?

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The online privacy debate has dwelled on civil liberties, Capitol Hill strategies and alarming anecdotes about privacy breaches, but until recently it has largely ignored an important piece of the puzzle - the cost of putting privacy safeguards in pl

Latest PitBull Attack Holds Lessons for IT

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Earlier this year, during eWeek's OpenHack III, we stated that the most promising method for beating Argus Systems Group Inc.'s PitBull was a direct attack on the operating system kernel.

AES Is Ready to Assume Crypto Lead

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ButiIts status as encryption standard already coming under close scrutiny by users and challengers.

eFiles: April 30, 2001

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The three A's - authentication, authorization and administration - represent the largest and fastest-growing segment of the Internet security software market, according to a recent report from International Data Corp., of Framingham, Mass.

Security Bugs Microsoft

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Vulnerability in company's first stand-alone security product tarnishes its claims for improvements.

Now Comes the Post-Bubble Chaos

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If you were holding your breath for tech stocks to hit bottom and turn around, last week finally offered some good news in the form of earnings reports from AOL Time Warner, Apple Computer, Celestica, Extreme Networks, IBM and Microsoft, just to name a fe

Securitys Growing Dominance Is Attracting The Inexperienced

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You can tell a lot about the state of an industry by the kinds of parties it throws.

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