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New Virus Preys On Users Fears

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A new virus that exploits public fear of terrorism in the wake of the recent attacks has begun appearing in the United States but is unlikely to spread very far, experts say.

Melding of IT, Society Key to Rebuilding

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A ghastly terrorist attack that struck at the financial heart of the country. Another errant computer virus worming its way through the network. A shaky economy further destabilized. A call to arms from the president. How do the IT business and profession

The Price of Freedom

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The terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon have woken us up to the fact that we are at war. It is a war of freedom vs. totalitarianism and terror. In that way it is similar to previous wars we have fought, but that is perhaps the onl

Private Lives, Public Terror

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Surrender even a sliver of civil liberties, and you've given the terrorists exactly what they want: a paranoid, unpleasant America.

Faster Fixes for Microsoft Gaps

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In an Aug. 27 Pings&Packets item, I found Microsoft's free Network Security Hotfix Checker to be a useful tool for finding potential security holes and missing patches for Windows 2000 and NT server systems.

Latest Worm Nimda Spreads Via Many Paths

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An aggressive hybrid of virus and worm ran rampant across the Internet last week, slowing traffic and causing site shutdowns. But the real damage from W32.Nimda may end up being the cost to eradicate it.

In Web We Trust

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VeriSign sees plentiful riches in securing internet identity

Enterprises Still Reeling From Nimda

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Although the spread of the Nimda worm seems to be slowing, some companies and service providers are still crippled by the damage the virus wrought last week.

Privacy Activists Unite Against DOJ Plan

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An unlikely political coalition united Thursday against attempts by the government to undermine civil liberties in the name of fighting terrorism.

SchlumbergerSema Scores Smart Card Contract

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In the first major smart card security deal since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the U.S. Army has announced it will buy 60,000 smart card readers from SchlumbergerSema, the technology subsidiary of Schlumberger Ltd.

DOJ Brewing Expansive Anti-Terror Proposal

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The U.S. Department of Justice wants its wiretapping and other surveillance capabilities vastly expanded, with the Internet and other modern communications technologies among the targets of the government's new war on terrorism, according to experts who a

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