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An Interview with Symantec CEO Enrique Salem

March 29, 2010 Added by:Rahul Neel Mani

Enrique Salem, President and CEO of Symantec, in a conversation with Vinita Gupta, discusses the new challenges that CIOs are facing and Symantec's roadmap for the years ahead.

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Hackers Lurking in Hotel Networks

March 17, 2010 Added by:Mark Smail

Many frequent business travelers spend almost as many nights sleeping in hotels as they do in their own beds. The need to stay productive when you’re on the road means that travelers must rely on whatever means available to stay connected, even if it’s an unprotected hotel wireless network.  

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Press F1 for Help, pwned.

March 08, 2010 Added by:Daniel Kennedy

Microsoft published security advisory 981169 yesterday in response to the zero day vulnerability reported a few days prior. The vulnerability is in the help system and can be triggered by luring an Internet Explorer user into pressing the F1 key. Windows 2000, Windows XP SP2 & SP3, and Windows 2003 SP2 with Internet Explorer 7 and Internet Explorer 8 are all affected.

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Trust but verify...

March 08, 2010 Added by:Jason Remillard

Very interestingly enough, in the past five or six days we have been detecting ad networks including Google Adsense, Adultadwords, and Adbrite allowing malware-laden ads on their networks.  We are not the only ones who have identified this issue, check out the following links for more information about them:

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How Twitter spam steals from Google, Yahoo!

March 06, 2010 Added by:Chester Wisniewski

Scammers have been devising ways to ride on someone else's coattails since the dawn of time. With every new technology they find another way to make money from nothing. Today I am going to highlight a method that involves Twitter, Yahoo!, and Google AdSense.

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O Botnet, Where Art Thou?

December 17, 2009 Added by:Bill Wildprett, CISSP, CISA

Yes, like an Odyssey worthy of Homer or a George Clooney movie, the saga of the Conficker botnet continues.  The Most Excellent folks at Shadowserver have posted an update today.

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More COFEE Please, on Second Thought…

November 09, 2009 Added by:Daniel Kennedy

The forensics tool provided to law enforcement officials created by Microsoft called COFEE  (Computer Online Forensic Evidence Extractor) has been leaked on torrents last week, and this has caused quite a bit of excitement.  Let’s see if the big deal is warranted.

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Useless Account Control

October 22, 2009 Added by:Sudha Nagaraj

In these days of heightened security awareness, I would think any and every operating system should boast of a robust anti-virus software suite. The fact that Microsoft released its much-awaited and highly proclaimed Windows 7 OS today without built-in anti-virus software continues to puzzle me.

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Spammers Feasting on the East

October 13, 2009 Added by:Sudha Nagaraj

In India, Diwali or the ‘Festival of Lights’ is round the corner. As the D-day draws closer, Indians are flocking to malls and travel operators to shop and make reservations for the up-coming holidays. At this juncture, Symantec has released an advisory warning users against emails that offer discounts, holiday deals and other enticing subject lines which feature the word Diwali.

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Preventative Measures for Drive-by Malware

October 12, 2009 Added by:Ron Lepofsky

This article identifies preventative measures that both end users and web site managers can implement to protect all concerned from the dangers of drive-by malware.

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Anti-Social Networking Sites: Part 2

October 09, 2009 Added by:Ron Lepofsky

Since the last blog there has been a steady stream of news about more security threats originating at web sites, particularly from social networking sites.  Profit motive appears to be the primary intent of the threats.  The methodology is committing identity theft for profit.   Below are a sample of four  web based news articles to which I refer:

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Anti-Social Networking Sites

October 09, 2009 Added by:Ron Lepofsky

Over the last two weeks security news reports identify social networking sites as distribution points for malware of all sorts and flavours and as botnets for distributing more of the same.  In addition, site users seem enthusiastic to reveal personal information to those who would gladly accept the information for purposes of identity theft

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Find and manage your enterprise desktops with Altiris Client Management Suite from Symantec

September 28, 2009 Added by:David Strom

David Strom's video review of the Altiris Client Management Suite, an enterprise desktop discovery, inventory, remote configuration, deployment, and patch management utility that supports a wide range of client operating systems.

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Adobe Releases Critical Patches for Flash Player

July 31, 2009 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Today, Adobe released version 10.0.32.18 of their Flash Player software. This new version fixes multiple critical vulnerabilities, many of this Adobe has not been forthcoming about.

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