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Web Application Footprints and Discovery

February 28th, 2005
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Web application assessment begins with IP address and ports (80/443) – this is very common practice. But there is flaw in this method.
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Microsoft reminds: SP2 deadline is close

February 28th, 2005
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Microsoft has recently reminded to the users of its Windows XP operating system that the 240-day grace period for delayed Service Pack 2 (SP2) upgrade comes to the end on April 12.
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UK Government Virus Alert Site Launched

February 25th, 2005
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The Home Office has followed the US Department of Homeland Security and launched the IT Security Awareness for Everyone (ITsafe) site, which is aimed at protection of home users and small businesses from malicious software and hacker attacks.
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Firefox First Security Update Released

February 25th, 2005
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Mozilla Foundation has decided to issue the first security update to its Firefox 1.0 Internet browser only eleven weeks after the initial release.
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Security Considerations for Voice Over IP Systems

February 25th, 2005
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Voice over IP – the transmission of voice over packet-switched IP networks – is one of the most important emerging trends in telecommunications. As with many new technologies, VOIP introduces both security risks and opportunities.
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Paris Hilton’s Hacked Phone a Lesson

February 24th, 2005
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Paris Hilton´s phone numbers continued to be the hot search item on the Web Tuesday, as surfers hoped to get the phone numbers of dozens of Hollywood celebrities whose contact information was leaked courtesy of the socialite´s hacked T-Mobile Sidekick II device.
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Cell phones in the US are not Cabir-immune

February 21st, 2005
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The Cabir mobile phone virus has been spotted on a Nokia handset for sale in a shop in California, reported Finnish anti-virus research company F-Secure.
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IBM plans to invest 100$ million in Linux push

February 18th, 2005
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IBM plans to spend US$100 million during the next three years to expand Linux support to the client side of its Lotus Workplace collaboration applications.
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EU Parliament Rejects Software Patents

February 18th, 2005
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The European Parliament on Thursday has rejected the European Computer Implemented Inventions Directive that would have allowed software that is part of a device to be patented.
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New MyDoom virus targets search engines

February 18th, 2005
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A new variant of the MyDoom virus, uses popular web searchers, such as Google, AltaVista, Yahoo and Lycos to search for email addresses, is spreading rapidly according to a number of anti-virus companies.
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