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Rivalry between media websites results in Netscape being hacked via an XSS attack

December 28th, 2006
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Netscape.com, an online social media website, has been hacked through a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in their recently launched news service. It is reported that the attack was launched by alleged fans of Digg.com, a competing social networking website. The hackers used the XSS vulnerability to inject their own JavaScript code into the homepage and other pages on the site.
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Cracking Windows Vista Beta 2 Local Passwords

December 27th, 2006
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While I was playing around with Windows Vista Beta 2 I decided to see if some of the old tools for cracking local account password still worked. It would seem that Microsoft has changed how the SAM file and SYSKEY work in Vista so none of my old tricks that use to work with NT 4/2000/XP functioned anymore.
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Entrust Gives Banks Easier Way to Meet FFIEC Compliance

December 27th, 2006
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By the end of the year, financial institutions in the United States have to offer stronger security measures for online customers according to the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council’s (FFIEC) guidance. After last week’s acquisition of Business Signatures, Entrust, Inc. [NASDAQ: ENTU] offers a special promotional package that combines its newly acquired Zero Touch Fraud Detection™ solution with multi-factor authentication with Entrust IdentityGuard™. The promotion offers financial institutions single-priced packages, eliminating per user fees, along with a choice between subscription and perpetual licensing. This promotion will run through December 31, 2006.
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GFI announces its Partner Program for the EMEA regions

December 27th, 2006
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Building on the existing small-to-medium-sized business (SMB) channel strategy responsible for amassing thousands of global partners and more than 150,000 customers worldwide, GFI Software, an international leader and developer of network security, content security and messaging software, announced today several enhancements to its Global Partner Program to be rolled out in the UK. The improved program will further help GFI partners resolve the security and messaging challenges faced within the SMB market.
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Removable storage: the new breed

December 27th, 2006
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Today’s advancing broadband technology has allowed large amounts of data to be placed online very cheaply. However, the reliability of internet hosts and the possible difficulties with ensuring continual access means traditional backup technologies must not be ignored. As a result, the format war between disk and tape continues.
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Encryption: An alien concept?

December 26th, 2006
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There’s a scene early on in the film E.T. that takes place in Elliot’s room as his mother is tidying it up. All the while, the rescued alien Elliot has christened E.T. remains hidden from view, stealthy observing her movements from just inside an oversized cupboard.
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Comodo Partners With VPSLAND To Enhance Their Range Of Virtual Private Server (VPS) Features

December 26th, 2006
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Comodo a global leader in Identity and Trust Assurance Management Solutions today announced that VPSLAND, a specialist in Advanced Virtual Private Servers, is to include Comodo´s CP+ as the default web server control panel of choice in it´s commercial VPS package offerings.
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Second Symantec Report Criticizes Vista Code

December 26th, 2006
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Security researchers at Symantec have published the second of three reports calling out potential security issues in Microsoft´s next-generation Vista operating system, this time taking a shot at several of the product´s user account control and privilege escalation features.
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Microsoft Strengthens Secure Access Platform With Close of Whale Acquisition

December 26th, 2006
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Microsoft Corp. today announced it has completed the acquisition of Whale Communications Ltd., strengthening Microsoft’s secure access platform (http://www.microsoft.com/isaserver/default.mspx). Whale’s best-of-breed product line includes the Intelligent Application Gateway, which combines Whale’s secure sockets layer (SSL)-based access and application protection technologies with Microsoft® Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server. To mark the deal close, Microsoft is providing a special price promotion for all current and new customers.
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New BridgeHead HT Filestore text search capablities for archive compliance and discovery

December 26th, 2006
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BridgeHead Software today announced the availability of a powerful new content search capability for HT FileStore, its policy-based file archiving software system for multi-platform computing environments. HT FileStore archives data from systems across the enterprise and now indexes the text content as well as metadata of archived files to provide significantly enhanced searchability.
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