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Ping of death comes to Solaris

January 31st, 2007
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Sun Microsystems has issued a security update intended for computers running Sun Solaris 10 operating system. The update patches a security vulnerability that could cause kernel panic by sending one false ICMP request.
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Software security vulnerabilities to grow

January 30th, 2007
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Security research company, Internet Security Systems, anticipates a continued rise in profit-motivated attacks, including an increased focus on the Web browser and image-based spam.
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Webroot announces Vista-compatible Spy Sweeper

January 30th, 2007
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Webroot software announced the availability of Vista-compatible Spy Sweeper, the newest version of the company’s popular Internet security solution.
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e-Filing for Beginners

January 30th, 2007
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Email is the new paper. It is now used for over 80% of written business communication. Given the exponential rise in email-based business communication over recent years, there is a definite need for the e-filing cabinet, in order to store, manage and utilise email based information effectively.
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Rixler announces Office Multi Password Cracker

January 29th, 2007
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Rixler Software today announced the availability of Office Multi-document Password Cracker, the company’s new solution to remove passwords from multiple Office documents.
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ScriptLogic announces Security Explorer 6.0

January 29th, 2007
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ScriptLogic today announced the availability of Security Explorer 6, the latest version of the company’s real-time manager of access controls and security on Windows file servers and workstations.
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Stompy session analyzer tool released

January 29th, 2007
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Michal Zalewski, an independent security researcher, announced the availability of Stompy, a free tool to perform a black-box assessment of Internet sessions IDs. While some session ID cookies generation algorithms are believed to be cryptographically secure, this is not the case for certain less-common enterprise web platforms.
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New zero-day Microsoft Word vulnerability

January 26th, 2007
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Hackers are exploiting a new, zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft Word that could allow remote code execution on the victim’s machine, says security vendor Symantec.
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Apple improves AirPort Extreme security

January 26th, 2007
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Apple has issued AirPort Extreme security update intended for Intel-based Macs running Mac OS X v 10.4.8. The update patches a vulnerability that could cause system crashes on a wireless network, says Apple.
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IBM’s privacy tool goes open-source

January 26th, 2007
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According to an article on ZDNet, IBM will donate a new privacy tool to the Higgins open source project. The software, called Identity Mixer, was developed by IBM researchers to let people protect personal information when doing business online.
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