Network Security Roundup for August 25, 2003

Stay on top of the fast-moving world of network security with ECT News Network’s daily roundup of breaking news.

TechNewsWorld: FBI Hunts SoBig’s Author25-Aug-03 07:43 ET

Story Highlights:“The FBI escalated its effort Friday to find the author of a computer virus that has clogged e-mail systems all week as security experts foiled one of the virus’s gambits, shutting down 20 computers programmed to distribute further instructions over the Internet. Agents traced the SoBig virus to an Internet message board where it was embedded inside a pornographic photo posted to several user groups.”

Full Story on TechNewsWorld

CNN: Dreaded Internet Attack Fizzles25-Aug-03 09:46 ET

Story Highlights:“The fast-spreading Sobig.F e-mail virus slowed on Sunday and failed for a second time to launch a remote data attack using thousands of infected personal computers.”

Full Story on CNN

BBC: Why People Write Computer Viruses23-Aug-03 00:19 ET

Story Highlights:“Millions of inboxes and networks have been brought to their knees by a triple whammy of computer viruses. So who are the people behind these creations that can wreak havoc on the Net?”

Full Story on BBC

InfoWorld: Handhelds the Next Virus Target?25-Aug-03 09:41 ET

Story Highlights:“Symantec will introduce this week Symantec AntiVirus for Handhelds, mobile device-residing software designed to detect malicious code for the Palm and Pocket PC platforms. Despite little evidence that viruses severely affect handheld devices, security vendors want to ensure on-demand AV (antivirus) infrastructure protection if an outbreak occurs.”

Full Story on InfoWorld

PCWorld: Symantec Hands Over Antivirus for PDAs25-Aug-03 12:23 ET

Story Highlights:“Symantec is announcing its first antivirus software for the PalmPilot operating system and Microsoft Pocket PC-based handhelds, making it possible for businesses to centrally manage the devices’ antivirus configurations and updates.”

Full Story on PCWorld

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