Network Security Roundup for August 28, 2003

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Washington Post: ISPs Add Filters to Anti-Virus Arsenal27-Aug-03 14:47 ET

Story Highlights:“In an attempt to minimize the damage caused by computer viruses, some of the world’s largest Internet service providers are planning to scan all e-mail attachments before they reach their customers’ inboxes.”

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Washington Post: Internet Attacks Hit U.S. Attorneys’ Offices27-Aug-03 14:27 ET

Story Highlights:“Justice Department officials said yesterday that a worm or virus has dramatically slowed 15,000 computers at 300 U.S. attorneys’ offices around the country since Friday evening. Many of the computers remained sluggish yesterday afternoon as Justice’s technology staff continued efforts to get the offices back online.”

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Fairfax I.T.: ‘Critical’ Flaw That Only One Newspaper Knows About28-Aug-03 05:35 ET

Story Highlights:“It is commonplace on Thursdays to find technology news sites carrying headlines about vulnerabilities in various Microsoft software products as the company generally announces vulnerabilities on Wednesdays US time. This morning, however, there is a report about a ‘critical’ Windows Media Player flaw — and only one newspaper appears to know about it.”

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Computerworld: Industry Group Wants DHS Agency To Review Deal with Microsoft27-Aug-03 19:40 ET

Story Highlights:“The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) is criticizing last month’s decision by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to exclusively use Microsoft Corp. software, arguing that recent computer virus and worm attacks against Microsoft products are evidence that such a decision is a poor choice.”

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TechWeb: Microsoft PC Satisfaction Security Software Garners27-Aug-03 20:38 ET

Story Highlights:“Microsoft’s PC Satisfaction software trial is getting a positive reception from partners tired of putting out Windows XP security fires as of late. But many question how this will play out in the Windows XP code, and what it means for ISV partners like Symantec and Network Associates’ McAfee.”

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