Network Security Roundup for November 11, 2003


The Register: Eudora Users Warned over ‘Reply to All’ Trick11-Nov-03 8:57 ET

Story Highlights:“A buffer overflow vulnerability in Eudora, the popular email client, creates a mechanism for crackers to compromise targeted PCs. The problem stems from a failure to properly verify the ‘From:’ and ‘Reply-To:’ when users of vulnerable versions of Eudora select ‘Reply-To-All.’ This shortcoming creates a means for hackers to spam users with a maliciously constructed email designed to trigger this buffer overflow condition.”

Full Story on The Register


Silicon.com: ‘Cyber Terrorism’: Don’t Believe the Hype, Says Gartner11-Nov-03 6:56 ET

Story Highlights:“Gartner’s information security and risk research director has dismissed cyber-terrorism as a ‘theory.’ The comments came during a media round-table session at the Gartner Symposium and IT Expo, which began today in Sydney, Australia. The director, Rich Mogull, told journalists that despite the incidence of high-profile digital attacks, cyber terrorism is a phenomenon that has never occurred.”

Full Story on Silicon.com


ZDNet: Wireless Dilemma: Security Isn’t Cool11-Nov-03 5:26 ET

Story Highlights:“Wireless communication has dramatically changed the way people work and interact. Unfortunately, the wireless era also continues to be plagued by insufficient security, and both corporations and users are being put at risk. To be sure, cell phones, personal digital assistants and wireless laptops have helped usher in an era of mobile computing that’s marked by increased productivity and fast return on investment.”

Full Story on ZDNet


IT News: Trend Micro, Netscreen Team Up on Firewall/VPN Appliance11-Nov-03 17:16 ET

Story Highlights:“A collaboration between Trend Micro and NetScreen Technologies will produce two remote security appliances. The GateLock 3000 and GateLock 5000 remote appliances will combine Trend Micro’s antivirus and spam-filtering technology with NetScreen’s hardware appliance and firewall and VPN technologies.”

Full Story on IT News


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