Network Security Roundup for September 22, 2003

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TechNewsWorld: Swen Worm Infects Over 1.5 Million Computers19-Sep-03 16:30 ET

Story Highlights:“The Swen computer worm is turning out to be a bigger problem than previously expected, using a brief head start on computer antivirus defenses, as well as complex abilities and an effective masquerade, to infect Windows machines and spread via e-mail to many users.”

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Newark Star Ledger: Bugs Expose Microsoft’s Lack of Responsibility21-Sep-03 08:10 ET

Story Highlights:“Another week, another security flaw shows up in personal computers running Windows. Many PC owners were caught off guard by the most recent attacks, known as ‘Blaster’ and ‘Sobig.’ Many people opened e-mail attachments, only to learn they were infecting their PCs with malicious code and spreading a virus. Others found their computers shutting down unexpectedly.”

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Computerworld: Feds, Oracle Team Up to Boost Security19-Sep-03 20:15 ET

Story Highlights:“Five federal agencies, in collaboration with the Center for Internet Security and Oracle Corp., tomorrow will announce a broad federal procurement initiative to improve software security.”

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Computerworld: Four Questions To Ask To Stay Secure in an Anywhere, Anytime World01-Sep-03 HH:MM ET

Story Highlights:“We live in an era that increasingly demands anywhere, anytime access to all of our business resources. What started with giving pagers to our most critical employees has evolved into ubiquitous use of cell phones and WiFi access almost anywhere, even in McDonald’s.”

Full Story on Computerworld

Fairfax I.T.: Security Through Simplicity18-Sep-03 HH:MM ET

Story Highlights:“Bruce Schneier is one of the world’s best known and most pragmatic security experts. He is also a man of considerable breadth of knowledge, if one were to judge from his latest book, Beyond Fear.”

Full Story on Fairfax I.T.

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