Tuesday, May 25, 2004Viruses nip Russia after the Cold War For all its disadvantages, the former Soviet Union had one hugely overlooked advantage: it kept hackers, crackers and virus writers confined inside the country by restricting their access to the Internet.
Sunday, May 09, 2004Microsoft virus bounty leads to Sasser arrest, but new variant discovered A multi-million dollar Microsoft Corp. reward program to encourage people to identify computer virus writers has led to the arrest of a teenager in Germany on suspicion of writing the Sasser computer worm. However, with the appearance of a new variant of the worm, security firms are saying there is a group involved in the creation and distribution processes.
Sunday, February 29, 2004With Bagle, Netsky, March comes in like a worm Conventional wisdom claims March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. But with new versions of the Bagle e-mail worm and a virulent new form of Netsky virus, March's arrival is looking more wormy than leonine.
Tuesday, February 24, 2004Latest Mydoom variant deletes files The latest variant of the Mydoom virus, discovered Friday, is still spreading and actively deleting files from victims' computers, security researchers warned Wednesday.
Sunday, January 11, 2004New Trojan masquerades as Windows XP update Security companies are warning Internet users about a new Trojan horse program spreading via spam e-mail and masquerading as a Windows XP software update from Microsoft Corp.
Friday, November 28, 2003Lost Packets
Monday, November 17, 2003Phishes and bugs: New worm uses PayPal scam A new e-mail worm is spreading on the Internet and posing as a message from PayPal Inc., the online payment company, in an effort to harvest credit card numbers and account passwords, leading antivirus companies warned on Friday.
Wednesday, September 24, 2003State Department visa system disrupted by virus A computer virus yesterday disabled a portion of the State Department's domestic enterprise network, forcing the agency to halt overseas screenings of visa applicants for criminal histories and links to terrorism, a department official confirmed Wednesday.
Friday, August 22, 2003Security company warns of new Sobig attack While it appears to have been thwarted, security experts on Friday warned of a possible attack or mass action by machines infected with the Sobig.F worm scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. GMT (or 3 p.m. EDT) on Friday.
Monday, May 26, 2003Network Associates upgrades Sniffer line Network Associates Inc. announced the Sniffer Network Protection Platform last week, which includes a new appliance and revisions of existing software that analysts said will push the vendor into a growing network security market.
Thursday, March 06, 2003Protecting a university from viruses With more than 45,000 staff and students, Toronto’s York University faced some unique issues when it implemented and upgraded its antivirus software.
Thursday, February 27, 2003McAfee preps 'worm-killer' VirusScan McAfee this week will unveil VirusScan Enterprise 7.0, its first major update to VirusScan in years that introduces newly combined desktop and file server protection as well as clear lessons learned from the massively destructive Slammer and Code Red viruses.
Tuesday, December 03, 2002Klez holds rank as 2002’s most prolific virus ‘Tis the season for top-ten lists, and the Klez e-mail worm holds the dastardly distinction as the most prolific virus of 2002.
Thursday, November 28, 2002Antivirus: great business, lost cause Here's a paradox: the business of antivirus software has never been better. And yet the long-term prognosis in the antivirus battle has never been more bleak.
Thursday, November 14, 2002Viral infection When I turned 17, I went to a Toronto bar with a couple of friends to celebrate and had a few too many beers. I was underage, but nobody seemed to care much about ID in the early ’70s. Walking up Yonge Street after the bar closed, we passed a newspaper box. In those days, you did not have to deposit a quarter to unlock the security door before picking up your paper. Nobody seemed to care much about security back then, either. People paid for their papers. I, on the other hand, pulled a pile of papers out of the box and tossed them into the air. "Extra! Extra!" I shouted, and my friends laughed.
Sunday, November 10, 2002Friendly greeting hides worm Antivirus company Trend Micro Inc. today warned users to keep their eyes peeled for a worm that spreads quickly and is known as 'Friends Greeting' or worm_friendgrt.B.
Tuesday, September 10, 2002Security firms: Sept. 11 e-mail virus poses limited threat An e-mail worm containing a “11September.exe” attachment is expected to pose a minimal threat to corporate and home computer systems around the world.
Sunday, July 14, 2002Standard may bring order to e-mail chaos Relief may be in sight for corporate users who are struggling to manage overflowing e-mail in-boxes. A promising filtering technology called Sieve is gathering support among messaging software vendors, including Sun Microsystems Inc., Rockliffe, Critical Path Inc. and Sendmail Inc.
Thursday, July 11, 2002Offline
Thursday, May 16, 2002News Threads
Wednesday, May 01, 2002Cyberattacks exploit user security indifference The vast majority of successful attacks on computer systems exploit security weaknesses which are well known and for which patches exist, according to research company Gartner Inc.
Thursday, April 18, 2002Revamped Klez worm reappears A variant of a worm that takes advantage of preventable vulnerabilities in Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer and Outlook Express software is spreading, antivirus vendors are warning.
Sunday, March 31, 2002President, manager and chief guardian The sky is falling! The sky is falling! At least, that’s what the Chicken Littles of Internet security like to trumpet when the latest virus or hacker takes the media spotlight.
Wednesday, March 27, 2002Virus man gives corporates small tick A homegrown virus authority believes large organizations have made good progress in preventing mass-mailing viruses, but have some way to go in their general system administration.
Thursday, March 21, 2002Security world braces for new Kleze worm The next major virus will be at least 15 times as destructive as Nimda — which George Samenuk, CEO of Network Associates Inc., calls the most sophisticated virus he has ever seen.