180Solutions Dismisses Zone Labs Lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – January 30, 2006 – Zone Labs®, a Check Point company, today announced that online advertising software purveyor 180Solutions has voluntarily dismissed a lawsuit filed in November 2005 against the Internet security company. The suit sought to force Zone Labs to alter the way its ZoneAlarm software labeled technologies utilized by the Zango and 180Search Assistant programs. 180Solutions did not offer any reason for dismissing the suit in paperwork filed to the court, and there was no negotiated settlement. No changes were made to ZoneAlarm’s software, its log ranking of the Global Windows Hook or the OSFirewall … Continue reading 180Solutions Dismisses Zone Labs Lawsuit

Microsoft Security Advisory (904420)

Microsoft Security Advisory (904420)Win32/Mywife.E@mmPublished or Last Updated: 1/30/2006 Microsoft wants to make customers aware of the Mywife mass mailing malware variant named Win32/Mywife.E@mm. The mass mailing malware tries to entice users through social engineering efforts into opening an attached file in an e-mail message. If the recipient opens the file, the malware sends itself to all the contacts that are contained in the system’s address book. The malware may also spread over writeable network shares on systems that have blank administrator passwords. Please read the complete advisory at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/904420.mspx

Hackers strike at Notre Dame

The US university is investigating an attack in which personal and financial data may have been stolen.     Two computer-forensic companies are helping the University of Notre Dame investigate an electronic break-in that may have exposed the personal and financial information of school donors. http://news.zdnet.co.uk/internet/0,39020369,39248680,00.htm

Websense Alert: Yahoo! Account Compromise through Yahoo! Messenger

Websense Security Labs has received several reports of a new phishing attack that targets Yahoo! customers. Users receive a message through Yahoo! Instant Messenger, enticing them to access a website with “click on this website.” Upon clicking on the website, users are forwarded to a fraudulent website, which is hosted in the United States and was up at the time of this alert. It requests their Yahoo! Photos username and password. Once users have entered their username and password, they receive an error message that their email account was incorrect, at which time the account information is forwarded to a … Continue reading Websense Alert: Yahoo! Account Compromise through Yahoo! Messenger

Websense Security Labs Launches Global Phishing, Crimeware Threat Map and Security Blog

Websense, Inc. announced an interactive Global Phishing and Crimeware Threat Map from Websense Security Labs.  The Phishing and Crimeware map displays the most recent data collected by Websense Security Labs and provides a historical look into where phishing and crimeware related websites are hosted on the internet.  Upon discovery, each site is looked up via its IP address to track the country of origin through the appropriate IP registrars and plotted on the map. The Global Phishing and Crimeware Threat Map enables visitors to view the location of phishing and crimeware sites on an interactive map of the world.  The … Continue reading Websense Security Labs Launches Global Phishing, Crimeware Threat Map and Security Blog

The Next Big Thing … Dual-Core Processors

National Survey Examines Ways that Multi-Taskers’ Challenge Computer Performance In the link below are some of the results of The 2005 Technology Report: Hot Issues Facing the Industry, a study conducted quarterly by Harris Interactive. The most recent study was conducted online from December 2 to 8, 2005 among 1,039 U.S. adults, of whom 1,012 are computer owners. http://www.harrisinteractive.com/news/allnewsbydate.asp?NewsID=1010

Laplink created PCdefense

Software provider Laplink, which has been providing PC utility software for over 23 years, has used its expertise to create PCdefense. Laplink’s leadership in providing secure file transfer, synchronization, migration, remote control, and other software has now prompted the company to address the dangers facing consumers and businesses alike due to current online PC security gaps. PCdefense takes a new approach to protecting PC users and their computers. The product addresses deficiencies in conventional and popular security products that are leaving millions of Internet users vulnerable to privacy violations, identity theft, and catastrophic attack. http://www.laplink.com/products/pcdefense/overview.asp

Oracle no longer a ‘bastion of security’: Gartner

Analyst group Gartner has warned administrators to be “more aggressive” when protecting their Oracle applications because they are not getting enough help from the database giant. Gartner published an advisory on its Web site just days after Oracle’s latest quarterly patch cycle, which included a total of 103 fixes with 37 related to flaws in the company’s database products. Some of the flaws carry Oracle’s most serious rating, which means they’re easy to exploit and an attack can have a wide impact. According to the advisory, which was posted by Gartner analyst Rich Mogull on Monday, “the range and seriousness … Continue reading Oracle no longer a ‘bastion of security’: Gartner