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Articles by Larry Greenemeier
posted in January 2006
BMC introduces identity management software for the .Net environment, and Oracle is on the look-out for a single-sign-on ID partner.
Companies are turning to authentication vendors RSA Security and Vasco Data Security to help stem online crime using authentication technology.
The agency plans to hire three contractors to track down deadbeat taxpayers. But the Government Accountability Office and the National Treasury Employees Union have questioned the IRS's ability to properly manage contracted employees.
Attacked for moving too slowly to patch the current Windows Metafile vulnerability, Microsoft will make a security update available five days ahead of schedule.
If the WMF patch is done before Jan. 10 it'll be issued, says Microsoft. Still, the company downplays the vulnerability's threat, saying risk of infection is low to moderate.
Sober worm may hit tomorrow, but businesses are more concerned about the WMF vulnerability and Microsoft's inability to produce a patch this week. Some are choosing an alternative that could lead to other problems.