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Articles by Larry Greenemeier
posted in March 2006
Third-party companies are stepping in to offer patches for software from major vendors like Microsoft and Oracle. That's making life more complicated for beleaguered security managers.
It's happened again: Someone other than Microsoft has ridden in on their white horse and delivered a patch designed to protect Microsoft customers while Redmond readies its next regularly scheduled download of fixes. Russian programmer Ilfak Guilfanov, senior developer with Belgian software maker DataRescue, opened the barn doors in January when he issued an unauthorized piece of workaround code to help companies
Israel-based Check Point will have to seek other business partners to add intrusion detection to its product lineup.
The loss of sensitive personal data could affect as many as 196,000 Hewlett-Packard employees and Fidelity clients.
An inspector general's report says FBI planning provides "reasonable assurance" that the new program can avoid the problems that plagued its botched Virtual Case File project.
Use of "contactless" devices for retail has been slower to catch on in the United States than elsewhere around the world.
CEO Ballmer says security and usability of its upcoming products are the focus of the company's R&D efforts.
Securing customer data doesn't seem to be a priority for banks, a survey finds, despite recent data breach incidents.
Bank halts PIN-based transactions in three countries after customer data is compromised at a third-party company.
Cisco's SyPixx Networks acquisition will provide the networking vendor with technology for integrating surveillance video into an IP-based network.