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Articles by Larry Greenemeier
posted in August 2006
The FBI plans a critical design review in October of contractor Lockheed Martin's $400 million plans for integrating investigation data. The agency's previous attempt, a similar project called Virtual Case File, was a $170 million fiasco.
Hackers are experimenting with a number of methods for getting access to online personal information that could make them money.
It comes after customer search data is posted online.
AOL IT managers are the latest to join the unemployment line after breaches to customer data. They join IT managers at the Veterans Administration and Ohio University, who lost their jobs after data breaches.
Agency hires contractor to quickly install new technology on all laptops and desktops
The agency is focusing on application-level security. The goal is to examine all its databases, up from 30% today, for potential problems and lock them down as tightly as possible.
Customers are judging the top vendors as much on how they respond to vulnerabilities as whether the vulnerabilities exist.
"Security system-on-chip" technology gives a network appliance the information it needs at the silicon layer to identify and block suspicious packets. Such chips may eventually replace security appliances altogether.
It's different than the last VA computer theft: It involves far fewer names, and the VA has moved quickly to spread the word.
A security researcher demonstrated how to trick the Windows Vista Beta 2 kernel, x64 edition, into allowing any unsigned device driver to be loaded onto a user's system. This opens the door to malicious code injection. Defenses to such an attack were also presented.
The FBI's "Operation Identity Shield" looks to enlist security researchers and the industry in general to help crack down on identity theft.
A lack of standards has opened up holes in corporate networks that can be exploited by hackers, according to a presentation at this week's Black Hat security conference.