Network Security Roundup for December 8, 2003

TechNewsWorld: Outsourcing Network Protection: An Interview with MessageLabs CTO Mark Sunner08-Dec-03 7:45 ET

Story Highlights:“The past year has had no shortage of costly and complicating computer viruses and worms. To talk about the tactical advantages associated with outsourcing the battle against malware and junk e-mail, TechNewsWorld turned to MessageLabs CTO Mark Sunner for an exclusive interview.”

Full Story on TechNewsWorld Yahoo Airs Antispam Initiative08-Dec-03 11:29 ET

Story Highlights:“Yahoo has developed a system which, it claims will go a long way toward curbing spam, but the technology’s success is dependent on its widespread industry adoption beyond the borders of Yahoo’s e-mail servers. The aim is to stop the spammers’ practice of spoofing, or changing an e-mail message’s header information so it appears to have been sent by someone else.”

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The Register: NatWest Warns of Dodgy Email08-Dec-03 9:08 ET

Story Highlights:” NatWest has warned people to ignore an email calling for punters to disclose private information about their bank accounts. The email — the latest in a series supposedly from UK banks seeking to con people into disclosing personal information — has apparently been sent randomly to both customers and non customers of NatWest.”

Full Story on The Register

Australian IT: China Orders Homegrown Encryption05-Dec-03 10:45 ET

Story Highlights:“China has ordered computer makers, both at home and overseas, to use its own encryption standard for wireless local area networks, ensuring stronger government control and giving domestic manufacturers a respite from some foreign competition. The new rules ban the importation and sale of all equipment used in wireless LANs — so-called WiFi services increasingly used to provide internet connections in public spaces like hotels and cafes — that does not comply with China’s new standard.”

Full Story on Australian IT

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