Network Security Roundup for November 4, 2003

E-Commerce Times: Behind the Scenes with Zone Labs04-Nov-03 7:12 ET

Story Highlights:“As individuals and companies have become more aware of the dangers facing electronic data, demand for security products has skyrocketed. At Zone Labs, a company that makes personal firewall software both for consumers and enterprises, a little insecurity has gone a long way. However, although the company’s products have gained market share, it still faces fierce competition. In the heated firewall market, how does Zone keep a cool bottom line — and can it keep growing?”

Full Story on the E-Commerce Times

The Register: Israeli Man Charged with Hacking Mossad04-Nov-03 8:27 ET

Story Highlights:“An Israeli man has been arrested over accusations he hacked into a recruitment web site run by Mossad, Israel’s main intelligence agency. The 23-year-old man, who is yet to be identified, has been charged in a Jerusalem court over the alleged attack, Israel Radio reported yesterday. AP reports that the nature of the charges or even the date of the alleged security breach of the Mossad-run site remains unclear.”

Full Story on The Register Nokia Adds Sophos Antivirus Engine04-Nov-03 8:01 ET

Story Highlights:“Nokia has added Sophos’ virus detection engine to its messaging protection system for enterprise customers. Sophos joins several other suppliers of virus, spam and content filtering technologies, including Kaspersky Labs, Postini, InDefense and Zix, whose systems have been integrated into the Nokia Message Protector security appliance.”

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SFGate: Building a Crash-Test Internet03-Nov-03 6:37 ET

Story Highlights:“A team of UC Berkeley and University of Southern California professors has received a $5.46 million grant to build one of the most realistic models of the Internet ever created — and then wreck it with debilitating hacker attacks. Working with researchers from Network Associates Laboratories and other institutions, the team is trying to answer questions with major national security implications.”

Full Story on SFGate

The Register: Sex and the City Worms Promise Illicit Thrills04-Nov-03 10:04 ET

Story Highlights:“Fans of Sex and the City were today warned to be wary of emails claiming to contain a screensaver showing adult outtakes from the raunchy hit TV show. Instead of delivering illicit thrills, the emails are far more likely to carry one of two variants of a new email worm, called Torvil-A and Torvil-B).”

Full Story on The Register

Wired News: Spam Wars: Filters Strike Back04-Nov-03 5:00 ET

Story Highlights:“Fearing that spammers are increasingly finding ways to slip their unwanted messages past the current generation of filtering technologies, activists are taking a second look at a proposal to use denial-of-service attacks in the fight against spam.”

Full Story on Wired News

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