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BBC’s The Archers Sends Out Virus

The BBC has confirmed that subscribers to its email newsletter about The Archers, the world’s longest running radio serial, were accidentally sent the Sobig worm. The Archers, an everyday story of country folk, is broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Listening figures have surged recently with interest in Brian and Siobhan’s affair. Many listeners have subscribed to the email newsletter in order to receive daily updates on the soap opera’s latest developments. If the recipient of … More

Datakey Introduces Model 330J Java Card

The Model 330J delivers multi-application capability and broad interoperability with the complete list of standard security applications currently supported by Datakey CIP middleware MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 3, 2003 – Datakey Inc. (Nasdaq: DKEY;, a trusted developer of smart card solutions for securing e-business, today introduced its Model 330J Java Cardâ„?. The 330J card meets the highest levels of multi-application card security and efficiency, is fully compatible with Datakey CIP client software and other industry-leading information … More

Klez.I heads Panda ActiveScan’s Top Ten

January was the ninth month that saw the “I” variant of the Klez as the malicious code responsible for most attacks on users’ computers, according to the results compiled by Panda ActiveScan. Last month, Klez.I caused 9.4 percent of all incidents recorded, followed closely by Lentin.K (with approximately 7.3 percent). Third place in the monthly ranking of the viruses most frequently detected by Panda Software’s free online antivirus was occupied by Trj/Pornspa.D, while in fourth … More

Equipped with Arbor Networks’ Peakflow, Rackspace Managed Hosting Staves Off SQL Worm

Leading hosting provider uses Arbor’s network anomaly detection to proactively protect its network and customers 31st January 2003 – Arbor Networks(tm), a leading provider of network anomaly detection solutions, today announced that Rackspace Managed Hosting successfully defended its network against the SQL worm that plagued networks infrastructure security solution. At approximately 12:30 am EST on January 25, the Sapphire worm – also known as Slammer and SQLExp – infected more than 120,000 computers, overwhelming many … More

Diversinet Granted Patent for Preventing Online Authentication System Downtime in the Event of an Attack

TORONTO, Canada, January 30, 2003 – Diversinet Corp. (NASDAQ Small Cap: DVNTD), a leading provider of secured mobile solutions, today announced that it has been granted a patent for the “System and Method for Reliable Key Transfer.” The “System and Method for Reliable Key Transfer,” or Root Key Rollover technology, is an effective business continuity tool for trust and public key infrastructure (PKI) systems preventing downtime in the event of a compromise, thereby eliminating missed … More

IP3 Inc. Launches 2003 Security Workshop

Implementing IT Security – From Strategy to Reality St. Louis, MO – January 27, 2003 – Back by popular demand, IP3 Inc. has scheduled a 2003 U.S. tour for its 2-day Security Workshop: Implementing IT Security – From Strategy to Reality. This workshop will help companies stay on top of increasing new threats, despite tight budgets many are facing. Through partnerships with and TruSecure, attendees can receive continuing education credits toward their certifications. CompTIA … More

eGeneral and Diversinet Announce New Secure M-Payment Service

New Wireless xPayment Service Allows Merchants to Offer Customers a Secure Wireless Payment Option Toronto, Canada and Hong Kong, SAR – January 29, 2003 – eGeneral Technology Limited, a Hong Kong based payment service provider, and Diversinet Corp. (NASDAQ Small Cap: DVNTD), a leading provider of secured mobile solutions, today announced that eGeneral has licensed Diversinet’s Passport wireless security software for its wireless xPayment service suite. To enhance security, eGeneral has licensed and integrated Diversinet’s … More

ActiveState PureMessage Deals Blow to New and More Threatening Spamming Technique

Image Spam One Quarter of all Emails in Large Organizations Vancouver, BC – JANUARY 28, 2003 — ActiveState® Corp., the leader in enterprise email filtering software, has released new PureMessage(tm) technology to reliably catch a new and dangerous form of spam — image spam. Increasing in frequency by over 25% since November, image spam isn’t only a nuisance, it is a threat to every email box’s security. Using PureMessage, organizations are assured protection against productivity … More

Panda: The First and Only Antivirus Developer to Integrate Protection Against SQLSlammer Type Worms

MADRID, January 28 2003 Panda Software has announced that its new high performance, corporate antivirus solution, Panda Antivirus Appliance, is the first and only solution to detect and block SQLSlammer type worms, such as the one that brought large sections of the Internet to a standstill over the weekend. Panda Antivirus Appliance clients who want to ensure they are protected against this worm should update their Appliance by clicking on “Update Now” in the “Antivirus … More

Cisco Secure PIX Firewalls

The authors state that the goal of this book is help users refresh their knowledge of basic PIX operation as well as to dwell into more advanced configurations. Do they succeed in accomplishing this? Completely. This book is a must if you’re preparing for the Cisco Security Specialist 1 PIX exam. More

Helkern – The Beginning of End As Anti-virus Experts Have Long Warned

Kaspersky Labs analyzes the consequences of the latest epidemic. The “Helkern” epidemic has become huge, not only in the number of infected severs (nearly 80,000), geographic coverage and its rate of spreading, but also in the consequences it has caused regarding the general functioning of the Internet. Never before has a malicious program threatened to tear apart the composite parts of the worldwide network and destroy communications between regions. “Helkern” has managed to: disrupt the … More

Lack of Visible Symptoms Increases the Danger of SQLSlammer

Panda Software’s International Tech Support Service is receiving a large number of inquiries about SQLSlammer from across the globe. As this worm does not have any visible symptoms (files, e-mail messages, etc.), it is difficult for users to identify its presence on their systems. The multinational antivirus developer also highlights that a large number of systems could be exposed to SQLSlammer without network administrators realizing. The reason for this is that many applications use a … More