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Datakey Announces Third Quarter Results

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 22, 2002 – Datakey Inc. (Nasdaq: DKEY;, a trusted developer of smart card solutions for securing e-business, today reported revenue of $1,388,000 for the third quarter ended Sept. 28, 2002, compared to revenue of $2,714,000 for the third quarter of last year. The net loss from continuing operations for the third quarter was $723,000, or 7 cents per share, compared to a net loss from continuing operations of $163,000, or 2 cents … More

Cisco Systems to Acquire Psionic Software

Software Reduces Network Security False Alarms, Improving Business Productivity and Lowering Costs SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 22, 2002 — Cisco Systems, Inc., today announced a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Psionic Software, Inc. of Austin, Texas. Psionic develops network security software that increases the efficiency of intrusion detection systems (IDS) by reducing false alarms by up to 95 percent. Psionic’s software will allow Cisco security customers to increase productivity and lower the costs associated with … More

Can you trust your computer?

Who should your computer take its orders from? Most people think their computers should obey them, not obey someone else. With a plan they call “trusted computing,” large media corporations (including the movie companies and record companies), together with computer companies such as Microsoft and Intel, are planning to make your computer obey them instead of you. Proprietary programs have included malicious features before, but this plan would make it universal. Proprietary software means, fundamentally, … More


Martin Rakhmanoff wrote this article to (better) document the process of finding and exploiting buffer overrun bugs. Provided sample code is written for Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition (English) , version 8.00.665 (Service Pack 2 plus patch 667 released 14 August 2002). The author assumes that SQL Server runs as service. Undocumented command DBCC SHOWTABLEAFFINITY(‘table’) contains exploitable buffer overrun. Vulnerable software includes Microsoft SQL Server 2000 up to and including version 8.00.665 and all … More

Panda Software Reports on New Opaserv.E Worm

Panda Software’s technical support services, the company’s Virus Laboratory and Panda ActiveScan, the online virus scanner, have all been recording incidents involving the new worm, Opaserv.E (W32/Opaserv.E). This malicious code is particularly adept at spreading across networks, which makes it especially dangerous for corporate environments. Opaserv.E spreads across shared network drives and copies itself as Brasil.exe or Brasil.pif, going resident in the affected computer. It creates an entry in the Windows registry in order to … More

Panda Software Weekly Virus Report

This week, Bugbear (W32/Bugbear) has held on to its top position in the list of the most frequently detected malicious codes by Panda ActiveScan. Together with this worm, Appix.B has also been a protagonist of this week’s virus activity. In the last seven days, 15.93 percent of virus infections detected by Panda Software’s free, online scanner were caused by Bugbear; 12.87 percent of them were provoked by Trj/PSW.Bugbear , a Trojan closely related to the … More

Tips on protecting yourself from viruses

How does a person stay safe and still get the most out of surfing the internet? Having an antivirus lifeguard on duty doesn’t mean you don’t have to pay attention to what’s going on. Panda Software, a leading international developer of computer security software says the first and fundamental step in protecting your computer is to install antivirus software that will protect you from malicious virus attacks. To evaluate your antivirus program, you’ll want to … More

Intrusion Inc. Elects James P. Buchanan to Board of Directors

RICHARDSON, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 17, 2002–Intrusion Inc. (Nasdaq:INTZ) (“Intrusion”) today announced that its Board of Directors elected James P. Buchanan to join the Intrusion Board. Mr. Buchanan spent 32 years with EDS in various managerial responsibilities and was a Corporate Vice President when he retired from EDS last year. Mr. Buchanan holds BA and MBA degrees from Texas A&M University and has served on the Texas A&M School of Engineering Advisory Board. “We are very pleased … More

Diversinet Supplies SecureNet with Technology for Unique Trust Service Offering in Asia-Pacific

Trust Services to Enable Secure Wired and Wireless Messaging, Banking, Payments and Gaming in Australia, New Zealand and China Sydney, Australia and Toronto, CANADA – October 15, 2002 – e-security provider SecureNet (ASX: SNX) and security infrastructure company Diversinet (Nasdaq SmallCap: DVNT) today announced a US$200,000 agreement to deliver Trust Services to the Australian, New Zealand, and Chinese markets. Under the terms of the agreement, Diversinet will license SecureNet its Passport security product suite in … More

Internet Site Security

This book manages to shade a new light on the problems of security implementation. It’s a good idea to give it to both your IT manager and your system administrator, they will both learn from it and in the process start to understand each other on a new level. More

New worm pretends to be a BugBear antidote

Romanian company SOFTWIN, a developer of BitDefender line of Anti Virus products, warns of a new worm that is trying to mask itself as an antidote to the infamous BugBear. The worm comes as an attached zip file in an e-mail message with this characteristics: From: Alerta_RaPida Subject: ProTeccion TOTAL contra W32/Bugbear (30dias) Attachment: When the user starts the attached protect.exe, the following message will be shown: Screenshot courtesy of If the … More

Cyberguard Expands Presence In Northern Europe, Signs Distribution Agreement With Major European Partner

Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., London, UK, and Copenhagen, DK (October 15, 2002) – CyberGuard Corporation (AMEX: CFW), the technology leader in network security, and EuroTrust A/S (Nasdaq: EURO) today jointly announced an agreement appointing EuroTrust as CyberGuard’s value-added distributor across Scandinavia and four other European countries. EuroTrust specializes in security and antivirus solutions and is one of the leading worldwide affiliates of VeriSign. Pat Clawson, president of CyberGuard, stated, “CyberGuard has seen increasing demand for our … More