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Interview with Jon Callas, CTO of PGP Corporation

Jon Callas is an innovator and an acknowledged expert in all major aspects of contemporary business security, including cryptography, operating system security, public key infrastructure, and intellectual property rights. For how long have you been involved in the development of PGP? I joined PGP, Inc. in January 1997. I was Chief Scientist there. When NAI bought PGP in December 1997, I became CTO at NAI, and stayed there until April 1999. I am one of … More

Entercept Security Technologies Announces Integration Plans with the Symantec Security Management System

Leader in Intrusion Prevention Among The First To Develop Security Software Interoperable with the Symantec Security Management System NEW YORK, New York, October 1, 2002—Enterceptâ„? Security Technologies, the proven leader in intrusion prevention software, today announced plans to integrate Entercept, its award-winning, multi-layered server security solutions, with Symantec Corporation’s (Nasdaq: SYMC) Security Management System. The Symantec Security Management System is a customizable set of interoperable solutions that can aggregate and analyze data across an entire … More

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. Achieves Q3 Targets

Quarterly Earnings Release Scheduled for October 17 REDWOOD CITY, Calif., October 2, 2002 – Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced preliminary results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2002. Consistent with prior guidance, the Company expects to report revenues of $103 to $104 million, earnings per share of $0.25 and deferred revenues at the same level as last quarter. “In accordance with our tradition … More

Central Command: Top 12 Viruses For September 2002

Worm/Klez.E Continues Its Dominance, September 30th Worm/Tanatos Outbreak Catches Users Off Guard Central Command, a leading provider of PC anti- virus software and computer security services today released its monthly listing of the top twelve viruses reported for September, 2002. The report, coined the “Dirty Dozen”, is based on the number of virus occurrences confirmed through Central Command’s Emergency Virus Response Team. The table below represents the most prevalent viruses for September 2002, number one … More

Sophos: Top 10 Viruses and Hoaxes in September 2002

This is the latest in a series of monthly charts counting down the ten most frequently occurring viruses and hoaxes as compiled by Sophos, a world leader in corporate anti-virus protection. For September 2002, the virus chart is as follows, with the most frequently occurring virus at number one: 1. W32/Klez-H (Klez variant) 20.4% 2. JS/Except-Fam (Except Trojan) 15.5% NEW ENTRY 3. JS/NoClose (NoClose Trojan) 7.5% 4. W32/Duni-A (Duni) 4.9% NEW ENTRY 5. W32/Frethem-Fam (Frethem) … More

Bugbear Climbs to Second Place in The List of Most Frequently Detected Viruses by ActiveScan

· Panda Software has made its PQREMOVE disinfection application available, free of charge, to all users . · The number of users affected by this new virus is gradually growing, as it is difficult to identify and runs itself automatically. MADRID, October 2, 2002 A virus that appeared this week, Bugbear, is becoming of increasing concern as it gradually infects more and more computers. In the last few hours, this worm has climbed to second … More

Complete Suite of WLAN Security Solutions Launched

Network Utilities Announces Complete Suite of WLAN Security Solutions Network Utilities today announced Odyssey Server v1.1 and Steel-Belted Radius v4.0, new versions of their RADIUS servers that add WLAN security, management, and integration features to fully meet enterprise-level security and management requirements, and together form a complete suite of WLAN security products suitable for organizations of all sizes. Both Odyssey and Steel-Belted Radius are based on the IEEE security standard 802.1x, and support strong WLAN … More

Snapgear Safe From Microsoft PPTP Vulnerability

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – October 2nd, 2002 – SnapGear Inc., a leading supplier of Internet security products, announced that their VPN Firewall appliances are free from issues recently discovered in Microsoft(R) Windows(R) PPTP software. Phion Information Technologies has reported a security vulnerability in the PPTP (Point-to-Point-Tunneling-Protocol) service that ships with Windows 2000 and Windows XP. The problem is that a specially crafted PPTP packet can cause a buffer overflow and overwrite kernel memory. An … More

Tanatos – A Worm with a “Trojan” In Its Pocket

A new multi-component virus gathers steam Kaspersky Labs, an international data-security software developer, announces the detection of a new Internet worm called Tanatos, which is currently spreading via email and local are networks and is busy hijacking confidential information from infected computers. Presently Kaspersky Labs has already received confirmation of Tanatos infections in the UK and other countries. Tanatos is a Windows attachment about 50 KB in size (it is packed by the UPX compression … More

Panda Software Warns on New Worm Opaserv

– It capacity to spread through networks makes this malicious code particularly dangerous in corporate environmentsy – The European multinational has made its PQREMOVE application, which can eliminate Opaserv from affected computers, available to all users free of charge. MADRID, October 1, 2002 Panda Software’s technical support services have started receiving reports of incidents involving the new worm Opaserv (W32/Opaserv). This malicious code has a large capacity to spread through networks, making it particularly dangerous … More

Protegrity And nCipher Announce New Database Security Software Intregrated With Fips 140 Validated Hardware

STAMFORD, CT AND WOBURN, MA – September 30, 2002–Protegrity, Inc. and nCipher plc (LSE:NCH) announce the launch of Protegrity’s Secure.Data F3â„? for Oracle Database – the first database security solution to combine “out-of-the-box” application transparent software with cryptographic hardware, providing enhanced key management capabilities. The integration of Protegrity’s Secure.Data software with nCipher’s nShieldâ„? Hardware Security Module (HSM) provides customers with a solution to help address stringent government, industry and internal auditing standards for protecting the … More

Hacker Attacks Possible as E-mail Worm Disables Antivirus Programs and Firewalls

Panda Software’s Virus Laboratory today reported a new e-mail worm “Bugbear” that attacks files used by antivirus programs and firewalls. Once this worm has infected a computer system it stops antivirus programs and firewalls from running and leaves the computer defenseless against other viruses and potentially devastating attacks.Panda Software, a leading international developer of computer security software, reported that W32/Bugbear reaches computers in an e-mail message which is very difficult to recognize. Bugbear randomly makes … More