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Evidian announces PortalXpert 3.0

With new PortalXpert Web security software, Evidian demonstrates an unparalled capability for handling plug and play Access Control and SSO for all web applications. According to a comparative independent survey, Evidian wins against key competitors. Billerica, Mass, October 30, 2001: Evidian announces PortalXpert 3.0, a plug and play access control software that addresses the security challenges of web enabled environments. According to a comparative survey from Relevant Technology published on, PortalXpert features put it … More

Sophos- Virus Top Ten for October 2001

This is the latest in a series of monthly charts counting down the ten most frequently occurring viruses as compiled by Sophos, a world leader in corporate anti-virus protection. For October 2001, the chart is as follows, with the most frequently occurring virus at number one: 1. W32/Sircam (Sircam) 21.7% 2. W32/Nimda-A (Nimda) 17.8% 3. W32/Magistr-B (Magistr variant) 16.1% 4. W32/Magistr-A (Magistr) 9.2% 5. W32/Hybris-B (Hybris variant) 6.6% 6. VBS/Kakworm (Kakworm) 2.5% 7. Unix/Sadmind (Sadmind) … More

Your Opinion: “What are the current privacy threats?”

In 2001 we held a survey on HNS regarding the current privacy threats. Many visitors decided to share their opinions with us, thank you. Listed below are some of the most interesting opinions. “Users are so eager to obtain free software (which unfortunately seems to be on its way to becoming a thing of the past) that they are willing to put up with its current mutation, adware, in order to avoid living off of … More

The History Of Hacking

Nowadays, different people have different views on the hacking scene. Often times people of similar skill level have similar opinions. There is no official definition of a hacker, rather a vague idea amongst the masses. In addition, the media loves to add false information to draw audiences’ attention across the nation, for the pure sake of money. It all began in the 1960s at MIT, origin of the term “hacker”, where extremely skilled individuals practiced … More

Spam: The problems with junk e-mail

We all get junk mail at home. It’s an accepted fact of life, at least in the U.S. So why is Unsolicited Commercial Email (UCE) – a/k/a “spam” or “junk email” – a problem? To understand the problem of UCE, you must first understand what is most often advertised via UCE. There are many places on the Internet where copies of UCE are reposted by recipients and system administrators in order to help notify the … More

Web-based Training Accelerates Spread of Sidewinder High-Assurance Security Expertise Worldwide

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 30, 2001 – Secure Computing Corporation (NASDAQ: SCUR), a leading provider of enterprise access control solutions, today announced the availability of Sidewinder Web-based training. Executives, managers and administrators now have a convenient, cost-effective method to stay current on how to administer their high-assurance security policies and provide proper maintenance for their Sidewinder firewall and VPN gateway. Available from anywhere in the world around the clock, Sidewinder Web-based training offers a highly … More

Steve Laskowski Joins GuardedNet

Another Key Hiring Strengthens Technology Leader of Security Operations Centers (SOC) ATLANTA, GA. – October 29, 2001 – GuardedNet, developer of the industry leading threat management and information security operations software, announces that industry veteran, Steven Laskowski joins as vice president of worldwide sales. Steve was previously at security industry powerhouse, Internet Security Systems (ISS) for six years, where he was one of the original members of the management team. His 20 years of experience … More

F-Secure Partners with L-Soft

New product will safeguard 60 million subscriptions Helsinki, October 29, 2001 – L-Soft, creator of the industry’s most widely used e-mail list management software, and F-Secure (HEX: FSC), a provider of managed security for enterprises, today announced an agreement to integrate F-Secure’s Anti-Virus technology into L-Soft’s LISTSERV┬« product line. The added functionality will make LISTSERV┬« the industry’s first e-mail list management software to provide critical virus protection for subscribers. When integrated with LISTSERV┬«, F-Secure Anti-Virus … More

WatchGuard Announces Mobile User VPN and Customized Firewall Rule Capabilities for the Firebox SOHO

Tighter integration between Firebox III and Firebox SOHO products to benefit system administrators SEATTLE–Oct. 25, 2001–WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:WGRD), a leader in Internet security solutions, today introduced the Firebox SOHO 5.0 and Firebox SOHO/tc 5.0, a comprehensive firewall and virtual private networking (VPN) solution with new mobile user VPN capabilities and increased customization functionality. The new version 5.0 software offers a significant update to the operations and capabilities of the Firebox SOHO firewall, bringing firewall … More

Sophos Warns Early Adopters of Windows XP

Sophos, a world leader in corporate anti-virus protection, is urging computer users not to treat Windows XP as a way of leaving the current virus threat behind. “The fact that there are no XP-specific viruses in the wild seems to be leading people to the incorrect assumption that XP will render them immune to virus attack, at least for a while,” warns Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos Anti-Virus. “Viruses don’t just target specific … More and eEye Digital Security Announce Partnership to Distribute eEye’s SecureIIs

Product Designed to Protect IIS Servers Against Internet Worms, Hacker Attacks And Cyberterrorism SUNNYVALE, Calif., and ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ — eEye Digital Security, a leading provider of network security software products ( and (Nasdaq: MCAF), a leading provider of Web security services, announced today an agreement between the two companies to co-brand SecureIIS(TM), an application firewall designed by eEye to protect Microsoft’s IIS Web server application, and offer it through the … More

Spreading Malicious Code This Holiday Season

RISE IN HOLIDAY E-MAIL GREETINGS EXPECTED DUE TO MAIL SCARES; BUT WILL THEY DELIVER MORE THAN HOLIDAY CHEER? UNSUSPECTING INTERNET USERS COULD BE SPREADING E-MAIL VIRUSES, WORMS, AND MALICIOUS CODE WITH THEIR SEASONS GREETINGS E. Northport, NY (October 23, 2001)*Use of e-mail over the next several months is expected to increase substantially as the escalating anthrax investigation transforms traditional mail into an apprehensive form of communication. Coupled with the vast number of Internet users expected … More