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Vincenzo Ciaglia - Guardian Digital, Inc.  21 August 2006 
Posted by Efren J. Belizario   
Guardian Digital, Inc. takes great pleasure in welcoming Vincenzo Ciaglia of Eboli, Italy to its team. Vincenzo is the creator of Netwosix Linux, a highly-secure Linux distribution, and a long-time student of open source networking and security technologies. Netwosix has been downloaded by more than 60,000 users around the world.

 
LinuxSecurity.com Launches New Web Site  21 August 2006 
Allendale, New Jersey, August 21, 2006-LinuxSecurity.com, the definitive source for Linux and open source security news, today launched its new website. Founded by Guardian Digital CEO Dave Wreski in 1996, LinuxSecurity.com has become the pre-eminent information resource for IT professionals and open source community members alike. The site, which is supported and maintained by Guardian Digital staff members, employs a global network of expert and volunteer contributors to develop feature articles, commentaries and reviews as well as compile extensive collections of the latest security updates to help readers keep up with the latest advancements in Linux and open source security.

 
Passmark Sitekey at Bank of America Vulnerability  17 August 2006 
Source: Help Net Security - Posted by LogError   
LogError writes: A vulnerability of the Passmark Sitekey login approach at Bank of America could permit an attacker to remotely lock out thousands of customers from their online banking accounts. The vulnerability announced today is similar to a DoS attack in that it permits an attacker to remotely "lock out" customers from their online accounts, potentially overwhelming the bank's customer support lines with calls from frustrated customers.

 
Biometric polygraph next for airport security?  15 August 2006 
Source: SecurityFocus.com - Posted by Eric Lubow   
Got something to hide? You may not want to reconsidering flying in the future. An Israeli company has come up with a biometric system for detecting emotional responses to a series of questions. The system, dubbed Cognito, uses polygraph-like techniques to detect when a passenger is worried during a series of questions. Within 5 minutes, the system makes a determination of whether the passenger should be further questioned by authorities, according to the company. "What we are looking for are patterns of behavior that indicate something all terrorists have: the fear of being caught," Shabtai Shoval, chief executive of biometric systems maker Suspect Detection Systems, told the Wall Street Journal in a Monday article.

 
New Identity Theft and Online Fraud Techniques  08 August 2006 
Source: Net-Security.org - LogError - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Authors of computer viruses and threats -including phishing scams- are looking for direct financial profit from cybercrime. For this reason, they are using more innovative and diversified techniques to, above all, steal users’ identities or obtain bank details to commit fraud.

 
NetIDMe virtual ID card may pose problems  04 August 2006 
Source: Help Net Security - Posted by LogError   
LogError writes: A virtual ID card designed to improve children's net safety has been launched in the UK, US, Canada and Australia. Parents and children can apply for the card using credit card details and a form countersigned by a professional who knows the child concerned. Tom Newton from SmoothWall, said: “The new child online safety card has been over-hyped and could end up causing more harm than good. Of course, it is a worthy idea and will certainly be a blueprint for future similar schemes, but this initial effort has some serious flaws."

 
EnGarde Secure Community 3.0.8 Released  01 August 2006 
Source: EnGarde Secure Linux - Posted by Efren J. Belizario   
Guardian Digital is happy to announce the release of EnGarde Secure Community 3.0.8 (Version 3.0, Release 8). This release includes several bug fixes and feature enhancements to the Guardian Digital WebTool, several updated packages, and several new packages available for installation.

 
75% of all phishing emails target PayPal and eBay users  27 July 2006 
Source: Help Net Security - Posted by LogError   
IT security firm Sophos has revealed that over 75 percent of all phishing emails are targeting users of PayPal or eBay. Typically these phishing emails point recipients to a bogus website which looks like the real PayPal or eBay site, but is actually designed to steal usernames and passwords.

 
Domain Name Kiting  25 July 2006 
Source: Go Daddy - Posted by Eric Lubow   
"Domain Kiting", a fairly new term coined by GoDaddy.com CEO, Bob Parsons, refers to an outrageous practice, whereby few Registrars take advantage of AGP (Add Grace Period) provision in ICANN (Internet Corporation For Assigned Names and Numbers) rules, to monetize from and block thousands of domain names, without actually paying for them in long run.

 
Improvements to LinuxSecurity.com  18 July 2006 
Posted by Efren J. Belizario   
The Linuxsecurity team has been busy lately enhancing the planet's premier Open Source security site. The most conspicuous improvement is our new "ShoutBox" that lets visitors exchange their views on security and other matters in real time, so give us a "shout" and let us hear what you think.

 
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