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DieHard - a new software that prevents crashes and attacks  03 January 2007  Print E-mail
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Source: Help Net Security - Posted by LogError   
Latest News Today’s computers have more than 2,000 times as much memory as the machines of yesteryear, yet programmers are still writing code as if memory is in short supply. Not only does this make programs crash annoyingly, but it also can make users vulnerable to hacker attacks, says computer scientist Emery Berger from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. With such problems in mind, Berger created a new program that prevents crashing and makes users safer, he says.

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Top Viruses, Worms and Malware in 2006  24 December 2006  Print E-mail
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Source: Net-Security.org - LogError - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Latest News HNS is running an article with a list of those malicious codes which, although they may not have caused serious epidemics, have stood out in one way or another.

 
Employers To Seek More Security Talent In '07  22 December 2006  Print E-mail
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Source: Search Security - Posted by Eric Lubow   
Latest News Information security will never go out of style. As long as companies have computing infrastructure, security professionals will be needed to ward off dangers. But like all other IT careers, the market demands wax and wane and the requirements change. Experts say spending on security will continue to rise – and specialization, compliance knowledge and documented work experience are in demand.

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Top security threats and trends for 2007  14 December 2006  Print E-mail
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Latest News Organizations saw an increase in targeted attacks in 2006 and a new survey shows the majority of IT professionals expect even more zero-day threats in 2007. PatchLink Corporation announced findings from a comprehensive customer survey addressing network attacks, Microsoft Vista and security plans for 2007. The survey was completed by more than 200 CIOs, CSOs, IT managers and network administrators across Europe, Asia Pacific and the United States.

 
Security Specialist Leaves PHP Security Team  14 December 2006  Print E-mail
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Source: Heise Security - Posted by Eric Lubow   
Latest News Stefan Esser, PHP security specialist and member of the official PHP Security Response Team has, he says, had enough - in his blog he has announced his immediate resignation from the PHP Security Response Team. He states that he has various reasons for doing so, the most important of which is that his attempt to make PHP safer "from the inside" is futile. According to Esser, as soon as you try to criticise PHP security, you become persona-non-grata in the security team. In addition many of his suggestions were ignored because the developers considered Esser's choice of words, too abrasive. He says that he had stopped counting the number of times he was called a traitor when he published a bug report on a vulnerability in PHP.

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