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Unsecured Wi-Fi would be outlawed by N.Y. county  07 November 2005 
Source: CNET News - Posted by Pax Dickinson   
According to a new proposal being considered by a suburb of New York City, any business or home office with an open wireless connection but no separate server to fend off Internet attacks would be violating the law.

 
It's unofficial: Microsoft bets business on Linux  04 November 2005 
Source: ComputerWorld - Posted by Pax Dickinson   
The next time Bill Gates sends an e-mail through Microsoft's shiny new Wireless LAN it will be passed through a behind-the-scenes Linux-based network appliance. Earlier this year Microsoft and Aruba Networks jointly announced the two companies will work to replace Microsoft's existing Cisco wireless network with Aruba's centrally-managed infrastructure, which eliminates the need for individual changes on the access points.

 
Wi-Fi is not 'enterprise-secure', says AT&T  03 November 2005 
Source: ZDNet Asia - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Wi-Fi networks are not secure enough for enterprises to run their businesses, according to a senior AT&T executive. Steve Hurst, product director for managed security services at AT&T, told ZDNet Asia that although some attempts to improve the security of Wi-Fi networks have met with success, engineers involved in the technology have yet to develop a secure architecture.

 
Is VoIP Ripe for Attack?  02 November 2005 
Source: CIO Today - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
"As soon as the enterprise opens up VoIP to the Internet, they put a potentially huge security hole in their network," Andrew Graydon, vice president of technology at BorderWare Technologies, says. Essentially the days of closed corporate VoIP systems are over.

 
Discover Potential Security Risks in Nearby Bluetooth Devices  31 October 2005 
Source: Net-Security.org - LogError - Posted by LogError   
AirMagnet introduced its BlueSweep software, designed to identify nearby devices with Bluetooth wireless technology and alert users to potential Bluetooth security risks. The AirMagnet software identifies and tracks devices up to 300 feet away and lets users know what their own Bluetooth devices are doing.

 
Internet heightens embedded systems security  21 October 2005 
Source: ElectronicsWeekly.com - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Software security is an increasingly critical issue in embedded system designs that are web-enabled, according to supplier of real-time operating systems Green Hills Software. Peter Hoogenboom of Green Hills told the Micro Developer Forum at the Embedded Systems Show in Birmingham this week that the problems of software security in embedded...

 
How to (Ethically) Hack Wireless Networks  20 October 2005 
Source: Net-Security.org - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
In this webcast, wireless network and information security experts and authors of the book 'Hacking Wireless Networks For Dummies,' Kevin Beaver and Peter T. Davis, will discuss the latest ethical hacking techniques for testing the security of 802.11-based wireless systems. They will cover practical topics that can help you improve the security of your airwaves including 802.11 protocol weaknesses, access point and wireless client exploits, WEP and WPA problems, and more. They'll also demonstrate the latest tools for testing wireless network security, address common mistakes made when assessing wireless vulnerabilities, and share with you what it takes to create a truly solid wireless security testing program.

 
Automated Backups With rdiff-backup  17 October 2005 
Source: HowtoForge - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
This tutorial describes how to do automated server backups with the tool rdiff-backup. rdiff-backup lets you make backups over a network using SSH so that the data transfer is encrypted. The use of SSH makes rdiff-backup very secure because noone can read the data that is being transferred. rdiff-backup makes incremental backups, thus saving bandwidth.

 
Basic Bluetooth Security  14 October 2005 
Source: Red Nova News - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Bluetooth has been around since the 90s, and even today, most mobile devices come with the technology embedded in them. Bluetooth provides a wireless, point-to-point, "personal area network" for personal digital assistants (PDAs), notebooks, printers, mobile phones, audio components, and other devices. The wireless technology can be used anywhere if you have two or more devices that are Bluetooth-enabled. And as with any wireless connectivity, there are bound to be security issues since data is being sent over the air invisibly from device to device.

 
Protect Yourself Against Rogue Employees  20 September 2005 
Source: securitypipeline.com - Posted by Pax Dickinson   
You have problems. The annual report spreadsheet has disappeared from a server. A virus is loose in company e-mail. Someone has access to the network through some kind of back door. Those are big problems.

 
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