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FBI: We're not worried about terrorist cyberattack  08 December 2005 
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Terrorist groups lack the capability to launch a damaging Internet-based attack on the United States, and foreign governments are probably behind many online spying attempts, FBI officials said on Wednesday. Al-Qaida and similar groups do not have the ability to disable power plants, airports and other "critical infrastructure" through the Internet, said FBI Assistant Director Louis Reigel, who heads the enforcement agency's Cyber Division.

 
"Wi-Fi Phishing" or "Evil Twin" Attack at Hotspots: How to Secure Your Mobile Workforce  21 November 2005 
Source: Net-Security.org - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Using public hotspots is convenient, however you may want to think twice before accessing confidential information via hotspots. Recent headlines raise concern about wireless security issues around hotspots. Particularly the "Evil Twin" attack has received much attention, even though it is based on a tool that is relatively straightforward and has been around for several years.

 
It Takes A Hacker To Catch One  14 November 2005 
Source: Information Week - Posted by Pax Dickinson   
Information technology professionals have been conditioned to think defensively, draping their networks with sensor-studded barbed wire and using firewalls to lock down doors and windows. Another school of thought advocates a more proactive approach to security.

 
Interview with Alf Watt, creator of iStumbler  14 November 2005 
Source: Net-Security.org - LogError - Posted by LogError   
iStumbler is the leading wireless discovery tool for Mac OS X and in this interview with its creator, Alf Watt, you can read about the project in general, various wireless security issues as well as recent developments that will make iStumbler a paid tool in its Pro version.

 
'Lupper' Attacks Linux Systems  08 November 2005 
Source: CXOToday - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Security specialist McAfee has discovered a new virus, an internet worm that is attacking Linux systems. The worm spreads by exploiting web servers hosting vulnerable PHP/ CGI scripts and has been named 'Lupper' by Mcafee. McAfee, which has rated Lupper as low risk, says that the worm is a modified derivative of the Linux/ Slapper and BSD/ Scalper worms from which it inherits its propagation strategy. It scans an entire class B subnet created by randomly choosing the first byte from a hard-coded list of A classes and randomly generating the second byte.

 
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.

 
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