Monthly Archives: June 2006

AES Encrypted USB2.0 Gets FIPS Certification

Kanguru Solutions has announced their KanguruMicro Drive AES has completed Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS 140-2) Certification testing. FIPS 140-2, a rigorous federal security accreditation program completed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, sets the standard for encryption algorithms intended for use in protecting sensitive information.

Playing Fantasy CSO to Win

Being a CSO is rather like being a soccer manager. Both have to make the best use of limited resources to deliver the results demanded of them. A CSO has only a limited headcount, budget and IT resources available, yet has to manage all of these strategically and squeeze out the best value – irrespective… Read More »

IM Threat Watch for June 2006

Akonix Systems, the provider of the most deployed instant messaging (IM) security and compliance products in the world, today announced its Security Center researchers tracked 17 attacks against IM networks in June, and a total of 111 during the first six months of 2006.

SWsoft Launches Worldwide Partner Program for Resellers, Integrators

SWsoft, the leading provider of operating system virtualization and automation, today announced the SWsoft Partner Network to qualify and reward channel partners that sell the Virtuozzo virtualization products. Members of the SWsoft Partner Network receive product discounts, sales leads, market development funds, discounts on training and access to the SWsoft partner portal resources.

Entuity Launches Channel Partner Network to Serve SME Demand

Entuity™, Inc., the global developer of the Eye of the Storm® (EYE), has launched the Entuity Channel Partner Network – ECPnet™. The programme delivers targeted go-to-market resources for resellers to identify and acquire new customers in Entuity’s fastest growing customer base – small to medium enterprises.

Backdoor Trojan Unleashes Dual-Media Attack

Security experts at MicroWorld Technologies have received reports about a text message being spammed to mobile phone users in US and parts of Canada, thanking them for subscribing to a nonexistent dating website that would charge them $2 per day. To unsubscribe the service you are told to visit a URL and follow the instructions.

IT Virtualization

The network infrastructure has profoundly impacted the business world. Barriers that existed between companies for most of the 20th century are giving way to accommodate the need for partnership-based opportunities afforded to them through e-business. As the need for interoperability and flexibility increases, IT administrators are scrambling to clean up the debris from the patchwork… Read More »

Cybertrust Named PCI Qualified Security Assessor By Visa Europe

CybertrustR, the global information security specialist, today announced that via its majority-owned subsidiary Ubizen, it has been recognized by Visa Europe as a PCI (Payment Card Industry) Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) As a Visa qualified QSA, Cybertrust is authorised to provide PCI on-site security audits as required by the PCI Data Security Standard, ensuring merchants… Read More »

Firefox AJAX Security Risk

While developing Zlap I accidentally ran my test HTML file from my local machine. I was using the XMLHttpRequest(), commonly used in AJAX software, that is built into FireFox. The request I was making was to a PHP file that was also on my local machine and it returned the full contents of said file.