Monthly Archives: November 2006

Chip to block viruses

Researches in Japan have developed a microchip that blocks computer viruses before enter the network, according to report published by Reuters. The new technology changes how security software is used.

EU urges members to fight spam

The European Union said Monday that member states should do better in fighting malicious software after finding that 85 percent of emails received in Europe are spam.

Buffer overflow discovered in GnuPG

Werner Koch of the GnuPG project has discovered a buffer overflow in all versions of the GnuPG encryption software. In interactive mode, special crafted messages may be used to crash the software and potentially execute malicious code.

Measuring Security

With cyber attacks continuing to make headlines, companies have responded by rapidly increasing IT security spending even as overall IT budgets have remained flat or declined. Gartner predicts that security software spending will have a compound annual growth rate of 16.2% from 2005-2009 with information security spending representing approximately 6% of overall IT budgets.

Increase in the number of Trojans detected in 2006

Anti-virus company Panda Software will shortly be publishing a new report on the evolution of malicious code. The report will reveal, among other developments, how the number of Trojans detected by the laboratory has increased.

The end of MS Office attacks?

Future zero-day attacks on Microsoft Office are going to expire soon, according to Thomas Dullien, a security researcher at Sabre Security. Windows users upgrading to Vista will have a lot less to worry about new vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office.

Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool: Progress Made, Trends Observed

Microsoft has made significant investments over the past few years in the research of malicious software (or malware) and in developing technology to help customers mitigate the security risk that it creates. As part of this investment, Microsoft has built a dedicated Antimalware team that is responsible for researching malicious software, spyware, and other potentially‚Ķ Read More »

Acunetix launches Acunetix SiteAudit

Acunetix, a web site auditing software vendor, has launched Acunetix SiteAudit, a new on- demand web security audit service. SiteAudit is designed to significantly enhance business website and web application security while eliminating related total cost of ownership.

Filtering out the hype

Corporate email is vulnerable to attack from the increasingly sophisticated and ever-growing number of viruses, spam, spyware and phishing technologies out there. And vulnerable to abuse from within, which could result in: acceptable use policies being compromised; regulatory compliance violations; and/or confidential corporate data being leaked externally.