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How to detect network vulnerabilities?

How to detect network vulnerabilities?

Computer scientists at George Mason University (GMU) have developed a new software to identify complex cyber network attacks. This software is named CAULDRON (short for 'Combinatorial Analysis Utilizing Logical Dependencies Residing on Networks'). The developers claim that CAULDRON 'can reduce the impact of cyber attacks by identifying the possible vulnerability paths through an organization's networks.' Their research was funded by grants from the defense, homeland security and intelligence communities and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The FAA has already installed CAULDRON in its Cyber Security Incident Response Center to prioritize security problems. According to the developers, this software can be used 'in almost any industry or organization with a network and resources they want to keep protected.' But read more...

March 18, 2008 by

Google playing politics with open source

Google playing politics with open source

Schmidt is playing with open source here much as politicians have been playing with race, religion and gender. By creating a phony "either-or" choice they create majorities and minorities. But open source is about consensus.

March 18, 2008 by

Want Vista SP1? Here's what to expect

Want Vista SP1? Here's what to expect

When Microsoft released Windows Vista Service Pack 1 to manufacturing on February 4, they promised to make it available for the general public in mid-March. Today they delivered on that promise, making SP1 available to Windows Vista users through Windows Update and as a standalone installer package from the Microsoft Download Center. Here's what you need to know to get this update installed - and to find support if you need it.

March 18, 2008 by

Apple patches cross-site scripting vulnerabilities

Apple patches cross-site scripting vulnerabilities

Apple on Tuesday patched code execution and cross-site scripting vulnerabilities on Tiger, Leopard, Vista and XP in a Safari update that included 13 patches.Apple historically has delivered patches along with new feature or software updates.

March 18, 2008 by

Veodia ups the video ante

Veodia ups the video ante

Veodia, a two year old, venture backed narrowcast video play has taken a further step forward in helping proliferate its technology with the release of a Flash based widget that uses the MPEG-4/h.264 standard.

March 18, 2008 by

Ringtones and mobile TV to account for 5.1% of mobile revenues

Ringtones and mobile TV to account for 5.1% of mobile revenues

IDC forecasts the number of worldwide wireless subscribers and customers to grow by a little more than a bln over the next four years, generating $800 bln in global wireless service revenue by 2011. IDC expects mobile entertainment will account for 5.1% of this total revenue and 23% of all mobile data revenue. The vast [...]

March 18, 2008 by

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