The firewall is one of the few security tools that has been proven to be very effective at improving a company's security posture. However, staying on top of policies -- and responding to change requests -- while trying to manage multiple firewalls from different vendors can be a never-ending nightmare for IT admins.
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A recently accepted legislation in Lithuania banning communist symbols across Lithuania, has prompted Pro-Russian hackers to start defacing Lithuanian sites, an indication of the upcoming attack was detected last week with active discussions around Russian forums greatly reminding us of the Russia vs Estonia cyberattack sparkled due to the removal of a Red Army memorial from the capital Tallinn.
Guest Editorial by Tiller BeauchampEarlier this month I had the opportunity to present RE:Trace at the Recon conference, a reverse engineering conference held every other year in Montreal, Canada. The conference consisted of three days of training and three days of talks in a single track.
Mozilla has shipped a high-priority update for Firefox 2, warning that there are at least five serious vulnerabilities that could lead to code execution attacks.With Firefox 2.
Researchers at Secunia have found a "highly critical" vulnerability that puts users of the cross-platform VLC Media Player at risk of remote code execution attacks.The vulnerability is confirmed in version 0.
OK, I'm not going to freak out about this too bad... I've already pointed out enough problems with PCI, but I did find it morbidly entertaining.
When Microsoft's Internet Explorer 8 hits the Beta 2 milestone in August, the browser makeover will feature a full-fledged anti-malware blocker and new protections against some forms of cross-site scripting attacks.The existing phishing filter IE 7 has been renamed SmartScreen Filter and will include blacklist-based blocking of known exploit sites.
The latest high trafficked web site to fall victim into the continuing waves of massive SQL injection attacks courtesy of copycats and the ASProx botnet, is Sony's PlayStation U.S site according to a recent post at SophosLabs's blog :"Researchers at IT security firm Sophos have warned lovers of video games that pages on the US-based Sony PlayStation website have been compromised by hackers.
Password stealing malware targeting popular MMORPGs such as World of Warcraft for instance, has become so prevalent, that video game developers are taking their authentication model a step further, by introducing two-factor authentication into play. And while marketable, is the new authentication layer actually useful in a real life situation?
Stay with me here readers, I'm stringing two stories about McAfee together here, a little out of the ordinary, so I hope it makes sense. If you aren't interested in the tech details (of which there are very little), please do read for a good laugh.