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Let's face it. Software has holes. And hackers love to exploit them. New vulnerabilities appear almost daily. If you have software - we all do - you need to keep tabs on the latest vulnerabilities.

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Network security policy

Network security policy

This policy will help you create security guidelines for devices that transport and store data. You can use it as-is or customize it to fit the needs of your organization and employees. From the policy:...

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Security Bites videocast

Patch up before you go surfing. A flood of fixes: Microsoft, Mozilla and Opera all released updates for their Web browsers this week. Also: Wipe your hard drive before recycling it, and a new security chief at MySpace.com.

April 14, 2006 in Security

Security Bites videocast

CNET News.com's Joris Evers and CNET's Robert Vamosi discuss Windows pests coming to Macs, the endless stream of IE flaws, McAfee's purchase of SiteAdvisor, why phishing works and Microsoft's upcoming Patch Tuesday.

April 7, 2006 in Security

Security Bites videocast

CNET News.com's Joris Evers and CNET's Robert Vamosi talk about rootkits in Bagle variants, new efforts to fight phishing, unofficial patches for IE flaws and wager on whether Microsoft will issue a patch early.

April 1, 2006 in Security

Security Bites videocast

CNET News.com's Joris Evers and CNET's Robert Vamosi give their take on hackers who use DNS to attack, IE vulnerabilities, bots that boost online stores' trust ratings and more.

March 24, 2006 in Security

Phishing vs. pharming

Phishing involves the receipt of an e-mail message that appears to come from a legitimate enterprise. Pharming attacks compromise at the DNS server level, re-directing you to a hacker's site when you type in a company's Web address.

July 21, 2005 in Security

Preview Windows XP's SP2 security update

Expected for release later this year, Microsoft XP Service Pack 2 focuses on three areas of security: default firewall, automatic update and scanning for current virus protection. At CeBit America in New York, Microsoft's Greg Sullivan tells ZDNet's David Berlind that while SP2 is a security improvement for Windows, it's just the first step in a continual fight against network threats.

May 2, 2004 in Security

Microsoft's efforts to close windows of vulnerability

Expected for release later this year, Microsoft XP Service Pack 2 focuses on three areas of security: default firewall, automatic update and scanning for current virus protection. At CeBit America in New York, Microsoft's Greg Sullivan tells ZDNet's David Berlind that while SP2 is a security improvement for Windows, it's just the first step in a continual fight against network threats.

May 1, 2004 in Security

Ballmer: MSBlast hits home

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer tells a packed house at Silicon Valley's Churchill Club how "terrible" he felt at hearing the news of MSBlast. In conversation with Roger McNamee, Co-founder and Managing Director of Silver Lake Partners and Integral Capital Partners, Ballmer talks openly about emerging markets, Linux and stock options and has compliments for Google, Apple and IBM.

September 16, 2003 in Security

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