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XP SP2 Deadline Extended


By

Ryan Naraine

| CIO Insights Article Published September 8, 2004
The complete delivery due by April 2005 to give businesses time to prepare.

Bluetooth a Virus Risk


By

Ryan Naraine

| CIO Insights Article Published August 13, 2004
There is a serious vulnerability in WIDCOMM's popular Bloothtooth connectivity software.

MS Patches Windows Code Execution Flaw


By

Ryan Naraine

| CIO Insights Article Published May 11, 2004
A Help and Support Center flaw leaves Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 users are at risk of remote code execution attacks.

'Critical' Buffer Overflow Found in Eudora


By

Ryan Naraine

| CIO Insights Article Published May 7, 2004
Security researchers have discovered a 'highly critical' security flaw in QUALCOMM's Eudora e-mail client that could lead to the execution of malicious code on vulnerable systems.

Microsoft Patches Buggy Windows SSL Patch


By

Ryan Naraine

| CIO Insights Article Published April 29, 2004
Microsoft confirmed that disruptive bugs in a recently issued Windows security patch could cause systems to freeze or lead to system usage overload.

Cisco Scambling to Contain Malicious Code


By

Ryan Naraine

| CIO Insights Article Published March 30, 2004
The release of a hacking toolkit to exploit security holes in several Cisco products has sent the networking giant scrambling to announce patches and workarounds.

HP Plugs 'Critical' Tru64 UNIX Flaws


By

Ryan Naraine

| CIO Insights Article Published March 5, 2004
A successful exploit could lead to remote system takeover.

Blaster Type Virus Attack Called 'Imminent'


By

Ryan Naraine

| CIO Insights Article Published February 17, 2004
Exploit code for 'critical' Windows ASN.1 flaw could lead to major network disruption.
  • Microsoft Patches 'Critical' ASN.1 Flaw
  • Oracle Warns of 'High Risk' Product Flaws


    By

    Ryan Naraine

    | CIO Insights Article Published December 5, 2003
    Oracle server products are at risk of system access and DoS attacks.

    Is RSS the Answer to the Spam Crisis?


    By

    Ryan Naraine

    | CIO Insights Article Published September 1, 2003
    FEATURE: As legitimate online publishers struggle to get e-mail newsletters into clogged inboxes, RSS is fast emerging as the answer to the spam nightmare.

    Analyst: MS Passport Flaws Hurt Single-ID Services


    By

    Ryan Naraine

    | CIO Insights Article Published July 2, 2003
    Analyst: MS Passport Flaws Hurt Single-ID Services

    Microsoft Revs up Anti-Virus Assault


    By

    Ryan Naraine

    | CIO Insights Article Published June 11, 2003
    Redmond acquires an anti-virus software maker to help secure the Windows platform.

    Security Disclosure Debate Reignites


    By

    Ryan Naraine

    | CIO Insights Article Published May 30, 2003
    Multiple vulnerabilities remain unpatched in the Sun ONE Application Server, rekindling the debate over responsible disclosure of security warnings.

    Merrill Turns to Verisign for Network Security


    By

    Ryan Naraine

    | CIO Insights Article Published May 22, 2003
    With network intrusion threats rising, the brokerage house turns to Verisign for managed security services worldwide.

    DoS Hole Found in Linux Kernel


    By

    Ryan Naraine

    | CIO Insights Article Published May 15, 2003
    A security vulnerability exists in the way the open-source Linux Kernel handles caching of routing information.

    'Fizzer' Worm Squirms Across the Web


    By

    Ryan Naraine

    | CIO Insights Article Published May 12, 2003
    Anti-virus experts are monitoring a new mass-mailing worm spreading itself via e-mail address books and the Kazaa P2P network.

    Microsoft Patches .NET Passport Hole


    By

    Ryan Naraine

    | CIO Insights Article Published May 9, 2003
    Software giant could be facing a major fine by the FTC after it acknowledged a password-stealing security flaw in the .NET Passport that has since been patched.

    EarthLink Sues 'Buffalo Spammer'


    By

    Ryan Naraine

    | CIO Insights Article Published May 7, 2003
    The Atlanta-based access provider wants $16 million in damages from a notorious spammer accused of sending more than 825 million unsolicited e-mails.

    Security Holes in RealPlayer, QuickTime


    By

    Ryan Naraine

    | CIO Insights Article Published April 1, 2003
    Security flaws in two of the most popular digital media players have put millions of PCs at the mercy of attackers.

    When Patches Aren't Applied


    By

    Ryan Naraine

    | CIO Insights Article Published March 31, 2003
    Security experts estimate that barely 50 percent of all software security patches are applied by enterprise IT administrators. With all the threats circulating, why the indifference?

    Macromedia Takes Flash Beyond the Browser


    By

    Ryan Naraine

    | CIO Insights Article Published March 27, 2003
    The new Macromedia Central software environment allows the creation of Flash-based applications that run offline without an Internet connection.

    Pirated Software Still an Issue in High-Tech


    By

    Ryan Naraine

    | CIO Insights Article Published March 21, 2003
    Vonage is conducting an internal audit of its software usage while Register.com pays a fine for using unlicensed programs.

    Sun Illuminates its Web Services Progress


    By

    Ryan Naraine

    | CIO Insights Article Published March 19, 2003
    The Sun ONE Web Services Platform Developer Edition will feature a package of software and tools needed to build Web Services applications.

    Microsoft Patches 'Critical' Windows 2000 Flaw


    By

    Ryan Naraine

    | CIO Insights Article Published March 17, 2003
    An exploit for the security vulnerability is already publicly available, increasing the urgency for the application of the patch.

    PeopleSoft Adds IM to New Enterprise Portal


    By

    Ryan Naraine

    | CIO Insights Article Published March 14, 2003
    Business instant messaging products from IBM, Microsoft and Yahoo have been fitted into the upgraded Enterprise Portal 8.8 but AOL is conspicuously absent.

    Microsoft Patches Critical Windows Me Flaw


    By

    Ryan Naraine

    | CIO Insights Article Published February 27, 2003
    Buffer overruns are detected in Microsoft's Windows Me Help and Support Center.

    Microsoft Launches Desktop Center for XP


    By

    Ryan Naraine

    | CIO Insights Article Published February 25, 2003
    Looking to prod systems administrators into upgrading to Windows XP, Microsoft launches a free Web-based portal with tools to ease the switch.

    Security Bugs in Oracle, Lotus Products


    By

    Ryan Naraine

    | CIO Insights Article Published February 19, 2003
    NGSSoftware has released security alerts for vulnerabilities in enterprise products from Oracle and IBM's Lotus.

    Linux Goes Under Security Microscope


    By

    Ryan Naraine

    | CIO Insights Article Published February 13, 2003
    IBM, Oracle and Red Hat plans to put Linux up for Common Criteria certification, an international standard that grades technology for reliability and security.

    Banking on Fear?


    By

    Ryan Naraine

    | CIO Insights Article Published February 12, 2003
    Software security firms are ramping up the marketing of early detection and warning systems for Internet attacks but one analyst dismisses the notion of cyber-terrorism as 'hogwash.'

    IBM Unseats Microsoft with Cerner Millennium Pact


    By

    Ryan Naraine

    | CIO Insights Article Published February 7, 2003
    IBM snags a deal to put WebSphere on the new Cerner Millennium Release 2003 healthcare application, unseating rival Microsoft in the process.

    Problematic Windows NT Patch Pulled


    By

    Ryan Naraine

    | CIO Insights Article Published February 5, 2003
    At a time when sysadmins are being scolded for not patching their systems, Microsoft pulls a security patch for NT 4.0 systems, admitting it introduces an error that may cause systems to crash.

    Cybersecurity Czar Issues Farewell Warning


    By

    Ryan Naraine

    | CIO Insights Article Published January 31, 2003
    Richard Clarke leaves the post with a warning that sophisticated attacks could be much more crippling than the 'dumb' Slammer worm.

    Report: Gov't Cybersecurity Chief to Quit


    By

    Ryan Naraine

    | CIO Insights Article Published January 29, 2003
    Immediately after submitting his controversial plan to secure cyberspace, Internet Security czar Richard Clarke will quit and look for a job in the private sector, according to reports.

    Lotusphere: IBM Pushes Messaging, Collaboration


    By

    Ryan Naraine

    | CIO Insights Article Published January 28, 2003
    Big Blue rolls out a slew of new Lotus products including a low-end enterprise Web mail running on WebSphere and DB2 and a new e-learning management system.

    Avril Worm May Make Things Complicated


    By

    Ryan Naraine

    | CIO Insights Article Published January 8, 2003
    Canadian musician Avril Lavigne is the latest celebrity name being used as bait by virus writers.

    Microsoft's 'Titanium' Renamed, Beta 2 Released


    By

    Ryan Naraine

    | CIO Insights Article Published January 6, 2003
    The beta version of 'Titanium' has been released for general download under a brand-new name -- Microsoft Exchange Server 2003.

    A Top 10 Tech List for 2003


    By

    Erin Joyce

    | CIO Insights Article Published January 3, 2003
    Despite the difficult outlooks for technology spending in the coming year, innovation marches on. We think these ten areas will be among the big tech stories of 2003.

    SEC Slaps Wall Street Over E-mail


    By

    Ryan Naraine

    | CIO Insights Article Published December 3, 2002
    Five Wall Street broker-dealers have been slapped with fines totaling $8.25 million for violating guidelines for e-mail record-keeping.

    Microsoft to Limit 'Critical' Security Warnings


    By

    Ryan Naraine

    | CIO Insights Article Published November 19, 2002
    The software giant will change the way vulnerability warnings are issued, particularly for non-technical end-users and cut down on the use of 'critical' bulletins.