RSA 2009: Security pros stay on message

The RSA Conference brings security specialists together in San Francisco to talk about the latest developments in protecting consumers and businesses online.

The RSA Conference 2009 brings security professionals together in San Francisco to talk about the latest developments in protecting consumers and businesses online.

<b>Device identification in online banking is privacy threat, expert says</b>

Civil liberties attorney says antifraud technology that tags or queries devices used for online banking is a privacy invasion.
• Video: Taking security to the cloud
• Video: IBM exec on becoming smarter security partners
(Posted in Security by Elinor Mills)
April 24, 2009 12:15 AM PDT

<b>Hacking online games a widespread problem</b>

With real money on the line in online games and virtual worlds, publishers need to get a handle on how many different exploits are being implemented every day.
(Posted in Gaming and Culture by Daniel Terdiman)
April 23, 2009 4:39 PM PDT

<b>Expert: Conficker infected critical hospital equipment</b>

Hundreds of PCs and medical devices at hospitals in the U.S. were found to be infected with the Conficker worm recently, a security expert says.
(Posted in Security by Elinor Mills)
April 23, 2009 4:23 PM PDT

April 22

<b>Botnet expert suggests hitting cybercriminals in pocketbook</b>

Cutting off the money flow to cybercriminals could be the best way to stop them, a top botnet researcher says.
(Posted in Security by Elinor Mills)
April 22, 2009 5:09 PM PDT

White House may relieve DHS of cybersecurity role

Melissa Hathaway, acting cyberspace director at the White House, hints that a new "organizational structure" will divest Homeland Security of some of its responsibilities.
• Video: Obama administration previews cybersecurity policy
(Posted in Politics and Law by Declan McCullagh)
April 22, 2009 4:47 PM PDT

To catch a (cyber) thief: It's not easy

Head of an FBI undercover sting operation explains how law enforcement cracked an ID theft ring and detailed the increasing influence of Russian organized crime.
(Posted in Coop's Corner by Charles Cooper)
April 22, 2009 3:19 PM PDT

<b>The Cold War moves to cyberspace</b>

There are definite battles being waged online among the U.S., China, and Russia.
(Posted in Security by Charles Cooper)
April 22, 2009 2:36 PM PDT

<b>Public-private security cooperation at RSA</b>

Analyst Jon Oltsik believes such teamwork needs to be taken to another level. Here are a few suggestions where this would help.
(Posted in Security by Jon Oltsik)
April 22, 2009 1:21 PM PDT

April 21

<b>Forget your password? Use your phone</b>

FireID system creates unique passwords for mobile apps for Java-enabled phones.
(Posted in Security by Elinor Mills)
April 21, 2009 9:01 PM PDT

<b>NSA chief downplays cybersecurity power grab reports</b>

Lt. Gen. Keith Alexander tells audience at RSA conference the agency isn't interested in wresting cybersecurity responsibilities from Homeland Security.
• Video: NSA's approach to network security
(Posted in Politics and Law by Declan McCullagh)
April 21, 2009 5:10 PM PDT

<b>Finjan finds botnet of 1.9 million infected computers</b>

Huge botnet hosted in the Ukraine is being used to send spam, record keystrokes, and copy files of infected computers running Windows XP, researchers say.
(Posted in Security by Elinor Mills)
April 21, 2009 9:00 PM PDT
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<b>Tainted products--sabotage or shoddy manufacturing?</b>

Panelists at the RSA security conference don't know why some products arrive on store shelves in the U.S. infected with viruses.
(Posted in Security by Elinor Mills)
April 21, 2009 5:45 PM PDT

<b>F-Secure says stop using Adobe Acrobat Reader</b>

Acrobat Reader is garnering the lion's share of certain types of attacks this year so a security researcher says use another PDF reader.
(Posted in Security by Elinor Mills)
April 21, 2009 2:42 PM PDT

<b>Microsoft exec: Internet still not safe enough</b>

Corporate VP Scott Charney spoke at RSA and then stopped by CNET's San Francisco headquarters on Tuesday to talk about the ever-changing security landscape.
• Video: Internet both safer and more dangerous
(Posted in Beyond Binary by Ina Fried)
April 21, 2009 4:10 PM PDT

<b>Crypto pioneers differ on cloud-computing risks</b>

World's top cryptographers disagree on the risks inherent in cloud computing and downplay the possibility of a digital Pearl Harbor.
• Video: Will there be a digital Pearl Harbor?
(Posted in Security by Elinor Mills)
April 21, 2009 12:12 PM PDT

<b>Microsoft tests identity technology in schools</b>

Microsoft takes end-to-end trust to school in proof-of-concept trial featuring information cards on small notebook PCs handed out to students, Microsoft executive says in RSA keynote.
(Posted in Security by Elinor Mills)
April 21, 2009 10:42 AM PDT

<b>IBM aims to secure clouds and virtual networks</b>

Big Blue unveils products and services and plans security architecture for protecting hosted data and virtual networks.
(Posted in Security by Elinor Mills)
April 21, 2009 9:27 AM PDT

<b>Cisco puts more security in the cloud</b>

Company rounds out hosted security offerings with Security Cloud Services, updated intrusion prevention and botnet-filtering software, and WebEx services for secure online meetings.
• ZDNet video: Cisco CEO on protecting companies against hackers
(Posted in Security by Elinor Mills)
April 21, 2009 5:00 AM PDT

April 20

<b>Symantec acquires Mi5, expands security offerings</b>

Company has bought Web security appliance maker Mi5 and plans to announce two new enterprise suites at the RSA Conference.
• Video: Symantec CEO on the future of security
(Posted in Security by Elinor Mills)
April 20, 2009 9:00 PM PDT

LinkScanner stands alone once more

Swallowed up in early 2008, AVG has burped out a newly independent version of the popular LinkScanner. The browser plug-in checks search results for safety on the fly.
(Posted in The Download Blog by Seth Rosenblatt)
April 20, 2009 4:26 PM PDT

<b>Windows 7 security enhancements</b>

As RSA 2009 kicks off, Microsoft begins education campaign about new security features of Windows 7.
(Posted in Security by Elinor Mills)
April 20, 2009 3:45 PM PDT

<b>AVG offers free LinkScanner for real-time Web page scanning</b>

AVG breaks out its LinkScanner software from its free suite to offer a free standalone product for real-time Web page scanning.
(Posted in Security by Elinor Mills)
April 20, 2009 5:00 AM PDT

<b>Secure software? Experts say it's no longer a pipedream</b>

Hurdles still exist, but on the eve of a big security conference, industry executives say the prospect of vulnerability-free software may not be that far away.
• The hype factor at the RSA conference
(Posted in Security by Elinor Mills)
April 20, 2009 4:00 AM PDT

<b>SMS messages could be used to hijack a phone</b>

Trust Digital explains how an attacker could take over a phone or steal data off it by sending SMS messages.
• Forget your password? Use your phone
(Posted in Security by Elinor Mills)
April 19, 2009 3:42 PM PDT
 

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