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One day after a rival announces it will pay for details on security bugs, iDefense says it will double its payouts.
Takeover of security intelligence company is intended to boost VeriSign's managed-security services.
ID thieves have released a record number of programs that secretly gather passwords and other sensitive data, iDefense says.
Vulnerability in Internet Security Suite 2005 could let workers sharing same computer break into one other's files, according to iDefense.
iDefense (Infrastructure Defense), an intelligence and risk management consulting firm, and IT services firm EDS (Electronic Data Systems) today announced an agreement under which iDefense will produce the "Daily Cyberintelligence Report" under the EDS brand. The intelligence report includes daily, weekly and monthly analysis of relevant technology threats and vulnerabilities to an organization's business operations, including analyses and reporting on natural events and disasters, terrorist organizations, geopolitical issues, and policy and legislation. Under the agreement, subscribers provide EDS with specific details of their infrastructure and critical business systems, which enables the report to focus its intelligence gathering and filtering effort. iDefense clients include Microsoft, MCI Worldcom, United Airlines and the Department of Defense.
iDefense security engineer Michael Sutton writes that unless corporations wake up to the inherent risk, a Wi-Fi network can easily turn into the hacker's ultimate cloaking device.