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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.

Device identification in online banking is privacy threat, expert says

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

Hacking online games a widespread problem

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

Expert: Conficker infected critical hospital equipment

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

Botnet expert suggests hitting cybercriminals in pocketbook

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

The Cold War moves to cyberspace

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

Public-private security cooperation at RSA

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

Forget your password? Use your phone

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

NSA chief downplays cybersecurity power grab reports

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

Finjan finds botnet of 1.9 million infected computers

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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Tainted products--sabotage or shoddy manufacturing?

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

F-Secure says stop using Adobe Acrobat Reader

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

Microsoft exec: Internet still not safe enough

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

Crypto pioneers differ on cloud-computing risks

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

Microsoft tests identity technology in schools

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

IBM aims to secure clouds and virtual networks

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

Cisco puts more security in the cloud

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

Symantec acquires Mi5, expands security offerings

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

Windows 7 security enhancements

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

AVG offers free LinkScanner for real-time Web page scanning

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

Secure software? Experts say it's no longer a pipedream

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

SMS messages could be used to hijack a phone

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