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NEWS - October 16, 2007

by Donna Buenaventura / October 16, 2007 7:10 AM PDT
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Delist This Security Idea
by Donna Buenaventura / October 16, 2007 7:11 AM PDT

Everybody loves lists. Magazines love lists, TV shows love lists, websites really like lists. But possibly no one loves lists more than security vendors.

When you break down a lot of the core elements of security products, it often comes down to big lists. Lists of known viruses and spyware, lists of vulnerabilities, lists of access controls, and lists of programs that we want to run and programs that we don't want to run.

This obsession with lists most recently came up in reports from one of the largest security vendors out there, namely Symantec. In interviews related to the most recent release of the Symantec Internet Security Threat report, Symantec executives have said that because of the growing security threats and the increased sophistication of the bad guys, it may be time to move from the classic black list approach to security and go to a white list approach.

http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,2199006,00.asp

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Google testing YouTube antipiracy system
by Donna Buenaventura / October 16, 2007 7:22 AM PDT
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Tech group calls for new cybersecurity legislation
by Donna Buenaventura / October 16, 2007 7:23 AM PDT

Members of the Business Software Alliance (BSA) have called on the U.S. Congress to pass legislation that would address new types of cybercrimes and increase funding for law enforcement.

Members of the BSA, a trade group based in Washington, D.C., on Monday asked Congress to pass the Cyber-Security Enhancement Act, which would expand the computer crimes statute in federal law to include the stealing of access codes or electronic identifiers from a computer. The bill would also make it a crime to access a computer without authorization, even if the access does not cause damage, and it would define a new crime of conspiracy to commit cybercrime.

http://www.infoworld.com/article/07/10/15/Tech-group-calls-for-new-cybersecurity-legislation_1.html

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