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Fighting fraud, plugging leaks

Microsoft missed a loophole in its last patch, security firm warns. Also: Start-up takes aim at the threat from within.

roundup Microsoft missed a loophole in its last patch, security firm warns. Also: Start-up takes aim at the threat from within.

Expert: Flaw still dogs Windows patch

An antivirus firm says Microsoft overlooked a potential exploit in its last Windows fixes. The software giant disagrees.
January 24, 2005

Putting a plug in insider leaks

A start-up has introduced technology designed to prevent insiders from sending e-mails containing sensitive information.
January 24, 2005

Thunderbird promises to fend off phishers

Developers are working to add protection against online fraud to the next version of the open-source e-mail application.
January 24, 2005

Symantec to launch e-mail security appliance

Security appliance maker IronPort, meanwhile, announces new partnerships, including an expanded deal with Symantec.
January 24, 2005

Virus writer tests limits in cell phones

Brazilian software developer has written a virus that takes advantage of Bluetooth.
The New York Times
January 23, 2005

Hackers eavesdrop on phone networks to steal data

Hackers eavesdrop on phone and e-mail conversations to find the keys to seemingly impregnable networks.
January 23, 2005

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Securing data from the threat within

Firewalls and antivirus software won't stop an angry employee from stealing data, or a sloppy one from accidentally exposing it.
January 11, 2005