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  • Microsoft and Juniper warned of dangerous IPv6 hole

    Security experts are urging Microsoft and Juniper to patch a year old IPv6 vulnerability so dangerous it can freeze any Windows machine on a LAN in a matter of minutes.

  • LoveBug worm turns 10

    When the LoveBug worm hit 10 years ago, it was a different time when people believed admirers were really reaching out to say "I love you", personal firewalls were turned off by default and executable attachments weren't blocked at e-mail gateways.

  • IBM offers users chance to pick 'n' mix security

    IBM is to launch software that lets customers manage multivendor desktop security agents via a single console. This would enable users to choose from a broader range of security products without adding to the management complexity claimed the company.

  • Windows 7 gets IPsec VPN client

    Windows 7 is still in beta, but that hasn't stopped German security developer NCP Engineering releasing what it claimed is the first universal IPsec VPN client for it.

  • Anti-worm defence could be automated, says researcher

    Shutting down zero-day computer attacks could be carried out inexpensively by peer-to-peer software that shares information about anomalous behaviour, researchers have claimed.

  • Phishing attacks boosted by smarter malware

    Online attacks will be dominated by smarter malware aimed at users ranging from gamers to the elderly. That's according to IT management software company CA which has released its CA Internet Security Suite Plus 2009.

  • ISPs accused of tampering with web pages

    About one percent of the Internet web pages are being changed in transit, sometimes in a harmful way, according to researchers at the University of Washington.

  • ForeScout updates NAC box

    Forescout has updated the software in its CounterACT NAC appliances, adding features such as a "dissolving client," and the ability for administrators to write scripts that automate the process of remediation - bringing a PC into line with security policies.

  • IBM chops BlackIce security suite

    IBM is to stop selling the BlackIce PC Protection security suite, a product that came under its wing after buying Internet Security Systems (ISS) a year ago for $1.3 billion.

  • Check Point boss snipes at Microsoft's security

    Check Point's chief executive has taken a swing at rival Microsoft, saying its security products leave a lot to be desired.

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