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INDUSTRY REPORT

Combating ID Theft on the Internet

Identity theft from phishing and pharming attacks is one of the biggest problems computer users face. It can take ID theft victims four or five years to repair the damage, according to financial consultants. "The most prevalent ID theft threat is the phishing attack, and it is getting worse. Attacks...

INDUSTRY REPORT

E-Learning Capturing Market Attention

Widespread use of computer networks and the adoption of voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) phone service are fueling the rapid growth of electronic learning beyond the classroom. The e-learning technology is improving the way for students to earn degrees and enhancing the way employers in-service t...

SOFTWARE

Evil Twins a Menace to Wireless Security

Wireless Fidelity (WiFi) connections to the Internet provide business and personal users with near limitless computing convenience. However, unprotected wireless connections can be more damaging to corporate network security and user privacy than always-on cable connections without firewalls. Securi...

INDUSTRY REPORT

Managing IM and E-Mail Threats in the Workplace

Security risks from instant messaging networks and spam-clogged e-mail inboxes are forcing corporations to finds ways to either limit employee access or clamp down with improved security. Financial firms have an added burden. They must treat instant messages the same as e-mail communication and ensu...

Network Security Evolving to Unified-Management Approach

Spyware and adware infections have become so widespread on enterprise networks that corporate IT departments are beginning to reinforce their network perimeters with a better mousetrap. This security strategy, known in IT circles as unified threat management, puts multiple layers of hardware and sof...

SOFTWARE

Free Wireless Software Provides Entry-Level Security

Mike Klein, CEO of network security firm Interlink Networks, knows a good marketing tactic when he sees one. When Zone Labs started giving away no-nonsense firewall protection as a free download, he was paying attention. "They did it well!" Klein told TechNewsWorld. "We based our free WiFi protectio...

INDUSTRY REPORT

First State of Spyware Report Shows Bad Guys Winning

Consumers and enterprise IT managers have to become more vigilant about spyware and adware infections to stay ahead of new threats. However, greater awareness of security issues since last year has tipped the scales slightly against intruders. That's a lesson to be learned from an analysis of data c...

Two New Products Tighten Firefox Security, Privacy

Anonymizer, a leading provider of Internet privacy and security products, plans tomorrow to release Anonymizer Total Privacy Suite, the first comprehensive identity protection product that works with Firefox, Mozilla's popular open-source Web browser. The new software, available for online purchase ...

TECHNOLOGY REVIEW

Developers Seek Breakthrough for Fuel Cell-Powered Laptops

Fuel cell technology for big-ticket consumer items like automobiles is still many years away, based on numerous industry reports. However, the day when portable devices like laptop computers, PDAs and cell phones can run for extended time periods without refueling is indeed much closer. High-demand ...

SOFTWARE

Software Allows College Test Prep via Mobile Devices

Perhaps one of the most effective and efficient methods for getting into college is no further from students than the palms of their hands. Using PDAs and cell phones, students now can study for the PSAT, the SAT or the ACT wherever they are, whenever they want. Students don't have to leave behind h...

INDUSTRY REPORT

Internal Threats Still Major Network Concern

As wireless technology gains popularity, network security issues continue to multiply. However, wireless connectivity isn't the only major concern for IT managers; corporate workers pose heightened threats from within enterprise structures. One of the most productive -- and abused -- communication t...

Device Allows Internet Calls from Any Phone

Making telephone calls over the Internet is nothing new. Once the arena for hobbyists and techies, Internet telephony is now a proven technology. Internet phone calls are so reliable and popular that Ma Bell and her competitors use the digital superhighway to carry much of their own hard-wired long ...

Company’s Seal of Approval a Standard for Security Products

When it comes to keeping bad stuff from entering computers, hardware protection devices work better than software solutions. "The software side of things still needs a lot of work," NSS Testing Labs CTO Bob Walder told TechNewsWorld. That is part of the findings from a rigorous battery of tests done...

PRODUCT REVIEW

Permission-Based Filtering Puts Kibosh on Spam

The problem with using most spam-blocking programs is they require constant fixing. Creating rules for filtering can be frustrating and annoying, and even downright unreliable. Even when users are diligent about applying rules, the filtering and blocking processes do not always function as promised....

TECHNOLOGY REVIEW

Skybox Security Introduces Worm Prediction Software

When Gidi Cohen started Skybox Security three years ago, he made a commitment to manage security risk more efficiently than other firms were providing for the enterprise community. "The IT community faces a huge problem in meeting government regulations," Skybox Security CEO Cohen told TechNewsWorld...

PRODUCT PROFILE

Enterprise-Strength Anti-Spyware for Consumers

Las Vegas based FBM Software has announced on March 14 the release of ZeroSpyware 2005, designed to target consumers and small businesses with what company officials say is the most comprehensive and easy-to-use anti-spyware software available. Among the highlights of the software is a service to pr...

PRODUCT REVIEW

Network Security Now Comes with Guarantees, Options

The way Finjan Software founder and CEO Shlomo Touboul sees it, the end justifies the means. Virus and spyware writers have become so sophisticated in their scams and attack strategies that it is time to up the ante in protection services. Security risks have gotten so prevalent in the last two year...

PRODUCT PROFILE

Sharp Notebook Plays 2-D DVDs in 3-D

Computer video professionals might find it hard to turn away from the latest innovation in laptop technology. The Sharp Actius AL3D notebook announced today bundles a second generation 3-D LCD notebook with a software package that converts any DVD from 2-D to 3-D format in real time, allowing users ...

PRODUCT REVIEW

Spycatcher Deadly to Spyware – But Watch Out

The recent release of Tenebril's SpyCatcher 3.5 packs several high-powered features. Its sophisticated detection engine requires less memory to scan a computer and its components, resulting in scans up to 300 percent faster than earlier versions and most competitive products. SpyCatcher brings more ...

PRODUCT REVIEW

Phileas Project Uses Bots To Ferret Out Spyware

A new search technology by Webroot Software takes a proactive approach to protecting computer users from spyware. It uses bots to find spyware buried deep within distribution centers. Armed with the results of this robotic reconnaissance, Webroot is able to build in better defenses and alerts, makin...

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