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The SC Infosecurity Newswire
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Week Ending May 9, 2003 http://www.infosecnews.com ========================================================================

This news service brings you the news from the last five days. To read the stories in full, click on the hyperlink and you will automatically go to the Infosecurity News web site.

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DateLine: May 6, 2003
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EEMA Issues Guidelines on Secure Email Usage
The European Electronic Messaging Association (EEMA) has unveiled a company guide to secure email usage ... http://www.infosecnews.com/sgold/news/2003/05/06_01.htm
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Thales and Intercede Team Up on Transaction Authentication Thales e-Security and Intercede have announced they are working together to develop secure authentication and ID management systems for financial transactions ... http://www.infosecnews.com/sgold/news/2003/05/06_02.htm
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Firms Neglecting their Remote Workers' Security Says Sophos
The results of a survey carried by Sophos, the anti-virus firm, claim to show that many firms around the world are leaving their remote users open to attacks from viruses and other malware ... http://www.infosecnews.com/sgold/news/2003/05/06_03.htm
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Klez Still Top, but Dominance Reducing
The April virus chart from Central Command claims to show that, while Klez is maintaining its pole position in the charts, its dominance is definitely on the wane ... http://www.infosecnews.com/sgold/news/2003/05/06_04.htm
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PKWare Opens European Operations
PKWare, the company behind the PKZip compression and encryption range of software, has opened an office in Reading, England ... http://www.infosecnews.com/sgold/news/2003/05/06_05.htm


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DateLine: May 7, 2003
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ActiveState Updates Email Filtering Technology
ActiveState, the Canadian email management firm, has updated its PureMessage technology to version 4.0 ... http://www.infosecnews.com/sgold/news/2003/05/07_01.htm
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TialSoft Updates Magic NetTrace
TialSoft has released version 1.1 of Magic NetTrace, its internet tracing software for Windows ... http://www.infosecnews.com/sgold/news/2003/05/07_02.htm
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SilentRunner Intros Portable Forensic Software
Reston, Virginia-based SilentRunner has launched Mobile Forensic Analyst, a portable package designed to assess network threats in real time, while also acting as a forensic analysis utility ... http://www.infosecnews.com/sgold/news/2003/05/07_03.htm
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Tripwire Taps Pentura for U.K. Distribution
Tripwire, the data integrity specialist, has linked up with Pentura, a value added reseller, to offer the U.S. firm's network integrity products in the U.K. Under the agreement, Reading-based Pentura will become a reseller of Tripwireís data integrity products ... http://www.infosecnews.com/sgold/news/2003/05/07_04.htm
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Government Smartcard Take-up Soaring - Datamonitor
A report from Datamonitor says that the uptake of smartcards for security and access purposes in the government, financial services and healthcare industries is taking off ... http://www.infosecnews.com/sgold/news/2003/05/07_05.htm
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North Carolina Student Accused of Hacking
A 18-year-old student from Wakefield High School in Raleigh, North Carolina, has been accused of hacking into his school's computer systems to alter the grades for him and several fellow students ... http://www.infosecnews.com/sgold/news/2003/05/07_06.htm


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DateLine: May 8, 2003
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Swiss Bank Moves to Smartcard Online Banking
Hypothekarbank Lenzburg (HBL), one of Switzerland's leading regional independent banks, is to give its customers access to smartcard authentication for e-banking ... http://www.infosecnews.com/sgold/news/2003/05/08_01.htm
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EEMA Claims Success With PKI Challenge
The European Electronic Messaging Association (EEMA) says that its PKI interoperability project, the PKI Challenge, has achieved its aim of identifying, addressing and overcoming PKI interoperability issues between vendors ... http://www.infosecnews.com/sgold/news/2003/05/08_02.htm
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MessageLabs Opens New York Headquarters
MessageLabs has opened a new office in New York, with the intention of focusing its IT security services on the financial and professional services, government and media sectors ... http://www.infosecnews.com/sgold/news/2003/05/08_03.htm
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Cisco Develops WiFi Mobile Phone
Cisco has announced plans to launch an 802.11b (WiFi)-based mobile phone for use in office environments ... http://www.infosecnews.com/sgold/news/2003/05/08_04.htm
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Zentelligence Publishes Trustworthy Computing Report Zentelligence Research, the IT research company of Dr. Simon Moores, has published a 38-page report on trustworthy computing ... http://www.infosecnews.com/sgold/news/2003/05/08_05.htm
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WhiteHat Security Intros Next-Gen Web Scanning Technology WhiteHat Security has launched a web application vulnerability scanning service ... http://www.infosecnews.com/sgold/news/2003/05/08_06.htm


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DateLine: May 9, 2003
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Paedophile Network Smashed by U.K. Hi-Tech Crime Unit
The U.K.ís National Hi-Tech Crime Unit (NHTCU) have scored a significant victory by smashing an internet-based international paedophile network.. http://www.infosecnews.com/sgold/news/2003/05/09_01.htm
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Vicomsoft Developing New Anti-Spam Technology
SpamBolt from Vicomsoft is billed as a next-generation anti-spam system, designed to run under Windows or Apple Mac operating systems ... http://www.infosecnews.com/sgold/news/2003/05/09_02.htm
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GFI Publishes Patch Management White Paper
GFI has issued a white paper to help network administrators deal with the pressing problem of patch management in an efficient and cost-effective way ... http://www.infosecnews.com/sgold/news/2003/05/09_03.htm
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Alwil Develops Bootable AV/Recovery Package
Bart CD from Alwil Software is billed as one of the industry's first completely bootable anti-virus and recovery packages ... http://www.infosecnews.com/sgold/news/2003/05/09_04.htm
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NSA Taps Certicom for Advanced Security Technology
Certicom claims is it has landed a key National Security Agency (NSA) contract to modernize the cryptography for protecting classified information in the U.S ... http://www.infosecnews.com/sgold/news/2003/05/09_05.htm
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Core Discovers Vulnerabilities in Mirabilis ICQ client
Core Security says that it has discovered a number of vulnerabilities in Mirabilisí ICQ Pro 2003a client ... http://www.infosecnews.com/sgold/news/2003/05/09_06.htm


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