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changes to our site! The new design incorporates our concept
of a security portal for home users and professionals alike.
Security Storm will still offer services and products, but
thanks to our acquisition by SLP Ltd, SecurityStorm.net is
finally able to realize the dreams of its founders: a complete
online security resource center.
Security Storm will be back soon and in full force. Expect to
see new products and the opening of new security services as
this year comes to a close. We would like to thank our
audience and customers for staying with us over these four
Plaxo behaves almost like a
worm, spreading from computer to computer and adding
personal information to a shadowy database in the sky.
The unfortunate part...
New email worm detected (F2) - 11.25.2002
Anti-virus software maker
has reported the presence of a new email worm called Winevar.
The company has ranked it as a level 2 alert - a new worm
causing large infections which might be local to a specific
region. The worm was found in the wild in South Korea towards
the end of November. It was apparently released during the
AVAR 2002 Conference (Anti-Virus Researcher's Asia) in Seoul.
the Microsoft FTP server leak (The Register) - 11.22.2002
Microsoft made customer details - along with numerous
confidential internal documents - freely available from a
deeply insecure FTP server earlier this month. A well as
PowerPoint slides, such as Linux Vs Windows comparisons
.NET strategy papers, Microsoft "published" files an
estimated 11 million customer email addresses and seven
million snail mail address on the server.
Microsoft warns of security hole (ZDNet) - 11.22.2002
Microsoft has issued a "critical" security bulletin which said
the company has discovered a security hole in its software
which would let cyber-attackers run programs on Web servers
and computers in homes and businesses. The software giant on
Thursday said that users of its Windows operating system,
except for its latest Windows XP version, as well as users of
its Internet Explorer, were vulnerable to malicious attacks.
Really critical hole in Microsoft Web software (The
Register) - 11.21.2002
Just one day after raising the threshold beyond which it
considers security vulnerabilities "critical", Microsoft Corp
released a security advisory saying there is a "critical" hole
in its browsers and web servers that could cause serious
problems, even if it is patched.
Patch slip-up raises security questions (ZDNet) -
Following a recent debacle over a widespread software
vulnerability, administrators are worried security is taking a
back seat to secrecy and money. The questionable handling of a
fix for a recent widespread software vulnerability has some
administrators worried that developers can't be trusted to
make security a top priority.