Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Today's News: 'Underachiever' attacks government networks

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IN THIS ISSUE

-- NEWS: Myfip's Titan Rain connection
-- NEWS: New vulnerability in Internet Explorer
-- NEWS: Networking giant sets sites on security intelligence
-- POLL: What's in a name?
-- TOP 10 SECURITY BOOKS: What's on your bookshelf?
-- POP QUIZ: Intrusion detection systems

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NEWS: MYFIP'S TITAN RAIN CONNECTION
LURHQ researchers say the Myfip worm is a good example of the malcode
Chinese hackers are using in the so-called Titan Rain attacks against
U.S. government networks.
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NEWS: NEW VULNERABILITY IN INTERNET EXPLORER
In other news, iDefense reports flaws in Adobe Version Cue software;
16 more suspects eyed in Zotob case; and Sophos says one Zotob
suspect is linked to 20 other worms.
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POLL: WHAT'S IN A NAME?
Our new mini-poll asks if we've gone overboard with acronyms in the
security profession.
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TOP 10 SECURITY BOOKS: WHAT'S ON YOUR BOOKSHELF?
We're compiling the top 10 security books for our virtual bookshelf.
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POP QUIZ: INTRUSION DETECTION SYSTEMS
One of the most obvious places to put an IDS sensor is near the
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