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2006.10.19 Daily Security Reading

by on Oct.19, 2006, under Security

Security Suite Smackdown, Part I

Eight of the biggest names in security go head-to-head in this roundup of the best–and worst–of the apps that aim to keep you safe.

Study – Workers often jot down passwords

One in three people write down computer passwords, undermining their security, and companies should look to more advanced methods, including biometrics, to ensure their systems are safe.

How well do you know your network?

Content control products tell of leaks, misuse. The information security officer for a network of healthcare centers in New York found an employee sending confidential payroll information to a recruiter. A California-based semiconductor manufacturing technology provider caught a worker e-mailing PowerPoint slides detailing product plans to a former colleague at a competitor to show off the “cool things” he was working on.

Network Security – Not With a Peer-to-Peer Network!

Most small business networks are setup in a peer-to-peer (P2P) format. In contrast, large corporate networks are setup in a domain format. What does this mean to you?

New Hacker Toolkit Cloaks Browser Exploits

Designed to disguise any browser exploit from detection by signature-based defenses.

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