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Slapper Worm Still Spreading

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A worm that attacks Linux machines running the Apache Web server software with the OpenSSL tools installed spread quickly over the weekend.

A Wake-up Slap for Linux Administrators

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eLABorations: New 'Slapper' worm shows the importance of diligent patching-yet again

Worm Targets OpenSSL

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The worm appears to be exploiting one of the vulnerabilities in the open-source software that were discovered in late July.

Outlook Express Lets Attackers Skirt Filters

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A feature in Microsoft's Outlook Express mail client allows attackers to sneak malicious code past filters and anti-virus apps.

NAI Pushes Forward on McAfee Deal

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SEC declared NAI's registration statement for exchange offer effective; offer expires Thursday.

IT Pros Not Satisfied With Security Plans

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In a survey, 30 percent of information security pros said their companies lack adequate security plans.

DOJ Accused of Abusing Wiretap Powers

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Several U.S. senators accused the department of over-stepping surveillance powers granted after Sept. 11 attacks.

Transit Agencies Quietly Beef Up Security

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Railway and bus lines increase monitoring and open new channels of communication in response to Sept. 11.

Energy Utilities Ramp Up Security

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Since Sept. 11, the IT security needs of the Tennessee Valley Authority-which already were massive-became even more important.

Securing Possible New Targets

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Agencies testing technologies to protect infrastructure hot points.

Few Tapped for Input on Bush Cyber-Strategy

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Lawmakers who would be instrumental in making the plan work said they have had no direct input in its crafting.

Feds Pitch Cyber-Fence

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Strategy calls for best practices now, hints at greater changes later.

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