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  Social Security Online C
Learn about Social Security's work incentives program for people with disabilities.
Social Security delivers the most popular baby names for 2006
Michael J. Astrue sworn in as Commissioner of Social Security
www.ssa.gov   (212 words)

  OpenBSD Security
We are not so much looking for security holes, as we are looking for basic software bugs, and if years later someone discovers the problem used to be a security issue, and we fixed it because it was just a bug, well, all the better.
Security is like an arms race; the best attackers will continue to search for more complicated exploits, so we will too.
January 17, 2002: There is a security hole in sudo(8) that can be exploited when the Postfix sendmail replacement is installed that may allow an attacker on the local host to gain root privileges.
www.openbsd.org /security.html   (8102 words)

 FreeBSD Security Information
Security Officer PGP key to encrypt your messages to the Security Officer when appropriate.
As a general policy, the FreeBSD Security Officer favors full disclosure of vulnerability information after a reasonable delay to permit safe analysis and correction of a vulnerability, as well as appropriate testing of the correction, and appropriate coordination with other affected parties.
The Security Officer may bring additional FreeBSD developers or outside developers into discussion of a submitted security vulnerability if their expertise is required to fully understand or correct the problem.
www.freebsd.org /security   (1087 words)

 Home Network Security
Computer security is the process of preventing and detecting unauthorized use of your computer.
Most firewalls intended for home use come with pre-configured security policies from which the user chooses, and some allow the user to customize these policies for their specific needs.
Because site security on the Internet is interdependent, a compromised computer not only creates problems for the computer's owner, but it is also a threat to other sites on the Internet.
www.cert.org /tech_tips/home_networks.html   (5541 words)

 Java SE Security
Java security technology provides the developer with a comprehensive security framework for writing applications, and also provides the user or administrator with a set of tools to securely manage applications.
Security features — cryptography, authentication and authorization, public key infrastructure, and more — are built in.
See the Java SE 6 Security Documentation for further information on the security features and changes for the current release.
java.sun.com /javase/technologies/security/index.jsp   (612 words)

 How-to-guide's security encyclopedia. Understanding security terminology
The terminology used is often confusing and security terms often have a slightly different meaning than the same words used in business or in criminology circles.
Whether you are a manager in a large corporation or run a small business, often from home, information security is has become an important aspect of your daily life.
And if you are just worried about computer security because you have a broadband connection from home, you should have no problems understanding these definitions and explanations.
www.how-to-guides.com /security/encyclopedia   (130 words)

 Apple - Mac OS X - Security
Secure Erase Trash immediately overwrites the file with erroneous data, so that the file disappears and cannot be reconstructed.
Apple makes its source code available and uses time-tested open source software; the developer community examines the system’s security measures, illuminates areas of weakness, discusses and finally implements improvements to close security holes.
From this effort, Darwin, the open source foundation of Mac OS X, lays the groundwork for the security you demand in today’s environment.
www.apple.com /macosx/features/security   (1249 words)

 Network Security - Network World
Security experts among the most in-demand, our 2007 Salary Survey shows.
Learn 4 requirements to help ensure mobile data encryption is an integral part of your security strategy.
Seven ways to reduce your firm's security risks and vulnerabilities.
www.networkworld.com /topics/security.html   (698 words)

 Security Center
Here you will find alerts and announcements on security and privacy issues, general tips for surfing the Web and using email more securely, more information about how we maintain and enhance the security of our products, and useful links for Web developers.
Security Update (May 30, 2007): Security updates have been issued for Firefox and Thunderbird that fix critical security vulnerabilities.
Security Update (March 20, 2007): Security updates have been issued for Firefox and Thunderbird that fix critical security vulnerabilities.
www.mozilla.org /security   (776 words)

 W3C Security Activity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Security online is a vast field that is being worked on by a number of organizations, including W3C.
XML Signature Working Group was a successful joint effort of W3C and IETF to develop an XML compliant syntax used for representing the signature of Web resources and portions of protocol messages, and procedures for computing and verifying such signatures.
The XML Security Specifications Maintenance Working Group is chartered to address the specific issues surrounding Canonical XML, XML Signature, and the Decryption Transform for XML Signature with respect to interactions with the current XML environment.
www.w3.org /Security   (476 words)

Given the regulatory climate, the rise of virtual machine technology, and businesses' heterogeneous IT environments, the time for one permissions management solution that works with all applications and databases might be ripe.
Learn about four proposed standards for security event formatting, find out what articles are coming this month, and get a link to a PDF that contains last month's articles.
Four proposed standards for security event handling aim to make your life easier by rallying support from security device and application developers.
www.windowsitpro.com /WindowsSecurity   (661 words)

 Security-Enhanced Linux
As a consequence, application security mechanisms are vulnerable to tampering and bypass, and malicious or flawed applications can easily cause failures in system security.
The security mechanisms implemented in the system provide flexible support for a wide range of security policies.
The release includes a general-purpose security policy configuration designed to meet a number of security objectives as an example of how this may be done.
www.nsa.gov /selinux   (619 words)

 Security Update, Database Security Notification - FileMaker
Sensitive information such as user name, password, and other parameters in the URL that allow access to a secured data source, as well as the data that is returned from the HTTP source, may be viewed by others.
This is a security model that is both simple and powerful.
These web publishing security guidelines also provide information of interest to all users of FileMaker Pro, FileMaker Pro Unlimited and FileMaker Developer (6, 5.5 or earlier) who are publishing databases to the web.
www.filemaker.com /support/security.html   (1179 words)

 Home Security Store - Wireless Security Systems for Home Protection
Combining technology and trusted quality, Home Security Store specializes in home security systems, residential alarm systems, installation kits and more.
A security system is a proven deterrent to intruders, but a residential security system installed by an alarm dealer can cost thousands of dollars.
The Home Security Store provides you with excellent alternatives along with peace of mind that you are getting the best deal from the experts that know home security.
www.homesecuritystore.com /index.html   (376 words)

 Computerworld Security
Black Hat was founded in 1997 to provide advanced education to security professionals within global corporations and federal agencies.
The USENIX Security Symposium brings together researchers, practitioners, system administrators, system programmers, and others interested in the latest advances in the security of computer systems and networks.
Security Manager's Journal: Streamlining the cut-off of system access after employees leave is partly inspired by Sarbanes-Oxley, but Mathias Thurman finds that it also makes good security sense.
www.computerworld.com /securitytopics/security?from=left   (1319 words)

 USATODAY.com - Tech_Space: Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
However, after years of smug commentary from Mac users every time the Windows majority found itself grappling with a new peril, it's hard not to mock this Kirkville essay, in which the writer essentially attempts to turn the platform's previous good fortune into an argument for the continued bliss of ignorance.
In the hubbub over the WMF "day zero" security hole, it might have slipped your mind that January 5 is also the launch date for a fresh round of that miserable Sober virus.
Meanwhile, in North Carolina, security mavens on Dave Farber's must-read IP mailing list are furious that the state may have given a rubber-stamp approval to the company's source code.
blogs.usatoday.com /techspace/security_and_privacy   (4473 words)

 Debian -- Security Information
Debian also participates in security standardization efforts: the Debian Security Advisories are CVE-Compatible (review the cross references) and Debian is represented in the Board of the Open Vulnerability Assessment Language project.
For more information about security issues in Debian, please refer to the Security Team FAQ and a manual called Securing Debian.
The latest Debian security advisories are also available in RDF format.
www.us.debian.org /security   (290 words)

 ONLamp.com: Security DevCenter
Information Security with Colin Percival The recent disclosure of side-channel techniques to retrieve cryptographic secrets on hyperthreading machines caused stirs in security and operating system development communities.
In this excerpt from Managing Security with Snort & IDS Tools, the authors discuss an attack's progression through these five steps, whether the attack is sourced from a person or an automated worm or script, with emphasis on the Probe and Penetrate phases, the stages that Snort monitors.
Kryptiva tries to secure email A newly unveiled company named Kryptiva is trying to meet all the important requirements for securing email.
www.onlamp.com /security   (1504 words)

 Randy Franklin Smith's Security Log Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Randy's plain English explanations of Windows security log events
Set the security descriptor of members of administrative groups
Ultimate Windows Security is a division of Monterey Technology Group, Inc. ©2004-2005 Monterey Technology Group, All rights reserved.
www.ultimatewindowssecurity.com /encyclopedia.html   (317 words)

 CompTIA Security+™ Certification
CompTIA Security+ validates knowledge of communication security, infrastructure security, cryptography, operational security, and general security concepts.
Although not a prerequisite, it is recommended that CompTIA Security+ candidates have at least two years on-the-job networking experience, with an emphasis on security.
Because human error is the number one cause for a network security breach, CompTIA Security+ is recognized by the technology community as a valuable credential that proves competency with information security.
certification.comptia.org /security/default.aspx   (317 words)

 Technical Topics - Security
Security is about protecting data -- how to prevent unauthorized access or damage to data, whether in storage or in transit.
In the search for open, flexible, secure, and scalable identity management solutions, the DoD needed to look no further than Sun Microsystems and its affiliates.
Knowing that security by obscurity is no security whatsoever, the DoD decided to use an open identity management solution that is based on the science of public-key cryptography and the security of Sun's Java technologies as embodied in its Java Card platform.
developers.sun.com /techtopics/security/index.html   (226 words)

 What is security? - A Word Definition From the Webopedia Computer Dictionary
Harvard's Unix Security Information is an excellent source for information on security for both unix and non-unix systems.
The Computer Security Institute is an international membership organization offering training specifically targeted to information security professionals.
Security Innovation: Application Security - Provider of application and software security testing services, consulting, training courses, and testing products for security-related needs.
www.webopedia.com /TERM/V/security.html   (794 words)

 Technorati Tag: security
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www.technorati.com /tag/security   (524 words)

 Computer Security News - Spam Blocking - Computer Virus Alert
Software shipped with the major operating systems runs unencumbered on most machines--and not all of that software should be trusted, he says.
Security holes in media player and compression software had not previously been used in cyberattacks, according to Symantec.
Seven security bulletins planned for release on Patch Tuesday, including "critical" fixes for Windows, Office, Exchange and BizTalk.
news.zdnet.com /2001-1009_22-0.html   (712 words)

 SANS Institute - SANS Top-20 Internet Security Attack Targets (2006 Annual Update)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Security conscious administrators use SSH as their method of interactive remote access.
A proactive approach to maintaining the security of any DNS server is to subscribe to one of the customized alerting and vulnerability reports, such as those available from SANS, Secunia, and others, or by keeping up with advisories posted at the Open Source Vulnerability Database (http://www.osvdb.org).
To secure the zone transfers between a primary and a secondary DNS server in a cryptographic way, configure the servers to use the DNS Transaction Signatures (TSIG).
www.sans.org /top20   (9319 words)

 Debian -- Security Information
Many advisories are coordinated with other free software vendors and are published the same day a vulnerability is made public and we also have a Security Audit team that reviews the archive looking for new or unfixed security bugs.
Debian also participates in security standardization efforts: the Debian Security Advisories are CVE-Compatible (review the cross references) and Debian is represented in the Board of the Open Vulnerability Assessment Language project.
For more information about security issues in Debian, please refer to the Security Team FAQ and a manual called Securing Debian.
www.debian.org /security   (333 words)

 Fred Cohen 'Computer Security Encyclopedia. Computer Viruses.' (VX heavens)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In most of these systems, the user with the lowest security clearance is the greatest threat from the standpoint of viral attack, because higher security level users can run programs written at the lowest security level, and thus become infected [1,13].
Some simple examples of covert channels are the amount of disk space, the time to complete a task, printing delay, etc. In the most secure current systems, there are hundreds of covert channels with bandwidths in the range of 50 bits/sec each.
Thus when brought to the attention of the security officer, the user would login in front of the officer and everything would appear correct.
vx.netlux.org /lib/afc04.html   (9819 words)

 Homeland Security
The Secure Fence Act is one part of this reform, and the President will work with Congress to finish the job and pass the remaining elements of this strategy.
A temporary worker program would meet the needs of our economy, reduce the appeal of human smugglers, make it less likely that people would risk their lives to cross the border, and ease the financial burden on State and local governments by replacing illegal workers with lawful taxpayers.
Above all, a temporary worker program would add to our security by making certain we know who is in our country and why they are here.
www.whitehouse.gov /infocus/homeland   (964 words)

In Java 2 SDK releases prior to version 1.4, classes were statically bound with permissions by querying security policy during class loading.
The lifetime of this binding was scoped by the lifetime of the class loader.
The lifetime of the binding is now scoped by the lifetime of the security policy.
java.sun.com /j2se/1.4.2/docs/guide/security/index.html   (822 words)

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