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UPDATE: Eeye rolls out free PC security solution

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Eeye Digital Security today announced a free version of its Blink computer security software for personal use. The application gives users protection against identity theft, worms, trojans, and other possible hacks, in an "unobtrusive, integrated and deeply-layered" agent, the first of its kind to be offered for free, said Eeye.

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F-Secure announces new protection against Zero-Day exploits

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F-Secure has announced a new version of the Internet Security protection suite that promises to protect against Zero-Day exploits. Internet Security 2007 will have so-called "DeepGuard" technology that analyzes newly installed programs and stops them if anything suspicious is found. The company claims the new system is more proactive and can stop previously unknown threats.

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A DIY SSL VPN with SSL-Explorer - Part 2

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In Part 2 of his DIY for creating an SSL VPN, Phillip Howell walks through configurations for remote file browsing and desktop access

The Smart Traveler's Guide to Data Theft Protection

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Your identity and other personal data can be much more vulnerable while on the road. Derek Boiko-Weyrauch shows you how not to be an easy mark.

A DIY SSL VPN with SSL-Explorer - Part 1

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SSL-based VPNs are fast replacing difficult-to-configure IPsec and PPTP gateways. In Part 1 of a two part series, Phillip Howell shows you how to turn a spare Windows PC into a pretty slick SSL VPN server.

OmniPeek Personal takes on Wireshark

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WildPackets is best known for corporately priced advanced network analysis tools. Could this be about to change thanks to their first commercially developed, yet free, expert network analyzer? We take a look at OmniPeek Personal to find out.

How You Are About To Become Responsible For Credit Card Fraud

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3D Secure is the new protocol being developed by the main players in the credit card payments business to try to combat credit card fraud. The kicker, however, is that it shifts responsibility for the cost of fraud from the acquirers (merchants and their banks) to us - consumers and our banks. Pat McKenna shows you just what 3DS is all about.

Social Engineering: The Biggest Risk to Internet Security

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We rely on security walls to keep intruders out, while leaving gates so that we can get in and out ourselves. Most hacking involves trying to break down or otherwise sneak past these gates, but the easiest way to get in is to convince the gatekeeper to open the door. In networking security circles, this is known as Social Engineering, and it's something you need to understand.

Factor Authentication in Online Banking

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When you set out to choose a bank, you might want to start paying as much attention to their online security systems as you do to their interest rates. Pat McKenna explores the current holes in online banking - and the future solutions.

Ignorance is Bliss? An Introduction to Internet Security - Part 2

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What you don't know won't hurt you, but on the Internet, nothing could be further from the truth. In Part 2 of his Internet Security series, Pat McKenna shows how a secure SSL "padlock" on your browser and a strong password might not always deliver what they seem to promise.

They're Out to Get You - An Introduction to Internet Security

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The Internet is a wonderful place, but also a dangerous one. In the first article of a new series, Pat McKenna will help you understand the risks you face, and how to protect yourself.

A Newbie's Introduction to DEFCON

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The first time attending any event can be a bit stressful. But what if that event is a world-reknowned hacker convention and you're just there to see what it's all about? Jonathan Ghazarian did just that and found the reality of DEFCON to be much different than he imagined.

PGP Universal - Part 2

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Part 2 of Derek Boiko-Weyrauch's review finishes his look at PGP Universal with test results and conclusions.

PGP Universal - Part 1

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Email encryption has been possible for almost 15 years, but the technology is still not commonly used. Pretty Good Privacy's PGP Universal pretty much eliminates the complexity of email encryption / decryption by making it transparent to the end user. Learn more about it in Part 1 of Derek Boiko-Weyrauch's review.

Lessons Learned from Encrypted Mail: PGP CEO Speaks Out

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Phil Dunkelberger is on a mission to make PGP the best encryption software provider, bar none. David Strom sat down with the PGP Corp. President and CEO to discuss the company's successes and how they started afresh after being part of the larger Network Associates.

Auditor Security Collection CD reviewed

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Do you want to try out all the lastest network security tools without blowing up your computer? Do you want automatic detection and configuration of all of your network and wireless cards? Then the Auditor Security Collection CD is for you! The price is right too, because it's free!

How To: Getting VPN to work through NAT firewalls

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With the rising popularity of telecommuting and the increasing need to protect their electronic assets, companies large and small have been turning to Virtual Private Networking (VPN). The good news is that many savvy IT departments realize that many of their telecommuting employees share their broadband connections with consumer-grade routers. Those folks have made their lives easier by using "NAT friendly" VPN gateways and VPN clients that don't require any changes to home users' router settings in order to successfully set up a VPN tunnel.

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