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03 Jan 2017 Oracle Key Vault 12.2 BP3 is Now Available [59462]
By Michael Mesaros, January 3rd, 2017

Michael blogs, "Bundle Patch 3 (BP3) of Oracle Key Vault 12.2 is now available. This release delivers new capabilities and several improvements including:

  • Persistent master key caching to enhance database continuity in the event the OKV server is unavailable
  • Integration with the Thales nShield Connect 6000+ Hardware Security Module
  • Support for the NIST CNSA (Commercial National Security Algorithm) Suite
  • Support for Google and Office365 SMTP business services for delivery of email notification alerts.."

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23 Mar 2016 SMTP Strict Transport Security Standard Drafted for Email Security [50891]
eWeek, March 23rd, 2016

"Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and others published the draft of a standard that could yield significant benefits for email security.

Love it or hate it, email remains a must-have tool in the modern Internet, though email isn't always as secure as it should be. When users connect to email servers, those connections have the potential to be intercepted by attackers, so there is a need for standards, like the new SMTP Strict Transport Security (STS) standard, published March 18 as an Internet Engineering Task Force (IEFT) draft..."
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20 Jan 2015 The never-ending quest to dethrone email [40524]
InfoWorld, January 20th, 2015

"Build a better mousetrap, as the cliché has it, and the world will beat a path to your door. That line of thinking has even been applied to the most rudimentary corners of the technology world: standards and protocols that have stuck around for decades, yet viewed as creaky and badly in need of replacement. But few old-guard standards have seen as many pretenders to the throne as the SMTP/POP3/IMAP email triumvirate has. If only someone could come up with an alternative that did everything email did but better, more securely, and with less hassle, wouldn't it be worth it?..."
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27 Oct 2014 Shellshock Attacks Mail Servers [39136]
ZDNet, October 27th, 2014

"Reports are emerging that attacks are being performed against SMTP servers using the Shellshock bug. The campaign seeks to create an IRC botnet for DDOS attacks and other purposes.

Shellshock emerged about a month ago and immediately was recognized widely as a serious problem.

The bug had been in the Bash shell for 20 years and was widely deployed in a configuration that made it easy to exploit.

Many of those vulnerable configurations are on forgotten systems, long considered stable and which may be difficult to patch.

This SMTP vector is a good example of the problem, as mail servers are often left untouched for long periods..."
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08 Oct 2012 Bossie Awards 2012: The Best Open Source Networking and Security Software [27726]
A Large and Growing Range of Offerings

In its Best of Open Source Software (BOSSIE) 2010 awards, InfoWorld has recognized a number of tools for building a network, running a network, and ensuring that the network is secure. Nominees include:

  • DD, WRT, HTTPS, Everywhere, True Crypt, FreeOTFE, Eraser, Darik's Boot and Nuke, Vyatta, Open vSwitch, Elastix, Anti,Spam SMTP Proxy Server, iSpy, OpenNMS, Cacti, Wireshark, Snor, Sagan, Suricata, Snorby, Nmap, Metasploit, BackTrack, Burp Suite, dc3dd , Ophcrack, John the Ripper, GnuPG, FindBugs

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