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Industry lobbying removes parts of cybersecurity plan

...stuff we already know to be a problem, and saying it's a problem," said Russ Cooper of network security firm TruSecure Corp. who was briefed on the plan. "I thought there was going to be some meat, and there's not." The cybersecurity...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/09/18/tec_353314.shtml
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'Code Red II' worm reported

...open on infected computers. "This makes the computer available to whoever wants to get in," said Russ Cooper of TruSecure Corp., a computer security firm. "Anyone who finds one of these boxes can do anything they want to it." Code Red...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/08/07/tec_317503.shtml
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Post-worm lessons might go unheeded

...were. We spent all this money on firewalls and still it got inside,"' said Russ Cooper, the senior researcher at TruSecure Corp. However, other experts are doubtful that many companies will tighten their security. "It didn't happen with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/08/19/bus_385059.shtml
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Tech companies feel heat from spyware

...interfere," said Mike George, head of Dell's U.S. consumer business. Russ Cooper, senior scientist with TruSecure Corp., said a longstanding fear of legal repercussions is likely one reason companies have only recently begun to address...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/11/02/liv_433154.shtml
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Computer security experts lament laggardly pace of patches

...that do not require user activation by clicking on an e-mail attachment, said Russ Cooper, a senior researcher at TruSecure Corp. And patches do little to stop viruses that rely not on Windows flaws but human behavior - the clicking of an attachment...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/06/liv_414681.shtml
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Security lessons unlearned, don't blame the worm

...were. We spent all this money on firewalls and still it got inside,"' said Russ Cooper, senior researcher at TruSecure Corp. "Unfortunately the state of affairs on the Internet is such that everybody needs to live in total paranoia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/08/19/liv_385088.shtml
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Microsoft announces shift toward security and privacy

...as raises and bonuses, will also be tied to how secure their products are. Russ Cooper, a security expert with TruSecure Corp., said the change occurred in part after a new security team assigned to attend every product meeting met resistance...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/01/18/tec_333723.shtml
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At Microsoft, improving security isn't so simple

...to be fixed. "I hope it breaks more things than it's already broken," said Russ Cooper, senior scientist at TruSecure Corp. That's because Cooper believes the free SP2 update is badly needed in the ever-rowdier world of Internet-connected...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/19/liv_422599.shtml
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Should a license be required to go online?

...in Ohio threatens $25 fines on students who inadvertently spread a virus. Russ Cooper, a security researcher at TruSecure Corp., proposes extending such penalties to the computing public at large for online transgressions. Get enough tickets...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/09/15/liv_387661.shtml
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Internet worm causes limited disruptions Monday

...weekend focus was on servers, now the problems persist in desktop machines," said Russ Cooper, a security analyst at TruSecure Corp. He said users can get rid of the worm by simply turning off the machine, but he suggests users then contact their...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/01/28/tec_367082.shtml
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