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  • Mumbai terrorist attacks don't deter technology companies

    Posted November 27, 2008 - 8:26 am

    Multinational companies in India shocked but unfazed by terrorist attacks in Mumbai.
  • Bayesian Spam Filtering

    Posted November 27, 2008 - 4:46 am

    Bayesian filtering is one of the most effective and intelligent solutions to combat spam email nowadays. Spam is a problem faced by all email users and it shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon; in fact, the number of spam emails is increasing daily.
  • Why you can't trust 'friends' on Facebook

    Posted November 26, 2008 - 1:57 pm

    If you're on Facebook, you've no doubt got a bunch of friends. And if you're like most Facebook users, you're certain those friends are exactly who they say they are. And you might be right. Or you could be wrong. They could be scammers posing as your friends.
  • Microsoft warns of new Windows attacks

    Posted November 26, 2008 - 1:49 pm

    Security researchers at Microsoft Tuesday warned of a significant climb in exploits of a Windows bug it patched with an emergency fix last month, confirming earlier reports by Symantec.
  • Who's been reading my cell-phone records?

    Posted November 26, 2008 - 11:02 am

    If Verizon Wireless employees could snoop into then-U.S. Senator Barack Obama's cell-phone records, as the carrier acknowledged last week, then mobile subscribers may worry how well protected they are. They should, according to some industry analysts and privacy lawyers.
  • Spammers regaining control over Srizbi botnet

    Posted November 26, 2008 - 10:38 am

    Security vendors say spammers are reconnecting with hacked PCs used for sending spam as evidenced by a rising number of spam messages circulating on the Internet the last few days.
  • Spam is silenced, but where are the feds?

    Posted November 25, 2008 - 10:42 pm

    Two weeks after McColo was dropped by its network providers, the company's data center remains untouched. That frustrates some security researchers who say that the servers used to control these operations could provide a treasure trove of evidence about cybercriminals.
  • Spam levels fluctuate as crooks try to revive botnets

    Posted November 25, 2008 - 5:24 pm

    The shutdown of California-based McColo Corp., a company that hosted a staggering variety of cybercriminal activity, cut spam by as much as 75% in the first few days. Two weeks later it's unclear whether spammers have resumed their usual practices.
  • Seven classic PC symptoms

    Posted November 25, 2008 - 4:52 pm

    Don't have 24/7 IT support? Don't panic. You can solve many of the most common computer problems yourself. Here's how...
  • Surveillance system helps police snare shooters

    Posted November 24, 2008 - 5:55 pm

    A network of electronic ears is quietly monitoring more than six square miles of high-crime Boston neighborhoods, listening for the telltale sounds of gunfire ripping, booming or crackling through the air.
  • Bug allowed free access to Sirius radio service

    Posted November 24, 2008 - 5:35 pm

    TippingPoint says it has found a flaw in Sirius satellite radio that could be used to get free service.
  • Symantec uncovers underground cybereconomy

    Posted November 24, 2008 - 4:19 pm

    Symantec is warning of a hugely profitable, online underground economy for stolen goods and fraud, where credit card and bank account details are sold and exchanged, following a year-long study.
  • Facebook wins spam suit

    Posted November 24, 2008 - 4:14 pm

    Facebook won a case against a spammer who was ordered to pay the social-networking giant $837 million in damages.
  • Why I didn't skip Microsoft Vista: Security

    Posted November 24, 2008 - 4:00 pm

    It's been a hard road for Vista, but even though negative perceptions have followed the OS since its release, IT professionals who have upgraded or are upgrading to Vista point to the OS's security as a major plus as compared to Windows XP.
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    Cyber-criminals Get Organized

    Posted November 24, 2008 - 2:29 pm

    Symantec just released a new way to make us lose sleep at night, called the Symantec Report on the Underground Economy. In case you weren't depressed enough by the regular economy, Symantec will be happy to bum you out about the increasingly organized world of hackers, spammers, and phishers.
  • Verizon employees fired for accessing Obama's cell record

    Posted November 24, 2008 - 12:26 pm

    Verizon has quietly fired the employees who couldn't resist the temptation of peeking at the President-elect Obama's cell phone records.
  • Microsoft purges phony security software from 1 million PCs

    Posted November 22, 2008 - 9:22 pm

    Microsoft said that the anti-malware tool it pushes to Windows users as part of Patch Tuesday removed fake security software from nearly a million PCs during nine days this month.
  • Old worm infects Department of Defense computers

    Posted November 22, 2008 - 9:13 pm

    Department of Defense computers have been hit with an old worm that the DoD won't discuss other than to say it is taking steps to mitigate its effects.
  • Spyware case finally closed for teacher Julie Amero

    Posted November 21, 2008 - 10:35 pm

    Former schoolteacher Julie Amero has paid a $100 fine to end her infamous spyware case. She had been facing 40 years in prison
  • Symantec sees spike in dangerous Microsoft attacks

    Posted November 21, 2008 - 10:26 pm

    Symantec is warning of a 'dramatic rise' in attacks exploiting a critical Windows bug.
  • IBM Cognos helps banks mitigate credit risk

    Posted November 21, 2008 - 3:03 pm

    Armonk, New York-based IBM Corp. released on Tuesday an analytical application to provide banks and financial institutions better visibility and management of credit risk across loan portfolios.
  • Government loses a PC each week, say Tories

    Posted November 21, 2008 - 12:41 pm

    The government lost 53 PCs in the last year, meaning one every week, according to alarming figures just released by the Conservative party.
  • Confidential customer details exposed on Qantas site

    Posted November 21, 2008 - 12:18 pm

    Qantas' online booking site today breached the privacy at least two of its customers, with their personal details revealed to another party when they attempted to access flight check-in information online.
  • Obama's choice for DHS could flame tech visa battle

    Posted November 21, 2008 - 10:12 am

    The person thought to be President-elect Barack Obama's leading choice to be secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) , Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano, has been a strong advocate of increasing H-1B visas -- a stance that could turn out to be lightning-rod issue during her confirmation.
  • Verizon employees accessed Obama's mobile record

    Posted November 21, 2008 - 9:34 am

    Verizon Wireless has suspended several employees who accessed account information for a flip-phone formerly used by President-elect Barack Obama, the company said in a statement Thursday.

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