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  • Engineer discovers new security technology

    Posted May 30, 2007 - 12:23 am

    A U.S. engineer has devised a seemingly foolproof and cheap way to encrypt messages using the natural noise caused by electrons flowing along a wire.
  • Microsoft sues alleged stock scammers

    Posted May 26, 2007 - 1:02 pm

    Hoping to tackle the growing problem of pump-and-dump stock scams Microsoft Corp. has quietly filed lawsuits against at least three alleged perpetrators who it says used its MSN Hotmail networks to promote stocks.
  • Germany passes antihacking law

    Posted May 25, 2007 - 9:45 am

    Hackers may want to avoid Germany, after the approval of a law that makes their activity a punishable crime.
  • Malicious software plays on legal fears

    Posted May 25, 2007 - 9:42 am

    Hackers are trying to play on business' fear of legal action from customers to trick them into downloading a harmful program distributed through e-mail.
  • Skype worm jumps to ICQ, MSN too

    Posted May 25, 2007 - 7:25 am

    A new variant of the Stration worm, which has been plaguing Windows users for the past year, has made the jump from Skype to the ICQ and MSN Messenger networks.
  • 'Harmless' worm hops past OpenOffice security

    Posted May 25, 2007 - 7:23 am

    The first cross-platform worm specifically tailored for the open-source OpenOffice.org and StarOffice productivity suites has raised a few hackles in open source circles, since it appears to tarnish the suite's reputation for security.
  • Researcher: RSA 1024-bit encryption not enough

    Posted May 24, 2007 - 10:25 am

    The strength of the encryption used now to protect banking and e-commerce transactions on many Web sites may not be effective in as few as five years, a cryptography expert has warned after completing a new distributing-computing achievement.
  • Microsoft tools keep bad Office files at bay

    Posted May 22, 2007 - 8:34 am

    Microsoft Corp. released a pair of tools on Monday that help protect computers from Office 2003 files containing malicious software code.
  • Cisco agrees to buy BroadWare for video security

    Posted May 22, 2007 - 8:30 am

    Cisco Systems Inc. announced an agreement to buy software maker BroadWare Technologies Inc. in a bid to improve its video surveillance offerings, the company said.
  • AusCERT: Phishing XML format to go live in July

    Posted May 21, 2007 - 2:35 pm

    A common format to electronically report fraudulent activities will be fully operational by July 2007.
  • AusCERT: Entrusting end-users an outdated idea

    Posted May 21, 2007 - 2:33 pm

    Ivan Krstic, co-author of the bestselling The Official Ubuntu Book, delivered a scathing keynote at AusCERT (Australia Computer Emergency Response Team) 2007 Monday claiming the tech industry has failed to address securing IT and that far too much still rests in the hands of uninformed end-users.

  • AusCERT: Beware the RFID mark of the beast

    Posted May 21, 2007 - 10:06 am

    Technology is advancing so fast that consumers now live in a somewhat disturbing age where their underwear can track their movements and let others know what they are doing.
  • Zango sues antispyware vendor PC Tools

    Posted May 18, 2007 - 11:19 am

    Adware maker Zango Inc. has sued PC Tools Pty Ltd., makers of the popular Spyware Doctor software, in a dispute over the way the antispyware program flags and removes Zango's technology.
  • Estonia recovers from massive denial-of-service attack

    Posted May 17, 2007 - 9:41 am

    A spree of denial-of-service (DOS) attacks against Web sites in Estonia appears to be subsiding, as the government calls for greater response mechanisms to cyber attacks within the European Union.
  • Secunia: Firefox more likely to be fully patched

    Posted May 17, 2007 - 9:32 am

    Firefox users have something new to brag about. Security vendor Secunia ApS reports that users of the open-source browser are more likely to have installed the latest security updates than Web surfers running Internet Explorer or Opera.
  • Microsoft tweaks Patch Tuesday advance notification

    Posted May 17, 2007 - 8:02 am

    Microsoft Corp. is changing the way it documents its monthly security patches.
  • Businesses urged to check domains for spam

    Posted May 17, 2007 - 7:51 am

    Secure Computing is advertising a free service that businesses can use to check on the volume of spam and malware emanating from hijacked PCs within domains owned by them.
  • Drive-by download threat looms

    Posted May 17, 2007 - 7:49 am

    The problem of drive-by downloads from seemingly safe websites is worse than previously thought, according to Google, which counted hundreds of thousands of such malicious sites in a recent study.
  • Samba developers quash serious bug

    Posted May 15, 2007 - 7:53 am

    Users of the open-source Samba software are being urged to patch their code following the discovery of a critical bug in the file-and-print software.
  • Verizon Business to acquire Cybertrust

    Posted May 14, 2007 - 9:05 pm

    Verizon Communications Inc.'s Business unit plans to acquire managed security vendor Cybertrust in an effort to pump up its cybersecurity offerings, Verizon announced Monday.
  • IETF moves against IPv6 threat

    Posted May 14, 2007 - 9:02 pm

    Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) engineers, reacting with unusual speed, have moved to address a serious security lapse in IPv6 before it becomes too widespread.
  • Botnet management app exposed

    Posted May 14, 2007 - 8:55 pm

    A new and unusually sophisticated application for controlling and monitoring botnet PCs has been discovered by security company Panda Software.
  • ISS slates TippingPoint over hacking contest

    Posted May 14, 2007 - 6:33 am

    IBM's ISS division has torn into rival TippingPoint for sponsoring the hacking contest that led to the disclosure of a QuickTime vulnerability in Apple's Safari browser.
  • Seven face felonies for online credit-processing

    Posted May 14, 2007 - 6:31 am

    A grand jury in Salt Lake City, Utah, has charged seven people and four companies with multiple felonies related to processing credit cards for gambling Web sites.
  • Microsoft invites hackers back for Blue Hat

    Posted May 10, 2007 - 12:51 am

    Microsoft Corp. is once again inviting members of the hacking community into its Redmond, Washington, campus to show the software giant where it's gone wrong.
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