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  • 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  • AusCERT: Entrusting end-users an outdated idea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.
  • Microsoft fixes DNS server, Exchange flaws

    Posted May 9, 2007 - 12:12 am

    Microsoft has released its May set of security patches, fixing critical bugs in Windows, Office and Exchange.
  • Rivals pour scorn on Microsoft security tool

    Posted May 7, 2007 - 11:18 am

    The technology in Microsoft
  • Sun to give away encryption key software

    Posted May 7, 2007 - 10:48 am

    Sun is offering to give away its encryption key management software interface for nothing. Customers with devices that encrypt data will be able to interoperate with a Sun key management system freely.
  • Spammers use new technique to evade filters

    Posted May 3, 2007 - 10:11 am

    Spammers have stepped up efforts to use encrypted attachments to evade filtering systems, service provider Email Systems has reported.
  • Symantec slips, but closes in on AV product delivery

    Posted May 2, 2007 - 2:32 pm

    Symantec Corp. is slipping on its target delivery time for the next major upgrade of its security product for enterprises, code-named Hamlet, while it irons out final code wrinkles during beta testing.
  • VeriSign to use one-time passwords for bank cards

    Posted May 2, 2007 - 2:07 pm

    VeriSign Inc. is looking to offer bank cards with an integrated one-time password generator, a slimmer way than key chains to implement two-factor authentication.
  • Users force Digg to stand firm over AACS encryption key

    Posted May 2, 2007 - 10:51 am

    Kevin Rose, the founder of Digg Inc., threw in the towel on Tuesday night.
  • Unpatched flaws found in Photoshop CS2, CS3

    Posted May 1, 2007 - 2:04 pm

    A pair of security vulnerabilities found in certain versions of Adobe Systems Inc.'s popular Photoshop products could put users' computers at risk, according to security researchers. Neither flaw has been patched yet.
  • Google stomps on AdWords exploit

    Posted May 1, 2007 - 11:21 am

    Google has rooted out a scam that delivered malware via the search engine's AdWords advertising system, and even added extra sections to specific banking websites to gather additional information.

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