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  • Stealthy attack serves malicious code only once

    Posted June 4, 2007 - 9:44 am

    A new hacking method is causing concern for the lengths it goes to avoid detection by security software and researchers.
  • E-mail scammers hiding malware in fake IRS notices

    Posted June 1, 2007 - 9:02 am

    If you get an e-mail telling you that you're under investigation by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, take a breath before calling your lawyer. It's a scam.
  • IM attacks jump 73 percent

    Posted June 1, 2007 - 8:55 am

    Security vendor Akonix Systems has tallied 170 instant-messaging threats so far this year, the company said this month, a 73 percent increase over the same period last year.
  • Google Desktop vulnerable to new attack

    Posted June 1, 2007 - 8:18 am

    Just one day after a security researcher showed how Google Inc.'s Firefox toolbar could be exploited in an online attack, a similar flaw has been discovered in the Google Desktop
  • Researcher: Don't trust Google Toolbar

    Posted May 31, 2007 - 2:27 am

    Makers of some of the most popular extension software used by the Firefox browser are not doing enough to secure their software, a security researcher said Wednesday.
  • F-Secure hit with antivirus vulnerabilities

    Posted May 31, 2007 - 1:48 am

    F-Secure Corp. has patched several vulnerabilities in its security products, the most critical of which could be used to run unauthorized software on a victim's computer.
  • Google digs in against malware with acquisition

    Posted May 31, 2007 - 1:45 am

    Google Inc.'s acquisition of security company GreenBorder Technologies Inc. is a sign the search giant wants to bolster confidence in its browser-delivered applications amid growing threats from malicious software on the Internet.
  • VeriSign replaces CEO Sclavos

    Posted May 30, 2007 - 12:34 am

    VeriSign Inc., a vendor of cybersecurity products and operator of the .com and .net top-level domains, has replaced CEO Stratton Sclavos with a member of its board of directors.
  • Extremely small firewall to repel malware

    Posted May 30, 2007 - 12:26 am

    Israeli startup Yoggie Security Systems has announced the is allegedly the world's smallest hardware firewall, fitting a suite of firewall applications on a tiny USB stick device.
  • 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 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.
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