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  • 2006 phish tales, part 1: Worse on Linux or Windows?

    Phishing expert Lance James differentiates between media hype and legitimate security concerns. He exposes Windows and Linux flaws. 

  • End of spam, phishing threats not far off

    Viruses, spam and phishing aren't going away overnight. But for 2006, one research firm says a new set of messaging security threats will take center stage. 

  • Experts express concern over WMF patch delay

    Security experts agree that a large-scale exploit is possible while users wait for next week's Windows Meta File patch. In the meantime, experts advise managers to educate users about what sites they should and shouldn't visit. 

  • Seven trends to expect from virus and worm authors in 2006

    This threat monitor tip outlines seven emerging trends among virus and worm writers, explains why it is important to implement enterprise-wide security measures and provides tools and tactics to defend against them. 

  • New WMF worm in wild; unofficial fixes circulating

    While Microsoft works on an official patch, independent researchers are releasing their own fixes for a variety of exploits that compromise computers via a hole in the way Windows systems handle images. 

  • Roundup: 2005's 'curious malicious code'

    These viruses, worms and Trojans sometimes escaped our notice. But it didn't get past one antivirus vendor, who rounded up some of the year's stranger offerings from the underground. 

  • Keep attackers from phishing in your waters

    Learn why phishing attacks continue to rise and three steps you can take to mitigate this risk. 

  • How to prevent phishing scams and protect customers

    In this tip, Web security guru, Nalneesh Gaur examines how hackers are using phishing scams to exploit financial sectors of the industry, why you should care and what you can do to prevent these attacks. 

  • Sober strike set for January

    VeriSign's iDefense group has spotted what could be a new Sober variant set to strike early next year. While the warning may thwart the attack, it's clear that mass-mailer worms aren't going away quietly. 

  • Antispam advice from your peers

    Find peer recommended tools and tactics to help your organization mitigate the risk of future spam attacks.