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Email and Messaging Threats (spam, phishing, instant messaging)

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  • A Sobering return from the holiday weekend

    AV firms are eyeing several new threats, including a Sober variant now responsible for one out of every 14 e-mails on the Net. This as many users fire up PCs after a four-day holiday break. 

  • Security Bytes: FTC cracks down on alleged spyware distributors

    Patches fix serious RealPlayer flaws, IM malcode launches phishing attacks; Microsoft warns of Macromedia Flash flaw; Liberty Alliance pushes stronger authentication; FEMA data security is in question; patches fix Veritas flaws and TransUnion suffers... 

  • Fighting spam and viruses: Quiz answers


  • Group seeks to bolster VoIP security

    An industry coalition has published a lengthy list of guidelines to help identify and deal with threats against Internet voice communications systems. 

  • Updated: Bilingual worm poised to penetrate networks

    A leading antivirus lab is spreading word that the new Sober variant that speaks English and German. An update is available. 

  • Phishers' latest hook: SSL certificates

    A California company warns of a new phishing attack using self-signed SSL certificates to lull victims into a false sense of security. 

  • crimeware

    Crimeware is any computer program or set of programs designed expressly to facilitate illegal activity online. 

  • Register of Known Spam Operations (ROKSO)

    The Register of Known Spam Operations (ROKSO) is a list of over 500 professional spammers that is maintained by the Spamhaus Project, an organization dedicated to identifying and exposing spam operators. 

  • whack-a-mole

    Whack-a-mole is the pursuit of a particular person known to have sent spam. 

  • DomainKeys

    DomainKeys is an anti-spam software application in development at Yahoo that uses a form of public key cryptography to authenticate the sender's domain.