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  • Spam campaign uses Storm-like attack technique

    Spammers used an attack technique much like last January's "Storm" assault to dupe people into downloading malware over the weekend. This time, they used fake WWIII headlines. 

  • Spam crackdown: Bloggers take on the SEC

    This week in Security Blog Log: The Securities and Exchange Commission's crackdown of 35 accused spam pushers is getting a mixed reception by bloggers. 

  • Image spam tricks spam filters, clogs networks

    IT pros are adding multi-layered spam filters to deal with the incursion, but some say it's still a losing battle. 

  • GnuPG flaw could compromise signed messages

    A flaw in the GNU Privacy Guard cryptographic system allows an attacker to insert text into a GnuPG-signed message or completely replace the original text. 

  • RSA Conference: Children must learn about cyber risks

    A security expert at RSA Conference 2007 said children must learn about the dangers of cyberspace, just as they are taught about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. 

  • VeriSign touts benefits of Extended Validation SSL Certificates

    VeriSign and other certificate authorities (CAs) have been at the forefront of Extended Validation SSL Certificates (formerly known as high-assurance certificates), which standardize the vetting process used by CAs against certificate buyers, and pro... 

  • New security vendors take on sophisticated attackers

    Some security vendors are developing technologies that show promise in preventing unknown attacks and protecting machines with zero-day vulnerabilities. 

  • McAfee: Malware all about ID theft

    The use of keylogger technology is surging and there's been a 100-fold rise in phishing attacks, according to a new report from McAfee. 

  • Outlook 2007: Image spam, mobile malware rising

    Like other security vendors, Sophos is trying to stay ahead of threats that keep getting more sophisticated and menacing. Steve Munford, the company's CEO, is particularly concerned about the rise of image spam and the likelihood of more mobile phone... 

  • Security pros grumble over spam increase

    Spim and spam from unexpected sources is challenging enterprises in 2007. Some enterprises are taking action.