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  • Criminals find safety in cyberspace

    A new report from McAfee shows how criminals are enjoying a sense of safety and anonymity in cyberspace that they never had on the street. And they're making more money. 

  • PatchGuard hurts host-based IPS, vendor says

    Alex Eckelberry, president of Clearwater, Fla.-based security vendor Sunbelt Software, has been among those critical of Microsoft over its decision to block security vendors from the Vista kernel with its PatchGuard protection. He recently sat down w... 

  • Third zero-day found in Microsoft Word

    For the third time in a week, a zero-day flaw has been found in Microsoft Word. Users should be cautious when opening attachments from unknown sources. 

  • Zero-day tracker a hit, but IT shops need better strategy

    This week in Security Blog Log: Reaction to eEye's new zero-day tracker is positive, but some experts say it won't help unless IT shops have a layered defense to start with. 

  • MySpace, YouTube successes open door to Web 2.0 dangers

    Web 2.0, and Ajax in particular, are introducing new threats to life on the Web. Many people are rushing to add interactive features to their Web applications using Ajax, but as columnist Mike Cobb explains, security has often been overlooked. 

  • Security Bytes: Phishing worm spreads through MySpace

    In other news: Security researchers warn of a new flaw in Microsoft Windows and EveryDNS is hit by a massive botnet attack. 

  • Terrorists may target financial sites

    The U.S. government is warning of an al-Qaida call for a cyberattack against online stock trading and banking Web sites beginning on Friday and lasting through December. 

  • Is the SANS Top 20 still useful?

    This week in Security Blog Log: Some experts ponder whether the SANS Institute's Top 20 vulnerability list is as valuable than it once was. Others weigh in on the VoIP threat. 

  • Wireless device flaw discovered

    A Broadcom wireless device driver, common in millions of laptops, is vulnerable to an attack, according to an advisory from the Month of Kernel Bugs. 

  • Zero-day attacks target Microsoft Visual Studio

    Microsoft has outlined a series of steps users should take to protect their machines from attacks that exploit a new zero-day flaw in Visual Studio 2005.