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  • Experts doubt Russian government launched DDoS attacks

    Distributed denial-of-service attacks against Estonian computer systems probably originated from smaller groups in control of botnets rather than the Russian government, experts say. 

  • Are hacking contests good or evil?

    This week in Security Blog Log: Gartner says hacking contests have nothing but negative results, but some security bloggers disagree. 

  • Hackers get free reign to develop techniques says Microsoft security chief

    A patchwork of laws in the United States and foreign apathy toward cyber crimes give attackers an advantage over law enforcement, said Microsoft's top security chief Scott Charney. 

  • Advanced malware, rootkit and Trojan defense

    In a matter of months, the threat landscape has changed dramatically. In this lesson, learn how to thwart sophisticated attacks featuring custom rootkits, Trojans and malware designed to exploit unknown vulnerabilities. 

  • Preventing Web server attacks

    Web servers need constant hardening, testing and monitoring to prevent Web server attacks. In this lesson, learn tactics, policies and best practices for keeping enterprise Web servers safe and secure. 

  • Dozens of Web sites spread malicious Trojan

    Update: The same malicious JavaScript keylogger that compromised the Dolphin Stadium Web site last week was found over the weekend on dozens of other high-profile Web sites. 

  • 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. 

  • Research shows massive botnet growth

    Reports from McAfee and Microsoft show bot herders are gaining ground and threatening national infrastructure. Some vendors hope to strike back by sharing resources. 

  • hacker

    Hacker is a term used by some to mean "a clever programmer" and by others, especially those in popular media, to mean "someone who tries to break into computer systems. 

  • Symantec Dark Vision app monitors underground IRC servers

    The research project keeps tabs on the hacker underground, providing new insight on activities like credit card theft and spamming. Likely a compelling law-enforcement tool, for now the security giant is keeping it under wraps.