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  • Report: IM, P2P threats on the rise

    Research shows a steady increase in threats that target unauthorized IM and peer-to-peer applications. Worse yet, most IT departments have no way of knowing the threats exist. 

  • Security Wire Weekly: Macromedia security holes, an unwanted Christmas greeting and Bank of America

    Our final broadcast of 2005 has the scoop on new security holes plaguing Macromedia users, Christmas greetings you don't want to receive and why Bank of America customers might find themselves short on cash. Listen on your PC, MP3 or download to your... 

  • Attacks driven by love of money

    Symantec's latest threat report shows digital desperadoes are exploiting Web application flaws and using "modular" malcode to launch lucrative attacks. 

  • Hey, Mac. Is that a worm in your Apple?

    In this week's Security Blog Log, Bill Brenner looks at the furor over new threats targeting Mac OS X -- long considered a more secure alternative to Windows. 

  • How VPNs interact with instant-messaging applications

    In this Ask the Expert, application security expert Michael Cobb reviews how an enterprise-wide VPN works and whether it encyrpts and protect instant-messaging communications. 

  • IM threats grow, response lags

    Reports from IMlogic and Akonix show that IM threats are growing while IT shops are behind in their preparedness. In fact, many firms are still totally unaware of just how much danger actually exists. 

  • 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. 

  • Security Bytes: Flaws found in BlackBerry Server

    In other news, Social Security numbers of H&R Block customers are reportedly exposed and multiple vulnerabilities are found in the Linux kernel. 

  • Microsoft plans WMF fix next week

    The software giant has plans to release a patch for the extremely critical Windows Meta File glitch on Patch Tuesday, but SANS says some admins should take action sooner. 

  • Security Bytes: New threats target IM chatters, Web browsers

    A new Trojan hopes MSN Messenger users take the bait; a zero-day vulnerability could make life miserable for Web browsers; and Marriott is the latest to confess to lost backup tapes.