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  • Malware found on HP ProLiant server USB keys

    USB 2.0 floppy drive keys shipping with some Hewlett-Packard Co. ProLiant servers have been infected with malware. It's the latest sign that pre-installed malware is on the rise. 

  • New Storm attack exploits April Fool's Day

    Security organizations are keeping an eye out for April Fool's-inspired attacks. The keepers of the Storm Trojan are already launching such attacks, researchers warn. 

  • Microsoft acquires rootkit detection vendor

    Rootkit detection vendor Komoku, which does the bulk of its business with the Department of Defense, will be wrapped into Microsoft's Forefront and Windows Live OneCare software. 

  • Panda latest AV firm trying to adapt with the times

    Panda Security is the latest antivirus vendor endeavoring to update its focus to fit the changing threat landscape and stay independent as other vendors are acquired by bigger companies. As part of its shifting focus, the vendor recently changed its ... 

  • PDF spam reemerges in some inboxes

    One vendor is reporting the discovery of a small amount of PDF spam reemerging since it almost completely disappeared in August. 

  • Virus onslaught sickens smartphones

    Mobile viruses are still somewhat of an unknown, but their numbers have already reached the hundreds. Despite their rapid growth, experts say the severity of a mobile virus depends on how vicious it is and how fast it can spread. 

  • Most malware at home on U.S. servers

    A new report from Finjan says more malware is hosted on local servers in the U.S. and Britain than in countries with less developed e-crime law enforcement policies. 

  • Trojan toolkit infected 10,000 Web sites in December

    Finjan's Malicious Code Research Center has uncovered an attack toolkit used to infect Web sites that are typically considered trustworthy. It infected 10,000 sites in December. 

  • New rootkit threatens Windows users

    A rootkit discovered in the wild has silently infected about 5,000 victims' machines, according to a warning issued by Symantec security researchers. 

  • Spam continues surge as spammers become clever in '07

    Despite arrests of high profile spammers in 2007, spam continues to plague company servers.