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  • Online crime as ugly as ever

    At this year's Conference on Email and Antispam, one expert said that despite the increasing complexity of online scams and attacks, digital criminals are less about the technology and more about the crime. 

  • Social engineering's new tricks present bigger dangers

    While social engineering has already helped many worms and viruses propagate, researchers believe attackers may soon escalate their assaults by exploiting end-users incompetence, naivety and greed. 

  • Personal data on 26.5 million veterans stolen

    The stolen information included names, Social Security numbers and dates of birth for the military veterans and some spouses. 

  • Research shows smarter phishing

    Recent threat reports all suggest a steady increase in the aggressiveness and sophistication of phishing attacks, and bank customers are still a top target. 

  • Scam artists flocking to MySpace

    The Internet's most popular social networking site is all the rage in phishing circles, as crooks are using MySpace profiles to figure out users' enterprise passwords. 

  • Scientists band together for TRUST-worthy research

    A group of the nation's top computer scientists and colleges are teaming up to find better ways to protect computing systems from cyberattacks. 

  • IT pros: We can't stop every threat

    Mergers, staff shortages and fast tech deployments mean some security incidents probably went undetected last year, a recent survey found, and many fear it will happen again. 

  • Companies still not reporting attacks, FBI director says

    At a BSA Town Hall Meeting, Robert Mueller urged companies to cooperate with law enforcement if its ever to gain ground on cybercriminals. 

  • Report: Security pros must learn exec lingo

    Want the top brass to support your security initiatives? Learn to speak their language, suggests the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA). 

  • Review: A little Babble may mean a lot more privacy

    While enterprise security tools were scarce at CES, one stood out by making very little noise but keeping cubicle conversations under wraps.