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  • May 09, 2007 09 May'07

    Death threats part of new online scam

    Security experts are warning of a new online scam in which the victim receives an emailed death threat. Such scams are becoming known as a 419 death threat.

  • May 03, 2007 03 May'07

    Technology making headway in spam battle

    Few people in the world know more about identifying and stopping spam and other unwanted email than Paul Judge. Now the chief technology officer at Secure Computing Inc., Judge spent years at CipherTrust studying spammers, their motives and tactics ...

  • May 01, 2007 01 May'07

    Multiple flaws in Trillian chat program

    Attackers could access sensitive information and run malicious code by exploiting multiple flaws in Trillian, a chat program popular in many enterprises.

  • April 27, 2007 27 Apr'07

    New image spam sneaks into inboxes

    Researchers at Secure Computing Corp. have discovered a new form of image spam that is sneaking into corporate systems and clogging inboxes.

  • April 18, 2007 18 Apr'07

    Microsoft claims success in spam battle with Sender ID

    Sender ID, a framework to verify the authenticity of email messages, is successful in blocking tens of millions of messages each day, Microsoft claims in a study it released today.

  • April 18, 2007 18 Apr'07

    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.

  • April 12, 2007 12 Apr'07

    Malware outbreak 'largest in almost a year'

    Security firm Postini and the SANS Internet Storm Center said they are tracking a significant malware outbreak. Postini calls it the biggest email attack in almost a year.

  • April 09, 2007 09 Apr'07

    Spam campaign uses Storm-like attack technique

    Spammers used an attack technique much like last January's "Storm" assault to dupe people into downloading malware over the weekend. This time, they used fake WWIII headlines.

  • March 16, 2007 16 Mar'07

    Spam crackdown: Bloggers take on the SEC

    This week in Security Blog Log: The Securities and Exchange Commission's crackdown of 35 accused spam pushers is getting a mixed reception by bloggers.

  • March 15, 2007 15 Mar'07

    Image spam tricks spam filters, clogs networks

    IT pros are adding multi-layered spam filters to deal with the incursion, but some say it's still a losing battle.

  • March 07, 2007 07 Mar'07

    GnuPG flaw could compromise signed messages

    A flaw in the GNU Privacy Guard cryptographic system allows an attacker to insert text into a GnuPG-signed message or completely replace the original text.

  • February 13, 2007 13 Feb'07

    RSA Conference: Children must learn about cyber risks

    A security expert at RSA Conference 2007 said children must learn about the dangers of cyberspace, just as they are taught about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

  • February 05, 2007 05 Feb'07

    VeriSign touts benefits of Extended Validation SSL Certificates

    VeriSign and other certificate authorities (CAs) have been at the forefront of Extended Validation SSL Certificates (formerly known as high-assurance certificates), which standardize the vetting process used by CAs against certificate buyers, and ...

  • February 01, 2007 01 Feb'07

    New security vendors take on sophisticated attackers

    Some security vendors are developing technologies that show promise in preventing unknown attacks and protecting machines with zero-day vulnerabilities.

  • January 24, 2007 24 Jan'07

    McAfee: Malware all about ID theft

    The use of keylogger technology is surging and there's been a 100-fold rise in phishing attacks, according to a new report from McAfee.