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  • January 04, 2007 04 Jan'07

    Outlook 2007: Image spam, mobile malware rising

    Like other security vendors, Sophos is trying to stay ahead of threats that keep getting more sophisticated and menacing. Steve Munford, the company's CEO, is particularly concerned about the rise of image spam and the likelihood of more mobile ...

  • January 03, 2007 03 Jan'07

    Security pros grumble over spam increase

    Spim and spam from unexpected sources is challenging enterprises in 2007. Some enterprises are taking action.

  • January 02, 2007 02 Jan'07

    Security pros glean insight from '06

    Corporate acquisitions, an abundance of spam, and the White House's take on cybersecurity mark 2006.

  • December 22, 2006 22 Dec'06

    Skype Trojan: Much ado about nothing?

    This week in Security Blog Log: A Trojan horse has captured headlines by targeting Skype users. But some believe the threat is being blown out of proportion.

  • December 19, 2006 19 Dec'06

    Report: Spam, phishing attacks growing more sophisticated

    Security researchers at MessageLabs and Symantec are reporting a significant rise in more sophisticated botnet and phishing attacks, putting a stranglehold on corporate communications.

  • December 18, 2006 18 Dec'06

    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.

  • December 12, 2006 12 Dec'06

    IT pros look for ways to lock down IM

    Special Report: To control growing IM threats, administrators are trying to limit which programs can be used or ban the technology altogether. But that's not always possible.

  • December 11, 2006 11 Dec'06

    Inside the numbers: Messaging (in)security

    In August, surveyed 250 IT pros from a variety of industries about messaging security programs. Here are some of the questions we asked and their responses.

  • November 17, 2006 17 Nov'06

    SpamThru Trojan behind junk mail surge

    A new report from SecureWorks outlines how a Russian spam group used the SpamThru Trojan to engineer a tidal wave of unwanted email traffic.

  • November 16, 2006 16 Nov'06

    Is the SANS Top 20 still useful?

    This week in Security Blog Log: Some experts ponder whether the SANS Institute's Top 20 vulnerability list is as valuable than it once was. Others weigh in on the VoIP threat.

  • November 15, 2006 15 Nov'06

    SANS: VoIP, zero-day threats surge

    Digital miscreants are using VoIP and a growing pile of zero-day flaws to launch a ferocious wave of targeted, financially-motivated attacks, according to the SANS Institute.

  • November 14, 2006 14 Nov'06

    Trojan poses as Adobe software update

    The Trojan keylogger comes in an email that asks users to download the latest version of Adobe Reader. It then tries to steal the user's confidential information.

  • November 14, 2006 14 Nov'06

    Firefox antiphishing feature beats Internet Explorer in Mozilla test

    A Firefox automated antiphishing feature beat IE 7 in a test conducted by Mozilla, but analysts say large enterprises should focus on spam blocking software.

  • November 10, 2006 10 Nov'06

    Security Blog Log: Sailing a sea of spam

    This week, bloggers struggle to purge their bloated inboxes. Their experiences lend weight to recent studies showing a breathtaking spike in spam.

  • November 09, 2006 09 Nov'06

    Spam levels surge to unprecedented levels

    Attackers are using stealth malware and infected images to send spam levels through the roof, according to reports from Postini and Sophos.