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  • March 08, 2006 08 Mar'06

    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.

  • March 07, 2006 07 Mar'06

    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.

  • February 10, 2006 10 Feb'06

    Review: Spam Firewall a 'comfortable mid-sized sedan'

    Barracuda Spam Firewall's per-appliance pricing, clustering capability and centralized administration makes for a solid value proposition.

  • February 02, 2006 02 Feb'06

    AV upstarts tout need for speed in zero-day fight

    Data suggests upstart European antivirus firms are reacting more quickly to emerging zero-day threats, but opinions differ on whether speed is an important factor when choosing a vendor.

  • January 09, 2006 09 Jan'06

    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.

  • January 05, 2006 05 Jan'06

    Experts express concern over WMF patch delay

    Security experts agree that a large-scale exploit is possible while users wait for next week's Windows Meta File patch. In the meantime, experts advise managers to educate users about what sites they should and shouldn't visit.

  • January 02, 2006 02 Jan'06

    New WMF worm in wild; unofficial fixes circulating

    While Microsoft works on an official patch, independent researchers are releasing their own fixes for a variety of exploits that compromise computers via a hole in the way Windows systems handle images.

  • December 16, 2005 16 Dec'05

    Trio of trouble: Malcode targets Windows, IM users

    AV firms warn IT shops to guard against Dasher, Bagle and Banbra. Dasher targets a Windows flaw patched in October, while Banbra spreads through IM.

  • December 15, 2005 15 Dec'05

    Roundup: 2005's 'curious malicious code'

    These viruses, worms and Trojans sometimes escaped our notice. But it didn't get past one antivirus vendor, who rounded up some of the year's stranger offerings from the underground.

  • December 07, 2005 07 Dec'05

    New bots, worm threaten AIM network

    Security firms say a fresh wave of bots lures users into downloading malicious content. Plus a new worm variant is on the loose, cloaked as a greeting card.

  • November 28, 2005 28 Nov'05

    A Sobering return from the holiday weekend

    AV firms are eyeing several new threats, including a Sober variant now responsible for one out of every 14 e-mails on the Net. This as many users fire up PCs after a four-day holiday break.

  • November 11, 2005 11 Nov'05

    Security Bytes: FTC cracks down on alleged spyware distributors

    Patches fix serious RealPlayer flaws, IM malcode launches phishing attacks; Microsoft warns of Macromedia Flash flaw; Liberty Alliance pushes stronger authentication; FEMA data security is in question; patches fix Veritas flaws and TransUnion ...

  • October 25, 2005 25 Oct'05

    Group seeks to bolster VoIP security

    An industry coalition has published a lengthy list of guidelines to help identify and deal with threats against Internet voice communications systems.

  • October 06, 2005 06 Oct'05

    Updated: Bilingual worm poised to penetrate networks

    A leading antivirus lab is spreading word that the new Sober variant that speaks English and German. An update is available.

  • September 27, 2005 27 Sep'05

    Phishers' latest hook: SSL certificates

    A California company warns of a new phishing attack using self-signed SSL certificates to lull victims into a false sense of security.