Email and Messaging Threats spam phishing instant messaging
- October 17, 2008
Researchers at CA said the malicious program tries to trick users into downloading a fake spyware removal tool. Only a few differences help distinguish it from a legitimate one.
- October 15, 2008
Huge spamming operation flooded inboxes with junk mail touting prescription drugs and herbal products.
- September 22, 2008
McAfee announces its intention to acquire Web and network security company Secure Computing for $465 million.
- July 31, 2008
Two researchers call Extended Validation (EV) SSL certificates a Band-Aid approach, and share their research of the phishing underground.
- July 23, 2008
A security researcher discovered some design flaws in Apple's iPhone that could leave the smartphone vulnerable to phishers and spammers.
- May 27, 2008
The market is hindered by multiple standards and deployment options, analyst says.
- May 20, 2008
In addition to monitoring email as a result of an investigation, companies are hiring people to audit content in outgoing messages, according to a new survey.
- April 23, 2008
The spread of Trojan horses via downloaders and droppers is multiplying rapidly, infecting nearly 19 million computer users in the second half of 2007.
- April 22, 2008
Researchers are tracking new phishing methods that steal a victim's information and spread a Trojan designed to pilfer even more data.
- April 07, 2008
The Kraken botnet is twice the size of the Storm Trojan and exists to spread massive amounts of spam.
- March 11, 2008
Spammers have created large numbers of Gmail accounts by sneaking around the CAPTCHAs designed to block automated sign-up tools, according to a new report.
- March 06, 2008
Spammers leveraged the heated Democratic presidential primary, using the candidates in a spam barrage to dupe recipients into revealing personal information to buy pharmaceuticals.
- February 05, 2008
Google's Postini features add security into its apps offerings, signaling a challenge to service providers and hardware vendors such as MessageLabs, Cisco and Secure Computing.
- January 28, 2008
FaceTime malware research director Chris Boyd says his team has been trying with mixed results to take down a new do-it-yourself phishing program they found online.
- January 28, 2008
One vendor is reporting the discovery of a small amount of PDF spam reemerging since it almost completely disappeared in August.