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  • Spammers Rush In During Swine Flu Scare

      The emerging swine flu crisis has given cyber criminals a golden opportunity to take advantage of worldwide concern. According to virus software firm McAfee Inc. (NYSE: MFE), swine flu-related spam comprised between 3 percent and 5 ...
  • Spammers Capitalize on Swine Flu - Attribution

    On the positive side of the Internet Twitter and other social networks were proving socially useful by tracking and relaying messages from people who may have had contact with swine flu. Of course the cyber criminals would not miss this opp...
  • Credit Card Firms Need Security Overhaul

      In the wake of the credit crunch and banking failures, credit card companies are also under fire. The pressure comes after a long series of cyber-criminal breaches of firms compliant with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Securit...
  • XSS: Social Nets' Ticking Time Bomb

      It doesn't take much to make an impact, even in the clutter-sphere of Twitter Inc. , where last weekend a 17-year-old introduced a self-replicating worm, redirecting Twitterers via cross-site scripting (XSS). It's a vulnerability th...
  • E-Verify: A 'Big Brother' Security Risk

    E-Verify, launched in 1997 as the Basic Pilot/Employment Verification Program, is a Web-based tool that allows employers to verify that a prospective hiree is legally allowed to work in the U.S. In 2007, there were 3,272,944 queries to...
  • Actions against registry services abuse – Report April 2009

            The above in figures review the recent actions of Directi, in conjunction with HostExploit independent advice, taken to track down and stop abusive domain names and registrants from abusing Directi&r...
  • Can Open-Source Crack the Hardware Market?

      Open-source software has made the Internet available to much of the world, with an estimated 80 percent of all Internet servers using Apache, Linux, Debian, and other OSs. Most of the core computer languages are open-source -- Ja...

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