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May 24, 2007

Symantec update brings down Chinese PCs

Link: Symantec update brings down Chinese PCs
Filed under: Security News, Software News

by Jan Harris
Security
Symantec's antivirus signature update for Norton Antivirus, Norton Internet Security 2007 and Norton 360, released by Symantec on May 17, contained a flaw that disabled millions of PCs in China last week. According to ...

 



March 23, 2007

McAfee conflicts with Zonealarm

Link: McAfee conflicts with Zonealarm
Filed under: Internet News, Security News, Software News, McAfee News, Zonealarm News

by Brian Turner
Computers & Internet
Windows users with multiple security programs installed may be in for a rude awakening this morning - the latest update to McAfee Security Suite 9 won't allow the software to work in ...

 



March 1, 2007

New Storm Worm inserts links in user messages

Link: New Storm Worm inserts links in user messages
Filed under: Internet News, Security News, Search Engine News, Webmaster News, Google News

by Brian Turner
Computers & Internet
A new variant of the Storm Worm has been detected, which inserts unsolicited links into blogs and forums which can infect other users if clicked on. The original Storm Worm was ...

 



Seriosity launches e-mail management system

Link: Seriosity launches e-mail management system
Filed under: Business News, Internet News, Security News, Webmaster News, Companies News, Software News

by Jan Harris
webservers
Seriosity, a California-based software company, has developed a system to help companies manage e-mail overload. Unwanted e-mail can take up a lot of employee's time and Seriosity's solution, known as Attent, aims to help ...

 



February 22, 2007

Google Unveils Apps Premier Edition

Link: Google Unveils Apps Premier Edition
Filed under: Business News, Internet News, Security News, Google News, Software News

by Brian Turner
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Google is launching a business version of its application suite, with 24-hour telephone support and 10GB of storage, at a cost to companies of $50 per user. Additional storage capacity is available at an ...

 



UK Government refuses to ban DRM

Link: UK Government refuses to ban DRM
Filed under: Security News, Technology News, Legal News, Blogs

by Jan Harris
Computers & Internet
Although the UK Government has rejected a call for digital rights management (DRM) to be banned in the UK, it also acknowledged that consumer rights could be undermined through the use of ...

 



February 14, 2007

Greenzap claims it’s not a scam

Link: Greenzap claims it’s not a scam
Filed under: Internet News, Security News, Webmaster News, Webhosting News, Legal News

by Brian Turner
Computers & Internet
Greenzap has unleashed a $57 million lawsuit against webhosting company LiquidWeb, claiming that it is hosting defamatory content. Greenzap is a company that claimed itself to be a Paypal killer - offering ...

 



February 9, 2007

Hackers targeted ICANN

Link: Hackers targeted ICANN
Filed under: Internet News, Security News, Webmaster News, Web Development News

by Brian Turner
Security
It has emerged that a concerted DDoS attack by cyberhackers attemped to disrupt the heart of the internet earlier this week. A Distributed Denial Of Service (DDoS) attack can involve tens of thousands of PCs ...

 



February 5, 2007

Microsoft pushes IE7 browser safety

Link: Microsoft pushes IE7 browser safety
Filed under: Internet News, Security News, Microsoft News, Browsers, Phishing News, Companies News

by Brian Turner
Microsoft Windows
Microsoft has upgraded its computer systems, allowing Web sites fitted with a new type of security certificate to display a green-filled address bar in IE7. The green bar is meant to indicate that ...

 



February 1, 2007

Skype To Improve Workplace Security

Link: Skype To Improve Workplace Security
Filed under: Internet News, Security News, VoIP News, Software News, Telecoms News

by Jan Harris
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Skype is planning to enter into a partnership with a security company in an effort to help organisations gain control over usage of its Internet telephony service at work. The partnership is with ...

 



January 26, 2007

IBM Privacy Tool Now Open-source

Link: IBM Privacy Tool Now Open-source
Filed under: Internet News, Security News, Open Source News, Software News

by Jan Harris
webservers
IBM has donated its "Identity Mixer" software to the Higgins open-source project in a move that could help make Internet business transactions safer for all. The software allows an individual to provide encrypted digital ...

 



Concerns over Google & Mozilla anti-phishing

Link: Concerns over Google & Mozilla anti-phishing
Filed under: Internet News, Security News, Webmaster News, Google News, Webhosting News, Web Development News, Browsers, Phishing News

by Brian Turner
Security
Concerns have been raised about the Google & Firefox anti-phishing drive, after it was revealed that the publishing of raw data online contained usernames and passwords of phishing victims. Reports that personal data was ...

 



January 22, 2007

Experts Meet To Combat Cybercrime

Link: Experts Meet To Combat Cybercrime
Filed under: Security News, Technology News, Software News

by Jan Harris
Security
Microsoft is hosting a meeting of Internet security experts, to discuss strategies to fight against Internet crime with a particular focus on botnets and related topics. Members will share information and develop ...

 



December 19, 2006

HMRC new target in phishing scams

Link: HMRC new target in phishing scams
Filed under: Business News, Security News, Phishing News

by Brian Turner
Security
The HMRC - Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs - has become the latest target in internet phishing scams. Phishing scams involve sending emails to random users, usually claiming to be from a bank, asking them ...

 



December 14, 2006

Phishing scams up 8000% - FSA

Link: Phishing scams up 8000% - FSA
Filed under: Internet News, Security News, Phishing News

by Brian Turner
Security
A report by the FSA to the government states phishing scams have increased over 8000%. The figures relate to phishing scams recorded between January and June for 2005 and 2006 - which were tallied ...

 



December 13, 2006

Microsoft forces BIOS changes

Link: Microsoft forces BIOS changes
Filed under: Security News, Microsoft News, Technology News, Software News

by Brian Turner
Microsoft Windows
Microsoft has secured an agreement with PC manufacturers to add a change at the BIOS level to improve security in Windows Vista. Microsoft's Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) feature could make automated, ...

 



MIME encoding could exploit anti-virus

Link: MIME encoding could exploit anti-virus
Filed under: Internet News, Security News

by Brian Turner
Security
Security researcher, Hendrik Weimer, has reported that anti-virus software could be bypassed by exploiting MIME encoding. MIME - Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions - is used to code mail so that it can be read ...

 



December 12, 2006

US uni hacked for a year

Link: US uni hacked for a year
Filed under: Internet News, Security News, Webhosting News

by Brian Turner
Security
The University of California, Los Angeles, has sent out warnings to nearly 1 million students and staff that their personal details may be in the hands of criminal gangs. It comes after the discovery ...

 



Laptop security increased via Gatekeeper

Link: Laptop security increased via Gatekeeper
Filed under: Security News, Technology News

by Brian Turner
Computers & Internet
Israeli start-up, Yoggie Security Systems, is releasing a device to to provide corporate level security protection for laptops. The Gatekeeper is a credit card-sized device that can easily interface with any laptop, ...

 



Google says clickfraud less than 2%

Link: Google says clickfraud less than 2%
Filed under: Business News, Internet News, Security News, Technology News, Webmaster News, Google News, Marketing News, Ecommerce News, Legal News, PPC News

by Brian Turner
Google
In an interview with Google business product manager, Shuman Ghosemajumder, finds that invalid clicks detected by Google were less than 2% of total.. This means that Google currently detects that on average, around 2% ...

 



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