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Spyware Floods In Through BitTorrent

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Public peer-to-peer networks have always been associated with adware program distributions, but BitTorrent, the program created by Bram Cohen to offer a new approach to sharing digital files, has managed to avoid the stigma.

Hashing exploit threatens digital security

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Cryptographers have found a way to snip a digital signature from one document and attach it to a fraudulent document without invalidating the signature and giving the fraud away.

Britney Spears a hit with hackers

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The celebrity whose name is used most by hackers creating computer e-mail viruses has shifted from Microsoft chief Bill Gates to pop singer Britney Spears.

Most Want U.S. to Make Internet Safe

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Most Americans believe the government should do more to make the Internet safe, but they don't trust the federal institutions that are largely responsible for creating and enforcing laws online, according to a new industry survey.

Java flaws open door to hackers

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Sun Microsystems has fixed a pair of security bugs in Java that could be exploited by attackers to take over computers running Windows, Linux and Solaris.

Data 'smuggling' opens websites to attack

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Thousands of websites may be at risk from a new form of network attack that involves burying harmful packets of data within seemingly legitimate ones.

Man Charged for Trying to Steal User Data

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A man was arrested Monday for allegedly setting up a phony Internet portal site to lure victims into giving personal data, an official said. Police said it was Japan's first arrest linked to a form of identity theft called phishing.

RSS, Spyware’s next frontier.

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VP of Threat Research at an anti-spyware company announced his predictions for 2005 in relation to security vulnerabilities. Most of the predictions were fairly predictable, however at least one of the predictions causes a pause for further thought.

Hong Kong plans to enact anti-spam law

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Hong Kong plans to enact an anti-spam law next year to crack down on companies that send unsolicited e-mails or make automated telemarketing calls to consumers, an official has said.

Voluntary Disclosure Is the Threat to Password Security

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Computers can remember complex bits of data effortlessly, but people routinely fumble that task. Naturally, one of the big trends in computing security is making users memorize complex passwords -- then regularly wipe those from their memory in favor of equally obscure replacements.

Burden is on us to protect our data

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If you had to guess, how many companies would you say have enough of your personal data stored in various databases to make even a rookie crook ready for prime-time conning? Ten, perhaps? What about 50, 100 or 1,000? You probably don't know the answer, and that is exactly the problem.

Two computers stolen with Motorola staff data

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Two computers containing personal information on Motorola Inc. employees were stolen from the mobile phone maker's human resources services provider.

Oversold Security Hype

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A number of the most promoted security risks are nothing more than a load of hype, Gartner has said in an unexpected outbreak of sober assessment.

Sky News catches spamming violation

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Some British companies are still willing to send out large numbers of unsolicited text messages -- despite such practices being illegal.

Computer viruses become hacker informants

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An emerging breed of computer virus that keeps hackers informed about the latest weaknesses in computer networks has been discovered by security experts.

Citigroup Says UPS Lost Data

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Citigroup, the world's largest bank, on Monday said account and payment history data on 3.9 million of its customers were lost in transit by United Parcel Service.

Spoofing flaw resurfaces in Mozilla browsers

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A 7-year-old flaw that could let an attacker place malicious content on trusted Web sites has resurfaced in the most recent Firefox browser, Secunia has warned.

Hacker hits Duke U

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A hacker broke into the Duke University Medical Center computer system last week, stealing thousands of passwords and fragments of Social Security numbers, Duke officials said Friday.

Triple-Barreled Trojan Attack Builds Botnets

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The three-pronged attack is being described as "unprecedented" because of the way the Trojans communicate with each other to infect a machine, disable anti-virus software and leave a back door open for future malicious use. "This is so slick, it's scary.

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