French lawyer gets 6 month ban over P2P legal threats

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A lawyer working with Swiss anti-piracy outfit Logistep has received a ban from practicing as a lawyer for six months. Elizabeth Martin sent inappropriately aggressive and deliberately false and misleading letters to thousands of alleged...

Security threats are starting to merge

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The purveryors of malware are becoming increasingly well-organised and financed, according to vendor Symantec's Internet Security Threat Report. In the past e-criminals made money from selling code, estiablishing botnets, or spamming, but gangs are now...

New MySpace, Skype virus threats spotted

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The two virus threats are completely unrelated except that they were both discovered by Finnish computer security firm F-Secure Corporation. The popular social networking site MySpace.com is having its user pages infected with a link...

2007 Security Threats on the Rise

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Security threats paint a constantly evolving landscape, and there is no end in sight in terms of threats that keep appearing. Enterprises have survived through extraordinary cycles of security threats, including the 2003 "summer of...

AOL survey uncovers rampant online threats

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A survey conducted by Internet service provider America Online found that 20 percent of home computers were infected by a virus or worm, and that various forms of snooping programs such as spyware and adware...

Traditional Anti-Virus Can't Meet New Threats

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The need to defend networked electronic gear like PDAs and smart phones will drive anti-virus defenses away from the signature-based techniques of today and toward next-generation behavioral-based tactics. "The need for security is expanding beyond...

The FBI's top 20 cybersecurity threats

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Looking for a great way to get fired? I can't think of a better way than to have your network grind to a halt because you failed to patch a well-known vulnerability, and I also...

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