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  • Beware fake Microsoft security essentials

    Microsoft Security Essentials is fake. Well, it is and it isn't. Microsoft Security Essentials is a free antimalware protection program from Microsoft, but a new malware threat identified by security software vendor F-Secure is also masquerading as Microsoft Security Essentials. You want to avoid that one.

  • Microsoft warns of spike in Java attacks

    In the course of researching and preparing volume 9 of the Security Intelligence Report, Microsoft analysts discovered an interesting trend. According to Microsoft's findings, attacks against Java have recently surged to unprecedented levels -- dwarfing attacks against Adobe PDFs.

  • Does Mac OS X need malware protection?

    Everyone knows that the Mac OS X operating system is just inherently secure. Any Apple loyalist will gladly explain to you everything that is wrong with Microsoft Windows, and how happy they are with not having to worry about malware and exploits on their shiny new Mac. So, I guess Macs don't need security software and we have nothing left to talk about...

  • Microsoft exposes scope of botnet threat

    Microsoft this week unveiled the ninth volume of its Security Intelligence Report (SIR). The semi-annual assessment of the state of computer and Internet security and overview of the threat landscape generally yields some valuable information. This particular edition of the Security Intelligence Report focuses its attention on the threat posed by botnets.

  • 10 ways spam is like vuvuzelas

    If you've been glued to the World Cup, you'll know that there's more to the matches than soccer (football for our international audience).

  • IIA pushes new ISP spam code

    The Internet Industry Association (IIA) has submitted a revised and updated code of practice for Internet service providers (ISPs) around spam emails to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) for official registration.

  • ACMA warns against World Cup spammers

    The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is urging caution following the reporting of a number of spam-fuelled scam attempts linked to the World Cup.

  • ISPs reluctant to filter outbound spam

    With spam volumes rising relentlessly a new survey claims to have detected an iota of worry among service providers. It seems many of them would love to do something about it but don't know what.

  • ACMA officially launches anti-spam hotline

    The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has officially launched its new spam reporting tool, Spam SMS, allowing Australians to report spam by forwarding the message to a specified mobile number.

  • Judge permanently shuts down ISP catering to spam, porn

    A U.S. district court judge has ordered the permanent closure of an Internet service provider long accused of hosting and distributing spam, spyware, child pornography and other illegal content, at the request of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

  • New cyber attacks more malicious than Love Bug: Symantec

    A decade after the Love Bug virus attacked millions of computers worldwide and put the Philippines in the IT world map in a negative way, computer security experts have noticed that today's computer attacks are more malicious than the original computer security threat.

  • Linux machines surprisingly linked to spam

    Although Linux holds only a small market share, Linux computers appear to send a disproportionate amount of spam compared to other operating systems, according to new research from Symantec's MessageLabs messaging security division.

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