Security

Storm Worm Strikes Again - and Blasts from the Past, Part 1

The bad guys behind the Storm Worm are revving up for another attack. Learn the warning signs of this nasty piece of malware, and revisit the past year's most interesting Windows news stories reported here.

Daily News Brief: QuickTime Exploit Exposed

Major exploit found in QuickTime 7.3, find out what Microsoft's doing in Siberia, read Linus Torvalds take on Linux in 2008, and much more!

New MSN Messenger Trojan Targets VNCs Too [updated]

MSN Messenger users, it's time to batten down the hatches as a new IRC Trojan attacks both PCs and virtual network connections. Learn how it works so you can stop it.

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"Mailto:" and Other URI Threats May Target Everyone

Been patting yourself on the back for not using Adobe Acrobat or Reader with IE7 and Windows XP? Don't be too happy: URI-based threats may be lurking everywhere.

Free as in Speech Week

The First Amendment makes a cameo appearance in both copyright and national security / surveillance law this week.

Data Security Sunday

Job-seekers and retirees get their personal information compromised, reminding us all of the importance of data security breach notification laws.

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GuardID ID Vault

Today’s simple username/password system is a single-factor authentication mechanism—your credentials are the only information necessary. When an evildoer has that information, whether it was stolen with a keylogger or a “phishing” email, you’re screwed.

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