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Ipoque kills Skype | 2006-01-14 15:56:11
Ipoque has designed and started selling a product that hunts for and aggressively blocks communication from Skype.

iTunes Spy Tunes | 2006-01-13 14:29:17
The new iTunes version 6.02 has many updates, one of it making the software spyware, sending private user information to marketing agencies.

Norton recycle bin helps hackers | 2006-01-12 23:17:43
Symantec was urged to fix a flaw in Norton SystemWorks that allows an attacker to hide malicious code in a hidden directory used by the product.

Apache security holes | 2006-01-11 22:44:18
Vulnerabilities in Apache and a PostgreSQL, discovered last week, have been caracterised as critical, experts saying the flaws allow serious Internet intrusion.

Selling malware | 2006-01-11 22:26:14
On 01 February, Frame4 Security Systems will launch their Malware Distribution Project (MD:Pro) service, which will offer developers of security systems and anti-malware products a vast collection of downloadable malware from a secure and reliable source, exclusively for the purposes of analysis, testing, research and development.

Hunting open-source bugs for cash | 2006-01-10 23:12:38
Vulnerability Discovery and Remediation, Open-Source Hardening Project is the name of a US gorernment program, which will pay researchers to find vulnerabilities in open source software.

An instant spam penalty | 2006-01-10 11:00:42
Qwest could charge $5 for every spam message sent by their customers computer - even if they are not aware of it. This is the newest clause added to Qwest ISP contract.

Two more critical Microsoft patches | 2006-01-09 20:40:45
Tuesday will bring two security Microsoft bulletins, both tagged as critical. The patches are going to fix a yet undisclosed Windows flaw, as well as a bug in Office and Exchange.

New IM Worm | 2006-01-09 19:51:05
The worm targets PCs that have already been infected with lockx.exe or palsp.exe viruses. It then usess Internet Relay Chat-enabled malware to connect the host to a server for further infection through a series of commands.

Sober worm suspicious inactivity | 2006-01-08 19:24:12
Patching systems and disabling Sober downloadable websites may have put the worm to sleep. Many security experts are relieved, but many also warn that Sober is still a threat.

Big Brother strikes again | 2006-01-08 02:47:51
Microsoft removed Zhao Jing's blog on the grounds of being critical of the Chinese government. Such behaviour, from an American company, whose country's main purpose is to deliver democracy to whole world is, at least, accquard.

Unix and Linux have more bugs | 2006-01-07 02:30:26
US-CERT and Secunia released research notes stating that Windows had less than half the number of flaws, vulnerabilities and bugs than the number found in Unix and Linux during the previous year. Although they had less flaws, Microsoft still managed to leave quite a few of them unpatched, while a standard Linux distribution had none.

WMF patch ready for download | 2006-01-06 02:12:50
Hundreds of millions of Windows users can breathe deeply once they download and install a fresh out of the oven patch number 06-001, which will protect them against the WMF hole in Windows' image-rendering engine that could allow a hacker complete control of their computers.

Spammer hit hard | 2006-01-05 02:06:49
A spammer from Florida, charged for sending huge volumes of spam, has been fined by a US district court with a sum so large it is the first one of that kind - $11.2 billion.

Phishers target eBay again | 2006-01-04 01:58:37
A highly targeted phishing attack was recently discovered by security researchers. The spam messages are directed at eBay sellers.

Microsoft asks users to wait | 2006-01-03 12:34:04
Microsoft recently changed its original advisory concerning WMF Windows vulnerability, announcing that the patch will be ready to download in a week's time. Although the WMF treat is growing each day, Microsoft urges users to wait for the 'proper' patch and do not install third part patches.

BlackBerry vulnerabilities | 2006-01-03 01:48:53
There are two new vulnerabilities that RIM has warned about. BlackBerry users are open for two bugs that could prevent them from opening attachments.

Trojan brings fake Google ads | 2006-01-01 17:37:53
A new breed of Trojan is ravaging the net, producing fake Google ads, which look very much real. The ads appear to be part of regular Google AdSense. The Trojan infects the user's computer through a web page, and replaces the original ads with its own set of malicious ads.

Sony settles Rootkit lawsuit | 2005-12-30 00:34:14
Sony BMG is bringing one, of many, lawsuits against it to the end. As it seems, the defendant has agreed to pay yet undisclosed sum, and the settlement was submitted for court approval.

Zero day Windows flaw | 2005-12-29 01:21:13
Security firms have warned that even patched systems running Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 can be successfully attacked by malicious hackers, thanks to the zero day exploit. Malicious hackers can run the code of their choice on compromised systems, and even machines that have all available patches installed are vulnerable, according to several advisories.

Sue spammers | 2005-12-28 23:54:10
Nigel Roberts, a UK citizen, used the EU E-Privacy Directive law to win a spam lawsuit against Falkirk-based Media Logistics. By winning 300 pounds he became the first person in the country to use European legislation to defeat spammers.

MSN virus | 2005-12-26 21:31:59
Security experts are warning users of the popular MSN Messenger to avoid downloading and installing BETA8WEBINSTALL.EXE, a file that has been circulating the web, posing as a new version of the messenger software. Bogus MSN Messinger 8 is in fact a virus.

Vulnerability in Symantec anti-virus software | 2005-12-23 15:39:19
A security researcher recently discovered a vulnerability in Symantec's anti-virus software which allows an attack from a remote.

Google suffered from XSS | 2005-12-22 13:25:11
Cross site scripting vulnerabilities in Google web site allowed malicious attackers to sniff through user's data and steal account information. Google has patched the security holes, and claims none of the user information was compromised.

Meet Santa before Christmas | 2005-12-21 17:23:01
The new IM.GiftCom.All worm is using instant messaging to spread around, by offering the unsuspecting users of AOL, Yahoo and Microsoft's IM software a trip to a festive Santa site.

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