Stories by Ellen Messmer

Symantec previews child-protection software

Symantec at this week's DEMO conference will showcase child-protection software that monitors children's activities online as well as encourages children to be involved in setting the rules for safe and appropriate online behavior.

E-commerce security service scans consumers' PCs

Panda Software Wednesday unveiled a service that lets banks and online merchants scan a consumer's PC in memory for a few seconds to determine if resident malware could pose a threat to the e-commerce exchange.

Storm botnet gets profiled at Web site

Storm, which has grown into a large remotely controlled botnet since the initial worm appeared a year ago to infect victims' machines, is getting a graphic profile on a Web site set up to track it.

Nugache worm kicking up a Storm

Although the infamous Storm worm enters 2008 with a reputation as the world's most dangerous botnet, security experts say there's an up-and-comer called Nugache that could give it a run for its money.

Data breaches, regulations fueling data encryption

Although data encryption adds cost and complexity, business and government sectors are becoming wedded to it -- even though at times it's like an arranged marriage driven by regulatory compliance and fear of data-breach fiascos.

Successful phishing attacks up, online survey shows

A Gartner survey shows phishing attacks against consumers in the United States have been more successful this year than last. The good news is that consumers have been able to recover their losses from phishing a bit more than they did in the past.

eBay Web attack hops from other sites

Yet another sophisticated Web-based attack against eBay and its users is being investigated by a Tel Aviv-based security vendor that discovered a similar attack two months ago involving a custom-made bot designed to steal accounts.

McAfee: Virtualization, online games top security risks

In its "Top Ten Security Predictions for 2008," McAfee foresees the growth of virtualization opening up a huge attack surface. On the good-news side, the security vendor expects there will be less adware on the Internet to worry about. McAfee's list ...

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