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New worm, Santy, using Google to spread

Antivirus companies are warning Internet users about a fast-spreading new worm that infects Web servers running a popular package of online bulletin board software, and uses the Google search engine to find vulnerable servers to infect.

Microsoft buys antispyware company

Microsoft has purchased Giant Company Software of New York, which makes software to detect a common form of malicious software programs known as "spyware," Microsoft said Thursday.

Phishing Web sites grew by 33 percent in November

The number of phishing Web sites associated with online identity theft scams grew by 33 percent in November, after dropping off in September and early October, according to data compiled by the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG).

Trend Micro gives away mobile antivirus software

Trend Micro will become the latest major antivirus software company to provide protection against mobile phone viruses, with new antivirus and antispam software for mobile phones running the Microsoft Windows Mobile and Symbian's operating systems.

Microsoft files suits against smut spammers

Microsoft is again using the courts to pursue individuals allegedly responsible for spam e-mail campaigns, this time going after those who send out unsolicited and sexually explicit e-mail.

Lycos, spammers trade blows over screensaver

Lycos Europe NV is caught in a tit-for-tat struggle with spammers, just days after releasing a free screen saver software program that uses computer down time to swamp Web sites associated with spam campaigns.

Universities struggling with SSL-busting spyware

U.S. universities are struggling with a flare-up of dangerous spyware that can snoop on information encrypted using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer). Experts are warning that the stealthy software, called Marketscore, could be used to intercept a wide rang...

Antivirus subscription prices climb

Troublesome Trojan horses, virulent worms, nasty viruses--sometimes it may seem like the Internet exists just to let the bad guys attack your PC.

E-voting problems reported as election gets under way

Reports of problems with electronic voting technology cropped up across the US Tuesday, including the key states of Pennsylvania and Ohio, as millions of US citizens flooded polling places for the country's presidential election.

Your PC may be less secure than you think

A survey conducted by Internet service provider America Online (AOL) 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 are on a whopping 80 percent of syst...

Work on Sender ID goes on

After running into opposition to its Sender ID antispam plan, Microsoft has revised and resubmitted it to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) for consideration, according to a company spokesperson.

Google patches one security hole, but another surfaces

Search engine darling Google has patched a hole in its search engine the could have allowed malicious hackers to modify the content of the Google search results page or silently modify search results, but a new hole may have already appeared.

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