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Deep packet inspection – illegal or not?

Virgin Media’s plan to monitor traffic on its networks to assess the percentage and nature of illegal file-sharing may be soon hitting a roadblock, since Privacy …

Using spam to beat spam

How to make a full-proof spam filter that will not block any of the legitimate email? A team at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley, California, and the …

Blippy, a great service for phishers?

Blippy, a new service that lets you twitter (blipper?) your recent purchases made with a credit card of your choice, could be a valuable tool for cyber criminals, warns …

Johnny Depp is not dead – but you might be infected

The fake news of the death of one of the most popular actors of today has been used by hackers to infect you with Trojans. According to Sophos’ Graham Cluley, the rumor …

80% of U.S. government domains still without DNSSEC

Eighty percent of all U.S. federal agencies didn’t succeed in deploying DNSSEC on their Web sites by the end of 2009, as demanded by the U.S.’s government mandate …

Tor Project infrastructure breached, users advised to upgrade

Tor users have been advised to upgrade to Tor 0.2.1.22 or 0.2.2.7-alpha, following a security breach that left two of the seven directory authorities compromised (moria1 and …

Unknown virus brings down UK university network

The network of UK’s University of Exeter was hit on Monday by what they claim “is a completely new virus and we are the only organisation in the world to …

More privacy rights violations in China

In a move that has been interpreted as yet another violation of privacy rights, the Chinese government has announced a campaign against pornography that will include automatic …

Banking Trojan coming at you from all sides

Using the very effective tactic of multiple attack vectors, the makers of the Zbot banking Trojan are ensuring a high enough infection rate for them to make profit. A recent …

Pharma spam on forums near you

Forever searching for new ways to accost naive shoppers, fake and/or illegal on-line pharmacy sites have lately taken to forcing their ads on unsuspecting forum visitors. …

SASFIS Trojan treads lightly

The SASFIS Trojan variants may be not as famous and well-known as BREDOLAB’s or Zeus/Zbot’s, but they still pose a considerable danger to users and networks around …

Fear of stealth hackers

One of the biggest fears that software companies have is that someday hackers will manage to steal the source code of their products and modify it so that they can secretly …

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