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Phishing trends according to the Anti-Phishing Working Group

The Anti-Phishing Working Group issued the results of a survey they conducted in the first half of 2009, in which they sifted through data they collected and some provided by …

Gawker and Gizmodo visitors preyed on by malicious ads

It was only last month that the New York Times was tricked into featuring on their website a malvertisement that took over the visitors’ browser and tried to make them …

Serious cyber attacks on the horizon

A report prepared recently by James A. Lewis, of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, used the recent cyber attacks that targeted the US and South Korea as a …

Suspected European cyber pirates denied Internet access without court order

The verdict is in: Europeans can be cut off the Internet for persistent file-sharing, and it can be done without a court order. According to ISPreview, the decision comes as a …

Beautiful Security: Leading Security Experts Explain How They Think

In Beautiful Security, a bevy of experts describe how they look at a particular aspect of information security. They offer the knowledge they have acquired through many years …

China clamps down on Tor

It is a well known fact that the Chinese government is a big fan of Internet censorship. The “Great Firewall of China” (a system that blocks content by preventing …

A closer look at Lavasoft Ad-Aware Free 8.1.0

Ad-Aware Free is the basic, home-use-only version of Lavasoft’s popular anti-spyware and anti-malware tool. To name just a few of its new features: Genotype detection …

What to do when Google blocks your website?

I think that everyone has encountered, at least once in their Net surfing history, the following alerts next to a search result: “This site may harm your …

NASA hacker loses another extradition appeal

BBC News reports that another episode of the Gary McKinnon 7 year long extradition saga is revealed: he has been denied the possibility of appealing to the UK Supreme Court. …

FBI Director almost got phished

Those of us who have had the good fortune and sense not to fall victim to a phishing attack, may wonder at those who have. And even get mad sometimes – if there were no …

100 people charged in multinational phishing case

It took two years of investigating and the involvement of Egypt authorities, but the FBI has reached its goal: 100 people have been finally charged for their participation in …

BlackBerry users: Beware of social engineering

According to PC World, there’s some good and some bad news for BlackBerry users. “There is no technical way of hacking a BlackBerry”, says Sheran Gunasekera, …

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