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  • News: Three Bulgarians arrested in connection with phishing scheme against US banks

    Bulgarian authorities have arrested three men on charges of being part of an international cybercriminal gang that targeted U.S. bank customers.

  • News: FTC mails out refund checks for buyers of scareware

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has begun to mail refund checks to computer owners who purchased so-called scareware from vendors who allegedly used deceptive advertising to trick customers into buying the software to fix their supposedly infected computers.

  • News: Clickjacking attacks possible despite framebusting protection

    The so-called framebusting mechanism implemented in browsers to help websites prevent clickjacking attacks doesn't live up to expectations, according to Google security engineer and Web security researcher Michal Zalewski, who released [proof-of-concept code to demonstrate it.

  • News: 75% of Brits would retrieve a stolen laptop themselves

    Three quarters (75 percent) of Brits would try and retrieve a stolen laptop themselves if they knew its location, says Absolute Software.

  • News: Telstra data breach under investigation by Privacy Commissioner

    The Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim, has launched an investigation into Telstra's data breach which occurred on Friday when its customer service website was openly accessible on the Web.

  • News: Blue Coat sold to private equity firm for £830m

    WAN optimisation and web security vendor Blue Coat is set to be acquired by a group led by Thoma Bravo, a private equity firm, for $1.3 billion (£830 million).

  • Opinion: Google's Schmidt Slams Carrier IQ

    Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt has criticized Carrier IQ, the maker of a controversial app that secretly collects personal info from smartphones, but also says that Google can't do anything to prevent the software from being installed on Android devices by handset makers and wireless carriers.

  • News: Security roundup: Lockheed Martin sounds alarm on Adobe Reader zero-day; Microsoft patchfest coming

    When Adobe last week issued an advisory about a dangerous zero-day attack based on an unpatched Adobe Reader vulnerability that was being exploited in the wild to try and seize control of both PCs and Macs, it credited Lockheed Martin for sounding the alarm about it.

  • News: Private investment firm buys Blue Coat for $1.3B

    Blue Coat Systems has agreed to be bought by a private equity firm for about $1.3 billion, which will buy out shareholders for a 48% premium over what the company's stock sold for yesterday.

  • News: Phishing gang stole £1 million from students, police say

    Police have busted a phishing gang believed to have stolen £1 million ($1.54 million) from UK students by tricking them into revealing details of their educational loans.

  • News: Small company, big security challenges

    The CIO (US) story, "Small company, big security challenges," which posted to the newswire Friday has been removed. The story is "Insider" content and should not have been posted in full to the newswire. Online editors using the full story are asked to remove it from their sites as soon as possible. The abbreviated version of the story that is available for distribution has been posted to the newswire and my be used online.

  • News: Small company, big security challenges

    Small company, big ambitions. Sounds like the classic entrepreneurial dream--but what if it means you bear the burden of big-company regulatory or standards compliance?

  • News: Court dismisses most breach claims against Heartland by banks

    A U.S. district court in Texas has dismissed all but one of the claims by several banks against Heartland Payment Systems over a massive data breach the payment processor disclosed almost three years ago.

  • News: Two zero-day vulnerabilities found in Flash Player

    Two newly discovered vulnerabilities in Adobe's Flash Player can be exploited to execute arbitrary code remotely, according to advisories from the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) and various security research companies.

  • News: Small company, big security challenges

    Small company, big ambitions. Sounds like the classic entrepreneurial dream—but what if it means you bear the burden of big-company regulatory or standards compliance?

  • News: Anonymous attack on HBGary Federal didn't ruin us, says CEO

    When HBGary Federal, had its website hacked and sensitive e-mail exposed by hacktivist group Anonymous last February, it became a question of how Sacramento, Calif.-based security firm HBGary could survive the damage to its reputation.

  • News: Free Downloads That Are Worth a Donation, Part 1

    During my day-to-day work I turn to certain applications time and again, and soon they become indispensable, seeming to blend in with Windows itself. Some of those programs are full-blown commercial products, such as Microsoft Office or Total Commander. Others, however, are applications I did not have to pay a dime for, thanks to the generosity of hardworking developers who have opted to share their creations with the world for free, requesting only a donation from those users who are willing and able. (PCWorld's Downloads library lists donationware as free, but you'll see a telltale editor's note on the review page explaining that the program's developers accept contributions.)

  • Test Centre: Group test: what's the best firewall?

    PC Advisor reviews the best internet firewalls you can install on your PC today.

  • News: Two zero-day vulnerabilities found in Flash Player

    Two newly discovered vulnerabilities in Adobe's Flash Player can be exploited to execute arbitrary code remotely, according to advisories from the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) and various security research companies.

  • News: UK police arrest six in student loan phishing scam

    U.K. police arrested six people on Thursday for allegedly running a phishing scam that stole an estimated £1.6 million (US$2.6 million) from victims who had taken out student loans.



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