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Researchers find bugs in archive file formats

Researchers have found ways to hide malicious software in commonly used archival formats that went undetected until recently by most antivirus programs.

Written by Jeremy Kirk16 April 10 06:48

Hacker conference to address emerging Web threats

The Black Hat security conference will kick off next week in Barcelona, with training sessions and briefings from some of the most talented security researchers in the industry.

Written by Jeremy Kirk12 April 10 07:50

Council of Europe pushes for only one cybercrime treaty

A European intergovernmental body that oversees the only international cybercrime treaty is advocating that the U.N. supports its efforts to get wider ratification of the treaty.

Written by Jeremy Kirk24 March 10 06:15

Law enforcement lobbies hard for ICANN changes

U.S. and U.K. law enforcement officials are trying to marshal support for changes that would make it more difficult for criminals to register domain names under false details.

Written by Jeremy Kirk24 March 10 07:28

E-crime reporting format draws closer to a standard

The Internet Engineering Task Force is close to approving a specification for a common format for reporting e-crime, a step taken to allow security experts to react faster to cybercrime.

Written by Jeremy Kirk24 March 10 06:00

Facebook users targeted in massive spam run

Facebook's 400 million users have been targeted by a spam run that could infect their computers with malicious software designed to steals passwords and other data, according to security researchers at McAfee.

Written by Jeremy Kirk19 March 10 06:50

Law enforcement push for stricter domain name rules

Law enforcement officials in the U.K. and U.S. are pushing the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers to put in place measures that would help reduce abuse of the domain name system.

Written by Jeremy Kirk18 March 10 05:04

Law enforcement push for stricter domain name rules

Law enforcement officials in the U.K. and U.S. are pushing the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers to put in place measures that would help reduce abuse of the domain name system.

Written by Jeremy Kirk18 March 10 02:27

Trusteer rolls out malware forensic tool for banks

Security vendor Trusteer's latest product will allow banks to remotely investigate their customers' computers if it is suspected the PC has been hacked.

Written by Jeremy Kirk16 March 10 06:04

Counterfeit card fraud drops by half in the UK

Fraud losses due to counterfeit payment cards fell by half in 2009 from the year prior in the U.K., but online banking losses continued to rise, according to new banking industry figures released Wednesday.

Written by Jeremy Kirk11 March 10 08:17

Password application gives wrong info to fraudsters

Germany's Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology is selling a mobile phone application that offers a unique feature over other password-storage applications.

Written by Jeremy Kirk05 March 10 22:16
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