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ATM malware spreading around the world

Cash machines around the world are hosting malware that can harvest a person's card details for use in fraud, a situation that could worsen as the malware becomes more sophisticated, according to a security researcher.

Written by Jeremy Kirk06 June 09 00:52

Security vendor ferrets out who's a human and who's a bot

An Atlanta security company has come up with a technology it says can block automated programs responsible for perpetuating nuisances such as spam, fake e-mail registrations and click fraud.

Written by Jeremy Kirk04 June 09 01:39

Cybercriminals refine data-sniffing software for ATM fraud

Cybercriminals are improving a malicious software program that can be installed on ATMs running Microsoft's Windows XP operating system that records sensitive card details, according to security vendor Trustwave.

Written by Jeremy Kirk04 June 09 20:25

Thousands of Web sites stung by mass hacking attack

Up to 40,000 Web sites have been hacked to redirect unwitting victims to another Web site that tries to infect PCs with malicious software, according to security vendor Websense.

Written by Jeremy Kirk03 June 09 03:08

Mobile phone location technology fights card fraud

Ericsson is courting major banks with a security service the company thinks could cut down on credit card fraud as well as eliminate an inconvenience for travelers using cards overseas.

Written by Jeremy Kirk26 May 09 22:24

Latest Kaspersky mobile software wipes data via SMS

Kaspersky Lab's latest mobile security software due to be released next week can wipe data with a text message command even if a thief has swapped out the phone's SIM card.

Written by Jeremy Kirk28 May 09 07:56

Facebook CFO to leave the company

Facebook's seasoned CFO will leave the company, the social-networking site confirmed Wednesday.

Written by Jeremy Kirk02 April 09 07:27

Survey gauges Web application security spending

A new survey shows that despite the dismal economic conditions, more than a quarter of the companies polled expect to spend more on Web application security this year.

Written by Jeremy Kirk27 March 09 07:16

Microsoft offers tool to calculate carbon footprint

A new environmental toolset for Microsoft's Dynamics AX enterprise resource management software lets businesses find out the carbon footprint of various aspects of their operations.

Written by Jeremy Kirk10 Feb. 09 07:54

AVG notes rise in number of malicious Web sites

Web sites rigged with malicious code are becoming more numerous by the day, but the time those sites are online is declining, according to new research from security vendor AVG Technologies.

Written by Jeremy Kirk28 Jan. 09 08:32

Symantec releases patch for application delivery program

Symantec and the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team are warning about a serious vulnerability within the company's AppStream product, used for steaming applications from a central server to thin-client desktops, though a patch has been released.

Written by Jeremy Kirk19 Jan. 09 08:10