Sue Marquette

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Attackers exploit recent Microsoft fix

Attackers exploit recent Microsoft fix

Hackers continue trying to exploit a patched vulnerability in Microsoft's Graphic Display Interface (GDI), researchers said this week.
Apr 16 2008 10:33AM
Spammers use Angelina, Britney gossip as lures

Spammers use Angelina, Britney gossip as lures

Cybercriminals are playing off the interest in celebrity gossip by sending email that promises erotic pictures of stars such as Angelina Jolie and Britney Spears but are instead sending a trojan, Panda Security researchers have found.
Apr 7 2008 5:59AM
Americans feel safe online, says poll

Americans feel safe online, says poll

An overwhelming majority of Americans claim to feel safe online, according to a recent poll.
Apr 3 2008 9:40AM
Hackers may have accessed Sony PlayStation network

Hackers may have accessed Sony PlayStation network

Some users of the Sony PlayStation network may have had their passwords changed and personal information exposed through unauthorized access, the gaming platform provider has disclosed.
Mar 28 2008 9:42AM
FTC plans anti-phishing roundtable

FTC plans anti-phishing roundtable

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is hosting a half-day roundtable event to discuss new strategies aimed at increasing awareness of phishing schemes.
Mar 26 2008 10:14AM
Websites riddled with vulnerabilities: WhiteHat study

Websites riddled with vulnerabilities: WhiteHat study

Most legitimate websites average seven vulnerabilities, with nine out of 10 containing serious flaws that hackers can exploit, the latest WhiteHat Website Security Statistics Report reveals.
Mar 25 2008 10:03AM
March Madness hoops-watching may drive IT staff mad

March Madness hoops-watching may drive IT staff mad

With online viewing the only option for many college basketball fans this week, businesses run the risk of employee productivity declines, bandwidth overloads and security threats, experts say.
Mar 20 2008 10:28AM
Spammers send Google links to malware

Spammers send Google links to malware

A loophole in Google's website is sending unsuspecting users to malicious websites or executables, according to McAfee Avert Labs.
Mar 19 2008 10:17AM
Pacemakers vulnerable to attack

Pacemakers vulnerable to attack

Heart patients beware: If you feel a sudden jolt to your chest, it may be that someone has hacked into your pacemaker, according to recent research that investigated security problems affecting pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs).
Mar 17 2008 10:02AM
Cyber Storm II underway from DHS

Cyber Storm II underway from DHS

To strengthen the nation's cybersecurity preparedness, the federal Department of Homeland Security (DHS) this week is holding its second Cyber Storm event, a five-day exercise for government agencies and businesses.
Mar 12 2008 10:00AM
Aniti-phishing bill working its way through U.S. Senate

Aniti-phishing bill working its way through U.S. Senate

A group of U.S. senators have introduced a bi-partisan bill aimed at stopping phishing, but some privacy advocates are worried that website registrants will have to forfeit too much personal information.
Mar 10 2008 10:40AM
Survey: ID management grows in importance across government

Survey: ID management grows in importance across government

Most government IT workers believe identity management is critical to their organisations, but view cost as a major obstacle, a new survey from Quest Software concludes.
Mar 6 2008 10:42AM
Home-grown encryption scanner mimics Princeton's "cold-boot" tool

Home-grown encryption scanner mimics Princeton's "cold-boot" tool

A scanning tool similar to the one a Princeton engineering team built last month to read encrypted data on a "cold boot" DRAM chip has been publicly released by McGrew Security, a research firm.
Mar 6 2008 10:42AM
Report outs banks with most ID theft complaints

Report outs banks with most ID theft complaints

Consumers, regulators, and businesses have no way to reliably assess the incidences and frequency of identity fraud at major financial institutions, a new study concludes.
Mar 3 2008 10:16AM
Survey shows IT security employees in demand, but skills lack

Survey shows IT security employees in demand, but skills lack

There is a wide gap between IT security skills that organisations need and the skills IT professionals bring to the job, according to a new survey by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA).
Feb 29 2008 9:41AM
YouTube breakdown could happen again

YouTube breakdown could happen again

When officials in Pakistan blocked content from YouTube, it created two separate issues -- but neither one should have surprised anyone, a Gartner analyst said Wednesday.
Feb 28 2008 9:42AM
US Feds lacking in data security

US Feds lacking in data security

Federal agencies are not doing enough to protect citizens from identity theft, according to a report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), the investigative arm of Congress.
Feb 27 2008 10:02AM
Olympic spam carries malicious code: MessageLabs

Olympic spam carries malicious code: MessageLabs

A legitimate attachment containing information about security for the upcoming Beijing Summer Games is also masking a trojan, researchers at MessageLabs said.
Feb 26 2008 10:16AM

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