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Botnet Hunters Bypass Cops to Bring Down Spam Host

If you notice less spam in your e-mail inbox today, you can thank a coalition of cybersecurity researchers who have made it their mission to sew up spam-based "botnets" on the Web. Earlier this week, HostExploit.com gave a Washington Post reporter information about a hosting company, McColo, that wa...

New Bagle Variants Roll in Waves

With a little help from a lesser-known piece of malicious software code, the Glieder Trojan, a wave of Bagle computer worm variants spread successfully today, disabling and blocking antivirus and other security software and spreading in spam-like fashion. Security experts said as many as 15 Bagle va...

Report Shows Uptick in Automated Phishing

Security experts are warning that automated software and compromised computers used to pass on malicious e-mail or host rogue, information-stealing Web sites are feeding fraud on the Internet. The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG), a consortium of security experts looking to analyze the online frau...

Phishing Without a Lure

Security experts say that a recent phishing attack -- typically e-mailed as enticements to bogus sites that endanger users' systems and expose their personal information -- is limited in scope, but they are concerned that it may be a sign that attackers are toying with a new way of phishing, one tha...

Sender ID Antispam Tech Making Strides

A few technologies to fight the unsolicited and sometimes unsafe e-mail known as spam have emerged since the volume of the junk mail has increased beyond annoyance, but a Microsoft-backed effort to identify the senders of spam appears to be moving fastest of all the contenders. Joined by other spam ...

UN, ITU Join Fight Against Spam

Following issues such as world hunger and global warming, the rising volume of unwanted e-mail is now among the problems that are being dealt with on an international level as officials with the United Nations and International Telecommunications Union (ITU) called spam "an epidemic" at a conference...

Worm Variant Parade Marches On

It appears writing viruses is becoming as easy as ABC, particularly given the deluge of worm variants in the Bagle, Netsky and Phatbot families. But the collections of worms are causing some confusion among virus fighters as well as increased danger for users. The latest example is the Bagle.Z varia...

Elon Musk's Dec. 2 action to release The Twitter Files: Approve or Disapprove?
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