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Experts See Sharp Rise in Malware Attack Probability

Security experts are warning that malware attacks will pose more of a major threat over the next three years than direct hacker attacks. The British mi2g Intelligence Unit claimed this week that the malware risk has risen from 1 in 40 last year to about 3 in 10 for 2004. This reflects a jump from 2....

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The Myth of the Secure Operating System

The old adage about there being "safety in numbers" no longer applies, at least not in the world of IT security. Microsoft platforms are not only the most widespread, but also the most attacked. About that much, most -- but not all -- commentators agree. The mi2g Intelligence Unit issued three bulle...

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IT Security and Software Development

Let's do some arithmetic. Multiply the number of different hardware platforms in current use by the number of operating systems that have a reasonably large user base. Subtract the systems that simply won't work together. Multiply the result by the number of applications, servers and databases used ...

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Global Extortion: Online Gambling and Organized Hacking

A new trend in extorting money from sports and gambling Web sites isn't going away like security experts had predicted. Online gambling Web sites began receiving e-mail threats in October of last year. The messages contained demands for money to prevent distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks t...

How often do you receive an email that you suspect is fraudulent?
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