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Readin’, Writin’ and Web 2.0

The enhanced degree of communication that Web 2.0 utilities enable is changing the corporate world, for good or for ill, as enterprises decide whether to reject or embrace concepts like wikis, blogs, social networks and video-sharing. The trend has touched the academic world in similar ways. Web 2.0

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Top Layer Networks’ Ken Pappas: When PCI Compliance Isn’t Enough

High-profile data breaches continue to spotlight the growing risks consumers face of identity theft and credit card fraud. Four highly visible data breaches disclosed in the last 18 months are particularly worrisome because they show a systemic failure in the procedures that both the public and regu...

FBI: Cybercrime Causes Financial Pain for Many Businesses

Nearly nine out of 10 businesses and other organizations faced some type of computer security incident, a fifth of them were attacked 20 times or more and some US$67 billion was lost as a result of the incursions, according to the 2005 FBI Computer Crime survey. The report, released Thursday by the ...

Company’s Seal of Approval a Standard for Security Products

When it comes to keeping bad stuff from entering computers, hardware protection devices work better than software solutions. "The software side of things still needs a lot of work," NSS Testing Labs CTO Bob Walder told TechNewsWorld. That is part of the findings from a rigorous battery of tests done...

Pharming, SPIM Plaguing Internet

As if phishing isn't bad enough, network security firms report pharmers are now emerging in larger numbers on the Internet to steal your identity. To top it off, new research has found that the volume of IM-borne security threats have also increased dramatically since the beginning of the year. The...

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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...

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Is the Superworm a Mere Myth?

If one thing is definite about Internet security and worm attacks, say experts, it is that cyber attacks are on the rise in 2004. Consider the worldwide effect of highly publicized worms like last year's SoBig series and the recent Sinit Trojan and MyDoom outbreaks. Given the potency of some of thes...

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