Site Map - Web-based Threats

Study: Pick Your (Online) Friends Wisely

- It isn't always easy to turn down a request to be friends—especially in the context of online social networking.

Reclaiming Reputations

- Have a bad reputation on the Web? A new service may be able to help companies and individuals reclaim their reputations.

U.S. Opens Cybersecurity Center

- The United States on Friday took another step toward protecting the country from cyberattacks by consolidating its cyberdefense efforts into one state-of-the-art cybersecurity center, reports Computer Weekly.

Mid-Size Businesses Suffer More Cyberattacks As Security Budgets Tighten

- A recent survey shows that cybercriminals are increasingly attacking mid-sized businesses as firms freeze their IT security budgets in a tough economy, reports

Social Networking

-   Twenty percent more companies are blocking social networking sites compared to six months ago, according to security firm ScanSafe. Company concerns include possible malware, potential loss of sensitive data, and bandwidth use.


- Bots, computer-infecting software run by a remote computer, are increasingly common. The RUBotted program provides extra protection for Web users who do not want to be unwillingly conscripted into a zombie computer army.

Two New Fraudulent E-mails Pose as Facebook and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

- Two new fraudulent e-mails are trying to lure unsuspecting victims into installing malware on their computers, says a leading Web and e-mail security provider.


- 640   The number, in thousands, of new fake antivirus programs propagated during the year’s third quarter, according to PandaLabs.

Site to See: RUBotted

- This free Windows program uses intelligent monitoring to detect bot-like behavior.

Firewalls, IPS Lauded

- Firewalls and intrusion prevention systems rank as worthy of a security department's scarce resources, according to Forrester Research.

Government Wants YOU to Help Fight Cyber Attacks

- All computer users, not just those working in government or industry, can play an important role in defending the country’s digital networks from cyberattacks, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano said during a Webcast yesterday.

DHS Needs Better Web Security Management Practices, OIG Report Says

- A newly released report from the Department of Homeland Security's internal watchdog says that the department and its member agencies' public-facing Web sites are vulnerable to attack that could leave them open to defacement, service interruption, and resource loss.

FBI Phries Phishers

- The FBI began arresting 53 alleged U.S.cybercriminals yesterday after uncovering an international phishing scam that stole nearly $2 million.

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