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Site Map - Web-based Threats

Site to See: NoScript

- The NoScript add-on can block cross-site scripting attacks.

Cybersecurity

- The Obama Administration’s review of national cybersecurity policy finds a need for strong federal leadership in protection of this increasingly critical—and vulnerable—infrastructure.

New Cybersecurity Push, Old Problem

- While the Obama administration develops a new cybersecurity plan, the private sector is wary of sharing proprietary information.

Data Security Through Deletion

- Instead of focusing on protection methods, one organization set out to limit the amount of sensitive data it collected.

Cybercriminals Keep Malware Alive Longer

- Cybercriminals have found a new, more cost-effective way to get the most bang for their buck when spreading malware, according to Symantec’s MessageLabs.

Phishing E-Mails Dramatically, Inexplicably Drop in First Half of Year

- The amount of phishing emails has precipitously dropped since this time last year, reports the Associated Press.

Hackers Riddle Fake DHS E-mails with Malware

- Hackers have a new guise to attack federal, state, and local government and law enforcement departments: fake malware-riddled e-mails from the Department of Homeland Security.

China: Hacker Schools Become Big Business

- China has seen the emergence of online training schools that teach students the skills necessary to either be a network defender or a cybercriminal.

Hack Works Like Phone Tap

- Hackers at the Black Hat and DefCon security conferences this weekend demonstrated a hack that works much like a phone tap does, the Associated Press reports.

Malware Attacks

- Malware attacks grew at a record pace in 2008 and are increasingly designed to steal personal information, such as passwords, according to the most recent Symantec Internet Security Threat Report. Most new infections stem from Web surfing.

Hidden Vulnerabilities

- Sixty-three percent of Web sites have a serious vulnerability, according to a study by WhiteHat Security. The most common vulnerabilities allow cross-site scripting attacks.

Pentagon Weighs Banning Social Networking

- The Pentagon is once again seriously considering a "near-total ban" of all social networking Web sites from its unclassified network, Wired.com's Danger Room blog reports.

U.K.: MI-5 Web Site Hacked

- Britain's domestic intelligence agency has admitted that a vulnerability in its Web site's search engine could have allowed hackers to divert visitors to malicious pages, reports ZDNet UK.
 




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