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Tight Budgets Harm IT Security, RSA Survey Says

- Over half the respondents surveyed by the RSA Conference said their top security concern was budgetary constraints.

Hacking Exposed Windows: Microsoft Windows Security Secrets and Solutions, Third Edition

- Worried about protecting Microsoft operating systems from hackers? Hacking Exposed Windows offers a valuable tutorial, presented in an interesting fashion.

Site to See: VIPRE Rescue Program

- Sometimes malware can render computers nearly or completely inoperable. A VIPRE Rescue Program scan can remove rootkits and other malware and log removal events.

Quick Bytes: Insecure Web

- Most Web sites have at least one significant vulnerability, according to a study by WhiteHat Security, which examined its own enterprise customers.

AV Lives

- Antivirus vendors are evolving to fight malware beyond signature detection.

Internet's Anonymity Protects Cyberattackers

- Despite evidence that a British company's servers unleashed a recent wave of cyberattacks against U.S. and South Korean government and commercial Web sites, cybersecurity experts say it's hard to find a smoking gun in cyberspace's murky environs.

Survey: 17 Percent Responded to Spam Despite Most Knowing the Danger

- A new survey may make you question how schooled the average Internet user is in Internet security.

Spam Explodes in First Half of 2009

- Spam has once again reached the same volume it did in November 2008, when the servers of a major spamming company were disconnected, according to e-mail and Web security firm Marshal8e6.

Russia: Hackers Target Religious Sites

- While it's been heavily publicized that running afoul of the Russian government could make you a target for cyberattack, Russian hackers have victimized another population: religious groups.

Congress May Have Inadvertently Made Identity Theft Easier, Researcher Says

- Legislation passed by Congress that now reveals the last four digits of a person's Social Security number on public documents may make it easier for identity thieves to ply their trade if they can reconstruct the researchers' methods.


- Sometimes malware can render computers nearly or completely inoperable. It can shut down Windows system tools and security software. Find out more about a free utility that can be placed on a flash drive and used to rescue a crippled machine.

Facebook Security Hole Remains Unplugged for Two Weeks, Hackers Say

- A team of bloggers has hacked into Facebook using unsophisticated means and say the company has not repaired the security hole despite telling the company of the vulnerability over two weeks ago.

Security Researcher Warns of Cybercriminals Using Events in Iran to Spread Malware

- John Bambenek, of the Sans Internet Storm Center, warns people to be wary of clicking on links within tweets regarding events in Iran.

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