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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,'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.

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.

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