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Networking Notes: Playing the Password Game

September 27, 2007
Some security experts say we need to do the impossible: Create and memorize a unique password for each and every service we use. But there are options — this nifty Web site or just write them down.
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F-Secure Spoofed with Bogus Mail

February 6, 2006
Security company F-Secure was the target of a malicious mail apparently designed to give the company a black eye.
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Reports: IM Threats Steadily Evolving

January 13, 2006
A pair of new reports say 2005 was a year of unfortunate firsts for IM security; with 2006 promising escalations in the sophistication of security threats.
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Security Experts Blast Microsoft

January 5, 2006
Are Microsoft's Oompa-Loompas producing security candy or just singing the day away? Security experts aren't sure, and they're recommending users fix the latest Windows exploit with unofficial patches.
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SANS Takes Security Pros to School

December 19, 2005
SANS has announced a pair of graduate degrees in security for aspiring CIOs and other IT professionals.
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Security Researcher: Rootkits Common for Spyware

December 15, 2005
A security researcher says rootkits are finding the most use among spyware authors out to hide their programs from wary users.
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Chatty Worm-Bot Coaxes Malware Download

December 9, 2005
A new worm making the rounds on AIM simulates a real person to coax users into accepting its payload.
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November Tops for Spam, Zombies on the Rise

December 6, 2005
According to a report, 170,000 new machines are added to the ranks of zombie spammers each day.
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November Busy Month for IM Worms

December 2, 2005
Security company says IM attacks up 226 percent over October.
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AIM Worm Has Middle East Connection

November 21, 2005
A security company reports that a recent AIM rootkit worm is being exploited by an unspecified group of crackers in the Middle East.
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Critical IPSec Vulnerability Exposes VPNs

November 16, 2005
A Finnish research group has reported on a vulnerability that exposes VPNs and firewalls to DoS attacks.
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