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Larry Barrett - Article Archives - Page 1
New Malware Strains Use Facebook Access as Bait
February 3, 2011
Software vendor Panda Security reports that new pieces of malware are taking advantage of people's obsession with the social networking site.
New Spam-Based Tax, Survey Scams Surface in January
February 2, 2011
AppRiver's January Threat and Spamscape notes a surge in new tax-related malware campaigns and the impact of the Rustock botnet on total spam production.
Hackers Access Zuckerberg's Facebook Fan Page
January 26, 2011
Facebook CEO learns firsthand just how vulnerable everyone using social networking sites can be after someone accessed his fan page and began posting status updates.
Worldwide Spam Traffic Falls to 2-Year Low
January 26, 2011
Symantec's new report finds that unrest among pharmaceutical spam-sending organizations pushed total spam email traffic to lowest level since March 2009.
Scareware Scam Zeros In On ICQ Users
January 25, 2011
Security software vendor Kaspersky has discovered a new fake anti-virus software campaign making its way around the popular instant messaging service.
Facebook Creates Security Paradox for Enterprises
January 24, 2011
A new report from Internet security firm OpenDNS finds the social networking site is both the most-blocked site and the second-most allowed site on the Web.
Malware Campaign Targets McDonald's Customers
January 21, 2011
New phishing scam detected by security software vendor AppRiver attempts to steal customers' banking, credit card data.
Twitter Worm Lures Victims into Scareware Trap
January 20, 2011
Security researchers at Kaspersky Lab are warning of a new fast-moving Twitter worm that's redirecting people to a bogus anti-virus software site.
Social Net-Based Attacks Surge in 2010
January 19, 2011
New survey by security software vendor Sophos finds that most companies still allow employees unfettered access to Facebook, Twitter despite the known security risks.
DIY Malware Kits Expand Hacker Pool
January 18, 2011
The proliferation of attack tool kits makes it cheaper and easier than ever before for just about anyone to become a formidable hacker.
Cloud, Smartphones Complicate Enterprise Security
January 14, 2011
Companies have been quick to embrace mobile devices and cloud computing environments, but they're still too reliant on dated security methods.
U.S. Still Top Spam-Relaying Nation in Q4
January 12, 2011
Security software vendor Sophos finds computers based in the U.S. are responsible for distributing more than 18 percent of all spam messages.
New Phishing Gimmick Targets Coca-Cola
January 11, 2011
The soda giant is being targeted by a phishing scam that offers some quick cash in exchange for a litany of personal information.
New Phishing Scam Targets PayPal Users
January 10, 2011
Latest security threat to the online payment service attempts to snare users' login and password credentials.
ITRC Calls for Universal Data Breach Reporting
January 7, 2011
Non-profit identity theft prevention organization says shoddy reporting keeps consumers in the dark and at greater risk.
2011 Security Preview: Apple, Facebook Beware
December 30, 2010
The popularity of social networks like Facebook and Twitter will make the iPhone, iPad and other mobile devices attractive targets for hackers in the New Year.
IT Security 2010: The Year in Review
December 28, 2010
Stuxnet, embarrassing data leaks and sophisticated phishing syndicates dominated the data security landscape in 2010.
7 Basic Mobile Security Tips for the Holidays
December 17, 2010
Security software vendor AppRiver provides some advice for smartphone users who will be frantically checking email and making purchases throughout the holiday season.
Antivirus Users Impatient, Fickle: Survey
December 16, 2010
Security software vendor Avira's survey finds that most people use multiple antivirus apps in a year, and one in four shut them off altogether to spark PC performance.
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