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Hacktivism, Mobile Scams Top 2011 Security Threats

December 15, 2010
Security software vendor Panda Security forecasts the top security threats to watch out for in the New Year.
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University of Wisconsin Warns of Major Data Breach

December 14, 2010
More than 60,000 former students and staff are just finding out that hackers had access to their personal data for more than two years.
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Email Services Pose Increasing Data Security Threat

December 10, 2010
Creating and enforcing stringent data loss prevention policies for free email services from Microsoft, Google and Yahoo is critical to securing corporate data.
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Zenprise Shores Up Mobile Device Security

December 8, 2010
MobileManager 6.0 gives administrators more tools to monitor mobile devices in the enterprise and prevent costly data breaches.
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Holiday Twitter Topics Concealing Malware

December 4, 2010
'Tis the season for taking advantage of Internet users searching for the latest pop-culture news, by spreading Trojans via holiday-themed Twitter topics.
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Symantec: Expect More Designer Malware in 2011

December 3, 2010
Security software firm predicts a marked increase in malware targeting mobile devices, power grids and even electronic voting systems.
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Malware Volume Surges, But Lifespan Is Short

November 30, 2010
New report from Panda Security finds that more than one-third of all malware in existence was created this year, but unlike previous strains, most is active for less than a day.
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Ransomware Scams Take Your Data Hostage

November 30, 2010
New form of malware encrypts files on a victim's computer and demands they fork over $120 if they ever want to be able to access their Office files again.
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Six Security Tips to Survive Cyber Black Friday

November 23, 2010
With more and more people passing on the mall in favor of their smartphones for holiday shopping, online criminals have stepped up their games to steal their data and money.
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Online Crooks Celebrate Miley Cyrus' 18th Birthday

November 23, 2010
The "Hannah Montana" star turns 18 tomorrow and online scams promising racy videos of the teen star are already popping all over the Internet.
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Malware, Mobile Device Threats Surge in Q3: McAfee

November 18, 2010
Security-software vendor McAfee's third-quarter threats report finds a huge increase in both the volume and sophistication of malware.
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Dell Debuts Encryption App for SMBs, Enterprise

November 17, 2010
Dell's new security suite is designed for customers that need to encrypt their data and comply with government information security regulations.
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McAfee Presents Its '12 Scams of Christmas'

November 17, 2010
The security software firm issues its "12 Scams of Christmas" list to raise Internet users' awareness of online scams designed to steal their money or their identities, or both.
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Malicious Spam Traffic Hits Record High in 3Q

November 15, 2010
Security software vendor Kaspersky Lab report finds a sharp spike in malicious email attachments in the third quarter.
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Online Banking Security a Concern for Most: Survey

November 12, 2010
Survey reveals that most Internet users still have serious reservations about accessing banking information online due to persistent security risks.
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Healthcare Data Breaches Cost $6B A Year: Report

November 11, 2010
Latest data security report from Ponemon Institute finds that data security inadequacies are costing healthcare organizations dearly and exposing their patients to identity theft.
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New Harry Potter Movie Means New Malware Scams

November 10, 2010
It doesn't take a wizard to know how to cast a spell on people eager for "Deathly Hallows" sneak peaks. As anticipation grows for part 1 of the series finale, so does the number of Harry Potter-specific malware threats.
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Hacker Infiltrates Louisiana EMT Database

November 10, 2010
Someone managed to illegally access a state licensing database that held the personal information of more than 56,000 first responders.
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USB Devices Responsible for 1 in 8 Malware Attacks

November 10, 2010
Study by security software developer AVAST finds that hackers are exploiting the AutoRun function in portable USB flash memory devices to infect PCs and mobile devices.
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