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Hatch: P2Ps Are Child Porno Central

In a twisted turn of unintended consequences, the enormous success of the Internet as a distribution vehicle for pornography has created competitive pressures among smut p...

Forget Business, IM is Key Tool For Gossip, Flirting

Despite being touted as one of today's key business tools, a new study finds that InstantMessaging is being used a lot more for flirting and gossiping than for actually doin...

ITSM Evangelist Talks Security

There are two key waves rolling through the IT industry these days. Two separate trends aregaining mindshare and even a substantial chunk of dwindling IT budgets. The push f...

One in Three Companies Lack Disaster Recovery Strategy

About 30% of companies lack a formal disaster recovery strategy, and 64% of companies say their data backup and disaster recovery plans have significant vulnerabilities, ...

Bill Gates Email Hoax Tops the Charts

The series of Bill Gates email chain letters is topping the charts as the most prevalentscam on the Internet, choking corporate in-boxes, clogging bandwidth and causing headachesfor IT managers. Th...

IFPI: Music Piracy Funding Organized Crime

A European trade group on Thursday linked organized crime syndicates to the US$5 billion underground industry for music piracy and sounded a call for governments to get ...

Best Buy or Biggest Scam?

Electronics retailer Best Buy Thursday became the latest victim of a scam plaguing e-commerce sites. An e-mail ostensibly alerting readers to theft of their credit card numbers asked them to click o...

“Hacking Exposed” Chat

Update: About.com's Internet/networks/ Security Guide Tony Bradley reports a successful chat session with the authors of "Hacking Exposed", one of the all-time bestseller...

College Hacking Course Kindles Fiery Debate

A new college course is stirring up a firestorm of debate in the security community. The University of Calgary in Canada is opening registration next week on a course, slat...

Microsoft Ties Security to VeriSign, Certifications

Microsoft moved to bolster its code-securing effort called Trustworthy Computing Initiative by announcing two security initiatives Tuesday. Microsoft and VeriSign said the...

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