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June 2007

SPAMfighter News 2007/6/30

Researchers Taking Keen Interest in Apple’s Vulnerabilities

Security researchers are getting increasingly interested in Apple. In April 2007, the "Hack a Mac Contest" at CanSecWest put an award of U.S.

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/30

Man Faces Sentence for a Massive Phishing Scam

A 'phish' man from Azusa who sent thousands of e-mails to steal people's identity information was sentenced six years imprisonment in federal jail, as

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/30

Malware is Posed as Complaint of FTC

According to news by ITnews on June 15, 2007, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is the new government agency, which has emerged as a new target for

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/30

Google Warns of Badware on MCA’s Site

Search engine giant Google has claimed that the website of Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) in Sydney hosts badware or malicious software. Google is,

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/30

Flaw in New Microsoft Office Security

According to news by Computerweekly on June 14, 2007, on June 13, 2007, Symantec has cautioned of a new security threat with vulnerability code for MS

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/29

Hacker Issues Exploit Code for Yahoo Messenger Flaw Following Explicit Disclosures

A code to exploit the critical vulnerabilities in Yahoo Messenger has come up. The flaws are capable of giving a remote hacker full control of a victim's

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/29

Worm Masks Behind YouTube Video to Hide Its Nasty Activities

SpreadBanker.A is a new virus that uses a YouTube video to behave maliciously with users and then spread to other PCs, says PandaLabs. The worm has two

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/29

Hackers Promote Child Porn through Legitimate Web Forums

Cyber criminals are increasingly hacking online forums being hosted on authorized web pages for promoting child pornography, experts alerted on June 12,

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/29

HSBC Alerts Customers of Hoax E-Mail

A warning from HSBC Malta alerts its customers about a phishing e-mail that asks them to

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/29

Court Denies The So-called Spam King’s Bail

Robert Soloway, the notorious "Spam King", was arrested on May 30, 2007 with charges of committing 35 instances of cyber crime. The most

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/28

“Spam King” Held, Spam Plunges Up to 8%

On May 30, 2007, US Dept of Justice agent held a man Richard Alan Soloway - the so-called 'Spam King'. Soloway was charged with email fraud, and money

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/28

Microsoft’s June Monthly Update Patches Vista, IE Vulnerabilities

Microsoft released its first patch only for Windows Vista, and five other security-bulletins in the monthly release of "Patch Tuesday" on June 12,

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/28

Microsoft Seeking Serious Action Against Cyber Crime

Tim Cranton, while addressing a Council of Europe conference said, in comparison to 2005 the number of attacks of virus on PC has taken a leap of 11% to

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/28

Malware’s Financial Cost Sliding

In a survey that covered the IT security professionals and executives all over the world, it has been found that the cost of ...

SPAMfighter News 2007/6/28

Anti Spam Sites Knocked Offline By DDos

According to the news reported by Techworld on June 11, 2007, there have been several attempts to knock ...

SPAMfighter News 2007/6/27

U.S. House Passes Stronger Anti-Spyware Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives has legislated an anti-spyware law, according to which software distributors must acquire the users' consent prior to

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/27

Computer Database of UI Compromised

The University of Iowa has reported a hacking attempt on the Social Security numbers of many students - existing and applicants, and faculty members. A

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/27

TJX Faces Increasing Costs since its Data Breach

The financial loss to TJX due to the data breach it had suffered could be a significant $1.6bn (800m pounds). The owner of U.K. discount retailer TK Maxx

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/27

Hackers Break-In Sydney Opera House Website

One day Rik Farrow, a security consultant and author in the U.S. was astonished when he found that the website of the Sydney Opera House was distributing

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/27

Spammers Admit Sending UCE to AOL Subscribers

A Brooklyn man has admitted of violating the CAN SPAM Act, the federal law that prohibits spam. He was facing trial in Manhattan federal court.

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/26

Phishing E-Mail Seeks To Trap Westpac Customers

A sophisticated phishing attack on Westpac bank in the first week of June 2007 tried to

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/26

Phishing Attacks Aiming at Small Banks

Con artists on the Internet are aiming their attacks on small banks and their clients, including Heritage Bank based in Boone County. By delivering

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/26

Security Breach of Personal Information at Pfizer

In a recent data breach affecting Pfizer Inc., the Social Security numbers of nearly 17,000 existing and earlier employees were posted online along with the

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/26

Proof-of Concept Worm Infects Windows, Mac and Linux

A fresh worm is circulating through OpenOffice document that is capable of infecting Windows, Linux and Mac OS X systems, said Symantec in its Security

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/26

Northwestern University Suffers a Third Computer Hack During 2005-07

Evanston, III's Northwestern University suffered third security breach into its sensitive data over a span of just two years i.e. from 2005 to 2007.

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/25

The Arabic-Aware Virus Makes Entry

Viruses commonly use English language. But if they use other languages they would mostly be Chinese, Russian, German, Portuguese or Spanish. Sometimes they

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/25

Spam Link Allows Remote Surfing on Victim’s PC

In a fresh spam scam if users click on its e-mail link, it enables the attacker to completely commandeer the computer and engage in web surfing as an

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/25

June ‘Patch Tuesday’ Ready With Six Updates

Microsoft has declared that it will issue six security bulletins for its monthly 'Patch Tuesday' on June 12, 2007. These will include four patches to block

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/25

PandaLabs Discusses A Trojan and Two Worms in its Weekly Malware Report

In its weekly malware report for June 2007 PandaLabs focuses on the BankFake.F Trojan, the first two variants of MSNHideOptions worm, and the Grogotix.A

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/25

The Latest Phishing Attack Uses Image Technique on MySpace

A phishing scheme concentrating on users of MySpace resulted in a rise in the number of

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/22

Verdict Dropped In The Case Of Spyware Against Teacher

According to the news of Help Net Security on June 7, 2007, a school teacher after facing jail term because of the act of revealing obscene images to her

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/22

University Of Virginia Suffered A Security Setback

The university of Virginia has detected a security violation in one of its computer applications, which led to exposure of critical information belonging to

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/22

A New Crimeware Technique Uses YouTube Video

There is a warning for web users that hackers are employing a new technique that operates maliciously by tricking users into watching a video from YouTube.

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/22

Hackers Loaded Malware Into Mercury Music Award Site

According to the news by The Register on June 7, 2007, hackers have loaded malware in the site of

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/22

International Security Vendors couldn’t Pass Malware Test

The antivirus software from Kaspersky, Grisoft, and F-Secure each failed to detect 100% of malware

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/22

Cop Accused of Using Spyware to Stalk His Ex

A suspended Kendallville cop charged of using a spyware to trace the computer activities of his ex-

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/22

9,000 Concord Hospital Patient’s Online Data Exposed By A Breach

Concord Hospital has come up with the news that private information of almost 9,000 patients was exposed on the internet from more than one month. Hospital

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/21

Adware Vendor Loses In Court To Pc Tools Kaspersky

It was Zango who came up with an order against PC tools, which says that its spyware doctor misused and eliminated Zango software without any warning or

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/21

Two Graduates Charged with Hacking Waco School District Computer System

Two fresh graduates from a prominent institution face hacking charges that they allegedly performed on the computer system of the Waco school

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/21

Online Kits Form The Basis of Most Phishing Sites

More than 90 percent of new phishing websites are crafted from kits readily available

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/21

Hackers Design More Surreptitious and Complicated Attacks

A new research finds that hackers are launching ever more surreptitious and complex attacks to successfully evade conventional signature-based anti-malware

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/21

Counterfeit Microsoft Security Bulletins Install Malware

As Tuesday (June 5, 2007) - the day Microsoft Corp. would release its monthly patch - was approaching, scammers started circulating e-mails giving

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/21

Porn And Tech Search Teemed With Spyware

According to the news by e Canada Now on June 4, 2007, McAfee, cyber security firm claims that around 4% of search terms have outlined the results of

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/20

Skewed Statistics Appear to Inflate Phishing Attacks

Security software firms are turning efforts to clamp down phishers, risky by showing crooked statistics that make the problem seem insurmountable, according

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/20

No Tangible Increase in Spam Levels Since April-May 2007

Spam mail distributors carry on employing their elusive methods on detection tools to deposit their ...

SPAMfighter News 2007/6/20

New Google Desktop Flaw Uses Man-in-the-Middle Attack

Researchers have discovered a new flaw in Google Desktop that can allow attackers to insert malicious software. This vulnerability is only a

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/20

Most Malware Use File Packing To Escape Detection

It has been examined by Panda labs that 78% of new malware make use of file packing to avoid

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/20

Chilean Gay Rights Group Finds its Website Defaced

A gay rights group in Chile complained that a skinhead group from the same country hacked its Web site.

According to the gay

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/20

Anti-Spam Law May Not Prevent Junk Mail

According to the news by The Standard on June 6, 2007, Vincent Wong, a media professional, claims that he almost lost a customer when he was not able to

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/19

Deputy Registrar, GCE Condemns Publishing of Results Online

The Deputy Registrar of GCE Board, Mathew Akoko rejected what many believed that the Cameroon General Certificate of Education Board published the 2006

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/19

Twin Phishing E-Mails Pose from Bank of Hanover

During the period from May 24 to June 6, 2007 twin e-mail messages purporting to be Bank of Hanover letters have made place in the mailboxes of both

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/19

Microsoft IIS Receives Google Attack Code

According to the news published by Computerworld on June 5, 2007, Google Inc's research has found that websites that run Microsoft's Corp Web server have

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/19

Improvement In Live OneCare Antivirus

According to the news published by PCworld on June 4, 2007, a security researcher of Austria claims that Microsoft's Windows Live OneCare has acquired 14th

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/19

Firefox, IE Affected By Zero Day Flaws

According to the news by Search security on June 5, 2007, Vulnerability Researcher Michael Zalewski has come up with complete details of four fresh zero day

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/19

Grand Sierra Attacked By Computer Virus

Security officials, on June 5, 2007, said that Reno's largest 'hotel casino' was attempting to recover the four-day ...

SPAMfighter News 2007/6/18

The Anti-Virus Grade Introduced By Microsoft One Care

According to the news published by Vnunet on June 4, 2007, the security test of Virus Bulletin VB100 has been successfully cleared by Microsoft's Windows

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/18

Symantec Has Been Sued By A Chinese User Over Tricky Updates

According to the news published by Channel register on June 5, 2007, security experts believe that a Chinese user, trying to sue Symantec for recovering the

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/18

Spam Spikes Caused Widespread Destruction

According to the officials of Message labs Ltd on June 4, 2007, furious spam attacks, termed as "spam spikes", are reported to be blasting

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/18

May Malware, Variants of Traditional Worms

The situation visible from security reports of May 2007 appears to resemble that of some years back. In May, the traditional dialer along with new variants

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/18

Hacker Breaks Into Illinois’ State Department Server

In an investigation of a case of security breach that helped hijack sensitive information of 300,000 users in Illinois, the FBI suspects involvement of an

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/18

Phishing E-Mail Sent to Credit Union Account Holders

A fake e-mail is circulating en-masse that requests Missouri Credit Union members to provide their account information to avail a new security service over

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/18

High Spam Rates in Irish Inboxes

The rising trend of spam to Irish inboxes that accounted for 10% since January 2007 continued in May to reach 64%.

The Irish

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/16

Spam Mails to Companies Estimated 90% in May

TrustLayer Mail, the managed security service of Panda Software compiled data to find that 90% of e-mail reaching company inboxes in May this year was spam.

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/16

Security Companies Using Patent Infringement Lawsuits For Blasting Each Other

According to the news published in Information week on June 1, 2007, two computer security companies Finjan Software Ltd and Secure Computing corp. are

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/16

Phishing Scam Falls Upon Kiwibank Customers

Internet scammers have attacked Kiwibank twice over two weeks from the last week of May to the first week of June. The last ...

SPAMfighter News 2007/6/16

Huge Vulnerabilities Escape Public Disclosure

According to a warning by IBM's Internet Security Systems Division, the number of security vulnerabilities declared publicly is drastically different from

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/16

Gang of 23 Turkish-Russian Hackers Rob Users’ Bank Accounts

Turkish and Russian hackers spread a harmful virus to tap users' online banking details and used them to steal money from their bank accounts. Officials in

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/16

Canadians Are Attractive Targets For Digital Criminals

Cyber criminals are increasingly making Canadians their targets as professional, profit worthy attacks on Internet connected computers rise. This also has

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/16

664 IU Computer Users Have Their Account Details Stolen

In yet another common incident of theft of account details, usernames and passwords of 664 users of Indiana University campus computers were found on a PC

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/15

Hong Kong Introduces New Law To Control Spam

On May 29, 2007, Hong Kong officials were readying to bring in new law to control spam. The law would impose five year imprisonment and penalty of up to US$

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/15

Student Disciplined For Tampering Attendance Records on School Computer

A student broke into attendance data stored on a computer of Hilton Head High School and changed the records of a minimum of 12 students, according to

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/15

E-Mail Scam Makes False Notifications to Steal User Identity

An e-mail scam has stolen the identity of Helen Weir, finance director of Lloyds TSB, according to news from Management consultancy on May 30, 2007. The

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/15

Mother Caught Paedophile By Using Spyware- But Might Have Broken The Law

According to the news published by Technology.timesonline on June 1, 2007, an American Paedophile was tantalizing a 15-yr old boy and was caught by his

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/15

Finjan’s Web Security Comes Up With A New Method To Escape Attacks

According to a security expert, the writers of malware are using more inventive methods to infect

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/14

Computer Worm Spreads Rapidly Via MSN

It is very common that people allow picture files to come on their MSN Messenger accounts. On June 1, 2007 in a similar instance when millions of users

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/14

BitDefender Presents Top Malware Chart for May

File infectors were the main threats facing web users all through May 2007, according to new research. BCS News published this as news on June 1,

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/14

Spam Mails Continue to Engulf Users

A research by e-mail security firm SoftScan revealed that spam is still overwhelming e-mails beating all efforts to reduce its presence.

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/14

Phishing Scam Attacks Land of Lincoln Credit Union Members

Bogus e-mails are circulating and trying to reach members of Land of Lincoln Credit Union in tricking them to divulge account information in the name of a

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/14

Phishing Mails Were Not Sent By Bank Of Hanover

A greater number of people receive many fake emails, which ask them to take part in a survey.

According to the news published in

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/14

Hackers Hide Malware in Dubious IRS Notices

Two latest Trojan horse plans use emails, which claim to be coming from IRS (Internet Revenue Service) investigation.

On Thursday,

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/13

Vista and XP Similarly Vulnerable

The CRN Test Center determined that people who use Windows Vista and Windows XP are equally vulnerable to viruses and exploits.

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/13

MySpace Wins A Settlement Against Spamming by TheGlobe

The News Corp owned MySpace.com, a popular social networking site, reached a settlement with TheGlobe.com after filing a lawsuit against it for sending

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/13

Spammers Preparing to Use More of AI

According to security experts, spammers are likely to use more of AI (Artificial

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/13

Google Bolsters Confidence in its Search Security

On acquiring security company GreenBorder Technologies, the search giant Google is trying to fulfill its purpose to uphold reliability on its

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/13

Vulnerabilities Affect F-Secure’s Security Products

F-Secure's security products have many vulnerabilities of which one critical flaw allows illegal software to be run on an infected PC. However, the company

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/13

9,500 Web Pages Hosted Malware Each Day in May

May 2007 saw 9,500 infected web pages each day, says Sophos' recent report on malware

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/12

Spammers Create Problems for Tiscali E-Mailers

Some customers of Tiscali ISP could not send e-mails primarily because of spammers' activities. This happened for a week or so. The problem occurred when

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/12

Hackers Rob Carson’s Bank Funds

Intruders hacked certain computer systems in the Carson City and stole $450,000 from its general fund account, the city disclosed on a Wednesday of May 30,

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/12

Money Was The Main Motive Of Most Cyber Assaults During May

Adware and trojans were accountable for 49.8% of all malware infections PandaLabs detected during

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/12

IRS Cautions Taxpayers of Recent Email Scam

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) cautioned taxpayers of the recent editions of an email scam designed to mislead people that the agency's Criminal

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/12

Germany Restricts Anti-Hacking Legalization

According to the news published by Itnews on June 1, 2007, the government of Germany suppressed cyber-crime by classifying more divisions of hacking into an

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/12

Six Security Vulnerabilities Disclosed By Mozilla

According to the news in Secure computing on June 1, 2007, Mozilla has come up with six security-advising bodies on Wednesday (May 30, 2007), which has

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/11

Spam Kingpin Robert Soloway Arrested

Are you receiving a lesser amount of junk emails in your mailbox? If yes, the

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/11

Malware’s Next Target: Social Media

Malware has extended its reach to Social Media as well! Lately, a social book marking website called Reddit was its target. Somebody uploaded a story with

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/11

Banker Trojans Imitate Phishing Attacks

Bankey.A and BankFake.A are the latest examples of trojans that have adopted 'phishing type' method

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/11

Symantec Cautions Firms Against “Parasitic Storage”

The security company Symantec has cautioned the corporate houses about the emergence of "parasitic storage" - a technique frequently used by

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/11

Appalling Rise in Malware During 2006

PandaLabs has found that the amount of fresh malware designed every year grew by 25, 818% over the last seven years. "Statistics reveal that the number

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/11

Mac OS ‘X’ Has An Un-Patched Flaw

Mac OS 'X' is prone to hacking assaults as spammers can easily exploit an

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/11

Computer Using Firefox Add-Ons Not Safe

Computers running Firefox of Mozilla Corp. aren't safe from hackers. As they can easily drop nasty code in to these systems, when the web browser is

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SPAMfighter News 2007/6/8

Possessing Computers Through Spelling Mistakes

The researchers of Symantec have detected a simple device to attack, that hackers are already using, to break all protections and security and become

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