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SC Magazine: End of 2005 sees virus count rise with 'alarming force' 2005-12-13
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End of 2005 sees virus count rise with 'alarming force'

By William Eazel

Security experts have warned that during the second half of this
year the virus count rose with "alarming force", increasing from
110,000 to approximately 150,000 by the end of

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Crime-research.org: Russian hacker hacks Russian TV 2005-12-13
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Russian hacker hacks Russian TV

A computer hacker drove the Kremlin's new English-language
television channel off air today in a major embarrassment for the
station just two days after it started broadcasting.

http://www.crime-research.org/news/12.13

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SC Magazine: New attacks target small U.S. banks 2005-12-09
Topi Ylinen (topi ylinen hushmail com)
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New attacks target small U.S. banks

By William Eazel

Cybercriminals have launched at least nine highly orchestrated and
sophisticated phishing attacks against smaller U.S. banks during
the last three months, a security company warned today.

http://

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ThisIsMoney: The ignorant online fraud 2005-12-09
Topi Ylinen (topi ylinen hushmail com)
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The ignorant online fraud

By Michael Clarke

Britons are adopting a lax attitude to online security, with nearly
half of victims of internet fraud not even realising that they have
had money stolen from their bank account.

http://www.thisismoney.co.

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CSO Online: How to Prevent and Detect Fraud 2005-12-09
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How to Prevent and Detect Fraud

Mike Osborne, senior security manager for consumer goods company
Kimberly-Clark, answers readers' questions on stopping financial
fraud

http://www.csoonline.com/read/120105/prevent_fraud.html

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VARBusiness: Symantec Warns of '06 Security Threat 2005-12-08
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Symantec Warns of '06 Security Threat

A number of security vendors have published reports or press
releases that identify the top security trends for 2006. These
companies all have charted a steep rise in targeted attacks over
the past year as would-

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NCSA: One in Four Computer Users Hit by Phishing Attempts Each Month 2005-12-08
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One in Four Computer Users Hit by Phishing Attempts Each Month,
According to Major In-Home Computer Safety Study

Second Annual AOL/NCSA Online Safety Study Finds 81% of Home
Computers Lack Key Protections Against Viruses, Spyware, Hackers

Identity T

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Fwd: SF new column announcement: Trusting software by Jason Miller 2005-12-08
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The following column was published on SecurityFocus today:

Trusting software
by Jason Miller
2005-12-07

Trust is in everything we do, from the important to the mundane.
Whether it's open-source or cl

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IT Observer: Hackers Steal Sensitive Data using Digital Cameras 2005-12-07
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Hackers Steal Sensitive Data using Digital Cameras

?Camsnuffling?, the latest IT managers headache being used to
computer attackers to extract and store data with the help of
digital camera. The digital camera device, just like iPod and
Bluetooth, is

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Northwest Herald: Job scams get complex 2005-12-07
Topi Ylinen (topi ylinen hushmail com)
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Online employment scammers are getting more sophisticated.

These phony employers are setting up dummy Web sites to make their
operations look more legitimate. They are refining their virtual
interview techniques to make candidates less suspicious. Th

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SC Magazine: Cyber criminals fuel 2005 malware explosion 2005-12-07
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Cyber criminals fuel 2005 malware explosion

2005 has seen the number of new malware threats rise by a
staggering 48 percent, according to new research.

http://www.scmagazine.com/uk/news/article/531721/cyber-criminals-
fuel-2005-malware-explosion/

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SC Magazine: Who's the leak? 2005-12-07
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Who's the leak?

More than six out of 10 executives believe company insiders - and
their use of email - are at least a moderate security risk to their
companies.

http://www.scmagazine.com/uk/news/article/531388/whos-leak/

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News.com: Security flaw allows wiretap evasion 2005-12-01
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Study: Security flaw allows wiretap evasion

The technology used for decades by law enforcement agents to
wiretap telephones has a security flaw that allows the person being
wiretapped to stop the recorder remotely, according to research by
computer se

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Security expert: More sophisticated attacks likely (infoWorld) 2005-12-01
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Security expert: More sophisticated attacks likely

Terrorists groups and criminal organizations are possible
perpetrators

By Grant Gross

The cyber attacks of recent years have been relatively
unsophisticated and inexpensive compared to the potentia

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Computerweekly: Foreign governments ?threaten UK?s national infrastructure? 2005-12-01
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Foreign governments ?threaten UK?s national infrastructure?

Speaking at the launch of the Sans Top 20, Roger Cummings, director
of the National Infrastructure Security Co-ordination Centre
(NISCC), said the most significant electronic threats are con

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Reuters: Cybercrime yields more cash than drugs 2005-11-29
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Cybercrime yields more cash than drugs

By Souhail Karam

Global cybercrime generated a higher turnover than drug trafficking
in 2004 and is set to grow even further with the wider use of
technology in developing countries, a top expert said on Monday.

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SF News Brief: Major financial leak threatens stock traders 2005-11-29
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Major financial leak threatens stock traders

Online trading company Scottrade has warned its customers that data
thieves compromised the systems of its electronic checking provider
last month, resulting in a major leak of personal information.

http:/

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Reuters: EU committee backs telecoms data storage rule 2005-11-25
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EU committee backs telecoms data storage rule

By Huw Jones

A European Union committee agreed that details of all EU-wide phone
calls and Internet use should be stored, but the steps did not go
as far as some member states had wanted in the battle aga

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Silicon.com: Chinese hackers breach US military defences 2005-11-25
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Chinese hackers breach US military defences

Uncle Sam hacks back in counter attack...

By Tom Espiner

Security experts have revealed tantalising details about a group of
Chinese hackers who are suspected of launching intelligence
gathering attacks ag

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Physorg.com: Hackers penetrate network routers 2005-11-25
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Hackers penetrate network routers

Hackers are now probing a new target -- network routers -- as they
seek to wreak havoc on corporate computing networks and evade the
extensive security software that has been deployed on PCs and Web
servers, experts

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MSNBC: I *still* know who you called last month 2005-11-24
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I *still* know who you called last month
By Bob Sullivan

It's actually obscene what you can find out about people on the
Internet.

Who your friends are. How to contact them. Even where you were. All
those crumbs are on sale. Right now. Online. To any

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Schneier: Worry about cybercriminals, not terrorists (ZDNet) 2005-11-24
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Schneier: Worry about cybercriminals, not terrorists

Tom Espiner

Security expert Bruce Schneier believes we are failing to tackle
the threat of electronic crime because there is an unnecessary
focus on cyberterrorism

http://news.zdnet.co.uk/interne

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Re: Wral.com: FBI Warns Of E-Mail About Surveillance 2005-11-23
Topi Ylinen (topi ylinen hushmail com)
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Stephen J. Smoogen wrote:
> This is or is also being used by the Sober.U virus. I have
noticed
> that it a quite large infection at the moment with our servers
getting
> thousands of these crap emails from lots of servers

Indeed. I have seen quite a f

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Silicon.com: Corporate fraud: All too easy and all too common 2005-11-23
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Corporate fraud: All too easy and all too common

Debt can quickly turn a good egg into a bad apple...

By Will Sturgeon

Debt is the major reason why employees turn bad and begin
defrauding their companies according to one expert in the field of
fraud

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eWeek: Boeing Says Laptop with Employee info Stolen 2005-11-23
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Boeing Says Laptop with Employee info Stolen

By Reuters

A laptop computer containing names, social security numbers and
other sensitive information of 161,000 current and former employees
of Boeing Co. was stolen recently, the U.S. aerospace manufac

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Silicon.com: Biometrics and RFID tracking on anti-crime wish-list 2005-11-23
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Biometrics and RFID tracking on anti-crime wish-list

Along with drug-alyser and millimetre wave tech

By Steve Ranger

The government has revealed a wish-list of technologies it wants to
use to fight crime and tackle terrorism, including greater use o

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ITsecurity.com: ID Theft and other Hazards will increase in Holiday Season 2005-11-23
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ID Theft and other Hazards will increase in Holiday Season

For those who think shopping malls are scary places during the
holiday season, the threats you can't see while shopping on the
Internet can be far more prevalent. Online shopping is predicted

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Fwd: SF new column announcement: Sony-baloney by Scott Granneman 2005-11-23
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The following column was published on SecurityFocus today:

Sony-baloney
by Scott Granneman
2005-11-22

The Sony story brings up dozens of questions about where we are
headed with DRM issues and securit

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KSAT: Texas Sues Sony Over Anti-Piracy CDs 2005-11-22
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Texas Sues Sony Over Anti-Piracy CDs

Copyright Protection Scheme Opened Security Holes

The state sued Sony BMG Music Entertainment on Monday under its new
anti-spyware law, saying anti-piracy technology the company slipped
into music CDs leaves compu

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