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Malicious traffic can crash routers, Juniper warns
Juniper Networks warns customers of a critical flaw in its gateway routers that allows attackers to crash the devices with easily-spoofed traffic.
By: Dan Goodin, The Register 2010-01-08

PhotoDNA scans images for child abuse
Microsoft and Dartmouth College donate a software tool for detecting modified images to help ISPs find child pornography on their networks.
By: Robert Lemos, SecurityFocus 2009-12-18

Twitter attacker had proper credentials
The social networking service's DNS provider says that all changes to its system were from an authenticated user.
By: Robert Lemos, SecurityFocus 2009-12-18

Conficker data highlights infected networks
The ShadowServer Foundation creates a portal highlighting which networks show significant signs of compromises, including networks in Vietnam, Indonesia, and Ukraine.
By: Robert Lemos, SecurityFocus 2009-12-16

Scammers scrape RAM for bank card data
Forget keyloggers and packet sniffers -- in the wake of industry rules requiring credit card data to be encrypted, malware that siphons clear-text information from computer memory is all the rage among scammers, researchers say.
By: Dan Goodin, The Register 2009-12-10

Sequoia to show off e-voting code
Sequoia Voting Systems becomes the first electronic voting machine maker to publish the source code used in one of its systems, earning praise from computer scientists.
By: Dan Goodin, The Register 2009-12-04

Major IE8 flaw makes 'safe' sites unsafe
The latest version of Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser contains a bug that can enable serious security attacks against websites that are otherwise safe.
By: Dan Goodin, The Register 2009-11-23

Researcher busts into Twitter via SSL reneg hole
A Turkish grad student devises a serious, real-world attack on Twitter that targeted a recently discovered vulnerability in the secure sockets layer (SSL) protocol.
By: Dan Goodin, The Register 2009-11-16

Security firm chokes sprawling spam botnet
A botnet that was once responsible for an estimated third of the world's spam has been knocked out of commission.
By: Dan Goodin, The Register 2009-11-11

FBI and SOCA plot cybercrime smackdown
The FBI and the UK’s Serious and Organised Crime Agency draw up a program for dismantling and disrupting cybercrime operations.
By: John Leyden, The Register 2009-10-23

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