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Breach-notification laws not working?
Research fails to find a correlation between states with disclosure laws and reduced identity theft, suggesting the best defense for concerned citizens is to take action themselves.
By: Robert Lemos, SecurityFocus 2008-06-25

Ransomware resisting crypto cracking efforts
Kaspersky calls for a massive effort to break the code keys used by a malicious program that encrypts its victim's data and asks for ransom, but other experts doubt the keys can be found or that finding them will help.
By: Robert Lemos, SecurityFocus 2008-06-13

Boycott spotlights antivirus testing issues
Security firm Trend Micro refuses to apply for future VB100 certifications, highlighting a debate over how to best test antivirus software.
By: Robert Lemos, SecurityFocus 2008-06-09

Hired gun blamed for business outage
Video-content firm Revision3 accuses anti-piracy company MediaDefender -- known for its aggressive tactics against file sharers -- of attacking its servers over the weekend.
By: Robert Lemos, SecurityFocus 2008-05-30

Legal experts wary of MySpace hacking charges
Federal prosecutors charge the parent who allegedly badgered a girl to suicide with three counts of computer crime, but law experts worry about a dangerous precedent.
By: Robert Lemos, SecurityFocus 2008-05-16

Admins warned of brute-force SSH attacks
Normally considered a low-level threat on the Internet, scans for default-configured secure shell servers spiked this week.
By: Robert Lemos, SecurityFocus 2008-05-14

Groups warn travelers to limit laptop data
In a letter to Congress, nearly three dozen organizations protest the seizures of electronic devices by U.S. customs officials, an act upheld by a federal appeals court in a recent ruling.
By: Robert Lemos, SecurityFocus 2008-05-02

Patches pose significant risk, researchers say
A group of four computer scientists say Windows Update -- and other patch services -- should be redesigned, after they create a technique to quickly produce attack code from a distributed patch.
By: Robert Lemos, SecurityFocus 2008-04-23

U.S. gov't pushes cybersecurity at con
Top Bush Administration officials descend on the RSA Security Conference laying out their plans for protecting critical networks and giving a small taste of the latest national cyber exercise, Cyber Storm II.
By: Robert Lemos, SecurityFocus 2008-04-12

Web developers, fix thy Flash
Flaws that allow cross-site scripting attacks through Adobe Flash files could let attackers compromise online accounts and local networks. Yet, Web publishers have been slow to fix their sites, a security researcher says.
By: Robert Lemos, SecurityFocus 2008-03-28

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