NEWS & ANALYSIS
May 13, 2009 -Microsoft released patches yesterday for its popular PowerPoint program for PCs due to a vulnerability that would allow a hacker to gain complete control of a system, although Apple users will have to wait a little longer for their patch.
May 11, 2009 -Federal and state agencies are warning recipients of Social Security to watch out for scammers ready to trick retired and disabled people into giving up financial information or other sensitive personal information in return for their stimulus checks.
May 08, 2009 -McAfee has launched a new online center to help consumers and small businesses diagnose, remediate, and report cybercrimes.
Apr 29, 2009 -Phishers and spammers are exploiting worldwide fear of swine flu to sell pharmaceutical products and steal personal information from anxious e-mail users, the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team reports.
Apr 28, 2009 -During a congressinal hearing today exploring a national strategy for cybersecurity, a noted cybersecurity expert appealed for the federal government to use its procurement strength to force vendors to deliver safer IT systems.
Mar 30, 2009 -Cybercrime is again on the rise, and the United States boasts both the most cybercriminals and victims, according to a British paper.
Mar 23, 2009 -Experts at Visa's annual security summit last week warned that cybercriminals are moving onto new and easier to exploit targets for their malicious software: small-to-medium-sized businesses, according to Dark Reading.
Feb 06, 2009 -A phishing scam involving fake parking tickets and a fake Web site uncovered in Grand Forks, North Dakota, could be the future of malicious activity on the Internet, says an IT security specialist.
Feb 04, 2009 -Corporations are unwittingly becoming the biggest IT security threat to their customers, according to IBM's X-Force Threat Analysis Service.
Jan 14, 2009 -Underscoring the importance of cybersecurity for the private and public sectors, a coalition of the world's leading cybersecurity organizations has jointly released a list of the 25 most dangerous programming errors that can lead to vulnerabilities easily exploited by cybercriminals and cyberspies.