NEWS & ANALYSIS

Tight Budgets Harm IT Security, RSA Survey Says

Over half the respondents surveyed by the RSA Conference said their top security concern was budgetary constraints.

Internet's Anonymity Protects Cyberattackers

Despite evidence that a British company's servers unleashed a recent wave of cyberattacks against U.S. and South Korean government and commercial Web sites, cybersecurity experts say it's hard to find a smoking gun in cyberspace's murky environs.

Survey: 17 Percent Responded to Spam Despite Most Knowing the Danger

A new survey may make you question how schooled the average Internet user is in Internet security.

Spam Explodes in First Half of 2009

Spam has once again reached the same volume it did in November 2008, when the servers of a major spamming company were disconnected, according to e-mail and Web security firm Marshal8e6.

Russia: Hackers Target Religious Sites

While it's been heavily publicized that running afoul of the Russian government could make you a target for cyberattack, Russian hackers have victimized another population: religious groups.

Congress May Have Inadvertently Made Identity Theft Easier, Researcher Says

Legislation passed by Congress that now reveals the last four digits of a person's Social Security number on public documents may make it easier for identity thieves to ply their trade if they can reconstruct the researchers' methods.

Facebook Security Hole Remains Unplugged for Two Weeks, Hackers Say

A team of bloggers has hacked into Facebook using unsophisticated means and say the company has not repaired the security hole despite telling the company of the vulnerability over two weeks ago.

Security Researcher Warns of Cybercriminals Using Events in Iran to Spread Malware

John Bambenek, of the Sans Internet Storm Center, warns people to be wary of clicking on links within tweets regarding events in Iran.

"Vacation" Posts Make Victims Target for Burglary

Social media aficionados may want to rethink how much information they divulge regarding their whereabouts during the summer vacation season, according to the Associated Press.

Be Careful What You Search For

McAfee, a security technology firm, has a warning for search-happy netizens: be careful what you search for.
 




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