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Cybercriminals Quick to Exploit Obama Win

- In less than a day, cybercriminals are already exploiting Senator Barack Obama's win of the U.S. presidency last night by using spam e-mails announcing his win to infect unsuspecting users with malware, reports Sophos Labs.

A Site to See: Sophos Endpoint Assessment Test

- Sophos free Endpoint Assessment Test offers a thorough and free way of finding where weaknesses might lie within a computer or a laptop.


- 60 The percentage of the 100 most popular Web sites in the first half of 2008 that either hosted malicious activity or contained a masked link to redirect users to an infected site. That’s according to San Diego-based Websense Security Labs.

Malware Protection in the Cloud

- A new service intercepts and checks all of a company's Web traffic, catching malware before it gets anywhere near the corporate firewall.

Hackers Build Fake YouTube Pages to Deliver Malware

- A new program allows hackers to build YouTube replica Web pages that deliver malware to unsuspecting victims.


- 278 The percentage increase in malware in the first half of 2008 compared to the same period a year before, according to ScanSafe. The statistic is from the San Mateo, California-based security vendor’s Global Threat Report.  

Quick Bytes: Endpoint Security

- A new study from Sophos says corporate endpoints could be less secure than many realize.

A Site to See: GFI Email Security Testing Zone

- This month's Site to See is GFI Email Security Testing Zone, which scans for a broad range of vulnerabilities, including the strength of an organization's e-mail system and the most prevalent malware.

Security Software for Free

- ING Direct USA has begun offering its customers a suite of free solutions to keep their computers malware free.

Google's New Chrome Browser Vulnerable to Exploits

- Despite the two vulnerabilities discovered, Google has received much praise for Chrome's security features.

Don't Fall Victim to Hurricane Gustav Phishing Scams

- SANS Internet Storm Center lists the slew of domain names registered around relief efforts for victims of hurricanes Gustav and Hanna, many of which are malicious in nature.

Behind the Numbers: Phishing Sites Lives Decrease


Quick Bytes: Travel Advisory

- Web surfers are 41 percent more likely to visit malware-infected sites this year than last year, according to McAfee.

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