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Site Map - Web-based Threats

A Site to See: HackerWhacker Firewall Tester

- Hackerwhacker.com offers five free security tests that search your computer for the most common vulnerabilities.

Culprits (Not) Framed

- When digital photo frames can be infected by a computer virus, almost all memory-bearing devices are at risk.

Whack a Hacker

- Check out this month’s “Site to See” where PC owners can get an assortment of security tests for free.

Malware

- The number of Web pages that can pass along malware has tripled in the last year, says an antivirus firm.

Spammer To Pay MySpace $6 Million in Settlement

- The settlement, however, is 95 percent less than originally sought by the social networking site.

Experts to Congress: Regulate Spyware

- Computer and information security experts and advocates told a Senate hearing they approve of legislation to curb the unauthorized download of software onto users' computers.

Two Lawmakers Allege China Hacked Their Computers

- In one instance, the hack attack compromised all the information on international political dissidents held by one House member.

Employees More Dangerous Than Hackers, Survey Finds

- A new survey of IT directors says insider threats are a bigger problem than external threats such as hackers.

Hack Attacks

- Healthcare organizations face a full frontal assault from hackers, who have stepped up their attacks by 85 percent over the last year.

Quick Bytes: Health Bug

- Hacking attacks against healthcare organizations increased 85 percent between February 2007 and January 2008, according to SecureWorks.

Reconsidering the Wisdom of Thin Clients

- Thin-client computers, say enthusiasts, provide a highly secure, less-expensive alternative to desktop PCs.

Printer Vulnerabilities Exposed

- Equipped with routers and servers, printers can be exploited in the same way as computers.

Online Gold and Silver Transactions Could Attract Money Launderers and Terrorists

- A classified Canadian report says that Web sites operated by "digital precious metal operators" could be exploited for money laundering and terrorist financing.
 




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