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Two New Fraudulent E-mails Pose as Facebook and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

- Two new fraudulent e-mails are trying to lure unsuspecting victims into installing malware on their computers, says a leading Web and e-mail security provider.

Numbers

- 640   The number, in thousands, of new fake antivirus programs propagated during the year’s third quarter, according to PandaLabs.

Site to See: RUBotted

- This free Windows program uses intelligent monitoring to detect bot-like behavior.

Firewalls, IPS Lauded

- Firewalls and intrusion prevention systems rank as worthy of a security department's scarce resources, according to Forrester Research.

Government Wants YOU to Help Fight Cyber Attacks

- All computer users, not just those working in government or industry, can play an important role in defending the country’s digital networks from cyberattacks, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano said during a Webcast yesterday.

DHS Needs Better Web Security Management Practices, OIG Report Says

- A newly released report from the Department of Homeland Security's internal watchdog says that the department and its member agencies' public-facing Web sites are vulnerable to attack that could leave them open to defacement, service interruption, and resource loss.

FBI Phries Phishers

- The FBI began arresting 53 alleged U.S.cybercriminals yesterday after uncovering an international phishing scam that stole nearly $2 million.

Hackers Using Fake Facebook Profiles to Peddle Fake Antispyware

- Hackers have discovered a way to automate the creation of fake Facebook pages to peddle fake antispyware, underlining once again the threats organizations face that let their employees use social networking sites, a security researcher warned.

Behind the Numbers: Malicious Web Site Hosting Per Country

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Site to See: NoScript

- Web surfers are at constant risk of attack from executable content such as Java and JavaScript. This browser add-on lets users block such content on all but a few trusted sites.  

U.S. Congressional Legislation: Cybersecurity

- A bill (S. 773) introduced by Sen. John Rockefeller (D-WV) would develop a program to review and improve cybersecurity. The bill would establish a cybersecurity advisory panel to provide guidance to the President on cybersecurity issues relating to the federal government’s data systems. Under the proposal, the Secretary of Commerce would provide cybersecurity status and vulnerability information to the panel and would also create regional cybersecurity centers to help small and medium businesses protect their data systems.

Text Attacks

- Text messaging attacks have increased significantly this year, according to a Cisco Systems report. Many messages appear to come from banks and ask recipients to call a number to verify account information.

Site to See: NoScript

- The NoScript add-on can block cross-site scripting attacks.
 




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