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Computers May Negate Need for Nuclear Tests

- Computers will be used to perform nuclear weapons simulations.

Spyware

- A bill (H.R. 964) introduced by Rep. Edolphus Towns (D-NY) that would make the use of spyware illegal in certain circumstances has been approved by the House of Representatives and has been referred to the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee.

Cybercrime Could Imperil Electoral Process

- Researchers says internet scams are a threat to future elections.

Malware Rising

- A new report forecasts that there will be strong growth in the anti-malware business over the next several years. A main driver is the increasing organization and skill of cybercriminals.

Password Encryption

- Check out a free new Windows utility that lets users securely encrypt all their passwords on their computer.

Malicious E-Mail

- There’s been a sharp decrease in the amount of malicious e-mails sent in the first half of 2007, says a top security vendor. Likely reasons include better network defenses and a growing caution among employees about opening suspicious attachments.

Cyber Citizen-Warriors

- Some ordinary Americans are tracking down jihadi Web sites and applying pressure to service providers to shut them down.

IP Surveillance Cameras Can Be Hacked

- Researchers say cameras which stream their images over an IP address can be hacked and used to attack the network behind the camera.

Don’t be Spooked by Spyware

- Find out what spyware is and how to avoid it.

Darknet: Hollywood’s War Against the Digital Generation

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A Site to See

- The del.icio.us site also provides a location for saving personal bookmarks that can be accessed from any computer so that if you’re on the road and want to visit a bookmarked page but don’t have your regular computer, you can find the links easily nonetheless. Best of all, the site is completely free.

Quick Bytes: Zero-day approaches

- The time between the disclosure of a computer vulnerability that can allow infection by a worm or virus and the release of an exploit that can attack that vulnerability has dropped from 6.4 days to 6.0 days.

Quick Bytes: Password frustration

- How many passwords do you need to remember? A survey by RSA Security Inc. of 1,700 enterprise technology end users found that 71 percent had as many as 12, and almost one-quarter had more than 15.
 




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