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Tips for Tracking the E-Mail Trail

- Investigating the origin of e-mail to catch criminals requires a special set of detective skills and tools.  

A Site to See

- Machine agents such as robots or crawlers (called bots) visit millions of Web sites daily. Sometimes the use is benign, as when search agents use them to update their information. But these programs can also be harmful. They can be used to hunt for Web site vulnerabilities or harvest e-mail addresses for future spamming. They can also reduce a Web site’s bandwidth. A new site keeps an updated list of bad bots and crawlers. Web site host managers and business owners can download data for free from Botslist.com that can then be configured to block bad robots. It’s this month’s A Site to See.

Search Engine Safety

- Which leading Web search engines are the safest and which are the most insecure? Find out in McAfee’s latest study, “The State of Search Engine Safety.”

Laptop Security

- Read about the staggering economic costs downtown Calgary experienced due to laptops stolen from tenant space.

IT Security

- What’s the number one threat to corporate security in 2007? While many believe it’s Web viruses, a new survey of European high level IT managers says it’s removable media devices.

IT Security

- The three biggest data security concerns for businesses: outside data harvesting attacks, exposing sensitive information to unauthorized users, and accidental loss of employee data. Read more about the report here.

Military Web Sites Security Leaks Worse Than Soldier Bloggers

- An Army audit found official military websites more prone to security leaks than soldiers' blogs.

Bot Attacks Swarm Universities

- Malicious botnets are attacking European college and university networks, according to SecurityFocus.com.

Privacy Lost: How Technology is Endangering Your Privacy

- This book provides a clear overview of the risks to privacy in the Digital Age, who the perpetrators are, and what we can do about it.

QUICK BYTES - Business PC Risk

- Thirteen percent of corporate PCs have had unauthorized USB devices attached to them, creating the risk for data loss and malware to enter the corporate system.

QUICK BYTES - Data Disaster?

- One-third of IT professionals believe that a major data breach could put their company out of business.

Numbers

- 54 Percentage of identity theft breaches stemming from the theft or loss of a computer or storage medium, such as a USB memorykey, according to a recent Symantec report.

A Site to See

- A one-stop site for testing your PC's speed and security.
 




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