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03
Mar
2010
News: Monster botnet held 800,000 people's details
General

The Mariposa botnet had the power to dwarf Georgia and Estonia cyberattacks if it had been used to launch denial of service attacks, say Spanish police.

Months of investigations by the Guardia Civil in Spain, the FBI and security firm Panda Security and Defence Intelligence led to the takedown of the

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24
Feb
2010
News: MS uses court order to take out Waledac botnet
General
MS uses court order to take out Waledac botnet
John Leyden, The Register 2010-02-25

Microsoft has won a court-issued take-down order against scores of

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17
Dec
2009
News: Twitter attacker had proper credentials
General
On Thursday, an unknown attacker hijacked Twitter's domain name and redirected visitors to an unrelated site hosting a page claiming Twitter had been hacked by the "Iranian Cyber Army." Evidence indicates, however, that the attackers were able to
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15
Dec
2009
News: Conficker data highlights infected networks
General
On Wednesday, the ShadowServer Foundation took the wraps off a revamped statistics page, showing how far the three main variants of Conficker have spread and the degree to which the world's networks are infected.
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02
Dec
2009
IT Security Ask the Experts: Top Queries for November, 2009
General

Features

IT Security Ask the Experts: Top

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16
Nov
2009
Microsoft Investigating Windows 7 SMB Crash Bug
PCWorld
Exploit code is publicly available for the denial-of-service flaw in Windows 7 and Server 2008.

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10
Nov
2009
Microsoft Patches Critical Drive-by Flaw
PCWorld

A serious flaw that allows for drive-by-download attacks picks up a patch in today's regular monthly patch batch from Redmond, as do critial flaws in Microsoft Office. Network attack vectors of most concern for business networks get shored up as well.

The most important patch,

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26
May
2009
Three Persistent Security Myths
General

I have this cousin, and you probably have someone like this in your family too—the one that is always sending forwards even though you asked them to stop 10 years ago, and even though you’ve told them that forwarded messages can present safety risks online.

Besides the fact that

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08
May
2009
In-Depth Anti-Virus Software Comparison
General

While reading about the self-destruction of the Zeus botnet recently, I came across a link to this great comparison report from AV Comparatives that tested 17 popular anti-virus products on the market today.

The test appears to be quite

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