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2008-08-13 12:00:33

GLENDALE, Calif., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Security, a leading provider of IT security solutions, today announced that PandaLabs, Panda Security's laboratory for detecting and analyzing malware, announced the findings from a joint report with CommTouch on the current state of spam. The report found that on average during the second quarter of this year, more than 10 million zombie computers (systems infected by 'bots' and controlled remotely by cyber criminals) were sending spam and...

2008-08-13 06:00:26

By Jon Swartz SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook isn't just popular with consumers and marketers. Hackers are finding flaws in computer-programming language JavaScript and planting malicious code in the profiles on the popular social-networking site and its rivals. Once cybercrooks break into a profile, they can steal data and turn the compromised PCs of the victims into remote-controlled machines that spew more malicious software, spam and phishing attacks. Last week, computer security firm...

2008-08-10 03:00:10

By Anonymous IT MAY SOUND LIKE A THIRD-RATE HORROR film, but the botnets like Storm Worm are causing businesses on the internet grief. Botnets are a collective mass of infected computers - and Storm Worm is the world's largest, generating 20 per cent of all world spam, according to a provider of web security services, Messagelab. The company says the growth in spam and virus activity is due to the rapid increase in the number of internet users in countries such as India and China. Its...

2008-08-05 09:00:27

PineApp(TM), a global leader in securing networks and email systems, today announced that North Florida Women's Care (NFWC) has utilized PineApp's Mail-SeCure perimeter security appliance to provide the organization with secure email while eliminating a massive amount of spam attacks. The Mail-SeCure appliance was deployed to secure all employee email throughout the organization. NFWC selected Mail-SeCure because of the appliance's ease of installation, usability, unit cost and unsurpassed...

2008-07-30 18:00:29

By Tim Harlow, Star Tribune, Minneapolis Jul. 30--Yet another round of spam e-mails that instructs recipients to click on a link that downloads a virus is making the rounds. This time the e-mails include a link that contains an article about the FBI and the popular social networking site, Facebook. The e-mails come with a the subject that reads "F.B.I. vs. facebook," but the link contains Storm Worm virus that installs malicious software known as malware. Malware is a program that...

2008-07-10 09:00:34

BitDefender researchers have identified a new wave of spam messages that announce an alleged attack of the US Army against Iran in order to trick users into downloading and installing malicious software onto their personal computers. The webpage hosting the piece of malware -- dailydotnews.com -- is a simple, yet efficiently designed site with a top banner, a simple picture masquerading a YouTube player and three lines of text detailing the US operation in Iran. This spam approach is used...

2008-07-06 03:00:11

By Wendy Leung RANCHO CUCAMONGA - They're squishy. Children love to play with them. And sometimes, they're at the bottom of your tequila. But not often do worms play the central role of a business - unless it's Marcia Iannone's. The Rancho Cucamonga resident, along with her husband Ron, runs a vermiculture compost business from their home, and the slimy, soft- bodied creatures aren't the only things they sell. Touted on their business cards and "wormmobile" is worm poop and worm tea,...

2008-07-05 03:00:12

By Wendy Leung Staff Writer RANCHO CUCAMONGA - They're squishy. Children love to play with them. And sometimes, they're in the bottom of your tequila. But not often do worms play the central role of a business - unless it's Marcia Iannone's. The Rancho Cucamonga resident, along with her husband Ron, runs a vermiculture compost business from their home, and the slimy, soft- bodied creatures aren't the only things they sell. Touted on their business cards and "wormmobile" is worm...

2008-07-01 09:00:25

Employees may be bringing back more than sunburned noses from family vacations this summer. With an increasing number of corporate laptops also serving as the family computer, many employees are letting their children use the company computer to surf the Web, do email and instant messaging, and update their MySpace sites, cautioned Seattle-based Napera Networks today. This is particularly true during summer holidays, when employees try to maximize time with family while still staying in touch...

2008-06-30 00:01:35

By Erik Robinson, The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. Jun. 29--Say that you're a green-minded apartment or condo dweller striving to live sustainably. You've already minimized your carbon footprint by foregoing the large house and yard that characterizes much of suburbia, but the idea of composting your food scraps seems a little unwieldy. You don't have anywhere to put a composting bin the size of a trash can, much less a garden in which to plow the nutrient-rich product it creates....


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