CNET News.com's Joris Evers and CNET's Robert Vamosi talk about rootkits in Bagle variants, new efforts to fight phishing, unofficial patches for IE flaws and wager on whether Microsoft will issue a patch early.
Spam levels dropped by about one-third following the recent takedown of the Rustock spambot, according to Symantec's latest Intelligence Report.
Recent rise in spam and malware attributed to new gang war online.
Spam made up more than 90 percent of all e-mail last month, with networks of zombie PCs producing the vast majority of such messages, MessageLabs says.
More security researchers predict the death of the mass-mailing virus--reasonable predictions or wishful thinking?
New and Noteworthy: iTunes Music Store Launches in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland; Security under obscurity; more
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