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Insecurity complex on the Net

British TV presenter learns Web lesson: Never give out ID freely. Also: MBR rootkit takes aim at Windows users.

British TV presenter learns Web lesson: Never give out ID freely. Also: MBR rootkit takes aim at Windows users.

MBR rootkit targets Windows users

Fortunately, the risk to end users is low if system has been patched with Microsoft updates.
January 10, 2008

Twice bitten: Acts of stupidity can lead to identity theft

For the second time in a year, a high-profile figure has had his identity stolen after publicly releasing his own financial information. Is identity theft really this easy?
January 10, 2008

Remote printer spam made easy

Security researcher Aaron Weaver claims visiting a random Web site could send unwanted print requests to your nearest office printer.
January 9, 2008

Network Solutions amends Net registration process

Facing criticism, company steps back from some elements of a new process to register Internet domain names.
January 9, 2008

Massive SQL-based Web attack decoded

New details have emerged about the attack over the weekend; some speculate it was automated.
January 9, 2008

Phishers now leasing the Storm worm botnet

Domains of several new phishing sites are cropping up with known Storm worm domains. F-Secure researchers think phishers are leasing parts of the larger botnet.
January 9, 2008