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NEWS - April 3, 2008

by Donna Buenaventura / April 2, 2008 5:07 PM PDT
DDoS packets soak up to 3 per cent of net traffic

To appreciate the strain online miscreants are putting on internet infrastructure, consider this: As much as three per cent of the net's traffic is malicious garbage designed to inflict damage one party or another, Arbor Networks estimates.
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Check Point makes it safe to surf for porn
by Donna Buenaventura / April 2, 2008 5:17 PM PDT
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Net Scam Actually an Army Security Test
by Donna Buenaventura / April 2, 2008 5:18 PM PDT
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PayPal debit card glitch blocks transactions, users say
by Donna Buenaventura / April 2, 2008 10:51 PM PDT
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PayPal seems to be having technical difficulties with a debit card that allows users instant access to the money in their PayPal accounts, as multiple users are reporting they are unable to activate the cards or they are being denied transactions.


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RSA - RSA to kick off next week with Microsoft's 'Stirling'
by Donna Buenaventura / April 2, 2008 10:52 PM PDT
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The world's largest security conference will kick off next week in San Francisco with the public unveiling of Microsoft's next-generation of security software, code-named Stirling.

Over the past few months, Microsoft has quietly shown the software to a select group of users, but sources familiar with the company's plans said that it will release a beta version of the code to users during the RSA Conference next Tuesday. Microsoft will allow attendees to "see new technologies," including Stirling and the company's next-generation Windows Server 2008 software, according to the conference agenda.


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Unpatched RealPlayer vulnerability being exploited in the
by Donna Buenaventura / April 2, 2008 10:56 PM PDT
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Symantec reports:

"Sometime on April 1, our honeypots began finding exploits for the RealPlayer 'rmoc3260.dll' ActiveX Control Memory Corruption Vulnerability (BID 28157). Sadly, this is not surprising given that a complete exploit was published for this vulnerability around the same time. At the time of this writing, there is no patch for this vulnerability.

So far impacted sites have ranged from forums, to webmail, to news agencies."


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