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NEWS - June 15, 2007

by Donna Buenaventura / June 14, 2007 5:01 PM PDT

YouTube develops video fingerprint
http://www.techworld.com/security/news/index.cfm?newsID=9151&pagtype=samechan

YouTube is testing out video fingerprinting technology that it hopes will help prevent people posting content without the owner's consent.

Google’s video-sharing site is collaborating with Time Warner and Disney on the new identification tools that will enable content owners to identify breaches of copyright.

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Malware poses as FTC complaint
by Donna Buenaventura / June 14, 2007 5:05 PM PDT
In reply to: NEWS - June 15, 2007

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has become the latest government agency to be used as a front for e-mail attacks.

Email security provider MX Logic said that it had found multiple instances of fraudulent emails claiming to be from an email for the government organization.

The messages notify users that they have filed a complaint with the agency and included a document with a copy of the alleged complaint. Users who open the document are infected with a keylogger that can be used to steal login information and other confidential data.

http://www.vnu.co.uk/vnunet/news/2192144/ftc-latest-scam-target

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It's nine oclock.... Do you know who is using your computer?
by Donna Buenaventura / June 14, 2007 5:08 PM PDT
In reply to: NEWS - June 15, 2007

Tens of thousands of consumers are unwitting accomplices of illegal spammers and at the mercy of identity thieves, warns the Federal Trade Commission. These consumers’ computers have been secretly hijacked by criminals who install spam-sending software and spyware on the computers when consumers open malicious e-mail attachments or visit a malicious Web site. After gaining access to consumers' computers, the criminals can track consumers' Internet surfing, steal personal information, and turn the computers into spam "zombies" that are part of a "botnet" made up of thousands of home computers through which spammers route spam.

In a new consumer alert, Botnets and Hackers and Spam (Oh, My!)" available at http://www.OnGuardOnline.gov/botnet.html, the FTC urges consumers to secure their personal information and stop assisting spammers.

http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2007/06/botnet.shtm

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