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NEWS - November 1, 2009

by Donna Buenaventura / October 31, 2009 5:10 PM PDT
Nasty Halloween Trick: Fake Antivirus Sites

Hackers are exploiting web users searching for Halloween-related content on the web, says Panda Security. According to Panda Security, these fake antivirus programs display aggressive messages to users claiming they are infected and that to resolve the problem they need to buy a license (for the program). A simple click will take the user to an apparently legitimate web page, from where they are defrauded.

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Swedish Police Experience DDoS Attacks
by Donna Buenaventura / October 31, 2009 5:13 PM PDT

Several of Sweden's websites experienced DDoS attacks yesterday, including the Swedish Police at polisen.se. The sites weren't offline for very long and are accessible at present.

The attackers motives are currently unknown.

The Local has details in English:

"A number of major Swedish websites were rendered inaccessible on Thursday in what is believed to be a malicious distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. The Swedish authorities have thus far had no success in locating the source of the attack."


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Asking Price?
by Donna Buenaventura / October 31, 2009 5:37 PM PDT

Speculation is mounting about who will buy Ask.com when the "for sale" sign starts dangling from the struggling search engine's marquee.

IAC chairman and chief executive officer Barry Diller's description of the competitive search landscape has stirred speculation that the engine may soon be up for sale. He used words like "challenging" and "speculative" to describe the business during a recent earnings call with Wall Street analysts.

"We've been asked a lot whether we're open to consolidating transactions in the area of search. The answer is yes," Diller says, according to Search Engine Land. "And it is unlikely that we would be the consolidator."

"Microsoft would be very interested in purchasing Ask.com to give them even more market share against Google once Bing teams up with Yahoo," says Suzy Sandberg, president of PM Digital, NY. "This is by far the most plausible buyer. It makes sense for Barry Diller to sell Ask. With Ask being a distant No. 4, following Google, Yahoo, and Bing, it will seem even more distant after the Bing/Yahoo pairing."

http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=116436 via http://www.thewindowsclub.com/will-microsoft-buy-ask-com-now

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