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Articles by Sharon Gaudin
posted in October 2007
A member of Sun's X Window System engineering team is recommending that users should turn off the X font server if they don't need it.
The security company is adding a real-time anti-phishing feature to its Web filtering appliance, enabling companies to analyze Web pages on the fly.
Adobe issued a workaround for the vulnerability and reported that a fix should be released before the end of the month.
E-mails that appear to be from YouTube's "invite-a-friend" service could be attached to a spam ring, security firm Sophos warns.
A security company is reporting that the attack tactics include the Gozi, Prg, Storm, and BBB/IRS Trojans.
The CTO of an online pharmacy admitted to setting up a company with two cohorts to illegally distribute controlled medications, including diet drugs.
Cybertricksters are luring unsuspecting users to click on a link to a malicious Web site by posing as a cute, long-lost friend from school.
A 'reply all' error in a Department of Homeland Security anti-terrorism bulletin had security professionals flooding in-boxes with jokes and personal information.
Microsoft is planning to patch vulnerabilities in Windows Vista, Internet Explorer and Office in next week's Patch Tuesday release.
The alleged hacker used connections at a McDonald's and Best Buy to launch denial-of-service attacks and then heckle his victims.
The flaw, which affects Windows XP and Windows Vista machines, opens up a backdoor that could enable a hacker to break into Firefox.
Two men both face a possible 10 years in prison for allegedly downloading child pornography on their work computers at NASA's Ames Research Center.
While cybercriminals have spent months trying to build the largest botnets they could, now they're splitting them up into smaller, more manageable pieces.
A Forrester Research study reveals the vast majority of enterprises adopt Web 2.0 technologies without preparing to fend off the related threats.
A security company is calling on the social networking site to improve its default privacy settings so users' info isn't open to anyone on the site.
A study shows that while 94% of consumers say they're running antivirus software, 48% actually have let it expire, and are running fully exposed.
As part of its antipiracy crusade, the Business Software Alliance is extending its whistle-blower campaign through the end of the year.
Malware writers in September were sending out waves of spam in an attempt to infect computers with the Pushdo Trojan horse by offering pictures of naked female celebrities.
The retailer said a contractor hadn't properly encrypted sensitive information on a laptop that was stolen from one of the vendor's offices.
Two men are charged with trying to steal computer chip design trade secrets in an attempt to start their own company with funding from the Chinese government.