Posted by Oyya-Info on Thursday, October 29, 2009,
More midsize companies are being attacked by cybercriminals at the
same time they're spending less on security, says a McAfee report
Across the world, more than half of the 900 midsize businesses (51 to 1,000 employees) surveyed by McAfee for its report, The Security Paradox,
said they've seen an increase in security breaches over the past year.
Despite the threat, the recession has caused most of these companies to
freeze their IT security budgets.
Posted by Oyya-Info on Wednesday, June 24, 2009,
Microsoft on Tuesday released its latest foray into security software as a limited beta. Microsoft Security Essentials,
known in development as Morro, is limited to 75,000 downloads in four
countries: the United States, Israel, Brazil, and China.
contains all the basic features that users have come to expect from
free security software: multiple built-in and customizable scan
options, a scheduler, automatic definition file updates, a real-time
defense shield, and rootkit...
The FBI has used a secret form of spyware in a series of investigations
designed to nab extortionists, database-deleting hackers, child
molesters, and hitmen, according to documents obtained by CNET News.
One suspect used Microsoft's Hotmail to send bomb and anthrax
threats to an undercover government investigator; another demanded a
payment of $10,000 a month to stop cutting cables; a third was an
alleged European hitman who was soliciting for business from a