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Executive Editor at Dark Reading
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Kelly Jackson Higgins is the Executive Editor of Dark Reading. She is an award-winning veteran technology and business journalist with more than two decades of experience in reporting and editing for various publications, including Network Computing, Secure Enterprise Magazine, Virginia Business magazine, and other major media properties. Jackson Higgins was recently selected as one of the Top 10 Cybersecurity Journalists in the US, and named as one of Folio's 2019 Top Women in Media. She began her career as a sports writer in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, and earned her BA at William & Mary.  Follow her on Twitter @kjhiggins.

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posted in January 2009

If It Walks Like A Botnet

1/16/2009
There's something fishy going on with the Confickr/Downadup worm. So far, it hasn't crossed the line to an official botnet, but this thing is fast becoming a monster that just won't stop spreading, no matter what Microsoft does to warn users to patch (the patch has been available since October, people) or how security vendors scramble to scan for it as it evolves and changes.

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Bombshells For The New Year

1/8/2009
The week after Christmas should be a quiet, reflective time to get organized for the new year while the security industry takes a little winter's rest. Uh -- not so much. This is the security industry, remember? Vendors may not roll out products during the holidays, but hackers never sleep.

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SSL Crisis Averted -- For Now

1/5/2009
VeriSign quickly fixes vulnerable SSL digital certificates at risk of newly revealed hack, but experts say there's no way to know for sure if phony certificates exist from previous attacks

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