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posted in March 2009

Phishing Gets Automated And We're All Getting Targeted

3/23/2009
Phishing expeditions business and personal data are rising to record levels, with fake anti-malware campaigns alone increasing by 225% in the last six months of 2008. Password-stealing Web sites jumped 827% IN 2008. The reason? The phishers are investing in automation.

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Got 15 Minutes? Get Secure: McAfee

3/17/2009
An hour a week is what the typical small and midsized business is able to devote to security, according to McAfee. The company's latest outreach aims to show you how 15 minutes can heighten your 24/7 security profile.

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7 Security Tips For Friday The 13th

3/13/2009
Not that you're superstitious or anything, but why not take Friday the 13th (the second in two months) as an opportunity to tighten up security procedures and remind employees that security is a matter of more than luck?

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Symantec: Norton 360 v. 3.0 Released Today

3/4/2009
Symantec's third iteration of its Norton 360 Internet security product offers online backup and data management tools as well the expected array of anti-virus, firewall and identity protection. All, the company says, at higher speed while making lower system demands. Marketed to home users, the package can be effective for small offices as well.

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Facebook Insecurity: The Worm Returns

3/3/2009
Facebook and other social network users need to be on the alert for the return of the Koobface worm, which sniffs out cookies associated with social nets, then uses that info to spread itself to other network members.

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It was possible to exploit an Unauthenticated Time-Based Blind SQL Injection vulnerability in the Spam protection, AntiSpam, FireWall by CleanTalk WordPress Plugin before 5.153.4. The update_log function in lib/Cleantalk/ApbctWP/Firewall/SFW.php included a vulnerable query that could be injected via...