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January, 2011

January 31, 2011  9:12 PM

High school cybersecurity competition kicks off

Michael Mimoso Profile: maxsteel

The Center for Internet Security's US Cyber Challenge today kicked off an online competition to identify high school students possibly interested in cybersecurity career. The Cyber Foundations competition is part of US Cyber Challenge's overall goal of...

January 14, 2011  7:32 PM

Ransomware nets nearly $30K in just over a month


SMS ransomware surfaces in Russia, charges $12 ransom By Ryan Cloutier, Contributor The black hat community is always on the lookout for a way to profit from its illicit activities. On the Web, Trojans and worms disguised as freeware present an easy way for even a moderately...

January 14, 2011  3:27 PM

Popular institutional websites hijacked


Several government and educational websites redirect visitors to fake stores. By Ryan Cloutier, Contributor Security researchers at ZScaler Inc. have provided a list of government websites that have been hijacked, redirecting visitors to Google searches. Government web...

January 13, 2011  3:26 PM

St. Bernard changes name to EdgeWave

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

Rebranding part of strategy to streamline operations and expand technology portfolio. Web security appliance vendor St. Bernard Software Inc. is renaming itself. The software vendor, which targets small and midsize businesses, will be called EdgeWave. San Diego, Calif.-based...

January 5, 2011  3:33 PM

Rogue antivirus skyrockets, Trojans continue to dominate, PandaLabs finds

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

Panda Security researchers document the troubling use of fake antivirus software Rogue antivirus first surfaced only four years ago, but today it makes up about 11.6% of all malware, according to PandaLabs, the research arm of Panda Security. It looks like the cybercriminals...

January 3, 2011  2:33 PM

Google Android Trojan surfaces in China

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

Users of Android smartphones in China could be infected by Geinimi malware if mobile applications are downloaded from third-party services. Security researchers at mobile security firm Lookout Inc. have discovered a new Trojan designed to compromise smartphones running...

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