Security fears stem web 2.0, social networking adoption

Many companies are shying away from web 2.0 and social networking platforms because of security fears, according to a new study conducted by an internet security company in a partnership with the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

U.S. cyber security chief promotes collaboration

Speaking at the National Institute of Standards and Technology's annual IT Security Automation conference, United States cyber security coordinator Howard Schmidt said partnerships between the government and private companies are essential for internet security.

Malware attacks target LinkedIn users

LinkedIn users were recently the target of a malware attack that aimed to spread the notorious Zeus Trojan, according to the internet security company that discovered the threat.

Twitter: Site update to blame for spam vulnerability

Twitter blamed an update to its website for re-opening a vulnerability that recently allowed cyber criminals to spread spam. The micro-blogging site said it had patched the hole a month ago, but the site revamp exposed the weakness again.

Researchers dub Stuxnet world's first cyber super weapon

Internet security researchers breaking down the Stuxnet worm say the world has never seen a cyber weapon quite like it.

Sex-sting subject convicted of creating botnet

A man allegedly targeted in an online sex sting has been convicted of launching malware attacks on the media websites that covered the event.

iPhone jailbreak software target of malware

Drawing on increased interest, cyber criminals are targeting new jailbreak software for the iPhone 4 to spread malware.

Nearly all Canadians expect 'something bad' online

An overwhelming number web surfers in Canada believe they will be the victim of cyber crime, according to a new survey.

Malware hits all-time high

Websites infected with malware have never been as common as they were in the second quarter of this year, according to a recent survey.

Fake browser alerts link to bogus antivirus program

Microsoft recently warned of new âscarewareâ that uses a social engineering scheme to draw users into buying a fake antivirus program.

Huge spamming botnet takes blow but still active

A botnet responsible for producing a substantial amount of spam has taken a major hit, but security experts say it could be just a matter of weeks before it is active again.

Twenty-five percent of malware spread through USB devices, study says

According to a new study by a software security company, 25 percent of newly created worms are specifically designed to spread through USB devices.

Mobile application usage unexpectedly low among adults

Data released recently by the Pew Research Center found fewer than one-third of adults download applications to their mobile devices. The findings could cool the concerns over internet security on smartphones.

Adobe announces second Flash vulnerability in a week

Adobe recently announced it has discovered another vulnerability in its Adobe Flash, the second such advisory the company issued in a week.

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