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Ads with viruses hurt industry, security intelligence firm says

RiskIQ, a security intelligence firm, said at the recent Online Trust Alliance conference that the online advertising industry could be hurt by malicious software spreading through commercial advertisements, according to USA Today.

Internet privacy tools said to be confusing for many users

A report from Carnegie Mellon University said internet security and privacy tools are confusing and ineffective for many users, with commonly available "opt-out" tools in web browsers the most difficult things for people who go online.

Police detain hacker allegedly responsible for 12 million infected computers

According to The Associated Press, Slovenian authorities have detained a man who allegedly is responsible for a virus that has infected 12 million computers across the world.

Indian authorities shut down computer holding Duqu virus

In an effort to make internet security safer everywhere, Indian authorities have seized computer equipment from a data center in Mumbai thought to be a cog in sending out malicious Duqu software that is thought to be a large security threat, according to news sources.