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Recognizing phishing should be easy

While Louisiana newspaper the Daily Advertiser said computers can be a great tool, users need to take precautions by using antivirus software and antiphishing software to avoid having sensitive information end up on the web.

U.K. tax department said tax phishing emails has risen 300 percent in last year

There has been a large rise in the number of phishing emails the U.K.'s tax collection arm. Antiphishing software may soon be in order for those who were duped by the scam.

Incoming storm could provide cover for hackers

As storm tides rise, spear phishers will come out to prey on unsuspecting computer users, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security warns.

Simple hack could endanger credit card holders

Lax security measures at Bank of America and Chase potentially put those banks' credit card holders at risk for identity theft.

Anonymous strikes military contractor

In the latest attack in its AntiSec campaign against government and corporate websites, hacker group Anonymous infiltrated United States defense contractor Booz Allen Hamilton on "Military Meltdown Monday," July 11.

Computer security threat to Apple mobile operating system

The German government recently issued a computer security warning that the iOS mobile operating system used in Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices is vulnerable to malware spread through PDF files.

Emailed ticket fake, attached virus real

Users of Yahoo Mail are being targeted by a phishing scheme that dupes victims via an email purportedly enclosing a traffic ticket, according to, a news source for the Lower Hudson Valley.

California city accounts hacked

A hacker used a phishing ploy to compromise the computer system of the city of Atascadero, California, and draw $83,000 from city accounts, the San Luis Obispo Tribune reports.

Two Department of Energy labs hacked

The websites of the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, in Richland, Washington, and Jefferson National Laboratory, in Newport News, Virginia, have been hacked, the labs acknowledged on July 6.

Soldiers' personal information hacked

Hackers who infiltrated a Gannett Government Media database accessed the personal information of military leaders and soldiers who subscribe to publications including Defense News, the Armed Forces Journal, the Federal Times and the Marine Corps Times.

Cyber criminals to target more smartphone users

With more smartphones and mobile devices accessible to cyber criminals, malware continues to be a concern.

Security remains an issue for the cloud

While companies attempt to shore up their defenses against cyber criminals on the ground, attacks keep occurring in the cloud.

More employees use smartphones, security an issue

As employees adopt mobile devices, security remains an important issue. According to a recent study by Xerox, smartphones, in particular, have transformed the way workers operate.

New operating system, and new anxiety about security

Concerns about a recent phishing scheme hovered over today’s unveiling of Apple’s newest Macintosh operating system, OS X Lion, at the Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco.

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