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Security vendor Marshal8e6 buys Avinti

Security vendor Marshal8e6 will buy Avinti, a company which specializes in behavioral technology that scans e-mail and tests malicious content in a virtual machine.

As expected, Facebook halts The Pirate Bay links

Facebook has ended its brief e-relationship with The Pirate Bay, the controversial BitTorrent search engine.

Microsoft: Rogue 'security' software a rising threat

Fake security software programs along with attacks using vulnerabilities in applications continued to pester Internet users in the last half of 2008, according to Microsoft's latest security report.

Internet-wide problem to be revealed at conference

Organizers of next week's Black Hat Europe conference are promising a security presentation that could impact anyone who uses the Internet, but no details have been released yet.

Three spammers sentenced in US for advance fee fraud

Two Nigerians and a Frenchman were sentenced to prison Thursday for swindling people out of more than US$1.2 million in a massive e-mail scam, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

Facebook CFO to leave the company

Facebook's seasoned CFO will leave the company, the social-networking site confirmed Wednesday.

Fake security software scammers jump on Conficker

Google's search rankings are being stuffed with links to fake security software that purports to remove Conficker, a widespread worm that's currently the Internet's number one security threat, but doesn't.

At last, Skype set to launch iPhone application

Skype is set to launch a mobile application for the iPhone on Tuesday, a long-awaited entry to Apple's App Store, and one for BlackBerry devices in May, Skype officials have confirmed.

Pirate Bay adds feature to share torrents on Facebook

The world's most notorious search engine for audio and video content on the Web has added a feature that links it with the popular social-networking site Facebook.

Deep computer-spying network touched 103 countries

A 10-month cyberespionage investigation has found that 1,295 computers in 103 countries and belonging to international institutions have been spied on, with some circumstantial evidence suggesting China may be to blame.

Bucking a trend, security appliance market grows

The security appliance market in Western Europe grew 14.4 percent in 2008 and is expected to continue to expend this year, albeit at a slower rate, according to the latest figures from analyst firm IDC.

Survey gauges Web application security spending

A new survey shows that despite the dismal economic conditions, more than a quarter of the companies polled expect to spend more on Web application security this year.

Facebook holds the line against spammers, scammers

Facebook is shoring up its security protection procedures as the social-networking site increasingly comes under attacks from spammers, data thieves and other tricksters, according to the company's chief privacy officer.

German police: Two-factor authentication failing

A two-factor authentication system widely used in Germany is failing to stop cybercriminals from draining bank accounts, a top German law enforcement official said Tuesday.

In poor economy, IT pros could turn to e-crime

Enterprises increasingly feel their employees will be more willing to steal data or sell insider knowledge due to the poor economy, according to an annual security survey conducted by KPMG.