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UK registry to implement DNS security protocol

Nominet, the U.K.'s domain name registry, will begin implementing a security protocol on Monday designed to protect the DNS (Domain Name System).

IBM: Vulnerabilities fell in 2009, but other risks abound

The number of software vulnerabilities fell overall in 2009, but the number of bugs in document readers and multimedia applications increased by 50 percent, according to IBM's annual X-Force Trend and Risk Report.

VeriSign rolls out new Web site verification service

VeriSign is introducing a certification service that confirms whether a business is legitimate and that their Web site is free of malware.

UBS to deploy IBM secure banking USB device

Banking giant UBS has started deploying a device from IBM that ensures online banking transactions aren't being interfered with by hackers.

US jury convicts Nigerian on wire fraud charges

A 31-year-old Nigerian man could face up to 20 years in prison after being convicted Tuesday of charges related to running advance free fraud scams for five years, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

OpenOffice 3.2 fixes several vulnerabilities

The latest version of OpenOffice fixes several vulnerabilities that could cause a computer to become compromised by a remote attacker.

After outcry, Google revamps Buzz networking application

Google apologized on Saturday, saying it has made several changes to its new social-networking application Buzz to allay privacy concerns.

HP opens first ever wind-cooled data center

From the outside, Hewlett-Packard's newest data center looks like a massive, well-secured loading dock, devoid of logos and surrounded by a robust barbed-wired fence in a nondescript industrial park.

Nigeria uses celebrity power to stem cybercrime

Microsoft and Nigeria have released a song and video as part of a campaign to dissuade people from getting involved in cybercrime.

E-mail scam steals €3 million in carbon credits

A clever phishing scheme launched last week may have stolen more than €3 million (US$4.1 million) worth of carbon emission permits from companies.

UK government enlists public to spot terror Web sites

The U.K. public can report terrorism-related Web sites to authorities for removal from the Internet under a new program launched by the British government.

Botnet targets major Web sites with junk SSL connection

More than 300 Web sites are being pestered by infected computers that are part of the Pushdo botnet, according to security researchers.

Amazon pulls plug on, then bows to Macmillan in e-book row

After a brief protest, Amazon.com will continue to sell e-book titles from Macmillan despite the publisher's decision to raise prices for e-books.

EFF: Browsers can leave a unique trail on the Web

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has created an on-line tool that details the wealth of information a Web browser reveals, which can pose privacy concerns when used to profile users.

FBI arrests alleged cable modem hacker

U.S. federal authorities arrested a 26-year-old man on Thursday for allegedly selling modified cable modems that enabled free Internet access, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

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