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Shadowserver to take over as Mega-D botnet herder

An effort is underway to clean up tens of thousands of computers infected with malicious software known for churning out thousands of spam messages per hour.

UK hails first cybercrime cooperation with banks

U.K. police are hailing the sentencing of four people who used a sophisticated Trojan horse program to siphon money out of online bank accounts and send it to Eastern European countries and Russia.

Web-application errors pose danger to enterprises

A majority of Web sites have at least one major security issue that could be used by hackers for fraud-related purposes, according to a new survey.

New iPhone malware steals data from jailbroken phones

Another piece of dangerous code that attacks iPhones has been found, although it puts at risk only a very small subset of the smartphone's users.

FireEye moves quickly to quash Mega-D botnet

A computer security company known for battling botnets moved last week to try to shut down a persistent spam player.

Microsoft releases security guidelines for Agile

Microsoft will release on Tuesday guidelines for developers building online applications and for those utilizing the Agile code-development process.

Microsoft makes case for upgrade to Exchange 2010

Microsoft is emphasizing the potentially money-saving features of Exchange 2010, the latest revamp of its e-mail application officially released Monday at its TechEd European customer conference in Berlin.

UK to push for law to retain all communications data

The U.K. government said Monday it plans to push for a law requiring service providers such as ISPs to retain data about instant messages, e-mail and other electronic communications.

Microsoft makes case for upgrade to Exchange 2010

Microsoft is emphasizing the potentially money-saving features of Exchange 2010, the latest revamp of its e-mail application officially released Monday at its TechEd European customer conference in Berlin.

Gumblar malware's home domain is active again

ScanSafe researchers are seeing renewed activity regarding Gumblar, a multifunctional piece of malware that spreads by attacking PCs visiting hacked Web pages.

Developer finds major coding errors in Facebook, MySpace

Social-networking sites MySpace and Facebook have apparently fixed coding errors that could have allowed an attacker access to all of their users' data and photos.

New software detects bots scraping Web site data

Web sites such as job boards face a persistent problem: their data is constantly pilfered by automated bots.

Software shields online banking on infected PCs

A U.K. security company is giving to banks, for free, security software that it says can block malicious software from manipulating online banking transactions or stealing data, even if the computer is infected.

HP says some Windows 7 printer drivers are coming

Windows 7 users may find there are no drivers yet for their Hewlett-Packard printer, although the company said it expects to release some new compatible drivers soon.

Microsoft: Worms are most prevalent security problem

The Conficker worm continues to be one of the most prevalent threats facing PCs running Windows, according to a new security report published by Microsoft.