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Two years on, Estonia hardens its electronic defenses

Although the electronic attacks against Estonia are two years in the past, the small Baltic nation is still hardening its defenses.

Industry, military experts discuss murky cyberwar issues

Nations increasingly touched by cyberattacks are still in the very early stages of figuring out how to deal with incidents that could escalate into critical national security threats.

Dell offers range of Microsoft software for download

Dell is now offering Microsoft Office products for download, making it the first vendor other than Microsoft to do so.

Europe looks to step up fight against cybercrime

The European Commission is seeking to strengthen cooperation between law enforcement and private industry worldwide as well as increase penalties for those engaged in cybercrime, a senior official said on Wednesday.

ISPs report success in fighting malware-infected PCs

Computers infected with malicious software remain a big headache for ISPs, but two companies have designed systems that have made the problem much more manageable.

T-Mobile confirms stolen data is genuine

T-Mobile confirmed on Tuesday that internal information posted on the Internet by hackers was stolen from its systems, but said it does not appear customer data is in jeopardy.

Security vendor ferrets out who's a human and who's a bot

An Atlanta security company has come up with a technology it says can block automated programs responsible for perpetuating nuisances such as spam, fake e-mail registrations and click fraud.

Cybercriminals refine data-sniffing software for ATM fraud

Cybercriminals are improving a malicious software program that can be installed on ATMs running Microsoft's Windows XP operating system that records sensitive card details, according to security vendor Trustwave.

Thousands of Web sites stung by mass hacking attack

Up to 40,000 Web sites have been hacked to redirect unwitting victims to another Web site that tries to infect PCs with malicious software, according to security vendor Websense.

Latest Kaspersky mobile software wipes data via SMS

Kaspersky Lab's latest mobile security software due to be released next week can wipe data with a text message command even if a thief has swapped out the phone's SIM card.

Twitter gets targeted again by worm-like phishing attack

Twitter users have been tricked into divulging their login and password details to a Web site that then spammed their contacts.

Mobile phone location technology fights card fraud

Ericsson is courting major banks with a security service the company thinks could cut down on credit card fraud as well as eliminate an inconvenience for travelers using cards overseas.

Google Street View hits privacy gridlock in Germany

Germany and Google remained at odds Wednesday over how the company holds certain data used for its Street View map imagery.

Adobe snaps to attention over security vulnerabilities

Adobe Systems, whose applications have been hit hard by hackers, is combing through legacy code for bugs in its products and plans a regular quarterly patch release, according to a top security official.

Microsoft opens up mobile backup application to all

Microsoft is now letting anyone download My Phone, a mobile data backup program for Windows Mobile devices, which was released in February as an invitation-only beta.

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