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  • Firefox plans bugfix release for next week

    Mozilla plans to release a bugfix for its Firefox browser next week, repairing a long-standing security flaw in the software.

  • Shove leaves CSC Australia post for Asia

    Australian president of Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) Mike Shove, is leaving his post in Sydney after being promoted president of the company's Asia group.

  • Security pro: Time to rethink mobile device protocols

    Open source mobile broadband is doomed unless carriers, software developers and device manufacturers are willing to completely rethink how they secure mobile data, Mocana CEO Adrian Turner says.

  • Are XP, Vista vulnerable to random number generator attack?

    The flaw in Windows 2000's random number generator uncovered by Israeli researchers is a vulnerability -- but not a security vulnerability, Microsoft said late last week as it left users wondering if newer versions of the operating system shared the same problem.

  • IT execs debate Web 2.0 in the enterprise

    The arrival of Web 2.0 has IT executives debating whether they should block staff access to social networking sites or try to find innovative ways to exploit the technology.

  • Lust, virus: film fans in China hit with virus attack

    Lust seems to be prevailing over caution for computer users in China who download certain unauthorized copies of Ang Lee's latest film: some of them are receiving dozens of viruses instead.

  • Retail Wi-Fi wide open to hackers, study finds

    A study has discovered that while retailers are physically securing their businesses to prevent theft, they are not taking the same precautions with their wireless security.

  • Hackers jack Monster.com, infect job hunters

    Monster.com took a portion of its Web site offline Monday as researchers reported that it had been compromised by an IFrame attack and was being used to infect visitors with a multi-exploit attack kit.

  • Chancellor faces up to UK's worst data breach

    Chancellor Alistair Darling has blamed a breach of internal procedures at HM Revenue and Customs for the loss of 25 million child benefit records.

  • Hackers poised for Black Friday assault

    You know retailers are ready for Black Friday -- but so are hackers poised to launch a slew of Web-based attacks against consumers. Your money and personal information could be at risk.

  • Survey to investigate security hype cycle

    Gauging the level of vendor-created fear and hype around IT security will be the premise of a new study from Sydney-based research firm Hydrasight, with the key findings to be published in Computerworld.

  • 2008 ushers in phreaks, geeks and data leaks

    The phreaks are already phishing the Web 2.0 waters of 2008, and the catch will be new Vista users, P2P users and social networkers.

  • Trojan horse spreads quickly through Microsoft's IM

    A new Trojan horse that started to spread early Sunday via Microsoft's instant messaging client has already infected about 11,000 PCs, a security company said Monday.

  • Spammers pose as private eyes to spread malware

    It looks like Veronica Mars and Magnum, PI are getting into the malware business.

  • DNS users put higher premium on security

    Use of Windows DNS Server is falling off dramatically as more users are concerned about the security implications in using the technology.

  • Mozilla to fix 9-month-old Firefox bug as concerns grow

    Mozilla will patch Firefox against a nine-month-old protocol handler bug, its chief security executive announced Friday, after researchers demonstrated that the vulnerability was more serious than first thought.

  • Microsoft DNS bug long known, familiar to researchers

    The DNS cache poisoning bug that Microsoft patched last Tuesday stems from a flaw that has been known to researchers for 10 years or more, the two security firms credited with reporting the vulnerability said this week.

  • Caught without a DR plan, fire destroys retailer's IT centre

    After a fire completely destroyed its IT centre earlier this year, fresh produce retailer Harris Farm, decided to deploy a disaster recovery solution.

  • US Senate passes cybercrime bill aimed at restitution

    The US Senate has passed a bill that would allow victims of online identity theft schemes to seek restitution from criminals and expands the definition of cyberextortion.

  • Backdoor concern over US crypto standard

    The possibility that there is a backdoor in one of the officially recommended random number generators (RNGs) used to create encryption keys, has caused two well-known encryption experts to declare the scheme to be useless.

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