NetWitness: Global spam shows first signs of comeback after a lull of several weeks


According to security firm NetWitness, the Rustock botnet – the network of infected computers sending spam emails – restarted its activity on January 10, after a lull of several weeks which had witnessed a dramatic decline in global spam levels.

McAfee predicts increased hacking attacks against Apple devices in 2011


According to security firm McAfee’s ‘2011 Threats Predictions’, recently published by the L. A. Times, the coming year will witness an increase in cyber-attacks against Apple devices.

EDL leaders instruct members to be “vigilant” after recent security breach

EDL leaders instruct members to be “vigilant” after recent security breach

According to a recent Daily Telegraph report, the online leak of hundreds of names and addresses of English Defence League (EDL) supporters has prompted the controversial anti-Islamist group to instruct its members to be more "vigilant."

Google pushes new “sandbox” security enhancement to Chrome’s beta build

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Google Thursday pushed its new security enhancement – a “sandbox” that isolates Adobe’s Flash Player plug-in – to the beta channel of its Chrome browser. The company had introduced the “sandbox” only two weeks back.

Gawker’s central password database compromised by hackers


With Gawker admitting that its central password database had been compromised by hackers over the December 11-12 weekend, readers of the blogging empire’s numerous websites – including Gawker itsel


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