Security News – Botnets, Microsoft, Email mining, ID Theft, Hacker story, Domain Contamination

Zombie PCs growing quickly online
"Mr Judge said the count of new bots had hit 250,000 every day in November 2005 and had stayed at that level ever since."
read more – http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4685238.stm

Security a Balancing Act for Microsoft
"…the company also is expected to charge businesses for an upcoming security product, Microsoft Client Protection, which will include antivirus, antispyware and other protections for corporate desktop PCs, laptops and computer servers."
read more – http://www.cio-today.com/story.xhtml?story_id=112000D1K27K

Proof of Concept: Unauthorized Matching of Public and Private Email Addresses
"So imagine how you’d feel if you signed up for a contest with your throwaway address, and suddenly started getting messages from the contest holder at your private address."
read more – http://www.emailbattles.com/archive/battles/privacy_aadjfbhchg_hb/

 

Chinese hackers allegedly make a game of ID theft
"Names and national identity numbers of 2,000 South Koreans have been stolen by sneak thieves who used the information to play the popular online computer game Lineage for free."
read more – http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/02/21/lineage_id_theft/
read more – http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2150677/identity-theft-online-games

Invasion of the Computer Snatchers
An article (more like an interview) of a ‘Hacker’ who controls botnets for a living.
read more – http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/14/AR2006021401342_pf.html

Domain Contamination By Amit Klein
Beware of Domain Name Contamination. Once a webserver has been hijacked do not think that because you replaced the site with your back-up, everything is back to normal.
read more – http://www.cgisecurity.com/2006/02/02

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