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[News] [Rival] Windows Chaos Online, Thanks to Microsoft; Outlook 2010 Buggy as Usual

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Windows Chaos Online, Thanks to Microsoft; Outlook 2010 Buggy as Usual
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 21:38:55 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Virus has breached 75,000 computers: study

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| A new type of computer virus is known to 
| have breached almost 75,000 computers in 
| 2,500 organizations around the world, 
| including user accounts of popular social 
| network websites, according Internet 
| security firm NetWitness.


Mock cyber attack shows US unpreparedness

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| During the simulated cyber attack that took 
| place yesterday in Washington and was 
| recorded by the CNN, one thing became 
| clear: the US are still not ready to 
| deflect or mitigate such an attack to an 
| extent that would not affect considerably 
| the everyday life of its citizens.


Outlook bug creates monster e-mail files

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| Microsoft is trying to fix a bug in the e-
| mail program Outlook 2010 Beta that creates 
| unusually large e-mail files that take up 
| too much space.


Top 25 Programming Errors list updated 

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| Just as they did last year, over thirty 
| international security organisations have 
| come together, to publish a list of the 25 
| most dangerous programming errors leading 
| to vulnerabilities that can be exploited 
| for cybercrime and espionage. The 2010 
| CWE/SANS Top 25 Most Dangerous Programming 
| Errors  has been updated with a number of 
| improvements to how the errors are graded, 
| prioritised and categorised. For example, 
| new "Focus Profiles" allow readers to 
| quickly see the listed errors sorted for 
| particular professionals' interests. 


There are other good security stories, but others have already posted them


Bots rule in cyberspace

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| USA TODAY REPORTS that on an average day, 40 per cent of the 800 million
| computers connected to the Internet are bots used to send out spam, viruses
| and to mine for sensitive personal data.


Botnets Running Rampant

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| How much money is being stolen by cybercriminals? No one knows, and no one
| even knows how to go about coming up with that number, IronPort's Peterson
| said.


Online banking fraud 'up 8,000%'

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| The UK has seen an 8,000% increase in fake internet banking scams
| in the past two years, the government's financial watchdog has warned.
| The Financial Services Authority (FSA) told peers it was "very concerned"
| about the growth in "phishing".

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