A few items of note: There's a Western Union spam with Trojan payload; Beware Super Bowl hijinx this week; And if you really want to be a malicious hacker move to Japan.Among the notable:Western Union spam with TrojanSunbelt Software reports that it has seen a fair number of spams with a Trojan payload.
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Sears Holdings is expected to name a Microsoft veteran to head its online business.According to the Wall Street Journal, Sears will name James Barr, who was the general manager of Microsoft's MSN Shopping and Marketplaces.
A report arguing that the first year of Vista has been more secure--or at least has had fewer vulnerabilities--than XP and other operating systems has raised a ruckus. The issue raises a question about whether there are any metrics that could accurately capture whether an operating system is more secure.
Microsoft's Jeff Jones is at it again with a report claiming that Vista is more secure than its predecessor--XP--and every other modern operating system out there.I know what you're going to say--Jones is a blowhard.
AirDefense recently did a Wireless LAN security survey of New York City retailers where they declared two thirds of retailers insecure according to John Cox's story. According to the AirDefense survey, a third used zero link layer wireless LAN security (explanation of link layer here) and a third used "weak security".
Best Buy is investigating a factory installed virus that has infected select Insignia digital picture frames. Insignia is Best Buy's in-house electronics brand.
Symantec executives said that new devices such as the iPod and Treo will require a new set of security technologies and perhaps a different business model.
Mozilla's security chief Window Snyder has confirmed a proof of concept information leak flaw in Firefox--even fully patched versions.Snyder confirmed the issue in a blog post.
Fresh off a series of security problems with software included on HP laptops, the company is under the gun again, say security researchers. One common thread: HP vulnerabilities due to ActiveX issues.
Virtualization will become dominant in enterprises, but the security risks are fuzzy at best. Meanwhile, the usual defense--firewalls, security appliances and such aren't ready for virtualization.