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Atlassian downed by DDoS attack

A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack against Atlassian's hosting provider took the company's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform down for a few hours this morning, with services returning this afternoon.

June 5, 2011 by

Trend Micro wants enterprise to re-think security

When 60 Minutes reports on looming threat of the Conficker worm, people listen. But when the IT departments and security software types caution users about what they download or the sites they visit, the warnings often fall on deaf ears.

April 13, 2009 by

Conficker wakes up, updates, drops payload

The Conficker worm is finally active, updating via peer-to-peer between infected computers and dropping a mystery payload on infected computers, Trend Micro said on Wednesday.CNET's Elinor Mills reports that researchers are analyzing the code of the software that is being dropped onto infected computers and suspect that it is a keystroke logger or some other program designed to steal data from the machine.

April 8, 2009 by

Googling for Conficker clean-up information? Be careful

If you're trawling the Web for information on disinfecting the Conficker worm,  be very, very careful.Cyber-criminals are latching onto the hype around the Windows malware threat and have started registering domain names linked to Conficker and poisoning search results to trick users into installing fake anti-virus software programs.

March 31, 2009 by

Conficker worm to DDoS legitimate sites in March

Among the key innovations of the Conficker worm (W32.Downadup) was the pseudo-random domain generation algorithm used for the generation of dynamic command and control locations in order to make it nearly impossible for researchers and the industry to take them down.

March 3, 2009 by

Storm worm botnet threatens national security?

In just eight months the Storm worm has infected more than 20 million computers and built a zombie army -- or botnet -- capable of launching DDoS attacks that could be used against any organisation or even damage critical infrastructure, according to security experts.

August 19, 2007 by

Security Bites Podcast: Worm watch for Windows 2000

Will Thanksgiving be celebrated with a Windows worm? Join CNET News.com's Joris Evers and CNET.com's Robert Vamosi live in the studio for this week's Security Bites podcast. Also, security software from RealNetworks and the debate over IE 7's green browser bar.

November 20, 2006 by

Symantec critiques Vista security

Symantec researchers question Windows Vista security, a sales pitch in disguise? Also, rootkits get better at hiding, MySpace users hit by flash worm, Oracle patches and AOL security software.

July 21, 2006 by

Why have a desktop machine anyway?

News coverage of recent Windows worm attacks may leave the uninitiated thinking only organizations who didn't keep up with the patches were victimized. those in the trenches know that keeping up with patches, especially at the desktop level, is a daunting task. On top of that, patch management is just a small part of total desktop management. Application installation, software updates, hardware maintenance, training, security, and more are all part of desktop management.

September 8, 2005 by

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