Microsoft may have a way to detect most 'stealth' Skype fraudsters, but those that evade detection for 30 months remain invisible.
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Facebook has partnered with five organisations and opened up an antivirus marketplace in a move to protect users from malware.
Facebook has partnered with five companies (Microsoft, McAfee, TrendMicro, Sophos, and Symantec) to provide improved security for its users. That includes free antivirus solutions for six months.
The company is looking into how Microsoft-developed proof-of-concept code for a critical RDP flaw ended up on Chinese file-sharing sites, and has said the leak may have come from its security partners
Facebook members are seeing graphic sexual and violent images within their timelines, the result of an attack that may be exploiting a self-XSS flaw that the social-networking company began tackling half a year ago
Microsoft has terminated its relationship with one of the members of its partner network after allegations that the party in question was using Microsoft's name to scare users to hand over credit card details and gain access to their computers.
Microsoft will prevent people who sign up for Hotmail from using passwords such as '123456' and 'ilovecats' to try to stop spammers and phishers from hijacking accounts
According to Chester Wisniewski, Senior Security Advisor at Sophos, Microsoft's statistics relating to the SmartScreen technology built into Internet Explorer (IE) 7, 8 and 9 'just don't really add up.'
Tomorrow's Safer Internet Day is about helping children and young people avoid online risks, but there's plenty that adults can do. On Patch Monday this week, seven information security industry representatives give their tips for making the internet a safer place.
A data-harvesting rootkit is infecting systems in India, Iran and Indonesia, according to security companies
The company has said that thousands of bots are no longer receiving commands and attributed it to earlier legal action
Microsoft's takedown of Waledac has resulted in a minor reduction in the amount of spam, according to the anti-spam organisation, though not all researchers agree
Microsoft announced that it is fixing a bug in Bing that previously allowed spammers to bypass spam filters and distribute malicious links.
IEEE's Industry Connections Security Group aims to formalise sharing of malware data among security players, while an analyst warns its focus may be too narrow
According to security firm Sophos, Microsoft risks undoing much of the work it has done on the security front over the past few years by shipping XP Mode with Windows 7.
Microsoft is bringing out the big guns to combat instant message spam and phishing attacks done to users of its Live Messenger network.
Researchers from Computer Associates (NASDAQ:CA) and Sophos are reporting on three currently active malware campaigns using fake Microsoft patch themes as a social engineering tactic to spread over email.
The latest version of Microsoft Live Hotmail's CAPTCHA authentication system has been broken, reports InfoWorld via security company Websense.According to a detailed analysis of the latest hack by Websense, spammers have come up with a new scheme to fool the CAPTCHA:The process starts in the same way as did previous CAPTCHA-breaking attacks, using bot-controlled zombie PCs under remote control to fill in the main fields - name, password, country - asked for by Hotmail during signup.
Spammers are abusing Microsoft's online services at such an alarming rate that a non-profit spam fighting group now lists Microsoft as the world's 5th most spam-friendly ISP (Internet Service Provider).The latest update of Spamhaus.
Never let a human do a malware infected host's CAPTCHA recognition job.
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