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Sophos founder claims Mac viruses are spreading
The co-founder of antivirus firm Sophos said that the Apple Mac is not a virus-free platform; he also believes that Windows can be as secure as Linux -- if it is configured correctly.In a video interview with ZDNet Australia on Thursday, Dr Jan Hruska, who co-founded Sophos and was one of the first ever PC antivirus experts, said that viruses on the Mac are here and now.
AusCERT ditches annual e-crimes survey
The Australian Computer Emergency Response Team (AusCERT) will not be publishing its annual e-crimes survey this year because the federal government has given funding to the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) instead.In a statement sent to ZDNet Australia today, an AusCERT spokesperson said the survey had been scrapped because funding from the Attorney General's office had been given to the AIC.
Microsoft can't defend Windows Vista
Windows Defender for Vista has failed miserably when it comes to protecting users of Microsoft's latest operating system from a very basic attack.The penetration of Windows Vista is increasing but all the signs point to users of Microsoft's new OS facing a very scary few months when it comes to security issues.
New 419-like scam may originate from Russia
A criminal element from Russia may be responsible for the recent spate of spoof e-mails that have attempted to con online-banking customers into revealing their account details.The scam is reminiscent of the infamous "419" scam emails, where the scammer offers large sums of money in exchange for assistance with transferring funds out of Nigeria or other countries, but experts believe that the new frauds originate from Russia.