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.: Experts warn of rootkit explosion - 9th Mar 2007

"Security experts today reported an "alarming increase" in the amount of malicious code using rootkit techniques. PandaLabs recorded a 62 per cent annual increase in rootkit activity in 2006, and describes the forecast for 2007 as pessimistic. In the first two months of 2007 the firm has already detected almost 25 per cent of last year's total, and predicts an overall increase this year of around 40 per cent..."
[IT Week]




.: How to remove spyware from your PC - 6th Mar 2007

"These days it may seem as though the short list of unavoidable perils ought to be expanded to include death, taxes and spyware. But if you ever do get infected with some nasty piece of malware, all you need to get rid of it are the right free tools, some time and a little know-how..."
[PC World]




.: Attack of the zombie computers is a growing threat - 8th Jan 2007

"In their persistent quest to breach the Internetís defenses, the bad guys are honing their weapons and increasing their firepower. With growing sophistication, they are taking advantage of programs that secretly install themselves on thousands or even millions of personal computers, band these computers together into an unwitting army of zombies, and use the collective power of the dragooned network to commit Internet crimes..."
[news.com]




.: Internet Explorer Unsafe for 284 Days in 2006 - 7th Jan 2007

"For all its touted security improvements, the release of Microsoft's new Internet Explorer 7 browser in November came too late in the year to improve the lot of IE users, who make up roughly 80 percent of the world's online community. For a total 284 days in 2006 (or more than nine months out of the year), exploit code for known, unpatched critical flaws in pre-IE7 versions of the browser was publicly available on the Internet..."
[WashingtonPost]




.: PC Tools product guru forecasts major spyware challenges - 5th Jan 2007

"Michael Greene, PC Tools Vice President of Product Strategy, predicts 2007 will offer these major changes in the security Internet sector: Malware attacks, driven by financial gain, will double in 2007 malware writers will continue attacks on unwary users with more malicious and threatening spyware. Spyware, crimeware, and phishing attacks will overtake viruses as the primary form of malware attack on the Internet. Phishing will become an even more critical threat on the security landscape..."
[eChannel]






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