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Spam, spam everywhere -- How can we control it?

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According to Phillip Laplante, associate professor of software engineering at Penn State Great Valley, the answer as to why spam is omnipresent is two-fold: it's easy to create and distribute, and it's economically advantageous for those who send it.

Microsoft, Linux vendors slow to fix flaw

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Operating system vendors were given two months notice before a serious security flaw was made public but some have yet to resolve the issue, a security researcher has claimed.

DHS cybersecurity plans need more work

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security must do more to protect the nation's critical information infrastructure, according to a report released today by the Government Accountability Office. One congressman called the department's efforts so far 'unacceptable'.

Hackers break into Stanford University

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The FBI has been brought in to investigate the hacking of Stanford University’s computer network, which could have compromised the personal information of around 10,000 people.

Teen hacker goes too far

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A TEEN who tried to bump up his grades to an A by hacking into his school’s computer system, accidentally revealed his cunning plan to officials.

Phishing flaw catches Xbox 360 site

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Microsoft has patched a potentially dangerous flaw on its www.xbox360.com website after security experts warned the software giant of a cross-site scripting vulnerability which could be exploited by hackers to launch phishing attacks.

Homeland Security budget boosts cybersecurity

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Information security could get greater focus now that the House budget bill calls for creating a high-level cybersecurity position at the Homeland Security Department.

Telecoms giant loses staff data

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MCI is the latest US corporate facing a potential identity theft problem with its employees’ personal data.

Public worried by online ID theft

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Concerns about identity theft are beginning to put people off shopping and banking online.

Feds to fight the zombies

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Remote-controlled "zombie" networks operated by bottom-feeding spammers have become a serious problem that requires more industry action, the Federal Trade Commission is expected to announce on Tuesday

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