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Phishers Dodge Content Filtering

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Phishing criminals are using a new technique to slip by the content filtering software some enterprises use to protect their workers from scams, a U.K.-based Web metrics and monitoring firm said Friday.

Trojan horse hacker jailed in US

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A US hacker has been jailed for 12 months for using a Trojan horse virus to break into US Department of Defense computers.

MasterCard fights back against phishing sites

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MasterCard has shut down nearly 1,400 phishing sites and over 750 sites that purported to illegally sell credit card information, in less than a year.

Senate Passes Real ID Act

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The U.S. Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would create an electronic ID card designed to stop illegal immigrants from getting driver's licenses. The U.S. House of Representatives earlier this year passed its version of the bill, which was tacked onto a measure to pay for military activities in Iraq.

Lawmakers Set Their Sights on Spyware

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The new anti-spyware bill would significantly increase civil and criminal penalties for spyware distributors and creators. Illegal profits from spyware could be seized and given to improve law enforcement.

Cars safe from computer viruses

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A security firm has proved that today's cars cannot catch computer viruses.

OS makers: Security is job No. 1

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Look beyond the bells and whistles, and make sure the security's tough. That's the attitude of operating system makers, who aren't just focusing on features such as snazzy graphics and better networking tools when revamping products. Now they're also providing sturdier defenses.

Spam blacklist targets Telewest

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Almost one million net addresses owned by UK cable firm Telewest have been blacklisted by an anti-spam group.

Google claims DNS issue

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As first reported by gigaom, and now carried by theinquirer and other big sites, seems it was that reported DNS issue that took out Old Reliable yesterday. Even someone at eWeek came in on the weekend to report on it.

Mozilla Firefox Two Vulnerabilities

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Classified Extremely critical, two vulnerabilities have been discovered in Firefox, which can be exploited by malicious people to conduct cross-site scripting attacks and compromise a user's system.

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