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RSA Reports Price of Hacker Goods and Services  14 September 2010 
Source: eWeek - Posted by Alex   
Zeus Trojan kit - $3,000. SpyEye Trojan kit - $1,000. Bulletproof hosting - priceless, well not really. According to researchers with EMC's RSA security division, bulletproof hosting goes for between $87 to $179 per month depending on the service level and up to $400 per month for certain infrastructures.
 
More nasties found on Google Code repository  14 September 2010 
Source: ZDNet Blogs - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Security researchers are finding more and more malicious things lurking on the Google Code project repository.
 
Mass-mailing 'Here you have' worm hits in-boxes  13 September 2010 
Source: CNET - Posted by Anthony Pell   
The US-CERT warned Friday of a new mass-mailing worm that contains a link to what looks like a PDF file but instead is a malicious screensaver file that will interfere with security software on Windows-based computers and spread the message to everyone in the e-mail address book.
 
Fact or Fiction? Top 8 Linux Myths Debunked  10 September 2010 
Source: PC World - Posted by Anthony Pell   
If the idea of using Linux in your business is one that makes you nervous, chances are you've fallen prey to one or more of the many myths out there that are frequently disseminated by competing vendors such as Microsoft. After all, each Linux user means one less sale for such companies, so they have a powerful motivation to spread such FUD.
 
How Linux Land Got Better Since Last Summer  09 September 2010 
Source: Tech News World - Posted by Anthony Pell   
"My favourite change in the world of GNU/Linux this year is that GNU/Linux is being accepted by more people as a better way to do IT on the desktop as well as the server," said blogger and educator Robert Pogson. "All the advantages of stability, efficiency, security, low cost, etc., that benefit us who use GNU/Linux on the server also apply to those using GNU/Linux on the desktop."
 
String Of Deals Shows Demand for Cloud-Based Authentication  08 September 2010 
Source: Dark Reading - Posted by Anthony Pell   
The authentication and identity management market for cloud-based architectures has experienced a recent acceleration in consolidation, with two big acquisitions from VMware and CA Technologies, as well as Symantec's recent pick-up of VeriSign's security business, demonstrating how this market is maturing.
 
Hackers - 25th Anniversary Edition  07 September 2010 
Source: ZDNet Blogs - Posted by Alex   
Twenty-five years ago the term 'hacker' didn't mean a cybercriminal, and the few who used it meant it as high praise. When Hackers first came out in 1984, Steven Levy was documenting how thirty years of brilliant and eccentric geeks (who were more interested in bending technology to their will than in building businesses, or even in what computers can actually do) had somehow produced a personal computer revolution that was about to sweep into every home.
 
Malware hosted on Google Code project site  02 September 2010 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Malicious hackers are using the Google Code repository to host Trojans horses, backdoors and password stealing keyloggers, according to researchers at Zscaler.
 
IBM Names Itself Worst Company For Fixing Critical Software Security Bugs  01 September 2010 
Source: Forbes - Posted by Anthony Pell   
IBM’s security researchers seem to have located the problem. And it is IBM. Last Wednesday, IBM’s X-Force security research team published its twice-annual study tracking the latest vulnerabilities and new attacks online.
 
Unpatched security holes: IBM re-evaluates  31 August 2010 
Source: H Security - Posted by Alex   
IBM's X-Force security team has updated the security report for the first half of 2010 it released last week after two vendors questioned the correctness of the team's evaluations. The controversy was sparked by a table containing the ten vendors who left the most security holes unpatched over a period of six months:
 
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