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New Identity Theft and Online Fraud Techniques  08 August 2006 
Source: Net-Security.org - LogError - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Authors of computer viruses and threats -including phishing scams- are looking for direct financial profit from cybercrime. For this reason, they are using more innovative and diversified techniques to, above all, steal users’ identities or obtain bank details to commit fraud.

 
NetIDMe virtual ID card may pose problems  04 August 2006 
Source: Help Net Security - Posted by LogError   
LogError writes: A virtual ID card designed to improve children's net safety has been launched in the UK, US, Canada and Australia. Parents and children can apply for the card using credit card details and a form countersigned by a professional who knows the child concerned. Tom Newton from SmoothWall, said: “The new child online safety card has been over-hyped and could end up causing more harm than good. Of course, it is a worthy idea and will certainly be a blueprint for future similar schemes, but this initial effort has some serious flaws."

 
EnGarde Secure Community 3.0.8 Released  01 August 2006 
Source: EnGarde Secure Linux - Posted by Efren J. Belizario   
Guardian Digital is happy to announce the release of EnGarde Secure Community 3.0.8 (Version 3.0, Release 8). This release includes several bug fixes and feature enhancements to the Guardian Digital WebTool, several updated packages, and several new packages available for installation.

 
75% of all phishing emails target PayPal and eBay users  27 July 2006 
Source: Help Net Security - Posted by LogError   
IT security firm Sophos has revealed that over 75 percent of all phishing emails are targeting users of PayPal or eBay. Typically these phishing emails point recipients to a bogus website which looks like the real PayPal or eBay site, but is actually designed to steal usernames and passwords.

 
Domain Name Kiting  25 July 2006 
Source: Go Daddy - Posted by Eric Lubow   
"Domain Kiting", a fairly new term coined by GoDaddy.com CEO, Bob Parsons, refers to an outrageous practice, whereby few Registrars take advantage of AGP (Add Grace Period) provision in ICANN (Internet Corporation For Assigned Names and Numbers) rules, to monetize from and block thousands of domain names, without actually paying for them in long run.

 
Improvements to LinuxSecurity.com  18 July 2006 
Posted by Efren J. Belizario   
The Linuxsecurity team has been busy lately enhancing the planet's premier Open Source security site. The most conspicuous improvement is our new "ShoutBox" that lets visitors exchange their views on security and other matters in real time, so give us a "shout" and let us hear what you think.

 
Outsourcing Community Shaken  17 July 2006 
Source: eWeek.com - Posted by Efren J. Belizario   
The big fear of offshore outsourcing customers has become a reality: a major bombing attack in an outsourcing hub.

 
Mobile users face knotty security issues  12 July 2006 
Source: Network World - Posted by Efren J. Belizario   
High-profile security breaches may indicate that network executives are using trial and error to sort out the best ways to secure the brave new world of mobile computing.

 
New LinuxSecurity.com Rating System  12 July 2006 
Posted by Efren J. Belizario   
We are happy to announce our new LinuxSecurity.com Rating System! Now, users have the ability to rate posts in order to provide us with a better idea of what content you would like to see. Start rating posts today and keep a look out for newer features down the road.
 
New Paypal phone phish uses voice recording to steal money  09 July 2006 
Source: Net-Security.org - LogError - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
The email, which purports to come from PayPal, claims that the recipient's account has been the subject of fraudulent activity. However, unlike normal phishing emails, there is no internet link or response address. Instead, the email urges the recipient to call a phone number and verify their details.

 
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