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Virus Damage Worst on Record for August

Thanks to the havoc that Sobig-F and the Blaster...

‘Free Flight’ Email Hoax Serves as Security Warning

A new email hoax is serving as a reminder...

Plan to Counterattack Hackers Draws More Fire

Now that Symbiot, Inc. has released information on its...

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Grid Discovers Largest Known Prime Number

Using an international grid of about 70,000 computers, researchers this month discovered the largest known prime number. The number, which is expressed as 2 to the 30,402,457th power minus 1, is a 9.1 million-digit figure....

Surveys Show ‘Surge’ in IT Pay

Two new surveys show that IT professionals, overall, are seeing a little more cash in their pockets. Overall pay for certified and non-certified skills grew 1.6 percent and 2.8 percent respectively in the first three...

New Spam Scam Exploits Pope’s Death

A new spam campaign is exploiting people's interest in and grief over the death of Pope John Paul II. The spam claims to offer readers a free collection of books written by the late pope....

Virus Poses as Saddam Hussein Death Photos

A worm is quickly spreading in the wild in an email that claims to have attached photos of Saddam Hussein killed in an escape attempt. The same worm also may claim to have pictures...

New Zafi-D Worm Spreads Christmas Fear

The latest variant in the Zafi worm family has hit the Wild, disguising itself as a Christmas greeting. Zafi-D, which was discovered Monday, Dec. 13, has received a medium threat risk assessment from Panda Software,...

Worm Uses Webcams to Spy on Users

A new variant of the Rbot worm has the ability to take over users' webcams and use them to spy on people in their offices and homes. Rbot-GR is not widely spread at this point...

Wi-Foo Author on Unsecured Wireless Networks

As an ever increasing number of companies adopt wireless networks, securing them becomes a challenge -- and sometimes a nightmare -- for more IT and security administrators. The three authors of the book Wi-Foo: The...

Linux Skills in High Demand as IT Jobs Pick Up

Linux skills are a hot commodity today. More employers are looking to hire people with Linux experience and skills than another skill sets, according to numbers from Dice.com, a major job board for technical professionals. Scot...

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