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Internet Explorer, Security Concerns and Browser Alternatives

Computer users, faced with never-ending security attacks from surfing the Internet and opening e-mail, are showing increased interest in switching Web browsers. Downloads of popular non-Microsoft Web browsers have doubled this summer, software makers say. The trend toward considering alternative bro...

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Browser War: Alternative Web Browsers Gaining Popularity

The browser war is once again being waged by a half dozen or more software companies who are fighting for a bigger share of the Web browser real estate. But as alternative Web browsers become more popular, so are intrusions by hackers aimed at them. Skirmishes among Web browser companies ended in th...

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Sender ID Gains Favor for Top E-Mail Security

The Internet industry has been waging a quiet battle for bragging rights to being king of the e-mail security mountain in recent months. Proponents of a new e-mail security standard dubbed Sender ID might soon claim that title. More than 80 members of the E-mail Service Provider Coalition (ESPC) gat...

TECHNOLOGY SPECIAL REPORT

VoIP Lined Up as Wave of Future

The Voice over IP landscape has changed considerably in the last few years. The easy availability of broadband access to the Internet, coupled with Herculean leaps in technology, makes VoIP service a viable alternative to traditional telephone and PBX offerings. Today's VoIP services offer a variety...

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New Era of Deadly Spyware Approaches

Spyware is so prevalent that it is becoming nearly impossible to find computers that do not contain at least some intrusive code lurking on the hard drive or buried deep within the Windows Registry. Spyware is any technology that aids in gathering information about a person or organization without t...

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New Internet Security Forum Seeks To End Phishing

A newly formed antiphishing group is promising to introduce ways to shut down the spread of online identity fraud scams. Shawn Eldridge, chairman of the new group, Trusted Electronic Communications Forum, sees results coming within the next four to six months. "Phishing" for user identification thro...

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Wireless Connectivity Becoming BMOC

College students across the U.S. are majoring in a new technology: wireless connectivity. It is a subject they are learning hands-on and using everywhere they go on campus. Of course, wireless connectivity is not a credit-bearing subject on a long list of prerequisites to earn their degrees. Instead...

New MyDoom Variant Stalks More Victims

Computer virus companies spent yesterday scampering to develop defenses for the newest strain of the MyDoom virus, dubbed MyDoom.O. By mid morning yesterday, thousands of e-mail inboxes were filling up with headers designed to encourage opening. This latest worm variant of the MyDoom family was spre...

TECHNOLOGY SPECIAL REPORT

New Efforts Being Taken Against Spyware

In today's world of warnings, dangers and the need for safety precautions, even surfing the Internet for business or pleasure is fraught with hazards. Despite the growing epidemic of spyware infections, many computer users remain unfazed by the call to arms in the fight for safer computing practices...

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Solutions to Spyware Plague Come to Enterprise Users

Spyware, an intrusive malicious software -- or malware -- application that slips into computers via free downloads and visits to some Web sites, is quickly becoming the second most troublesome computer malady after virus infections. Spyware can track Web surfing habits and send the results to purvey...

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Electronic Signatures: The Proof Is in the Process

In the wake of federal e-signature legislation that Congress approved nearly four years ago, the online financial world has seen dozens of Internet companies proffer solutions that promised tamper-proof electronic signatures. The recurring result was a steady stream of solutions that raised lots of ...

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Spyware: The Next Spam?

Spyware is fast becoming the next generation of spam. It is software that installs onto a computer or local network, monitors computing habits and delivers the information to third parties. Usually, the user is unaware that the software exists on his or her computer. Much like spam, spyware is becom...

New Jersey Joins Can-Spam Movement

Suggesting that the federal Can-Spam Act of 2003 doesn't pack a big enough punch to curtail electronic mail spam, state lawmakers around the country are creating their own regionalized antispam laws. The New Jersey legislature is the most recent to join the movement to toughen antispam regulations. ...

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Spam Wars: Fighting the Mass-Mail Onslaught

Spam is stuffing consumer and corporate e-mail inboxes with useless pitches for unwanted products and services. It is also clogging bandwidth and contributing to traffic congestion on the Internet. Experts estimate that as much as 60 percent of all e-mail that enters inboxes every day is spam, unsol...

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Spam Wars: The Ongoing Battle Against Junk E-Mail

Junk e-mail, the way most computer users see it, has become more prolific than postal junk mail. It overloads inboxes and consumes valuable hours each day. Every day, e-mail users must weed through appeals to buy everything from phony products and stock offers to drugs and body-part enhancers -- not...

TECHNOLOGY SPECIAL REPORT

Sharing Files: The Untold Story of Software Piracy

File-sharing through the dozens of software piracy mills on the Internet and well-known peer-to-peer networks like Kazaa, Morpheus, iMesh, eDonkey, Gnutella, LimeWire and Grokster accounts for thousands of illegally downloaded music files, games, movies and software. Computer security experts warn t...

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Experts See Sharp Rise in Malware Attack Probability

Security experts are warning that malware attacks will pose more of a major threat over the next three years than direct hacker attacks. The British mi2g Intelligence Unit claimed this week that the malware risk has risen from 1 in 40 last year to about 3 in 10 for 2004. This reflects a jump from 2....

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Survey Shows Online Security Getting Better

Security attacks on IT systems have more than doubled since last year. That's what 100 IT chief security officers at financial institutions around the globe reported in a global survey compiled by Deloitte & Touche USA LLP. External security attacks on information technology systems at a samplin...

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Encrypted File Sharing: P2P Fights Back

Is it possible to end the investigations and prosecutions that the RIAA, the music download police and similar entities use to prosecute users of file-sharing networks? The answer depends, say online security experts, on which next-generation technology proves to be more successful. So far, enforcem...

TECHNOLOGY SPECIAL REPORT

Battening Down the E-Mail Hatches

Viruses delivered by e-mail, phishing attacks and spam are becoming as much a part of using computers as accidents, tolls and bumper-to-bumper delays on the freeway are in commuting to work each day. Both situations cause frustration, steal productivity and cost money. Phishing scams trick e-mail re...

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