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Copper Thieves Battled With New Anti-theft Telecom Cable

Unlike conventional cables made from solid copper, the GroundSmart consists of a steel core around which is bonded a copper outer casing, forming an equally effective but far less valuable cable.

Android Smartphones Link to New Samsung TV

With ever-thinner screens and 3D technology failing to excite consumers, TV maker Samsung has a new gimmick: make them into hubs.

Google Chrome Finally Gets Malware Download Protection

The new version of Chrome will at last include filtering against inadvertently downloading malware executables.

Stuxnet and Duqu Part of Larger Cybermalware Campaign

Kaspersky's Alexander Gotsev and Igor Soumenkov offer evidence that both pieces of malware were created using a cybermalware kernel they call "tilded."

Trojan Cons Victims with Fake Trial

BitDefender warns of a new ransom-style Trojan that scrambles its victims' data before offering them a trial version of a fix.

FTC Compensates 320,000 Victims of Fake Antivirus Scams

Fooled by scareware? A legal settlement includes payouts of about $20 to all who fell for a multinational malware swindle scheme.

Manchester United Defeat Breaks Internet News Records

Shock defeat even beats Royal Wedding.

Spending on Security Companies Booming, PwC Finds

Except for the recessionary 2009, the last three years has seen an M&A mini-boom with spending on security companies rising every year.

'Charlatans' Said to Exaggerate Mobile Malware Fears

A Google engineer rebuts claims by security vendors that mobile devices are increasingly vulnerable to attack.

Cops Encrypt Radio to Stop Cell Phone Eavesdropping

Police are concerned about public snooping of police radios by using smartphones, and some are moving their communication to fully encrypted channels.

Ubuntu Shows DistroWatch Decline as Mint Soars

The figures are perhaps more surprising given that Canonical released the latest version of Ubuntu, 11.10, on October 13.

French Energy Firm Sent Trojans to Spy on Greenpeace

An exec at French energy giant EDF is jailed and the company is fined after being found guilty of spying on environmental campaigners Greenpeace using Trojan malware.

Firewalls Can't Keep up With DDoS Attacks

As denial of service attacks accelerate, research reveals that firewalls and other conventional security measures can't ensure protection.

Thai Floods Unlikely to Cause Hard Drive Price Rise Soon

Hard Drive manufacturers are keeping up with demand by switching production to other plants.