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.

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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.

Zscaler Offers Lookup of Abusive IP Addresses

Cloud security company Zscaler is offering a web tool businesses can use to check whether their IP address is being used for spamming or DDoS attacks.

Store Offers Wi-Fi So Consumers Can Compare Prices

Britain's biggest department store John Lewis is to offer customers free in-store Wi-Fi so they can compare its ticket prices with rivals.

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Gmail Users Targeted by Rogue Password Recovery Tool

Consumers trying to recover a Gmail password have been reminded not to use the widely-circulating Gmail hacker Pro software, which claims it can recover your password.

Users Warned After YapBrowser Returns From the Dead

YapBrowser, a replacement web browser once promoted by controversial spyware company Zango, appears to have resurrected itself, possibly with the help of a UK-registered company.

Fake Antivirus 'Scareware' Scams Decline

Summer saw fewer numbers of rogue programs that masquerade as security tools and then infect your system, a security firm says.