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Posted: 24 Oct 2011 08:42 PM | Anonymous | no comments

Do you often make mistakes when typing? Is the Backspace key your friend? Well, you are not alone! Most of us make typing errors once in a while, but what if those errors could cause data leakage? Typosquatting exploits common typing errors made when entering a Web address in a browser--typing “a”...


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Gaddafi Death Rumours Sure to Spark Spam

Posted: 20 Oct 2011 02:07 PM | Anonymous | no comments

Websense ThreatSeeker® Network has been tracking an ongoing spam campaign relating to reports of Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi's death. We have been monitoring related spam campaigns about Gaddafi for a while now, and the recent rumours of his death as stated here on Reuters seem to have raised...


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Duqu - Stuxnet 2.0

Posted: 19 Oct 2011 06:10 PM | Patrik Runald | no comments

The security industry is buzzing today after Symantec released a whitepaper on a threat known as Duqu . What's interesting about Duqu is that it's heavily based on the Stuxnet source code, a worm that targets industrial control systems (ICS). The Stuxnet source code has never been made available...


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Facebook and Websense Partner to Protect Users from Malicious Links

Posted: 03 Oct 2011 02:30 PM | Carl Leonard | 2 comment(s)

Today, we have some exciting news. Some of you may have already heard about it, because it is big! Starting today, we have implemented a partnership with Facebook, arguably the largest, most important platform on the globe, to better protect users against malicious links leading to malware-embedded websites...


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