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Search Engine Poisoning Still Going Strong

Popular search engines continue to direct users to Web sites that serve up malware, researchers say, largely because of techniques that can fool search rankings.

Microsoft Partnership To Bring Encrypted E-Mail for Windows Phones

Microsoft announced yesterday that it has partnered with secured and managed mobile enterprise company Good Technology to bring encrypted e-mail services to Windows Phone 7.5.

White House Drafts Online Privacy Bill of Rights

President Obama's administration has presented legislation to protect online privacy that includes a consumer bill of rights and a standardized Do-Not-Track feature for browsers.

Google Bypassing User Privacy Settings in IE

According to Microsoft, Google circumnavigates Internet Explorer's P3P Privacy Protection feature to track cookies of users.

100 Gigabit Network

Both Indiana and Ohio will be the first states to link its in-state academic research networks to the 100-gigabits/sec cross-country network being built by Internet2 and the Energy Department.

Report: DDoS Attacks Rising on IPv6 Networks

According to respondents to Arbor Networks' Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report, DDoS attacks are targeting IPv6 networks for the first time since the Internet protocol started implementation last year.

Adobe Flash Flaw Gets Zero-Day Fix

Adobe on Wednesday released a security update that fixed seven Flash Player vulnerabilities, including a zero-day cross-site scripting (XSS) flaw found by Google researchers.

Microsoft's Security Update IDs Google as Malicious Web Page

Microsoft's February Security Update included an antivirus and security software "fix" that told users that Google.com was infected with the Blackhole Exploit Kit.

Cisco Appeals to EC on Microsoft Skype Buy

Cisco Systems wants the European Commission to review its approval of Microsoft's acquisition of Skype.

Anon Launches DDoS Attacks on U.S., Mexico Government Sites

Anonymous last week took credit for attacks on state servers in Alabama and Mexican government sites.

Survey Points to Concerns Over 'Hacktivist' Attacks

An industry-produced survey suggested that Web site attacks motivated by political considerations may be on the rise.

U.S. Offers $10M for 'Trusted Identities' R&D

A U.S. program that aims to assure greater identity trust in online transactions has received some research and development funding.

Microsoft, Facebook, Google Unite To Battle Spam

Fifteen companies, including Microsoft, Yahoo, Google and Facebook, have come together to form DMARC.org.

ANALYSIS: Happy Data Privacy Day, Punk!

Data Privacy Day starts on January 28, but the parties behind it might not be its best advocates, nor even take the concept seriously.

Microsoft, Google Set for World IPv6 Launch in June

The global launch of IPv6 has been set by the Internet Society for June 6.

Koobface Malware Ring Taken Offline After Ringleaders Exposed

After Facebook released the names of those responsible for a malware ring targeting the social network's users, the group's central command and control (C&C) server went offline.

Anonymous Retaliates With Gov., Media Web Site Shutdowns After Megaupload Arrests

In what the "hacktivism" group Anonymous is calling the largest operation in the group's history, it is targeting government and multimedia sites in response to today's arrests and shut down of the file-sharing site Megauploads.

Former Yahoo CEO and Co-Founder Steps Down

Jerry Yang is cutting all ties with the company he helped put on the map almost 20 years ago.

Wikipedia, Reddit Going Dark in Protest of SOPA, PIPA

Many Web sites will shut down Wednesday in opposition to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA), currently under consideration by the U.S. Congress.

Terabit Transmission Shatters Internet Speed Record

NEC Corp. broke an ultra-long haul Internet speed record when it successfully transmitted data at 1.15 terabits/sec over 6,213 miles.

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