Conficker Worm Strikes Back With New Variant (Erik Larkin/PC World)

Erik Larkin / PC World:
Conficker Worm Strikes Back With New Variant  —  The Conficker/Downadup worm managed to slither onto millions of PCs worldwide at its height, but after it initially infected a computer it only really acted to spread itself, and didn’t cause further harm.  Until now.

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Cybersecurity chief Beckstrom resigns – Portland Tribune

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. government’s director for cybersecurity resigned on Friday, criticizing the excessive role of the National Security Agency in countering threats to the country’s computer systems. “He has tendered his resignation,” Amy …

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Topic: Computer Security – PC Magazine

Norton products have been among our favorite security tools for years, in part because they’ve provided strong support. But readers have started to complain about chat support, so I investigated. The results were troubling. What do you do when a …

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Feds: FEMA laptop security inadequate – Post-Tribune

The Federal Emergency Management Agency does not properly secure thousands of laptops it manages and, as a result, sensitive personal information stored on those computers is not secure, according to a July 2007 report by FEMA’s own parent agency …

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