22nd February 2004 Archive
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Spammers pay virus writers
German magazine c't says it has evidence that virus writers are selling the IP addresses of PCs infected with Trojans to spammers. Spammers use these infected systems to unlawfully distribute commercial email messages, without the knowledge of their owners. The Trojan involved was spread by a virus called Randex. This small …
Security 22 Feb 2004, 12:18
More harm than good?
A long-anticipated program meant to encourage companies to provide the federal government with confidential information about vulnerabilities in critical systems took effect Friday, but critics worry that it may do more harm than good. The so-called Protected Critical Infrastructure Information (PCII) program allows …
Security 22 Feb 2004, 13:02