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Google-funded study finds Firefox least secure browser, Chrome the best

A new study has tossed the big browsers into the security mosh pit and decreed that Google’s Chrome comes in first, ahead of Internet Explorer and Firefox. But when it comes to the top three, is security more about your browser being up to date and properly configured than its brand? The full story is […]

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XXX porn web domain names now up for grabs

Pornography domain names ending in .xxx are now up for general sale, with 100,000 having already been snatched up in a previous, restricted sale. All registered .xxx sites will be scanned for malware daily, but don’t trust that to replace up-to-date anti-virus software. Here’s the story. 

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New zero-day Yahoo Messenger exploit allows malware to spread via hijacked status updates

An unpatched zero-day flaw in Yahoo Messenger allows remote attackers to meddle with any user’s status message, opening an opportunity for malware to spread. Check out the full story.

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Anonymous takes down El Salvadoran sites

Anonymous launched DDoS attacks against El Salvador’s government, forcing several websites to be temporarily taken offline. The full story’s here.

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DARPA pleads with hackers for help in cyberspace war

In a first-ever conference, officials warned that bloated security software is no match for lean, nimble malware as the country battles unnamed enemies. Here’s the full story.

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