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Mar 08, 20063 mins

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Infopath hit with first virus, F-Secure says, 03/08/06

Security companies have reported what may be the first virus to target InfoPath, Microsoft’s product for sharing information in forms using the XML format.

China malware increasing, Symantec says, 03/07/06

The amount of malware coming from China rose 153% in the last six months of 2005, Symantec reported Tuesday.

Security wins at German soccer stadium, 03/07/06

Plenty can go wrong in a soccer stadium: The lights could go off, a fire could break out or the ticketing system could crash as thousands of fans line up at the gates. At stake is the loss of big money or, even worse, human lives.

Citibank cards pulled after network breach, 03/07/06

Citigroup is reissuing MasterCard credit and debit cards used in the U.K., Russia and Canada, saying they may have become compromised following an unspecified breach of its network.

Study: Skype dangers may be acceptable to businesses, 03/07/06

Corporations should seriously consider banning Skype because of potential risks, but not before weighing whether the risks are outweighed by benefits, according to a new study by the Burton Group.

Researcher hacks Microsoft Fingerprint Reader, 03/07/06

Never mind worrying about hackers stealing your password. A security researcher with the Finnish military has shown how they could steal your fingerprint, by taking advantage of an omission in Microsoft’s Fingerprint Reader, a PC authentication device …

Defendant pleads guilty in porn spam case, 03/07/06

A New Hampshire woman has pleaded guilty to spam-related charges in connection with a pornographic e-mail operation, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday.

After flap, Symantec adjusts browser bug count, 03/07/06

A new report issued Tuesday by Symantec seeks to satisfy users of both Mozilla’s Firefox browser and Microsoft’s Internet Explorer.

Government CIO survey: IT security is top concern, 03/07/06

CIOs at government agencies say they’ve made progress on several key issues, including IT security and modernizing their IT infrastructure, but still face major challenges in security and other areas, according to a survey released Tuesday.

Cisco to acquire SyPixx Networks for video surveillance gear, 03/07/06

Cisco Tuesday said it intends to acquire privately held SyPixx Networks for about $51 million as a steppingstone to expand products and services into the arena of video-based surveillance monitoring over IP networks.

Q&A: RSA Security CEO chats up anti-fraud services, 03/07/06

RSA Security late last year acquired privately-held Cyota, which offers online security and anti-fraud services to help financial institutions protect consumer accounts. Art Coviello, CEO of RSA Security, recently sat down with Network World’s senior …

EMC acquires information security start-up, 03/06/06

EMC confirmed Friday that the company has acquired Authentica, a maker of digital document security software.