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New worm uses PayPal scam

Nov 19, 20032 mins

Latest security news.

Phishes and bugs: New worm uses PayPal scam, 11/14/03

A new e-mail worm is spreading on the Internet and posing as a message from PayPal, the online payment company, in an effort to harvest credit card numbers and account passwords, leading antivirus companies warned on Friday.

Attack code surfaces for latest Windows vulnerability, 11/17/03

Computer code that exploits a critical new software vulnerability in the Windows XP and Windows 2000 operating systems is circulating on the Internet, according to security experts.

Cisco partners to shut down wireless worm infections, 11/18/03

Networking equipment maker Cisco Tuesday announced licensing agreements with three leading anti-virus software companies and a new program that it said will protect computer networks from worms and viruses.

Red Hat offers new security course, 11/18/03

Red Hat Tuesday said it is offering a new training course, designed to improve the security skills of users.

Security experts band together, 11/17/03

The Global Council of Chief Security Officers says its purpose will be to help IT security executives in all industries and branches of government boost their effectiveness within their organizations.

Netli pumps up SSL performance, 11/17/03

Web-acceleration service provider Netli is upgrading its support for Internet transactions protected by Secure Sockets Layer technology so they perform faster than before.

Microsoft seeks government, private security alliances, 11/14/03

Microsoft is in talks with governments and companies in several countries to establish partnerships to help protect computer users against cyber attacks, it said Friday.