Vol 28 01-Jun-11
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Assessing Internet Explorer 9

Tests involving six browsers using real-world threats showed the beta version of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) does a better job of defending against real-world malware than any other browser. The results scored IE9 five-times more effective at warning users of potential danger than its closest rival. Read more.

Is it safe to bank online?

The answer is not very safe, the weak link being your own personal computer. Most personal computers are shot through with security holes. Read More.

How hackers operate?

Hackers try breaching the security of networks, web servers and email servers using a selection of specialist software to identify the weaknesses, which are then exploited. The majority of them do it for fun and also as a challenge. Read More.

In Other News & Views:

Computer Programmer withdraws cash from ATM without any record
A Bank of America computer programmer deployed a malicious computer code in around 100 BOA ATMs to disburse cash from the ATMs without any transaction record of the cash disbursement Read more.

Tech Terminology Demystified – Whaling
Whaling describes the most focused type of phishing currently encountered by businesses or government – targeted attacks against groups of high-level executives within a single organization, or executive positions common to multiple organizations (e.g. the CTO or CFO). Read More.

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