Stories by Erik Larkin

Good Guys Bring Down the Mega-D Botnet

For two years as a researcher with security company FireEye, Atif Mushtaq worked to keep Mega-D bot malware from infecting clients' networks. In the process, he learned how its controllers operated it.

ID Theft Use of Credit Cards Leaps

ID theft victims are much more likely to get hit with fraudulent charges on their credit cards or debit cards, according to a new study from the Identity Theft Resource Center that tracks the effects of ID theft.

Internet Explorer 7 adds security features

A new preview version of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, with tabbed browsing, an integrated search box, and RSS support — all features long taken for granted by Firefox users — is now available.

Online safety threats lurk in instant messages

By now you know to be leery of e-mail attachments, even when they seem to come from a friend or colleague. These days, however, you also have to be careful of IM attachments and links -- because the virus writers are already there, too.

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