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  • Skype worm no cause for panic, says expert

    Security research firm Bkis earlier this month warned of a vicious virus targeting both Skype and Yahoo! Messenger. BKIS said in a <a href="">blog post</a> the attack involved inserting malicious URLs into chat windows with sophisticated social engineering hooks.

  • Virus comes back from dead to hit hard drives

    A 'prank' worm that started as an attack targeted at an off-road Slovakian motorcycle club has escaped beyond its intended victims and started wrecking hard disks as far away as the US.

  • 'Amazing' worm attack infects nine million PCs

    Calling the scope of the attack &quot;amazing,&quot; security researchers at F-Secure say that 6.5 million Windows PCs have been infected by the &quot;Downadup&quot; worm in the last four days, and that nearly nine million have been compromised in just over two weeks.

  • RFID reloaded: more than just a speed boost

    The early use of radio frequency identification technology (RFID) has much in common with early use of computers, says Miles Bland of Auckland-based retail systems company Triquestra International.

  • Unisys brings outsourcing to New Zealand

    When Mukul Agrawal was headhunted three years ago to establish an Indian off-shoring centre for Unisys, he had to pluck a number out of the air when asked how many staff he would need.

  • Botnets and fuzzers make NZ a prime target

    New Zealand is as susceptible to all kinds of cyber attacks as the rest of the world, says Rogan Mallon, principal systems engineer at Symantec New Zealand. This is despite our remote location and low population and is because of our increasing use of broadband.

  • Government keen to set DRM limits

    New Zealand could set an example to other governments, with its &#8220;principles and policies&#8221; on digital rights management (DRM) and managing trusted computing (TC) within government.

  • Security breaches steadily increasing

    Over 87% of Kiwi organisations report having experienced some kind of security incident, according to the 2005 New Zealand Computer Crime and Security Survey &#8212; the first survey of its kind in this country.