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Social networks ripe for hackers, says security firm

Computer users are facing more cyber attacks - and the battlefield is increasingly Facebook and other social media, according to internet security firm Symantec.

Thursday, 21 April, 2011, 12:00am

Social networks ripe for hackers, says security firm

Computer users are facing more cyber attacks - and the battlefield is increasingly Facebook and other social media, according to internet security firm Symantec.

The global cyber attackers' most common weapon is a post containing a shortened URL (uniform resource locator), the company says.

21 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Death of botnet cuts daily dose of spam e-mail

If you're wondering why you've seen a drop in the amount of spam clogging your e-mail inbox, here's why.

Last month, on March 16 to be precise, one of the oldest, largest and most technically sophisticated computer networks producing spam e-mails was 'taken down' by software giant Microsoft in co-operation with industry and academic experts.

3 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Symantec sorry for software failure

Symantec, the world's largest security software maker, apologised for a software failure that caused many Chinese personal computers to malfunction last week, while leaving unclear the question of compensation.

'We regret any inconvenience caused to our customers,' Symantec said.

25 May 2007 - 12:00am

blanket security

People use their personal computers today for much more than work and keeping documents. PCs are relied upon to access the internet, shop, bank, correspond with friends and family, watch and edit videos, view and store photos, listen to music and play video games.

6 May 2007 - 12:00am

Mainland PC invaders create army of 'zombies'

The stealth online invasion of personal computers in the mainland has intensified, creating the world's largest army of 'zombie' machines that are used for co-ordinated attacks - including relaying spam and other malicious programs - against targeted industries and home internet users, a report says.

20 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Silent attackers strike the Net

CYBER THREATS have evolved to silently steal data for profit without alerting even the most vigilant user, according to a semi-annual internet security threat report released by security provider Symantec last month.

25 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Safe surfing for lucky winners

The South China Morning Post and Symantec would like to congratulate the 15 lucky winners of the Norton Internet Security 2006 giveaway.

The winners are Ramesh Chugani, William Loong, May Chau, Samuel Pak, Naresh Vaswani, Michael Wong, Lam King-fai, Darshna Patel, Raymond Chang, Chang Lam Shing-wai, Natalie Sheung, Chengzhe Lao, Andrew Lupton, Ainslie Cheung and Onward Lam.

14 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Safe surfing for lucky winners

The South China Morning Post and Symantec would like to congratulate the 15 lucky winners of the Norton Internet Security 2006 giveaway.

The winners are Ramesh Chugani, William Loong, May Chau, Samuel Pak, Naresh Vaswani, Michael Wong, Lam King-fai, Darshna Patel, Raymond Chang, Chang Lam Shing-wai, Natalie Sheung, Chengzhe Lao, Andrew Lupton, Ainslie Cheung and Onward Lam.

13 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

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