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Security Linux News for Jan 20, 2011

  • Cisco: Java Attacks on the Rise As Spam Declines (Jan 20, 2011, 21:35)
    Datamation: "For years, the scourge of the Internet has been ever increasing volumes of spam that clog inboxes around the world. According to a new report from Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO), 2010 was the first year on record that spam volumes actually declined. "

  • Cybercriminals Shifting Focus To Non-Windows Systems (Jan 20, 2011, 16:35)
    Help Net Security: "In a major cybercrime turning point, scammers have begun shifting their focus away from Windows-based PCs to other operating systems and platforms, including smart phones, tablet computers, and mobile platforms in general, according to the Cisco 2010 Annual Security Report."

  • Bot attacks Linux and Mac but can't lock down its booty (Jan 20, 2011, 16:05)
    The Register: "From the department of cosmic justice comes this gem, spotted by researchers from Symantec: a trojan that targets Windows, Mac, and Linux computers contains gaping security vulnerabilities that allow rival criminal gangs to commandeer the infected machines"