Scarlet Pruitt

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Cybercriminals get a 10-year jail term

Two men have been sentenced to a total of 10 years in prison for their roles in a wide range of online fraud activities, U.K. authorities said this week. Douglas Harvard, a 24-year-old U.S. citizen, was arrested by the National Hi-Tech Crime Unit (NHTCU) in Leeds earlier this month during an investigation into a conspiracy by Eastern European crime syndicates.

New worm lures users with ‘breaking news’

Internet users alarmed over news of Michael Jackson's death or dark conspiracies behind the demise of Pope John Paul II should perhaps just be worried that they received another new e-mail worm. Researchers at security firm Sophos PLC warned Tuesday of the spread of the Kedebe-F e-mail worm, which carries a variety of subject headers and messages touting breaking news.

Shuttle launches small form PC with dual-core system

The Shuttle XPC Barebone SD31P, introduced Tuesday, features the Intel 945G Express chipset and is the first small form factor PC to support the Intel Corp.'s 64-bit technology, according to Taiwanese computer maker Shuttle Inc.

Mytob writers could be creating a super bug

Virus writers responsible for the recent rash of Mytob worm variants could be working on creating a super worm, a security researcher warned Friday. The "HellBot" group behind the Mytob worms write programming instructions in their code that mirror the way developers work, said Sophos PLC Security Consultant Carole Theriault."The only conclusion we can come up with is that they are working on a big super worm," Theriault said.

Windows to get ‘Raw’ photo support

Aiming to please photography enthusiasts, Microsoft Corp. is enhancing current and upcoming versions of its Windows operating system to allow users to more easily work with "Raw" image files, which take information directly from the camera's image sensor to better preserve colour and detail.

Trojan horse creator held

London police have arrested two computer consultants who are believed to be part of an Israeli industrial espionage scandal in which malicious software was used to steal corporate secrets. The Metropolitan Police arrested Michael Haephrati, 41, and his wife Ruth Haephrati, 28, in London last week on allegations of computer hacking.

Website helps those who fret about zombie threat

Worried about zombies? Internet users concerned about the number of virus-infected PCs ready to launch an attack over the Web can at least keep track of how afraid they should be, and satisfy their curiosity, by visiting CipherTrust Inc.'s new ZombieMeter resource.

Microsoft, Saflink team on secure traveller plan

Microsoft Corp. is collaborating with security software provider Saflink Corp. to target the U.S. travel industry with a secure traveller program, Saflink announced Thursday. The companies have been working together over the past 10 months to develop capabilities for the program.

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