Tech Thoughts Daily Security Alerts – March 27, 2009

Danger worm

Beware Conficker worm come April 1 – In an event that hits the computer world only once every few years, security experts are racing against time to mitigate the impact of a bit of malware which is set to wreak havoc on a hard-coded date. As is often the case, that date is April 1. Not sure if this is real or a scam but………

Hackers exploit Conficker interest – Cybercriminals eager to exploit interest in the Conficker worm are employing search engine optimisation (SEO) techniques.

Melissa’s 10th birthday marked – It’s 10 years since the Melissa virus made its first appearance on the web.

FaceBook retools password resets – FaceBook has changed the way its password reset tool works so that it does not easily verify e-mail addresses to potential spammers.

Privacy group targets Google Street View U.K. – Watchdog group Privacy International has filed a formal complaint with the U.K. government over the recent introduction of Google’s Street View in Britain.

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