Tech Thoughts Daily Security Alerts – May 8, 2009

New Mac OS X email worm discovered – A newly discovered email worm dubbed OSX/Tored-A once again puts the spotlight on the potential worm-ability, and malware spreading tactics targeting Apple’s OS X.

Business spending on cloud computing rises to $9.6 billion in 2009, up 22% – This is up from $6.6 billion spent on SaaS in 2008 and it comes in a year when overall IT spending is down 3.8% according to Gartner estimates.

Web 2.0 Environs Are Now Hackers’ Favorite Target – Next-gen collaborative sites now account for 21 percent of all Web hacks, report says.

Cybercriminals Creating Search Engines To Lure Victims – Search engines lead users directly to pages designed to infect or defraud them, according to PandaLabs.

Silent patching best for securing browsers – Google’s decision to silently update the Chrome browser without the user’s knowledge or consent, has put the company at the head of the pack when it comes to securing modern Web browsers.

Spam messages that seemingly contain no information – spammers are attempting to bypass spam filters by putting their message into other parts of the email.

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