Tech Thoughts Daily Net News – June 12, 2009

Oh, You Vulnerable Twit! Why Twitter Needs Security – The phenomenon known as Twitter continues to grow at a rapid pace. Here’s why you need to beware of “twishing”–that would be Twitter phishing–and other Twitter security issues.

Microsoft Shutting Down Microsoft Money – After announcing last summer that it would no longer update Microsoft Money, Microsoft has announced that the 17-year-old product will not be available for purchase after June 30, 2009.

Barry Diller: The Internet ‘Absolutely’ Will Become a ‘Paid System’Time Projection: Within 5 Years.

Tech Thoughts Daily Tech News 2

Microsoft Will Release Free Antivirus ‘Soon’ – Microsoft is getting ready to unveil a long-anticipated free anti-virus service for PCs that will compete with products sold by Symantec and McAfee.

Researcher Attempts To Dispel Damaging Botnet Myth – Enterprises that assume botnets use a single form of malware are the ones being bitten.

Mac malware adopts porn video disguise – Earlier today, Pob in SophosLabs blogged about the discovery of two new pieces of malware for the Apple Mac OS X operating system.

Study: Most Employees Disobey Security Policies – Ponemon Institute report finds end users are evading security controls at an increasing rate.

An “Inconvenient” Zbot lure – Sunbelt Software researchers turned up an interesting (infected) Web site that’s been taken over and used in a redirect to install Zbot on the machines of web users looking for Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” site. Search engines are beginning to find it too.

China’s computers at hacking risk – Every PC in China could be at risk of being taken over by malicious hackers because of flaws in compulsory government software.


Filed under Internet Security Alerts, Tech Net News

5 responses to “Tech Thoughts Daily Net News – June 12, 2009

  1. As usual, a very interesting collection of headlines!

    Quite naturally, Mr. Diller’s prediction captured my attention…

    • Bill Mullins


      There is much food for though in Mr. Diller’s predictions.

      Thank you for your comment.


  2. Pingback: News June 12, 2009 | Usa And Ohio News

  3. ‘Ponemon Institute report finds end users are evading security controls at an increasing rate.’

    These are the kind of employees who aren’t wise enough to realize that whatever harms their employers will also affect them.
    I’ve already worked with this kind of irresponsible types.

    • Bill Mullins

      Hey Pochp,

      Your comment is all too true. It’s hard to believe that people like this – just don’t get it!