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About SecurityFocus

SecurityFocus is designed to facilitate discussion on security related topics, create security awareness, and to provide the Internet's largest and most comprehensive database of security knowledge and resources to the public. It also hosts the BUGTRAQ mailing list.
Rise of the Spam Zombies

Pressed by increasingly effective anti-spam efforts, senders of unsolicited commercial e-mail are resorting to outright criminality in their efforts to conceal the source of their ill-sent missives, using Trojan horses to turn the computers of innocent netizens into secret spam zombies.

Honeypots: Simple, Cost-Effective Detection

This is the fourth article in an ongoing series examining honeypots.

Anti-Virus Defence In Depth

Lately it seems I can’t open my inbox with out seeing a new article on defence in depth.

‘Super-DMCA’ fears suppress security research

Steganography and honeypot expert Niels Provos may risk four years in prison by completing his Ph.D.

Sparks over Power Grid Cybersecurity

A new measure aims to protect the networks that control electric power distribution throughout North America. But not everyone is juiced over plans to hold utilities accountable to tight security practices.