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2007.04.16 Daily Security Reading

by on Apr.16, 2007, under Security

No end in sight to hacking of ‘WoW’ accounts

For months, hackers–most likely in China and Russia, according to security watchers–have been surreptitiously installing keylogging software on WoW players’ Windows computers, hijacking their accounts and selling off their often valuable in-game assets.

Announcing: Bruce Schneier’s Second Annual Movie-Plot Threat Contest

The first Movie-Plot Threat Contest asked you to invent a horrific and completely ridiculous, but plausible, terrorist plot. All the entrants were worth reading, but Tom Grant won with his idea to crash an explosive-filled plane into the Grand Coulee Dam.

Keep your kids safe online

The Web can help kids learn, communicate, and socialize, but it also exposes them to risks.

Developers warned to secure AJAX design

Most frameworks for deploying interactive functionality use JavaScript in a way that could lead to their applications leaking user data.

Can stuck torrents beat pirates?

Online filesharing of movies and music has the Hollywood hotshots hopping mad, but they are fighting back with the help of anti-piracy firms.

Microsoft to wait and see on Vista activation hacks

There are two methods that seem to work, and the software giant is monitoring both to see if they pose any substantial threat to the company’s business model.

Botnets by Email

Mark Russinovich examines some interesting email.

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