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Don't fight cybercrime on your own - do it with Synergy!

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Next week, I'll be talking at the Identity and Hi-Tech Crime Symposium 2011 in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

There's still time for last-minute registrations at the event, so if you're in the region, why not join me there?

Defending against SEO poisoning attacks with Layered Protection

Defending SEO with Layered Protection

The use of search engine optimisation (SEO) for redirecting users to scareware sites is well known, but we also see the same techniques being used to redirect people to exploit sites. Take a look into some recent SEO attacks, and see exactly where the protection layers Sophos provide actually fit.

Osama bin Laden dead - so watch for the spams and scams

Osama bin Laden dead - so watch for the spams and scams

Google's top-trending Anglophone search term right now is, understandably, "osama bin laden dead". So don't be surprised to see cybercrooks taking advantage of this.

Keep a level head out there!

Blackhat SEO even targets researchers

HTML source of poisoned page

In the past week I've garnered a lot of press attention from my ongoing research into the Windows shortcut vulnerability. Apparently this has brought my name to the attention of the SEO poisoners who continually target Google. There were more Read more…

Blackhat SEO and Fake anti-virus - Like chocolate and peanut butter

Blackhat SEO and Fake anti-virus - Like chocolate and peanut butter

It's not exactly a new story that people are being hit hard by fake anti-virus, but I want to draw attention to the sophistication of their software and distribution methods. Many IT professionals I work with have had to clean Read more…