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Anti-piracy group warns about malware-riddled sites - fair, or scaremongering?

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According to a study carried out by Incopro and published the Industry Trust, all but 1 of 30 sites investigated served malware, potentially unwanted software or some form of credit card fraud. But the report has been described by some as "biased", "misleading" and "scaremongering through carefully chosen statistics".

SSCC 134 - Patching, foisting, hacking and obfuscating [PODCAST]

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Here's our latest security podcast, featuring Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin.

Join the dynamic duo as they turn the latest news into a quarter-hour podcast that is informative, entertaining and educational.

Oracle, please stop sneakily foisting third-party toolbars on us with your Java updates

Oracle, please stop sneakily foisting third-party toolbars on us with your Java updates

If you're installing a critical security update on your computer, caused by the software vendor's sloppy code quality, you probably wouldn't dream that your software vendor is trying to make some money out of the inconvenience.

Popular network tool Nmap in CNET security brouhaha

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CNET offers a download of the free Nmap software, but not from Nmap's own site. Instead, CNET has wrapped the Nmap installer with a program of its own. On your way to Nmap, you're pushily offered a toolbar first.

Find out why this sort of thing is a Bad Idea.