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Senior officials at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) the lead agency responsible for fighting cyber threats, have admitted to Congress that they have suffered more than 800 hacker break-ins, virus outbreaks and other computer security problems over the past two years. In one case, hacker tools for stealing passwords and other files were found on two internal DHS computer systems.

Thanks to YouTube’s recent expansion into Europe, watching or downloading
YouTube video clips could put you at risk from identity and data theft, The chief culprit apparently is the Ziob trojan, which poses as video file and then bombards users with ads.

French government officials are
ignoring warnings to ditch their cherished BlackBerrys, despite dire warnings that e-mails sent by government officials from a BlackBerry might be picked up by American or British spies because BlackBerry email servers are located in the United States and the UK.