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Banking trojans infest Internet

Banking trojans are inundating the Internet.

These malicious programs lay in wait on your hard drive for an opportune moment to crack your online banking account — usually just as you log on. You can get them by clicking on a viral link to a greeting card or video that arrives in e-mail spam. Or by clicking to a web page that’s been corrupted by hackers.

By now, most Internet users are savvy about “phishing” e-mail scams that try to trick them you into typing login information at fake bank websites. So cyber thieves have shifted to spreading invisible banking trojans, which can steal data mulitple ways and require no action by the …more

Cisco and Trend Micro offer router-level protection

Cisco Systems and Trend Micro have come up with a nifty way for home owners and small businesses to centrally deploy antivirus protection to a network of devices – just like a big corporation. The two companies announced a partnership to imbed Trend’s antivirus suite in two models of Linksys by Cisco Wireless-N routers.

The concept, called Home Network Defender, makes a lot of sense. It makes it a breeze for those of us operating home or small business networks to keep updated antivirus protection on multiple computers and networking devices. So any PC, laptop, video game console, or other device accessing the Internet via the router is protected. No need …more