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Senate Commerce Chairman John (Jay) Rockefeller and Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, are crafting legislation that they hope will improve the country’s cybersecurity posture in the face of increasingly sophisticated global attacks against U.S. government networks as well as the nation’s broa...

An extraordinary behind-the-scenes struggle is taking place between computer security groups around the world and the brazen author of a malicious software program called Conficker. The program grabbed global attention when it began spreading late last year and quickly infected millions of computers...

Computer security researchers have devised a new Twitter attack that they say could spread virally, much like a worm on the microblogging service. The attack, posted online Thursday by researchers at Secure Science, is an innocuous proof of concept that forces users to send out a predetermined Twitt...

Known also as Kido or Downadup, the Conficker virus infected around 15 million computers worldwide in mid-January of this year. The virus takes advantage of a vulnerability in the Windows operating system to burrow deep into the computer’s files, folders and System Registry, which stores setti...