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Since we are closing the book on 2007, we wanted to look back and highlight a couple of the most interesting posts of the past year in a couple of different categories.
The infamous "Storm Worm" malware is at it again - this time changing tactics to be in line with the holidays. Following an onslaught on Christmas Eve, when holiday-themed spam spread to tempt users to visit a malicious X-rated website, security researchers are now spotting New Years e-greeting cards with similar ill-willed intentions.
The December edition of Lavasoft News was the premiere for a new design of the newsletter and we would like to thank all of our readers who wrote in with positive feedback. In order to give the newsletter a more coherent feel, we overhauled the design, both in terms of appearance and content.
With the New Year just around the corner, it's the perfect time for fresh starts and new beginnings. Make a resolution to fix-up or maintain your PC. Lavasoft is helping you do that with the release of our new tool, Lavasoft Registry Tuner.
Errors and debris in the registry are among the most common causes of PC performance problems. The effect: a slow-running computer, often accompanied by freezing and system crashes.
The second phase of the investigation against computer crime perpetrators, dubbed Bot Roast II, has resulted in a new string of arrests. To date, as a result of the ongoing investigation:
(Yes, it is one of those strange Swedish traditions.)
"Loss from online fraud in the U.S. is projected to reach $3.6 billion this year, up 20 percent from last year, according to a CyberSource survey."