Czech security experts say they have uncovered
a global botnet that may be redirecting Web surfers to other sites for
the purpose of stealing their data.
The botnet’s creators have dubbed the network “Chuck Norris” after the famous Hollywood actor and martial arts expert. Read the full article. [Dark Reading]

Microsoft released data collected from an FTP-server
honeypot, showing that attempts to guess passwords continue to focus on
the low-hanging fruit: passwords with an average length of eight
characters, with “password” and “123456” being the most common. Read the full article. [Security Focus]

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