SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/CNET) As if keeping viruses from your computer isn't hard enough, there are new reports that tens of millions of people might be installing fake antivirus software that doesn't protect their computers, installs its own viruses and charges the unsuspecting user for the privilege.
All that good news is in a report released Wednesday from PandaLabs, an antivirus software maker.
A Boston University graduate student is being taken to court by a powerful coalition of record companies for downloading music from the Internet. If he loses, he could be forced to cough up $1 million in fines for downloading dozens of songs.
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The study describes a fragmented federal cyber force, where no one is in charge of overall planning and government agencies are "on their own and sometimes working at cross purposes or in competition with one another."
The report, scheduled to be released Wednesday, arrives in the wake of a series of cyber attacks this month that shut down some U.S. and South Korean government and financial Web sites.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Danica Patrick says the Erin Andrews video is yet another example of a public figure experiencing an invasion of privacy in the Internet age.
"I don't think there's getting away from it right now," the IndyCar driver said in an interview Friday during practice for the Rexall Edmonton Indy. "It's not going to go away any time soon, probably not as long as I'm exposed in public and racing."
HARTFORD, Conn. (CBS/AP) The battle between ESPN and the New York Post heated up last week over the paper's publication of images grabbed from an illicitly filmed peephole video showing ESPN reporter Erin Andrews naked in her hotel room.
The Post defended its publication of the images, while accusing the sports network of having outed Andrews in the first place.
Odyssey Bar owner Andy Kordopatis of Pocatello says he gets three or four phone calls a day from people wondering about electronic transactions at his bar that appeared on their credit card.
"It's crazy," Kordopatis told the Idaho State Journal. "What do I do?"
NEW YORK (CBS) Following the Erin Andrews story reminds me that I must be getting old. As a father of six and the grandfather of an attractive 14-year-old granddaughter I am just a little pissed off that Erin can't rely on the privacy of her hotel room while getting ready to go out.
If there ever was a non-story this is it. An attractive hard-working reporter for ESPN is secretively filmed by some degenerate who then posts the illegal, unauthorized video on the Internet. The rest of the media goes wild and voila we have a scandal.
Not surprisingly, Andrews name and "peep" have shot up to the top of Google's trend list. Hackers have created websites that pretend to offer the video but offer viruses instead. And every news program and website (yes including ours) has pontificated on how horrible it all is and what it means - and have taken heat for it.
The New York Post put blurred out photos from the peephole video on their front page and expressed mock outrage at it all - outrage that could only be fully expressed by more pictures inside the paper.
NEW YORK (CBS) As more people click on or search for the video that shows ESPN reporter Erin Andrews walking naked around a hotel room, many online viewers don't realize they are actually breaking the law.
"The Early Show" spoke with CBS News Legal Analyst Lisa Bloom, who said downloading or watching the nude Erin Andrews video is illegal.
NEW YORK (CBS) Hackers are using an illegally-taped peephole video that has naked shots of glamorous ESPN sports reporter Erin Andrews as a lure to get click-happy web surfers to download dangerous malware to their computers, according to a computer security website.
Andrews has become a popular fixture on ESPN and the web as a vivacious and beautiful reporter. So much so, that someone used a peephole camera to record video of Andrews as she disrobed.