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NCS 8/19/11

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Google says IP spoofing is on the rise.  It reviewed more than 160 million web pages on more than 8 million sites in order to see how malware is distributed.  It found that while social engineering tricks play a major role, cyber criminals are turning more to IP spoofing as a way to avoid detection.

UK police believe rioters used social media to increase the riots there.  Now the government will meet to discuss the role social media played in making matters worse.  Facebook, Twitter and Research in Motion, which makes BlackBerry will all meet with the British government to talk about their use and role in the worst riots in Britain in decades.  So far more than 1,200 people have been arrested.

Wordpress seems to be making it a lot easier for just about anyone to have their own website.  According to the owner of Wordpress, the site now accounts for about 14.7 percent of the top million sites on the web.  That’s up about six percent from last year.   He also says that 22 percent of all new domains in the U.S. run on the platform.