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  • News: Cybercrime costs rival those of illegal drug trafficking

    Young males in emerging markets are the most likely to fall victim to cybercrime, whose total cost per year is approaching the scale of illegal drug trafficking worldwide, according to a study by the Norton division of Symantec.

  • News: Hackers flip characters to disguise malware

    Hackers are using a new trick to cloak malicious files by disguising their Windows file extensions to make them appear safe to download, a Czech security company warned today.

  • News: Dutch government struggles to deal with DigiNotar hack

    The Dutch government is trying to minimize the effect of the DigiNotar hack on its IT infrastructure but warned it's a time-consuming process: Not all the SSL certificates can be replaced on the fly.

  • News: Senators push for changes in cybercrime law

    Senators suggest a U.S. cybercrime law should be narrowed to avoid criminal charges for violations of terms of service or computer use policies.

  • News: Wikileaks: Online infiltrators often take credit for terrorist attacks

    Analysts at an Israeli company that infiltrates online forums to identify terrorists often claim responsibility for attacks to bolster their credibility, according to a recently-leaked cable from the U.S. Department of State.

  • News: Danger! Hackers Can Pwn Your Car

    If you think that texting while driving is your biggest vehicle-related tech concern, a new report from McAfee may make you think twice. It seems that with each passing model year cars get more and more high tech. Unfortunately, the benefits of the technology [

  • Opinion: Gmail Without Web Access, Too Much Security

    It's that time again--reader Q&A time, that is. This week I answer questions on getting to Gmail messages when you don't have Internet access and how much security software is too much.

  • News: Start up offers Saas app to manage data-breach incidents

    If your company suffered a data breach, would you know what to do to comply with state, federal and local law? Start-up Co3 Systems is offering a software-as-a-service (SaaS) application to tackle that unhappy task, tracking how a corporate data-loss incident is handled.

  • News: Social Location Services Not Catching Fire in the U.S.

    Maybe Facebook was on to something when it recently deemphasized its location check-in service. Cellphones may be capable of pinpointing your location using GPS or cell tower triangulation, but a new study says few American adults are interested in sharing their current location on services such as Foursquare and Gowalla.

  • News: BAE designs Harry Potter invisibility cloak for tanks

    If you thought that invisibility cloaks were just for wizards, or indeed humans, think again. BAE Systems is working together with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) on an invisibility cloak system that can hide a BAE Systems CV90 tank within its surroundings.

  • How-Tos: How to stop your BlackBerry being stolen

    Use your phone's GPS to locate your lost phone via a map on the internet, display a message on your phone's screen e.g. 'reward if returned to…', it also lets you back-up, wipe and lock your phone remotely.

  • News: AMD to honor free game vouchers after key compromise

    Advanced Micro Devices said Wednesday that activation keys for the game "Dirt 3" that shipped with some of its products were compromised, potentially causing a delay before the vouchers can be redeemed.

  • News: Ten years after 9/11, cyberattacks pose national threat, committee says

    Ten years after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the nation faces a critical threat to its security from cyberattacks, a new report by a bipartisan think tank warns.

  • News: 19% of firms block access to Facebook and Twitter

    Nearly one in five (19 percent) of global firms are blocking access to social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter during work hours, says Clearswift.

  • News: How Hacktivism Affects Us All

    In December 2010, a group of nearly 3000 activists under the name "Operation Payback" launched online attacks against PayPal, MasterCard, and Visa, briefly knocking the three financial services' sites offline and preventing consumers from accessing ATMs or online banking services. The activists retaliated against the three companies for severing ties with WikiLeaks, an online repository for whistleblower data that had recently included thousands of secret communications from the U.S. State Department and other world governmental agencies. Nine months later more than a dozen people--most between the ages of 19 and 24--were arrested in connection with these denial-of-service (DoS) attacks, even as new attacks were hitting corporate, military, and government sites worldwide.

  • News: Government prepares £2bn PSN framework

    The government's procurement arm, Buying Solutions, is looking for suppliers for up to £2 billion worth of services for the Public Services Network (PSN), the communications infrastructure for local councils and Whitehall departments.

  • News: DigiNotar certificates are pulled, but not on smartphones

    Browser makers have generally been quick to react to the computer compromise at digital certificate issuer DigiNotar, but that hasn't been the case for all mobile phone makers.

  • News: 13% of Brits are 'casual hackers'

    More than one in ten Brits have admitted to "casual hacking" says CPP.

  • News: 19 web users fall victim to cybercrime every minute

    19 web users fall victim to online crime every minute, says Symantec.

  • News: Situational awareness: Inside the new World Trade Center

    There is perhaps no image of security more striking than the site of the World Trade Center in New York City. It was the scene of a terrorist bombing in 1993 that killed six people and, ten years ago, the epicenter of an attack that changed the world forever.



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