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  • News: Researcher: Many Stratfor passwords are weak

    At Utah Valley University, 120 computers are now working to decode encrypted passwords revealed by the hack of Stratfor Global Intelligence, one of the most significant data breaches of last year.

  • News: CIOs Disconnected From Business Execs

    CIOs and their fellow executives have conflicting priorities on cost and competitors, says our 2012 State of the CIO survey

  • News: Scareware distributors start targeting smartphone users, experts warn

    Scareware distributors are targeting smartphone users who search the Web for popular mobile apps, experts from antivirus vendor Kaspersky Lab warn.

  • News: 2012 Tech Outlook: A Look at What's Ahead

    The new year promises we'll see a tech revolution, from smartphones capable of making payments to printers handling Web and e-mail printing with greater ease to the launch of the Windows 8 operating system. Laptops, cameras, and the components in our devices will also improve (supposedly) by leaps and bounds. Here's a rundown of what to expect in 2012.

  • News: Microsoft patches dangerous web flaw in double time

    Microsoft has issued an out-of-band fix for a vulnerability in its ASP.NET web platform that could allow an attacker to launch a successful DoS attack on a server using a nothing more sophisticated than a stream of 100kb files.

  • News: Stuxnet and Duqu part of larger cybermalware campaign

    The Stuxnet worm was built on the same platform used from 2007 onwards to create a family of cyber-weapon-like malware including the recently-discovered Duqu worm, a forensic analysis by Kaspersky Lab researchers has concluded.

  • News: Hacking group releases more Stratfor subscriber data

    Hackers released another batch of data on Thursday pilfered from Stratfor Global Intelligence, a widely used research and analysis company whose website was attacked last weekend.

  • News: 2012 tech predictions: From IDG's editors worldwide

    Consumerization of IT is the consensus choice of the new year's major technology force, one that will manifest itself in several forms

  • News: Microsoft Ruins Perfect Record with Out-Of-Band Patch

    It was so close. Microsoft made it 363 days in 2011 without releasing an update outside of the monthly Patch Tuesday cycle. It was also 48 hours away from finishing 2011 in double-digits for security bulletins. But, on December 29, Microsoft pushed out an out-of-band patch -- MS11-100.

  • News: Two new tools exploit router security setup problem

    Researchers have released two tools that can take advantage of a weakness in a system designed to let people easily secure their wireless routers.

  • News: Websites, apps vulnerable to low-bandwidth, bot-free takedown, say researchers

    Hackers armed with a single machine and a minimal broadband connection can cripple Web servers, researchers said Wednesday. Microsoft today shipped an emergency update to fix the flaw.

  • Opinion: Stratfor Offers ID Protection for Victims of Anonymous Hack

    Stratfor, the global security intelligence firm that was hacked over the holiday weekend by Anonymous, is offering victims of the breach a year's worth of identity and fraud protection services for free.

  • News: Flaw in web app frameworks pushes Microsoft to patch ASP.net promptly

    Many web app frameworks are vulnerable to a denial-of-service attack targeting the way they handle hash tables, researchers revealed Wednesday, prompting Microsoft to announce an "out-of-band" patch for its ASP.NET platform just hours later.

  • News: Wi-Fi Protected Setup flaws make wireless network brute-force attacks feasible

    Design flaws in the Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) wireless standard can make it easier for attackers to obtain access codes for secured wireless networks by brute force.

  • News: 2011 Was a 'Muddled' Year for Hacktivists

    "Hacktivists" were in the spotlight more than ever this year, but internal squabbling muddled their messages.

  • News: A glance back at 2011

    2011 could be described as “The Year of …” many things. The tablet market heated up beyond the Apple iPad. 4G wireless took off with the emergence of big-time LTE networks. Governments and hackers screamed for attention by taking down networks, while IPv6 generated interest for giving the Internet a way to carry on.

  • Opinion: Hide and Secure Data With Folder Lock

    Folder Lock 7 is a jack-of-all-trades for file encryption and data security. Not only does it encrypt and hide volumes and folders with an on-the-fly 256-bit algorithm, it also protects USB drives and creates wallets to list and store important information such as bank accounts, online passwords, and such. The program goes even further with a secure erase (shred) function, data lockers (think Windows Briefcase), and the ability to run stealthily--that is, without any sign that it's operating.

  • News: Anonymous Hacks SpecialForces.com, Posts Passwords and Credit Card Data

    Members of the hacker collective Anonymous claim they have stolen about 14,000 user passwords and 8,000 credit card numbers from SpecialForces.com, a military and law enforcement equipment retailer. The data breach occurred several months ago, according to Anonymous, but the group only now decided to post the data online. The purloined password list had reportedly been posted online several weeks ago as well.

  • Opinion: Dazzlepod Offers Stratfor Customers a Way to Check on Anonymous Hack

    Dazzlepod, a Web development company, has launched a website that allows customers of the global intelligence firm Stratfor to determine whether their e-mail addresses have been compromised in a data breach by the hacker collective Anonymous.

  • How-Tos: Play Hard, Stay Safe

    You might think that you don't have to worry about security while playing games--after all, that activity is about as far from online banking as you can get--but as the PlayStation Network data breach last spring and the more recent hack into the servers of the Steam gaming platform both show, you are vulnerable, even when you're at play.



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