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  • News: Feds lead biggest botnet takedown ever, end massive clickjack fraud

    The botnet takedown announced Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Justice was the biggest in history, according to a security company.

  • News: PC Advisor's top five tweets of the week – 9th November 2011

    It's been a busy few days in tech, with Adobe reportedly stopping development of flash on mobile devices and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 being released.

  • News: BCS starts pilot for GCHQ-backed data security qualification

    BCS has launched a pilot programme to certify information assurance professionals on the back of a contract with the UK's GCHQ spying centre.

  • News: Most fraud is an inside job, says survey

    Fraud cost organizations 2.1 percent of earnings in the past 12 months, which is equivalent to a week of revenues over the course of a year, according to the Kroll Annual Global Fraud Report, a recent survey that polled more than 1,200 senior executives worldwide.

  • News: Apple Shoots the Messenger

    Charlie Miller, the perennial winner of the annual Pwn2Own contest for hacking and compromising Apple software, found a serious security flaw in Apple's App Store. Apple's response was to kick Miller out of the Apple Developer program. Shooting the messenger doesn't improve security or make the issue go away, so did Apple do the right thing?

  • News: DOJ charges seven in massive clickjacking scheme

    The U.S. Department of Justice is charging seven individuals with 27 counts of wire fraud and other computer-related crimes, alleging that the group hijacked 4 million computers across 100 countries in a sophisticated clickjacking scheme.

  • News: Banks fending off brazen hacker raids on business accounts

    Banks are having to fend off ever more attacks from hackers who break into computers of their business customers and try to make fraudulent funds transfers electronically for large amounts. If you doubt how bad this hacker scourge has become, ask Jorge Solis, senior vice president of security at First Midwest Bank.

  • News: Underground calling service helps cybercriminals extract sensitive info

    Researchers from security vendor Trusteer have come across a professional calling service that caters to cybercriminals. The business offers to extract sensitive information needed for bank fraud and identity theft from individuals.

  • News: Italian VAR wants out of Syrian surveillance deal

    The Italian company criticized for supplying the brutal Syrian regime with telecommunications surveillance equipment has frozen participation in the project and is seeking a way to extricate itself from the contract, Area SpA CEO Andrea Formenti said Wednesday.

  • News: DOJ charges seven in massive clickjacking scheme

    The U.S. Department of Justice is charging seven individuals with 27 counts of wire fraud and other computer-related crimes, alleging that the group hijacked four million computers across 100 countries in a sophisticated clickjacking scheme.

  • News: Mobile Threats Top Holiday Scam List

    Malware targeting Android-powered mobile devices and Apple computers top a list scams and security threats the people need to guard against this holiday shopping season.

  • News: 74% of mobile phone owners don't back-up contacts

    Nearly three quarters (74 percent) of UK mobile phone owners admit they don't regularly back-up their personal contacts, says Lookout Mobile Security.

  • News: Add-Ons to Power Up Outlook

    Outlook may be the most popular email client on the planet, but it probably doesn't have every feature you need. It could use help in a lot of respects, such as integrating with social networking services, killing spam, and cutting through email overload. The good news: Downloadable add-ons can help you do all that and more. Here are a dozen downloads--many of them free--that can transform Outlook from just another email client into a communications powerhouse.

  • News: Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin asked to block Newzbin2

    Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media have been asked to stop UK web users from accessing illegal downloads site Newzbin2.

  • News: Lookout Mobile Security plans expansion outside the US

    After winning over U.S. operators with its security software for Android phones, Lookout Mobile Security is turning to Europe to find new networks ready to install or promote its software on the phones they distribute.

  • News: IT must prepare for Hadoop security issues

    Corporate IT executives need to pay attention to numerous potential security issues before using Hadoop to aggregate data from multiple, disparate sources, analysts and IT executives said at the Hadoop World conference here this week.

  • News: 25% of Brits use online banking every day

    A quarter of Brits with net-access use internet banking every day, says PayYouWay.org .

  • News: Labour MP: YouTube videos that incite violence should be removed

    A Labour MP has called for videos that encourage youngsters to join gangs or incite violence to be blocked or removed from the web.

  • News: Researcher plants rogue app in Apple's App Store

    Apple's App Store can be stocked with malware-infected apps by exploiting a bug in iOS, a noted security researcher said Monday.

  • News: Microsoft Leaves Duqu Worm Exploit Unpatched

    Today is Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday for the month of November--the eleventh Patch Tuesday of 2011. It is a light month from Microsoft, with only four security bulletins. The big news, though, is that a zero day flaw being exploited by the Duqu worm is not among the vulnerabilities fixed by Microsoft today.



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