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  • News: Quicken 2012: A Lot to Offer the Budget Weary

    Despite a few blemishes and competition from free cloud-based services like Mint.com (also owned by Intuit), Quicken 2012 offers well-integrated "old school" software that's still the best at helping you budget and control your debt.

  • News: Homeland Security Develops a 'Pre-Crime' Detecting Machine

    Here at GeekTech, we glee over almost anything that gets us a little closer to a Minority World-esque technology. But there’s also the whole pseudo-utopia created by pre-crime detection by psychics. Well, it turns out we’re pretty close to that aspect too, but instead of precogs the Government is using technology.

  • News: African states urged to ratify Budapest Cybercrime Convention

    The Council of Europe (CoE) not to be confused with the more powerful European Union (EU) is leading the rest of the world in a push to have more countries ratify the Convention on Cybercrime. CoE's former Directorate General of Human Rights and Legal affairs, Head of Economic Crime Division, Alexander Seger, was recently in Nairobi for the sixth Internet Governance Forum (IGF). Seger now heads CoE's new cybercrime division as the organisation reorganised itself to put more structure on cybercrime.

  • News: LulzSec leader holds onto Sun email

    The 4GB worth of email stolen by the LulzSec hacking group from The Sun earlier this year are sitting on a server in China, according to "Sabu," the outfit's alleged leader.

  • News: German government's Skype spying tool has holes, hackers say

    An eavesdropping tool allegedly used by the German government to intercept Skype calls is full of security problems and may violate a ruling by the country's constitutional court, according to a European hacker club.

  • News: Motorola's 3LM launches mobile security platform

    3LM, the company founded by former Android developers and since acquired by Motorola, is making its enterprise security platform for Android phones available this week.

  • News: Fire at NYSE data center causes temporary disruption

    An electrical fire on Sunday at a data center of the New York Stock Exchange in Mahwah, New Jersey, affected communications connectivity to 58 trading firms, but the exchange expects "completely normal operations" for Monday's market open.

  • News: Zero-Day Flaws Discovered in SCADA Systems

    An Italian security researcher has disclosed details about several zero-day vulnerabilities in supervisory control and data acquisition products from several vendors.

  • News: Users warned after YapBrowser returns from the dead

    YapBrowser, a replacement web browser once promoted by controversial spyware company Zango, has made a sudden return, GFI Software security researcher Chris Boyd has reported.

  • News: Hotmail's 'Graymail' Filter Will Help Business

    All the major Web-based email services have junk mail folders and spam filters that strain out obvious offenders. Categorizing messages and filtering out those you don’t want may help, but limits control. It would be nice just to tell your email program which messages you want to receive and when--and dump the rest. Windows Live Hotmail may be coming a step closer to that, with changes announced this week.

  • News: There are upsides to reporting cybercrime, authorities say

    Not only might companies have ethical, civic and legal obligations to alert authorities to cyberthreats, businesses may find that the authorities can be helpful, law enforcement agents and prosecutors said on Friday.

  • Opinion: Computers Controlling Military Drones May Be Infected

    The computers used to control Predator and Raptor drones used in Afghanistan and other war zones have been reportedly infected by a virus that captures the keystrokes of the pilots operating the unmanned aircraft.

  • News: 111 arrested in massive ID theft bust

    Prosecutors call it the biggest identity theft bust in U.S. history. On Friday, 111 bank tellers, retail workers, waiters and alleged criminals were charged with running a credit-card-stealing organization that stole more than US$13 million in less than a year-and-a-half.

  • News: Legal reform needed to govern data, experts said

    Legal experts and law enforcement agents say new and updated laws are required to protect user privacy while allowing law enforcement to catch cybercriminals.

  • News: GAO report: DHS data mining needs privacy oversight

    Data-mining programs at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are not fully reviewed by the agency for their effectiveness and, in some cases, for their compliance with privacy protection mandates, according to a report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

  • News: Obama looks to avoid more Wikileaks-type incidents

    President Obama Friday issued an executive order that aims to reform rules for the sharing and securing data by federal agencies.

  • News: Storm brewing

    This summer I embarked on my annual vacation with my wife and daughter. As usual, we spent a day packing the ever-present SUV with what looked like three months' worth of supplies and headed to a favorite island of ours for a week of relaxation.

  • News: Security upgrades needed with growing cyberwar threats

    Countries need to take steps to upgrade critical infrastructure for protection from attacks by cybercombatants or rival countries conducting cyberwarfare, security experts said at a panel discussion this week.

  • News: Cybercrime getting easier to commit, federal agents say

    Committing cybercrime these days is as easy as building a fantasy football team, FBI and Secret Service agents said on Friday.

  • News: Facebook's URL scanner is vulnerable to cloaking attacks

    Members of a hacking think-tank called Blackhat Academy claim that Facebook's URL scanning systems can be tricked into thinking malicious pages are clean by using simple content cloaking techniques.



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