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  • News: Has your company been infiltrated by the Shady Rat hack?

    When McAfee released its Operation Shady Rat hacking report earlier this week, it didn't name all of the organizations it thought could have been hacked as part of a large, five-year ongoing campaign. Yours might be one of them.

  • News: Businesses buying .XXX porn domains to protect trademarks

    Four out of five businesses that have pre-registered .XXX domain names have no direct connection to the adult porn industry, one of the UK’s largest registrars has confirmed.

  • News: SAP will issue patch for NetWeaver vulnerability

    A reportedly serious security bug affecting the J2EE (Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition) engine in SAP's NetWeaver middleware will be patched soon, SAP said Friday.

  • News: As targeted e-mail attacks proliferate, companies wince

    The strange e-mails arrived in executives' inboxes around the same time that the Australian oil company was negotiating a deal with a Chinese energy company.

  • News: China's top paper dismisses McAfee hacking report

    The official newspaper of China's ruling communist party dismissed security vendor McAfee's report that a state sponsored group was behind the massive cyberattack that penetrated 72 companies and organizations, calling the claims groundless.

  • News: China hits back at cyber attack accusations

    A Chinese newspaper has slammed suggestions that the country is behind a series of cyber attacks that saw 72 organisations across the globe affected.

  • News: Thousands of tenants unencrypted personal data and bank details left in pub

    The Information Commisioner’s Office (ICO) has found two London housing bodies in breach of the Data Protection Act after a contractor left the personal data of thousands of tenants on an unencrypted memory stick in a pub.

  • News: Spam king Sanford Wallace indicted for Facebook spam

    Notorious spam king Sanford Wallace is facing federal fraud charges for allegedly breaking into Facebook accounts and sending 27 million spam messages in 2008 and 2009.

  • News: Black Hat: Lots of hacks and a patriotic plea

    Black Hat hasn't disappointed this year, with research revealing a flaw that undercuts OSPF routing, two separate assertions that security for Apple products in the enterprise isn't that bad and a friendly hand being offered to hackers and crackers to join the U.S. fight against terrorists in cyberspace.

  • News: Microsoft Announces "BlueHat" Contest for Better Security

    As any Jedi knight knows, the temptation to turn to the Dark Side is difficult to resist. The same can be true for White Hat hackers--malware fighters who discover vulnerabilities in software.

  • News: Black Hat: Routers using OSPF open to attacks

    A researcher at Black Hat has revealed a vulnerability in the most common corporate router protocol that puts networks using it at risk of attacks that compromise data streams, falsify network topography and create crippling router loops.

  • News: Android Users Least Prepared for Rise in Mobile Malware

    An explosion in mobile malware in the first half of 2011 has exponentially increased the chance of an Android device getting infected according to one study. Unfortunately for Android users, another study shows that they are the least aware of security concerns and least prepared to protect their smartphone or tablet from malware.

  • News: Top 5 Potential Cyber-enemies for the United States

    Details of "Operation Shady RAT"--a years-long campaign of hacking and cyber-espionage that's targeted the U.S. government, the U.N., the International Olympic Committee, and numerous other agencies and corporations worldwide--were released by security firm McAfee this week.

  • News: Researchers show off homemade spy drone at Black Hat

    A pair of security researchers Wednesday unveiled a remote controlled, unmanned aerial vehicle capable of cracking Wi-Fi passwords, exploiting weak wireless access points and mimicking a GSM tower to intercept cell phone conversations.

  • News: Black Hat: Hackers and crackers needed to counter terrorists

    Hackers and crackers heard a patriotic plea during a Black Hat keynote in which they were portrayed as potential heroes as terrorism shifts from acts of physical violence to cyberattacks that can also cause physical destruction.

  • News: Best Free Software for Protecting Your PC and Your Privacy

    Want to ensure that your PC and all of your files and data stay safe, secure, and private--without breaking the bank? We've rounded up 11 free security and privacy utilities that shield you against malware, protect your data at Wi-Fi hotspots, encrypt your hard drive, and do everything in between.

  • News: Over 100 Indian govt. websites defaced since January

    A total of 117 Indian government websites were defaced by hackers from January to June this year, prompting the government to take additional security measures, a federal minister told Parliament.

  • News: Researcher follows RSA hacking trail to China

    Malware used in the attack against RSA Security earlier this year was controlled from China, a well-known botnet researcher said Wednesday.

  • News: RSA's SecurID breach linked to China, researcher says

    The breach of RSA, the security division of EMC, last spring in which sensitive information related to RSA SecurID tokens was stolen, can be traced back to an attack originating in China, a security researcher strongly believes based on a close look into malware associated with the RSA breach.

  • Opinion: Experts Disagree on Android Call Recording 'Trojan'

    According to some headlines, the sky is falling on Android. No, I am not referring to the headlines predicting that the iPhone 5 will double Apple's smartphone market share and leave Android in its dust. I am referring to reports that a new Trojan has infiltrated the Android ecosystem. Some experts, however, suggest this may not be malware, but simply an app working as intended.



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