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  • News: Top 10 iPhone Passcodes Revealed

    There are 10,000 possible passcodes for an iPhone, yet 15 percent of users have one of the 10 most popular codes, according to app developer Daniel Amitay, whose Big Brother Camera Security app records anonymous passcode data from users.

  • News: Despite years of talk, utilities remain compromised

    Experts say power grid remains vulnerable, though progress has been made.

  • News: Get your money for nothing, get your certs for free

    A new SSL certificate authority squeezes so much overhead out of supplying certs that it plans to give them away starting next month and to continue at least through the end of the year.

  • News: Facebook 'contempt' juror faces jail

    A juror who allegedly contacted a trial defendant via Facebook faces jail for contempt of court in a legal first for the UK.

  • News: Games outfit Codemasters struck down by hackers

    High-profile UK games developer Codemasters has admitted that hackers broke into the company’s servers earlier this month and stole customer login data, including names, addresses, and dates of birth.

  • News: Spear phishers sharpen skills, craft 'incredible' attacks, say experts

    Recent break-ins at high-profile targets like the International Monetary Fund (IMF) demonstrate just how proficient hackers have become at 'spear phishing,' researchers said today.

  • News: Can virtual machine and cloud systems secure PCI payment card data?

    Can sensitive payment card data be processed and held in virtual-machine (VM) systems or cloud-computing environments?

  • News: Lulzsec sets sights on U.S. Senate and game-maker Bethesda

    The Lulzsec hacking group continues to cause headaches for IT staffers. On Monday it published data it obtained from servers belonging to the U.S. Senate and Bethesda Softworks, a Rockville, Maryland, game maker.

  • News: Russian bank puts lie detector in ATM machine

    Customers of the Russian Sperbank might in future have to pay attention to how nervous they sound if they wish to withdraw money from the bank’s ATM machines.

  • News: Cloud security case 3: Inavero

    By now, many people understand that the cloud is not one thing but a variety of possible architectures and options. Nathan Goff, operations director and partner at Inavero, can attest to the truth of that. Goff is using a wide range of cloud offerings from Rackspace, including its IaaS, platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and managed-host offerings.

  • News: Cloud security case 1: Mohawk Fine Papers

    Paul Stamas won't deny that cost savings, elasticity and agility are all benefits of cloud computing. However, the CIO at Mohawk Fine Papers would argue that these benefits are not by themselves sound reasons to make the move to the cloud. The conversation, he says, begins and ends with the business context.

  • News: Cloud security case 2: BuildFax

    For Joe Emison, vice president of R&D at BuildFax, scalability was the main motivator for moving the company's infrastructure to the cloud. But once there, Emison says, it quickly became apparent that IaaS was also a boon to security.

  • News: More tales from the cloud

    For companies considering cloud computing, the biggest monkey wrench in the works tends to be security. IT and business leaders alike worry about security concerns such as the protection of sensitive data, access control and identity management, regulatory compliance, the complexities of multitenancy, and how to determine best practices despite a lack of mature standards in the industry.

  • News: Porn Site Users Beware: Hackers May Have Your Email

    The mischievous computer hacking team known as LulzSec has turned its attention from consumer electronics maker Sony to the pornography industry -- at least for now.

  • News: Sony Hacker Arrests: 5 Questions

    Arrests in Spain related to the Sony Playstation Network hacking case have computer users wondering whether the loosely organized Anonymous hacker coalition is weakened--or merely irritated by being busted.

  • News: World Bank cut connection to IMF after "major" cyberattack

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has admitted to being the victim of a cyberattack so serious that its global partner the World Bank temporarily decided to cut all computer links between the two organisations.

  • News: Anonymous vs India Drama Fit for Bollywood

    A group of Indian hackers identifying themselves as a wing of Anonymous went head-to-head with the Indian Army last week, then backed off -- but perhaps not soon enough. Today the group's Twitter and Facebook pages have mysteriously disappeared and they've been called out by other hackers claiming to be the "real Anonymous."

  • News: IMF Hacked; No End in Sight to Security Horror Shows

    The recent online intrusion into International Monetary Fund servers may have been the work of malicious hackers working for a foreign government, according to online reports.

  • News: Trend Micro takes aim at stealthy hackers stealing secrets

    Trend Micro says it can catch hackers in action breaking into networks and trying to steal secrets with a new line of line of network-analysis tools and security services.

  • News: IMF victim of 'sophisticated cyberattack,' says report

    The International Monetary Fund has reportedly been hit with a "large and sophisticated cyberattack" that potentially puts sensitive, confidential data about national economies at risk of exposure.



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