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  • How-Tos: How to run Defender in Windows Vista

    Advice on what to do if you can't get Defender to work correctly in Windows Vista.

  • Feature: The five best free security downloads

    Protecting your PC from threats on the web has never been more important. However, you don't need to spend lots of cash to make sure your PC is secure. Here are five security downloads that are free and have been given five stars, proving they're well worth downloading.

  • News: Nintendo hit by Lulz Security attack

    Nintendo has admitted it was the victim of an online attack by Lulz Security, the group that recently hacked the Sony Pictures Entertainment websites.

  • News: Cyber war sabers rattle across the globe

    A formal Pentagon cyber strategy may define which acts of digital sabotage constitute acts war that warrant conventional military retaliation, but cases clear-cut enough to justify such retaliation may be few and far between, experts say.

  • News: LulzSec claims it hacked FBI linked organization

    Hacking group Lulz Security claimed it had hacked and defaced the web site of the Atlanta chapter of InfraGard, an organization affiliated to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, and leaked its user base.

  • News: Australia to draft cybersecuity strategy paper

    In a sign of the growing government acceptance of cyber attacks as genuine threats to national security, Australia will develop its first Cyber White Paper.

  • News: How to check if Sony Pictures hack affects you

    A few computer clicks is all it takes to learn if you were a victim of the Sony Pictures hack attack, but be careful.

  • News: Sony Has Target on Back Thanks to Hackers

    It's not such a happy time over at Sony these days thanks to the bull's-eye on its back.

  • News: Syria drops off the Internet amid turmoil

    Syria appears to be thelatest Middle eastern government to shut down access to the internet due to civil unrest.

  • Opinion: Sony Hacked Again: How Not to Do Network Security

    Yes. As unbelievable as it may seem, Sony was hacked again. It is not (entirely) Sony's fault that it is the target du jour for hackers everywhere. But, it is Sony's fault that its networks and servers seem to be trivial to hack and easy to pwn.

  • News: Antivirus Vendors Pounce on Mac Malware Scare

    Coincidence or not, a pair of antivirus software makers are offering new products at a time when Mac malware is making headlines.

  • News: More than E-mail at Stake in Google Gmail Attack

    There is a lot of talk--and diplomatic tension--this week related to reports that attacks originating from China have breached Google Gmail accounts, including those of senior US government officials. The focus is on e-mail, and whether or not e-mail accounts were hacked, but a breached Gmail account is a much bigger prize than just the e-mail account it is attached to.

  • News: Lulz Boat Hacks Sony's Harbor: FAQ

    The hacker group LulzSec made good on its recent promise to embarrass Sony by compromising the personal information of 1 million users of SonyPictures.com. The latest Sony hack is another black eye for a company that only recently recovered from the hack against Sony Computer Entertainment's PlayStation Network and Qriocity music service in April.

  • Opinion: LulzSec Hacks Sony Pictures, 1 Million Accounts Exposed

    Just when it looks like Sony was finally recovering from the PlayStation Network hack, it happened again. This time, it wasn't PSN, but Sony Pictures: hackers may have compromised 1 million SonyPictures.com user accounts, stealing personal information including e-mail addresses and passwords, as well as street addresses, dates of birth, and more. On top of that, the hacker group posted a file containing information on 50,000 users.

  • Opinion: Are You a Data Breach Victim? Here's What to Do

    Alas, another day, another data breach. Late Thursday, word broke that the hacker group LulzSec broke into SonyPictures.com and gained access to 1 million user accounts (the group apparently posted details for 50,000 accounts online). If you have a Sony Pictures account, the bad news is that your personal information may be out there. You can't change that fact, but you can take a few steps to limit the potential for damage.

  • News: Battle looms over securing virtualized systems

    There's growing consensus that traditional approaches to network security -- the firewall and intrusion-prevention appliances, the host-based antivirus software -- simply do not work well in virtualized environments for which they were never designed.

  • News: Hotmail and Yahoo users also victims of targeted attacks

    Web mail users at Yahoo and Hotmail have been hit with the same kind of targeted attacks that were disclosed earlier this week by Google, according to security software vendor Trend Micro.

  • News: Sony hacked again, 1 million customers' details posted online

    Sony was today reeling from yet another data leak after hackers broke into one of its sites and accessed name, address, birth dates, emails, phone numbers and password data on more than 1 million customers who entered contests promoted by Sony.

  • News: Checklist for a successful security assessment

    A security assessment is a request to analyze the risk of an IT solution. The request is initiated by a CISO (Chief Security Officer) or ISO (Information Security Officer) within a corporation. It is used to make sure that security concerns are met before changes are made to the information technology infrastructure. There are foundation plans which evaluate the state of new applications or infrastructure. Or there are incremental plans that address changes to the foundation plan.

  • News: NATO warned of threat from Anonymous hackers

    Its enemies include Al Qaeda, the Taliban and North Korea but now a new name has quietly been added to a list of threats the world’s most powerful military alliance, NATO, should reckon with – the Anonymous hacking group.



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