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  • News: Copper thieves battled with new anti-theft telecoms cable

    The epidemic of telecom cable thefts has prompted a US company to develop a new design that drastically cuts down the copper content in a bid to deter metal thieves.

  • News: Betfair to pay out thousands after IT failure

    Online bookmaker Betfair is set to pay out tens of thousands of pounds to gamblers who bet on a particular horse race, after a major IT problem saw their bets voided.

  • News: Security roundup: The fury of Anonymous, the humiliation of Stratfor

    The hactivist group Anonymous, or at least someone with the handle "FuryOfAnon" who claims to be part of the collective, last week published a list of Internet-facing Israeli SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) systems and purported log-in details. "Who wanna have some fun with Israeli scada systems?" the message said.

  • News: Laptop users offered simple full-disk encryption upgrade

    Security company ST Electronics has shown a new hard drive enclosure that can be used to upgrade a laptop running any operating system to full-disk encryption without the need for drivers or BIOS modifications.

  • News: Chinese 'attack US DoD smart cards' with Sykipot malware

    A new strain of the Sykipot malware is being used by Chinese cyber criminals to compromise US Department of Defense (DoD) smart cards, a new report has revealed.

  • News: Wikileaks suspect Bradley Manning must be tried, says US tribunal

    Bradley Manning, the US Army analyst accused of providing sensitive government data to the Wikileaks whistleblower site, must be tried, according to a military tribunal.

  • News: Data on Sale

    In January 2011, UCO Bank's Shani Shingnapur branch in Maharashtra was celebrated as the first bank without locks on its doors. Shani Shingnapur is famous for its houses without doors because villagers believe that Shani (a Hindu god) punishes theft.

  • News: Facebook chat-based phishing attack impersonates Facebook Security

    A new phishing attack that's spreading through Facebook chat modifies hijacked accounts in order to impersonate the social network's security team.

  • News: The Profile of a Cyber Criminal

    Which of the following is most likely to get stopped and interrogated at the JFK International Airport?

  • News: Oracle to issue 78 patches, including 27 for MySQL

    Oracle is set on Tuesday to release 78 security fixes for vulnerabilities in its database, middleware and applications, according to a preview announcement posted to the company's website this week.

  • News: Trends in Security

    No matter what indicator you choose, cyber crime is getting increasingly serious, forcing enterprises to respond with equal gusto. But given how hard it is to catch cyber criminals, the smart money is on prevention. Enterprises need to ensure that they are aware of the three new trends in the threat landscape and ensure that they are protected against them.

  • News: Cyber insurance offers IT peace of mind -- or maybe not

    If your company were hit with a cyber attack today, would it be able to foot the bill? The entire bill, including costs from regulatory fines, potential lawsuits, damage to your organization's brand, and hardware and software repair, recovery and protection?

  • News: Insecure Android a myth, Motorola exec says

    It's a myth that Android isn't secure and is difficult for IT managers to control, contended a top Motorola Mobile executive in an interview at the Consumer Electronics Show.

  • News: Cybercrime is a growing threat for government and public sector organisations

    Cybercrime is a growing threat for government and public sector organisations, after 14 percent admitted they have been the victim of a web-based scam.

  • News: Banks warned on mobile security

    A lack of IT and business integration is opening up banks and their customers to attacks through mobile malware, according to an IDC research paper.

  • News: Reddit to go dark in SOPA protest

    Social news site Reddit will black out its site for 12 hours on January 18 to protest the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act SOPA bill that is currently working its way through the U.S. House of Representatives.

  • News: Microsoft Planning Real-Time Feed of Valuable Threat Data

    Microsoft has had a great deal of success taking down botnets in recent years. A fringe benefit of those takedowns is that Microsoft gets to collect oodles of very valuable data. Now, Microsoft is preparing to offer that threat intelligence as a real-time feed that partners can use to evaluate threats and develop better defenses.

  • News: Cisco sending enterprises to the cloud

    In an effort to accommodate enterprise users looking to implement private and hybrid clouds, Cisco in the coming months will unveil an "integrated" WAN routing system of existing, but enhanced, products.

  • News: Lawmakers seek hearing on Carrier IQ privacy issues

    Three House members today called for a Congressional hearing on the implications raised by the use of the Carrier IQ's software by wireless carriers.

  • News: Managing information security during an innovation void

    Although predictions for the coming year are a staple of the season, I will do more than offer an educated guess. I am going on the record with a guarantee: In 2012 we will see an increase in network intrusions from disparate parties trying to create IT infrastructure chaos for a variety of reasons primarily political, financial and economic. An easy prediction perhaps given the trend and yet while I fully trust CSOs and CISOs and security teams are doing all they can to prevent breaches; I am deeply concerned that they still lack the technology to adequately protect IT infrastructure from malicious attacks.



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