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  • News: Carrier IQ detection tool converted to premium SMS Trojan

    Android malware writers are taking advantage of the controversy surrounding Carrier IQ's smartphone tracking software in order to distribute a premium SMS Trojan, security researchers from Symantec warn.

  • News: German police GPS hacked after Trojan backfires

    Last July’s shutdown of a GPS vehicle tracking system used by German police to monitor suspects has apparently been traced back to an officer’s incompetent attempt to monitor his daughter’s Internet use with a spy Trojan.

  • News: Israeli credit-card hack draws a response

    More than 400 credit card numbers claimed to belong to Saudi Arabian citizens were released on Tuesday in apparent retaliation for the release of 15,000 active credit card numbers of Israelis last week.

  • News: Israeli credit-card hack draws a response

    More than 400 credit card numbers claimed to belong to Saudi Arabian citizens were released on Tuesday in apparent retaliation for the release of 15,000 active credit card numbers of Israelis last week.

  • News: Adobe plugs 6 critical holes in Reader

    Adobe on Tuesday patched six vulnerabilities in the newest version of its popular Reader PDF viewer, making good on a late-2011 promise when it shipped an emergency update for an older edition.

  • News: What does 2012 have in store for Anonymous?

    Anonymous had a busy year in 2011 pushing its hacker-activist agenda on companies around the Web, to the point where just the sound of the hacker group's name can send shivers down the spine of many a CIO. Anonymous in 2011 took on everything from HB Gary to a Mexican cartel, from oil companies to banks, from NBC to a transportation site. The group has positioned itself as a kind of Internet-based Robin Hood; when it hacked banks, the group claimed it was helping “the 99%” by giving money from the banks back to the people who rightfully deserved it. What have companies learned from this year of terror? The most that can be said is that corporate security needs to be shored up. At a conference panel in August it was evident that instead of battening down the security hatches, some companies were looking to just lessen the economic impact of a hack on their site. Network World has assembled some of the key stories surrounding Anonymous, the reactions from enterprise IT and their advice for surviving an attack, in a special PDF report that is free with Insider registration. So take a peek and then register to receive this package of stories about hackers' doings last year and what can be done next. Download “Hacktivists vs. the World” today. [[link]]

  • News: Media Player, security bypass are focus of Microsoft's first Patch Tuesday of 2012

    Seven bulletins, one deemed critical, and a handful of new Microsoft security issues all arrived today as part of Microsoft's first Patch Tuesday of 2012.

  • News: Microsoft patches critical Windows drive-by bug

    Microsoft today shipped seven security updates that patched eight vulnerabilities in Windows and a code library used to protect Web applications from cross-site scripting attacks.

  • News: Avira Teams with secure.me for Facebook Security

    Privacy and security concerns come with the territory when you use a social network like Facebook. Avira is partnering with secure.me to deliver protection that extends beyond traditional malware, and helps defend your personal information and reputation as well.

  • News: Cloud and disaster recovery: Load-balanced data centers are not a perfect solution

    A growing trend in the disaster recovery arena for cloud providers is the use of load-balanced data centers instead of hot-cold data centers. Companies are deploying private clouds that are load balanced between their datacenters to take care of disaster needs. If one datacenter suffered from a disaster, the other datacenter would be operating even though it is at reduced capacity.

  • News: Attack code published for serious ASP.NET DoS vulnerability

    Exploit code for a recently patched denial-of-service (DoS) vulnerability that affects Microsoft's ASP.NET Web development platform has been published online, therefore increasing the risk of potential attacks.

  • News: Virtual-security appliances winning users over traditional messaging-security software

    There's no question enterprises want messaging security -- the market for products and services worldwide reached almost $3.2 billion last year, up from $2.7 billion in 2010, and will grow to $4.78 billion in 2015, according to research firm IDC. But a fundamental shift is occurring that foresees businesses favoring virtual-security appliances over more traditional messaging security software.

  • News: Police arrest ATM skimmer after $1.5 million stolen

    US authorities have arrested a man accused of being a lynchpin in a major ATM skimming fraud that stole at least $1.5 million (£970,000) from 40 HSBC cash machines in and around New York.

  • News: Pirate Bay block prompts Anonymous to launch DDOS attack

    Anonymous has struck the websites of two anti-piracy organizations, a day after Finnish ISP Elisa blocked access to The Pirate Bay search engine in response to an injunction requested by one of the organizations.

  • News: Father's attempt at parental control resulted in hacked German police system

    The course of events that led to the July 2011 compromise of a computer server used by German authorities for GPS surveillance might have started with a police official monitoring his daughter's online activities, according to reports in German media.

  • News: Obama defence plan details heightened global cyber danger

    US president Barack Obama has spoken of the drastically heightened cyber threat facing nations around the world, as he announced major changes to the American defence strategy.

  • News: US Commission probing if India intercepted its emails

    The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC) has asked for an investigation after hackers posted online a memo purportedly from India's military, which claimed that the country had intercepted emails of USCC officials with the help of Nokia, Research In Motion, and Apple.

  • News: Do you know your cyberthreats?

    The watchdogs at the Government Accountability Office this week issued a report that takes a look at what information, or guidance as they call it, is available to help government agencies and public sector companies bulk up their cybersecurity efforts.

  • News: Feds Seize $179M in Counterfeit Goods in 2011

    Counterfeit goods worth $178.9 million were seized in fiscal year 2011 by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), according to a report [PDF] released Monday by the agency.

  • News: Privacy campaigners slam shopper tracking tech

    Monitoring technology used in shopping centres to track customers' movements via their mobile phones has come under fire from civil rights campaigners, who claim that it invades people's privacy.



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