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  • News: Security roundup for week ending Nov. 11

    Is there justice in cyberspace? The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) last week offered hope there is, charging seven individuals with 27 counts of wire fraud and other computer-related crimes in connection with a massive "clickfraud" scheme that was based in Estonia.

  • News: Who's hacking your refrigerator?

    Now that everything's networked and process control systems are easy to hack, here's a quick-reference guide to figuring out who's behind each type of security incident.

  • News: CI pinpoints 200 millionth piece of cloud-based malware

    The good news is that Collective Intelligence (CI), the engine for Internet security created in 2006 by Panda Security's malware research laboratory, recently processed its 200 millionth malware file via the cloud. That's also the bad news.

  • News: Duqu authors sprinkle humor in dangerous code

    For all of the concern around Duqu, the most discussed piece of malicious software since Stuxnet, the latest analysis of its code shows its writers have a sense of humor.

  • News: Apple issues MacBook Pro, AirPort firmware updates

    Hope you're in a firmware-updating mood, because Apple's released updates for both the MacBook Pro as well as the AirPort Base Station and Time Capsule.

  • News: Germany prepares to sue Facebook over facial recognition feature

    The Hamburg Data Protection Authority (DPA) is starting preliminary procedures to bring legal action against Facebook over the facial recognition feature used for photo tagging on the social network. The authority decided that further negotiation is futile after the social networking giant didn't agree to obtain consent from users retroactively.

  • News: FBI disrupts search hijack gang after $14 million fraud

    The FBI has closed the net on an Estonian gang accused of being behind an extraordinary four-year multinational malware campaign said to have netted $14 million (£8.8 million) in proceeds after infecting hundreds of thousands of PCs and Macs.

  • News: Cycling star Landis sentenced for alleged Trojan attack

    Former US cycling star Floyd Landis has been handed a suspended 12-month prison sentence by a French court for his part in an alleged plot to steal documents from the country’s national anti-doping laboratory (LNDD) using Trojan malware.

  • News: Facebook may be close to privacy deal with FTC

    Facebook is close to reaching a deal with the Federal Trade Commission over charges that the social network engaged in "deceptive behavior" when changing its privacy settings, according to a report.

  • News: Should social networks be blocked at work?

    One of the biggest trends in IT is how consumer products have crept into the enterprise, and the trend extends to Internet services. The ingenious thing about social networks such as Facebook and LinkedIn is that these consumer-oriented sites have become key tools for professionals. Take journalists, for example. While reporters may still pound the pavement or work the phones to find stories, now sometimes a story can present itself in LinkedIn forums or through Facebook postings. Sometimes the social networks become an extension of the reporting team, in a practice called "crowdsourcing." And the reporter who used to appear as nothing more than a byline can now enter the conversation with instant feedback on a comment about a story. But other professions have not embraced social networks so much, and indeed have viewed them as threats to security or productivity. Would users spend their days catching up with high school friends and playing Farmville on Facebook? Remember when many IT departments were leery about users checking their personal email accounts from work, afraid they would click on a link and take down the entire network? While that danger still exists, it has been reduced a bit through the use of spam filters and user education. The same can be said for social networks, as IT staff can still provide general tips on what can be dangerous. In this PDF, Network World has compiled stories that take a look at the pros and cons of blocking social networks while at work. Many of these stories cite surveys that indicate whether productivity is lost in allowing social networks within the company network. Become an Insider today (free registration required) to download the PDF.

  • News: Forrester to security pros: Think before rushing to fix security holes

    Forrester Research this week published a report that advises security professionals not to jump the gun on fixing security deficiencies immediately after a data breach is identified since that could destroy valuable evidence needed to prosecute cyber-criminals.

  • News: Facebook: No comment on privacy settlement with the FTC

    Facebook on Thursday declined to comment on a news report that it is nearing a settlement with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission over concerns about changes in its privacy policy.

  • News: Gartner: Security services spending to hit $49B in 2015

    Gartner is predicting that corporate spending across the world for a broad swath of security services will climb from about $35 billion today to $49 billion in three years, with the managed security services expected to jump most of all.

  • News: EU data protection reform will put pressure on foreign companies

    The European Commission is preparing a major reform of the E.U. Data Protection Directive, which will focus on how foreign companies handle European consumer data.

  • News: Understand mobile security in seven stories or less (a survival guide)

    A collection of articles to help you understand the mobile threat and plan your security program accordingly.

  • News: Firewalls fail to stem tide of DDoS attacks, survey finds

    Companies still rely heavily on firewalls to defend themselves against denial-of-service attacks despite the fact that this class of device is often not up to the task, a new survey by F5 Networks has found.

  • News: 7 Charged with Using Malware to Rack Up $14M in Fake Ad Revenue

    The Department of Justice has indicted seven people for allegedly hijacking millions of computers, manipulating traffic on popular websites, and generating more than $14 million in fraudulent advertising revenue.

  • News: Open-source toolkit tracks down Duqu infections

    The lab credited with discovering the Duqu malware has built an open-source toolkit that administrators can use to see whether their networks are infected.

  • News: Feds lead biggest botnet takedown ever, end massive clickjack fraud

    The botnet takedown announced Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Justice was the biggest in history, according to a security company.

  • News: PC Advisor's top five tweets of the week – 9th November 2011

    It's been a busy few days in tech, with Adobe reportedly stopping development of flash on mobile devices and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 being released.



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