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  • News: HTC phone update reportedly drops Carrier IQ software

    Carrier IQ's performance monitoring software has been deleted from the latest firmware update for the HTC EVO 3D smartphone, at the behest of Sprint, according to a post at AndroidCentral. Many more could follow.

  • News: Do-It-Yourself SOPA Kit Lets You Fight Piracy, Annoy Others

    We're sure that anyone using the Internet (yes, you right there) is well aware of the various SOPA blackouts that have taken over your favorite websites, such as Google, Craigslist, and several other major online companies. Even Wikipedia has taken a stance on this infamous piece of legislation, blacking out their entire English-language site in order to educate viewers. But if you're on the other side of the fence and support SOPA (or just appreciate ironic humor), then you can start censoring people in the real world as early as next month.

  • News: Alcatel-Lucent, Arbor Networks partner on DDOS mitigation

    Alcatel-Lucent is now offering a router with technology from Arbor Networks that defends against distributed denial-of-service attacks, the two companies said on Wednesday.

  • News: Hackers Steal $6.7 Million in Cyber Bank Robbery

    The first major cybercrime of 2012 has taken place in South Africa, with hackers made off with about $6.7 million from Postbank, which is state-owned and part of the South African post office.

  • News: Romanian NASA hacker gets a three-year suspended prison sentence

    Robert Butyka, a 26-year old Romanian man accused of hacking into multiple NASA servers, received a three-year suspended prison sentence on Tuesday after admitting his guilt.

  • News: New Facebook attack targets e-cash users

    Security firm Trusteer Wednesday said it's identified a new browser-based malware attack against Facebook users that's aimed at stealing money through e-cash payment system Ukash.

  • News: Facebook to name and shame Russian Koobface gang

    Facebook could be about to take the unprecedented step of distributing the names of the Russians it believes were behind the Koobface worm that waged an infamous botnet campaign against the site’s users from 2008 onwards.

  • News: Secunia sets six-month deadline for vulnerability disclosures

    Vulnerability research firm Secunia announced that, effective from the beginning of the year, software vendors will have a six-month deadline to fix vulnerabilities reported through its Vulnerability Coordination Reward Programme (SVCRP).

  • News: Russian father and son face fraud charges in US

    A Russian man and his son face various fraud charges after U.S. authorities unsealed a nine-count indictment dating from 2007 on Tuesday, according to federal prosecutors.

  • News: Mozilla joins Wikipedia in SOPA protest

    Software developer Mozilla has announced it is joining the protest against US anti-piracy laws by redirecting traffic from Mozilla.org and Mozilla.com for 12 hours.

  • News: A quarter of public sector workers expect cyber attack this year

    More than a quarter (28 percent) of public sector workers expect to suffer a cybercrime attack in their organisation in the next 12 months, according to a global survey from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

  • News: Symantec backtracks, admits own network hacked

    Symantec today backed away from earlier statements regarding the theft of source code of some of its flagship security products, now admitting that its own network was compromised.

  • News: Zappos data breach response a good idea or just panic mode?

    In acknowledging a data breach in which information related to as many as 24 million customers was stolen, online shoe and clothing retailer Zappos has taken assertive steps, including compelling customers to change passwords, plus temporarily foregoing 800-number phone service in an effort to redeploy customer-service representatives to respond to customer email.

  • News: Opponents step up pressure against SOPA, PIPA

    The Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act being debated in the U.S. Congress still have major problems, opponents said Monday, even after the bills' lead sponsors promised to take out some much-criticized portions of the legislation.

  • News: Oracle's 'thrown in the towel' on database patching, researcher claims

    A security researcher today criticized Oracle for neglecting to patch its core database products, noting that the massive update slated for later Tuesday will set a record for the fewest fixes.

  • News: Clamour for cloud apps increases corporate data breach risk

    Vendor analysis of network and application traffic shows poorly managed remote access tools and traffic flowing outside port 80 are rampant.

  • News: Facebook, researchers turn up heat on Koobface gang

    Security researchers are worried that the alleged Russia-based authors of Koobface, a piece of malicious software that plagued social networking sites such as Facebook, may slip away before law enforcement can catch them.

  • News: Email, Personal Information on PlayBook Left Vulnerable to Hackers

    Research in Motion may have improved its overall experience on the PlayBook with its recent update, but security researchers recently revealed that the device leaves corporate email and user information open to potential hackers. Researchers Zach Lenier and Ben Nell of Intrepidus Group uncovered a vulnerability in the PlayBook's Bridge application that leaves the authentication token for the Bridge application somewhere anyone could dig it up.

  • News: Suspects Behind Facebook Koobface Hack Named

    The alleged masterminds behind Koobface, a malicious program that targets Facebook members, have been identified by security investigators.

  • News: Facebook, researchers turn up heat on Koobface gang

    Security researchers are worried that the alleged Russia-based authors of Koobface, a piece of malicious software that plagued social networking sites such as Facebook, may slip away before law enforcement can catch them.

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