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  • News: McAfee: Android is sole target of new mobile malware in Q3

    All new malware being written for mobile devices targets Android, according to a McAfee report on malware trends in Q3 2011.

  • News: OpenPGP JavaScript implementation allows webmail encryption

    Researchers from German security firm Recurity Labs have released a JavaScript implementation of the OpenPGP specification that allows users to encrypt and decrypt webmail messages.

  • News: Despite controversy, cybercrime treaty endures

    Delegates from around the world are meeting in France this week to discuss the only international treaty dealing with cybercrime, a treaty that has come under fire from some countries but defended by others as a crucial tool in fighting electronic crime.

  • News: Security Firm Lists 'Dirty Dozen' Unsafe Smartphones

    A list of 12 smartphones that pose the highest security and privacy risks to consumers and corporations was released today by a maker of security software.

  • News: Four rising threats from cybercriminals

    Criminal hackers never sleep, it seems. Just when you think you've battened down the hatches and fully safeguarded yourself or your business from electronic security risks, along comes a new exploit to keep you up at night. It might be an SMS text message with a malevolent payload or an errant signal designed to jam GPS receivers.

  • News: Water Utility Hacked: Are Our SCADA Systems at Risk?

    A water utility in Illinois was reportedly hacked in a cyber attack traced back to Russia. The motives aren’t clear, but the act alone demonstrates how vulnerable our SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) networks are, and the potential risks posed to the critical infrastructure of the United States.

  • News: Healthcare breaches: Do they even matter?

    Electronic medical record breaches continue, yet the public pays little attention to healthcare provider security and privacy policies.

  • News: Report: 2011 Is the 'Year of Mobile Malware'

    Smartphones and tablets continue to rise in popularity--among both consumers and malware developers. Traditional malware is still a large and growing threat as well, but mobile platforms represent fertile ground with less awareness and limited defenses. A new report from McAfee illustrates that malware developers are anxious to exploit mobile devices.

  • News: The Dirty Dozen of security-vulnerable smartphones

    Which smartphones pose the biggest security and privacy risks to consumers and corporations?

  • News: Police suspend 2,000 rogue .co.uk domains

    Police have suspended 2,000 .co.uk domains that were being used to rip off consumers with counterfeit goods.

  • News: Security Report Warns of Cyberspying by China, Russia

    A government report says the U.S. can expect more aggressive cyberespionage efforts from Russia, China and other countries looking to collect information in areas such as pharmaceuticals, defense and manufacturing.

  • News: EU: copyright systems are 'hated'

    The EU's vice president responsible for Digital Agenda has slammed current digital copyright systems, saying they're "hated" by Europeans.

  • News: Facebook Continues to Be Criticized For Over-Sharing

    Facebook is finding that too much sharing upsets some users, especially when it comes to what they read. And if the social network isn't careful, the angst could benefit smaller rival Google+.

  • News: Surveillance Catalog Is Creepy Read

    An online catalog of promotional material from companies hawking high-tech spy products to law enforcement and intelligence agencies was published today by the Wall Street Journal. It's a catalog that's at best, disturbing and at worst, unnerving.

  • News: Porn companies sue ICANN over .XXX domain

    Two of the world's biggest porn companies have teamed up to sue the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and ICM Registry over their introduction of the .XXX top-level domain.

  • News: Norway's energy sector torn open by Trojan attack

    Norway’s energy sector appears to have been hit by a “very serious” targeted attack in which large amounts of highly sensitive data were lost from some of the country’s most important companies.

  • News: Hackers hit oil, gas, defense companies in Norway

    A single group of hackers using spearphishing has stolen industrial drawings, contracts and more from at least 10 oil, gas and defense companies in Norway, according to a published report.

  • News: Security roundup for week ending Nov. 18: Facebook, Norway oil-industry cyberattacks, and why virtualization and mobile devices mean security stress

    Last week's flood of pornographic and violent images that hit Facebook was a coordinated spam attack that caught the attention of the world. But less remarked-upon and perhaps more sinister was what may have been a denial-of-service attack on many organizations' DNS servers, based on an exploit of the BIND 9 protocol, temporarily knocking their networks offline. The Internet Systems Consortium (ISC), which maintains several software products essential for Internet infrastructure, released a patch that's something of an interim fix for this and said it would conduct an investigation. This kind of attack -- which incapacitates entire networks, as it did in this case -- is truly worrisome.

  • News: UK police forces trial central e-forensics system

    The National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) is trialling a new system designed to modernise the way police forces around the UK process the growing volume of digital evidence.

  • News: EU parliamentarians speak out over gag order on data deal

    A leading Member of the European Parliament (MEP) has said that she will not be gagged on the shortcomings of a new deal to pass European airline travelers’ information to the United States.



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