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  • News: Hackers claims Apple online data was compromised

    A list of 27 user names and encrypted passwords apparently for an Apple website was posted to the Internet over the weekend along with a warning from hacker group Anonymous that the Cupertino-based computer maker could be a target of its attacks.

  • News: Cybercrime fight hurt by apathy, law enforcement hurdles

    General public apathy and collaboration with the law enforcement community assure that cybercrimes of all sorts will continue to rise.

  • News: Apple plugs phishing hole on developer website

    The hacker group that flagged a vulnerability on an Apple development website, a vulnerability that could have led to phishing attacks against Mac OS X, iPad and iPad developers, says Apple finally fixed the hole that was identified two months ago.

  • News: Botmaster's extravagant spending attracted police

    Conspicuous spending -- not technical sleuthing -- unearthed what may be the largest login-stealing botnet yet known, according to one expert working on the case.

  • News: Counterfeit Bitcoins Caused Price Crash, Exchange Reveals

    An anonymous hacker used phony Bitcoins (BTC) last month to drive down the price of the online currency from $17.50 to a penny within the span of 30 minutes, Bitcoin exchange firm Mt.Gox has revealed. The hacker was able to create 2 million counterfeit BTC by manipulating the company's trading database after gaining access to a compromised administrator account on June 19, according to Adam Barr, head of support for Mt. Gox.

  • News: NHS patient records warning from Information Commissioner

    The Information Commissioner’s Office has warned NHS trusts to take much more assertive steps to protect patient records.

  • News: Outsourcing to India may not be affected by privacy rules

    Personal data sent to India by companies outsourcing work to service providers in the country will not be covered under the country's stringent new rules for the collection of personal data, an executive of a data protection standards company set up by the National Association of Software and Service Companies (Nasscom) said.

  • News: Former Citrix CTO says virtualization will solve security problems

    Instead of worrying about how virtualization can be secured, the startup Bromium says its virtualization that will secure everything else.

  • News: Traditional host-based anti-virus software losing luster?

    Traditional host-based anti-malware packages just aren't that useful anymore, according to some companies that find it either doesn't protect against the main dangers they face from the Web or it simply doesn't run well in virtualized computer environments.

  • News: Arizona State Police Hit with Second Data Dump

    Arizona State Police recently fell victim to a second embarrassing data dump that included information stolen from the personal e-mail accounts of 12 Arizona police officers. The stolen data, according to the hackers, includes names, addresses, phone numbers, passwords, Social Security numbers, online dating account info, voicemails, chat logs, internal police reports, and racist chain e-mails. Hackers also say they nabbed the personal data of Stephen Harrison, a spokesman for the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

  • News: Symantec Uncovers Android Apps Security Threat

    Android has quickly climbed to the top of the mobile OS mountain, and it owes much of its success to being a more open platform than rivals like iOS. However, that openness is a double-edged sword that also exposes Android to potential risk--like the Android Class Loading Hijacking threat discovered by Symantec.

  • News: Keep your Mac safe while traveling

    Whether you tote a light-as-a-very-heavy-feather MacBook Air, or a slightly heavier MacBook, it’s fairly painless to take your laptop with you when you travel for work or play. But many people forget to change their Macs' settings when they move from their regular network to something more public. The settings that make it easy to share your files, music, and photos at home or in the office make it just as easy for strangers to stumble upon your data when you're at a coffee shop or on a cruise ship. Here's what you need to do to make sure your Mac isn't unnecessarily vulnerable when you travel.

  • News: E-Verify needs to be improved, Obama says

    The Internet-based E-Verify employment eligibility system can be an important enforcement tool in the fight against illegal immigration, but only if it can be made error-free and reliable, President Obama said on Wednesday.

  • News: Worm hits popular Chinese Twitter-like service

    A popular Twitter-like service in China with 140 million users was hit by a worm earlier this week that resembles past attacks that infected Twitter and MySpace, according to a security analyst.

  • News: Energy distribution firms want stronger smart grid security

    The government's roll out of a smart grid energy network needs a more thorough and "coherent" look at security, according to an official report.

  • News: Al-Qaida communications knocked offline, says expert

    Terror group al-Qaida has been left without a trusted operational channel on the Internet for distributing its media and propaganda, according to a terrorism expert.

  • News: British Hackers Take Down Al-Qaeda Websites

    A group of British hackers today took down Al-Qaeda's communication network and websites, preventing the terrorist organization from posting online messages and videos.

  • News: Inventor of SecurID token has new authentication system

    The inventor of the two-factor authentication SecurID token says the latest technology he's come up with is better because it can be used with a voiceprint biometric, plus it can be deployed for purposes of secure authentication in mobile phones, payments and cloud computing.

  • News: Better security needs 'more informed patching'

    Security firm Secunia finds that the most popular three-dozen programs account for 80 percent of vulnerabilities. Better patching could help security, but not everyone agrees.

  • News: Researchers discover 4.5 million-strong super-botnet

    Millions of PCs around the world appear to have been quietly infected by the dangerous TDSS ‘super-malware’ rootkit as part of a campaign to build a giant new botnet, researchers from security firm Kaspersky Lab have discovered.



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