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  • News: Hackers threaten BlackBerry over London riot pledge

    Inside BlackBerry, the official BlackBerry Blog, has been targeted by hackers in what appears to be retaliation for RIM revealing it will "assist the authorities" in tracking down rioters that have spread violence across the UK over the past three days.

  • News: App Makers May Be Exposing Your Sensitive Data to Hackers

    Some popular apps store sensitive data such as user names and passwords and credit card information in plain text on your phone's memory, making the data an easy target for hackers. A Chicago-based mobile forensics company called viaForensics recently found as much after completing an audit of dozens of the most popular apps on both iOS and Android platforms.

  • News: Anonymous group defaces Syrian Government website

    The Anonymous hacking group has added the website of the Syrian Ministry of Defense to its ever-lengthening list of victims, defacing it with a message in support of the anti-Government insurrection.

  • News: Thousands of pupils personal data at risk in website hack

    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has found a school in Hampshire in breach of the Data Protection Act (DPA) after the personal details of nearly 20,000 people were put at risk when the school’s website was hacked.

  • News: Fifth of Brits have lost a mobile phone

    A fifth of Britons have lost a mobile phone, yet two-thirds of us don't bother password-protecting our handsets. Security company Sophos warns users of the dangers of leaving handsets unprotected now that so much personal information is stored on or accessible from them

  • News: Taiwan political party accusses China of hacking

    A Taiwanese political party suspects the Chinese government is behind a hacking attack that stole information about the party's election activities.

  • News: HKCERT: Large scale attacks on online shop systems

    Websites using osCommerce software--an open source online shop e-commerce app--are under a large-scale injection attack, said Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Centre (HKCERT) recently.

  • News: Defcon: The lesson of Anonymous? Corporate security sucks

    Anonymous has run up quite a score against corporations, governments and law enforcement agencies, but for all these warnings corporate executives are turning their heads from the real problem -- their network security is terrible, a panel of experts concluded at Defcon.

  • News: Cyber-espionage attacks threaten corporate data in new unrelenting ways

    Stealthy, sometime long-term cyber-espionage attacks to steal sensitive proprietary information -- what some now call "advanced persistent threats" (APT) -- have become a top worry for businesses.

  • News: Healthcare IT Consumers Fear Data Loss From EHR Systems

    Nearly 80% of U.S. consumers say that they're wary of electronic health records because they fear that their personal information might be stolen or lost.

  • News: Black Hat: Apple does well but Microsoft does better with enterprise security

    While still not great, the operating systems behind Apple desktops, laptops and phones are getting more secure, researchers at Black Hat say. While not recommended for corporate use unless it’s in islands within larger networks, the OSX operating system has made strides, says Alex Stamos, who lead a team of researchers from iSec Partners that researched the OSX and Windows 7 operating systems.

  • News: AntiSec hackers dump data after hacking police websites

    The war between law enforcement and the Anonymous hacking collective continued this weekend as hackers dumped a 10 gigabyte database that included private e-mails and information sent by confidential informants. Hackers say they stole information during an attack on more than 70 small-town law enforcement agencies.

  • News: Hacker, 10, Exposes iOS and Android Games Exploit

    A 10-year-old California girl's presentation at a hacker conference in Las Vegas is getting a lot of attention.

  • News: Users turning off UAC put their PCs at risk, says Microsoft

    An alarming number of Windows users are needlessly opening themselves up to attacks by rootkit and worm malware by turning off the User Access Control (UAC) that comes with Windows 7 and Vista, Microsoft has reported.

  • News: Security, Hacker Conferences Have Tech Industry Buzzing

    Stories about lost wages aren't the only scary things being talked about in Sin City this week. The best security researchers and hackers from around the world have gathered in Las Vegas, and news about their work has been creeping out like a toxic flood.

  • News: Speedy Malware Infects More than 6 Million Web Pages

    In less than two weeks, a malware injection that targets e-commerce Web pages has ballooned from 90,000 infected pages to more than 6 million.

  • News: Want to Track Someones Car? More Options Roll Out

    Even though privacy and location tracking recently has been a prickly thorn in the sides of privacy advocates, some companies are embracing the idea of knowing exactly where a vehicle is at all times and how a driver is operating it. This week OnStar, State Farm, and Applus all announced they are taking vehicle tracking to new levels.

  • News: Bugs and Fixes: MS Fixes Serious Bluetooth Vulnerability

    What's new in the land of security fixes? Over the last couple weeks, Apple released a fix to iOS, Google updated Chrome, and Skype patched a nasty server-side bug. Read on to get caught up on the latest patches.

  • News: Former Cisco engineer indicted on hacking charges

    A former Cisco engineer at the center of an extradition controversy has been indicted by a federal grand jury on computer hacking charges.

  • News: Has your company been infiltrated by the Shady Rat hack?

    When McAfee released its Operation Shady Rat hacking report earlier this week, it didn't name all of the organizations it thought could have been hacked as part of a large, five-year ongoing campaign. Yours might be one of them.



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