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  • News: Social Location Services Not Catching Fire in the U.S.

    Maybe Facebook was on to something when it recently deemphasized its location check-in service. Cellphones may be capable of pinpointing your location using GPS or cell tower triangulation, but a new study says few American adults are interested in sharing their current location on services such as Foursquare and Gowalla.

  • News: BAE designs Harry Potter invisibility cloak for tanks

    If you thought that invisibility cloaks were just for wizards, or indeed humans, think again. BAE Systems is working together with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) on an invisibility cloak system that can hide a BAE Systems CV90 tank within its surroundings.

  • News: AMD to honor free game vouchers after key compromise

    Advanced Micro Devices said Wednesday that activation keys for the game "Dirt 3" that shipped with some of its products were compromised, potentially causing a delay before the vouchers can be redeemed.

  • News: Ten years after 9/11, cyberattacks pose national threat, committee says

    Ten years after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the nation faces a critical threat to its security from cyberattacks, a new report by a bipartisan think tank warns.

  • News: 19% of firms block access to Facebook and Twitter

    Nearly one in five (19 percent) of global firms are blocking access to social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter during work hours, says Clearswift.

  • News: How Hacktivism Affects Us All

    In December 2010, a group of nearly 3000 activists under the name "Operation Payback" launched online attacks against PayPal, MasterCard, and Visa, briefly knocking the three financial services' sites offline and preventing consumers from accessing ATMs or online banking services. The activists retaliated against the three companies for severing ties with WikiLeaks, an online repository for whistleblower data that had recently included thousands of secret communications from the U.S. State Department and other world governmental agencies. Nine months later more than a dozen people--most between the ages of 19 and 24--were arrested in connection with these denial-of-service (DoS) attacks, even as new attacks were hitting corporate, military, and government sites worldwide.

  • News: Government prepares £2bn PSN framework

    The government's procurement arm, Buying Solutions, is looking for suppliers for up to £2 billion worth of services for the Public Services Network (PSN), the communications infrastructure for local councils and Whitehall departments.

  • News: DigiNotar certificates are pulled, but not on smartphones

    Browser makers have generally been quick to react to the computer compromise at digital certificate issuer DigiNotar, but that hasn't been the case for all mobile phone makers.

  • News: 13% of Brits are 'casual hackers'

    More than one in ten Brits have admitted to "casual hacking" says CPP.

  • News: 19 web users fall victim to cybercrime every minute

    19 web users fall victim to online crime every minute, says Symantec.

  • News: Situational awareness: Inside the new World Trade Center

    There is perhaps no image of security more striking than the site of the World Trade Center in New York City. It was the scene of a terrorist bombing in 1993 that killed six people and, ten years ago, the epicenter of an attack that changed the world forever.

  • News: Mac Desktop Security: The Landscape Is Changing

    Only about 20 percent of Americans think Macs are vulnerable to viruses, compared to more than half who describe PCs as "vulnerable" or "very vulnerable" to attack by viruses, according to Alex Stamos, a security analyst at iSec Partners.

  • News: After hacking claims, second firm pulls digital certificates

    Digital certificates issued by GlobalSign have come under scrutiny after a hacker's claim that he broke into the company's computer systems. If true, it would be the second such compromise in the past few weeks.

  • News: Microsoft blacklists all DigiNotar certificates

    Microsoft on Tuesday blacklisted all DigiNotar certificates after seeing active attacks from at least one fraudulent digital certificate issued by DigiNotar. The company has released updates for all versions of Windows with the new blacklisted data.

  • News: Microsoft patches SSL security threat

    Microsoft is rolling out a worldwide patch that deems all DigiNotar SSL certificates to be untrustworthy except for OSes in the Netherlands, as requested by the Dutch government.

  • News: A Smartphone Keylogger Using The Built-In Gyroscope

    Two researchers from UC Davis have successfully created a proof-of-concept keylogger using a smartphone’s built-in gyroscope. TouchLogger was written for Android, but there is no reason the same couldn’t be done for iPhone or any modern smartphone or tablet for that matter.

  • News: If You Use It, Mobile Malware Will Come

    IT people who try to secure mobile devices in a big company face three big conceptual problems.

  • News: Turkish hackers strike websites with DNS hack

    Due to a reporting error, the story posted Monday, "Turkish hackers strike websites with DNS hack," inaccurately portrayed the scale of a cyber-attack as well as the sites targeted. The story has been edited on the wire and the changes are detailed below:

  • News: Microsoft flips 'kill switch' on all DigiNotar certificates

    Microsoft today updated Windows to permanently block all digital certificates issued by a Dutch company that was hacked months ago.

  • News: The Towson Hack: The mystery of vanishing iTunes credit

    Back on November 28, 2010, a user named stereocourier started a thread on Apple's support forums. The poster claimed that--without his knowledge or consent--someone spent more than $50 of his iTunes Store credit on iPhone apps. The user had no credit card linked to his account; all the mysterious purchases drew from his store credit. Oh, and stereocourier also noted that various personal details were changed on his account; specifically, his home address was replaced with an address that he didn't recognize in Towson, Maryland.



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