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  • News: EU data watchdog slams planned database of alleged IP infringers

    The European Union’s data watchdog has attacked plans for a new Europe-wide database of alleged intellectual property infringers.

  • News: Researchers ID Skype users who also use BitTorrent

    Entertainment companies seeking to trace people who are illegally file sharing may be interested in new research that could identify filesharers through their Skype accounts. A research team has figured out how to link online Skype users to their activity on peer-to-peer networks, a correlation that could represent a major threat to users' privacy.

  • News: Ofcom: Illegal file-sharing warning letters to be issued in 2013

    Ofcom says illegal file-sharers will begin receiving warning letters regarding their online activities as early as summer 2013.

  • News: 2012 in Security: Rising Danger

    Computer security involves more than installing an antivirus utility on your PC. Malicious hackers are on a mission to steal money and wreak havoc, and they'll do it by any means possible. The growing number of mobile devices, such as phones and tablets, and the popularity of social networks give them new avenues in which to expand their cybercrime.

  • News: Focus11: Intel announces collaboration program with McAfee

    McAfee's parent company, Intel, is set to work on five areas of collaboration with the security vendor over the next five years, including securing mobile devices and improved Cloud security.

  • News: Despite Stuxnet, Duqu, control system flaws still overlooked

    Efforts to strengthen critical infrastructure targets continue to focus on front-end systems rather than on underlying industrial control systems where the real problems exist, security experts warned this week.

  • News: Researchers find way to tighten control over mobile device data

    For some time now, many security experts have argued that rather than focus efforts on locking down endpoints, the focus needs to be on keeping the data itself secure. Just last week, we covered a number of the findings from the Human Behavior and Security Culture workshop, held by the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Those at the workshop discussed a Hotel California strategy to data protection -- enabling data to be checked out, but to never leave a prescribed area.

  • News: FAQ on Son of Stuxnet

    Duqu is primarily a remote-access Trojan targeted at a limited number of organizations in Europe, Africa and the Middle East to gather intelligence that can help plan a future attack.

  • News: Adobe to fix Flash flaw that allows webcam spying

    Adobe is working on a fix for a Flash Player vulnerability that can be exploited via clickjacking techniques to turn on people's webcams or microphones without their knowledge.

  • News: Gmail adds encrypted search to foil snoopers

    Google is extending SSL encryption security to search traffic for all logged-in Gmail users, the company has announced.

  • News: Opera denies refusing to patch critical vulnerability

    Opera Software has released an update for its desktop browser in order to address a critical vulnerability in its handling of Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) files, disclosed a week ago. The company denies refusing to patch the flaw when it was brought to its attention earlier this year.

  • News: New Mac Trojan horse disables Apple's automatic malware updates

    F-Secure has reported on a new, scarier-than-usual Mac Trojan horse. The good news is that you can only get infected if you double-click on a rogue file masquerading as a Flash installer. The bad news is that if you do fall victim to the Trojan, it disables your Mac's automatic malware definition updates.

  • News: USTR seeks information on Chinese Web disruptions

    The Office of U.S. Trade Representative has asked the Chinese government to explain its policies related to blocking some websites in an effort to gauge the impact on U.S. small businesses operating in China, the agency said Wednesday.

  • News: Amazon answers privacy concerns about new Silk browser

    Amazon's new Silk browser, which has already raised concerns from security experts and legislators, got a mixed review from a major privacy advocacy group.

  • News: Massive SQL injection attack has comprised nearly 200,000 ASP.Net sites

    Hackers are in the midst of a massively successful SQL injection attack targeting websites built on Microsoft's ASP.Net platform. About 180,000 pages have been affected so far, security researchers say.

  • News: Symantec, McAfee differ on Duqu threat

    Symantec and McAfee appear to have come to slightly different conclusions about the specific dangers posed by a newly discovered Trojan program called Duqu.

  • News: Google Apps failing LAPD, says advocacy group

    A consumer advocacy group yesterday released documents it has obtained that indicate that CSC, the prime contractor for Google Apps services for Los Angeles, has allegedly not managed to meet the security requirements of the Los Angeles Police Department.

  • News: Amazon Silk offers increased security on open Wi-Fi networks

    The cloud-based design of Amazon's Silk browser has positive security side effects because it encrypts all traffic between users and websites, especially important when connected over unprotected Wi-Fi networks where session hijacking attacks can occur easily, the company said.

  • News: Router Tips to Make Your Wireless Faster

    The router is the technological workhorse of the modern home, bringing Internet to your many devices. A router’s wireless speed is usually a user’s main concern: Unlike wired networks, wireless networks seem to suffer interference from objects in our everyday lives--should the router be above the dryer, or below; next to the microwave, or above? Wireless speeds can also be affected by too many devices sharing the same access point as well. Your device is fighting for limited bandwidth.

  • News: 22% have had email or social media accounts hacked

    An incredible 46% of PC Advisor poll voters have experienced some form of hacking.



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