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  • News: Lawyer chasing net pirates fined just £1,000 for data breach

    A lawyer who sent 'bullying' letters to Brits accused of illegal filesharing has been fined just £1,000 by the Information Commissioner for a data breach after claiming he cannot afford the full £200,000 penalty.

  • News: Do You Know What Your Kids Are Doing Online?

    Do you remember those public service announcements that pointedly asked, "It's 10 p.m.; do you know where your children are?" Well, in 2011 your children might be safely home, sitting in their room--but thanks to PCs, laptops, smartphones, and tablets, they can still be at risk. Now, you need to know where your children are--not just physically, but also in cyberspace.The threats they face while online are twofold:

  • News: Sony hit by third cyber attack against PlayStation Network

    Sony has fallen victim to a third cyber attack against its PlayStation Network, while the Japanese IT giant's chief executive officer has confirmed that a date for the restoration of the network is yet to be set.

  • News: LTE-based public safety network could finally become reality

    Ten years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the United States government may finally be making progress on allocating spectrum for a next-generation public safety mobile broadband network.

  • News: Data centre anti-DDoS package on tap from Arbor

    Arbor Networks today announced security gear designed to work in the enterprise data centre to detect and mitigate distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks that crush network availability or tie up servers.

  • News: Cisco and NSS Labs still arguing firewall vulnerability test results

    NSS Labs today is expected to say four out of five vendors -- Palo Alto Networks, Juniper, Fortinet and SonicWall -- whose firewall equipment it said was vulnerable to a hacker exploit have corrected the problem. The fifth, Cisco, maintains its ASA firewall isn't susceptible to the exploit known as the "TCP Split Handshake," which lets an attacker remotely fool the firewall into thinking an IP connection is a trusted one behind the firewall.

  • News: Cross-platform botnet targets both Windows and Mac users

    A McAfee researcher has discovered a Java-based, cross-platform botnet that can infect both Mac and Windows macines.

  • News: Information Commissioner publishes advice on new EU cookies law

    The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has published advice for UK businesses on how they can comply with a new EU law on the use of cookie technology.

  • News: Watch Out for Adobe Phishing Scams

    There are phishing scams out there targeting Adobe users. Make sure you know how to recognize and avoid these threats when they arrive in your Inbox.

  • News: IT caught in crossfire when it comes to smartphone privacy

    The news that iPhones, iPads and Android devices secretly track the locations of their owners poses a potentially serious dilemma for IT staffs. If someone's manager asks IT to retrieve that data and hand it over, what should IT do? We certainly have to acknowledge that a device that's used for business purposes but automatically tracks personal information blurs the line between personal and corporate information.

  • News: Amazon Service Outage Reinforces Cloud Doubts

    The days-long partial outage of Amazon.com's EC2 cloud service has heightened fears that the technology doesn't meet the security and performance needs of large businesses.

  • News: Security pros launch cybersecurity index

    The index will track the overall sentiment of a group of cybersecurity experts to offer a measure of cyber risk.

  • News: Phishing Becomes More Sophisticated

    Highly targeted phishing emails have become the preferred method for illegally breaking into corporate networks.

  • News: Sony delays restoring PlayStation Network

    Sony has delayed restoring its PlayStation Network gaming service.

  • News: TalkTalk launches network-level security software

    TalkTalk has launched a security service that works at network-level to ensure it will block infected web pages and inappropriate content on any device using the home broadband network to surf the web.

  • News: Skype's Dangerous Exploit: What You Need to Know

    Security researchers revealed a dangerous exploit in Skype for Mac which can be exploited to create a worm that can take control of Mac PCs.This FAQ will help you understand the potential impact of the threat, and what you can do to protect your system.

  • News: No Sony PSN service any time soon, says latest update

    Sony has posted an update to its PlayStation blog stating it was "unaware of the extent" of the PSN attack and needs to "conduct further testing of the incredibly complex system" before it can restart its network.

  • News: LastPass says users no longer have to reset passwords

    PastPass Friday backed off an order it issued yesterday calling for all users to reset their master passwords to the online password management system.

  • News: Stringer Issues PSN Apology

    Sony president Sir Howard Stringer has come out of hiding to offer a formal apology for the PSN disaster.

  • News: Westpac promises review into outage

    Westpac has restored its online banking service following a prolonged outage, caused by an air-conditioning fault at a data centre. The bank’s group executive for retail and business banking, Rob Coombe, has also apologised to customers, promising a review of the events that caused the system failures.



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