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  • News: Thousands of tenants unencrypted personal data and bank details left in pub

    The Information Commisioner’s Office (ICO) has found two London housing bodies in breach of the Data Protection Act after a contractor left the personal data of thousands of tenants on an unencrypted memory stick in a pub.

  • News: Spam king Sanford Wallace indicted for Facebook spam

    Notorious spam king Sanford Wallace is facing federal fraud charges for allegedly breaking into Facebook accounts and sending 27 million spam messages in 2008 and 2009.

  • News: Black Hat: Lots of hacks and a patriotic plea

    Black Hat hasn't disappointed this year, with research revealing a flaw that undercuts OSPF routing, two separate assertions that security for Apple products in the enterprise isn't that bad and a friendly hand being offered to hackers and crackers to join the U.S. fight against terrorists in cyberspace.

  • News: Microsoft Announces "BlueHat" Contest for Better Security

    As any Jedi knight knows, the temptation to turn to the Dark Side is difficult to resist. The same can be true for White Hat hackers--malware fighters who discover vulnerabilities in software.

  • News: Black Hat: Routers using OSPF open to attacks

    A researcher at Black Hat has revealed a vulnerability in the most common corporate router protocol that puts networks using it at risk of attacks that compromise data streams, falsify network topography and create crippling router loops.

  • News: Android Users Least Prepared for Rise in Mobile Malware

    An explosion in mobile malware in the first half of 2011 has exponentially increased the chance of an Android device getting infected according to one study. Unfortunately for Android users, another study shows that they are the least aware of security concerns and least prepared to protect their smartphone or tablet from malware.

  • News: Top 5 Potential Cyber-enemies for the United States

    Details of "Operation Shady RAT"--a years-long campaign of hacking and cyber-espionage that's targeted the U.S. government, the U.N., the International Olympic Committee, and numerous other agencies and corporations worldwide--were released by security firm McAfee this week.

  • News: Researchers show off homemade spy drone at Black Hat

    A pair of security researchers Wednesday unveiled a remote controlled, unmanned aerial vehicle capable of cracking Wi-Fi passwords, exploiting weak wireless access points and mimicking a GSM tower to intercept cell phone conversations.

  • News: Black Hat: Hackers and crackers needed to counter terrorists

    Hackers and crackers heard a patriotic plea during a Black Hat keynote in which they were portrayed as potential heroes as terrorism shifts from acts of physical violence to cyberattacks that can also cause physical destruction.

  • News: Best Free Software for Protecting Your PC and Your Privacy

    Want to ensure that your PC and all of your files and data stay safe, secure, and private--without breaking the bank? We've rounded up 11 free security and privacy utilities that shield you against malware, protect your data at Wi-Fi hotspots, encrypt your hard drive, and do everything in between.

  • News: Over 100 Indian govt. websites defaced since January

    A total of 117 Indian government websites were defaced by hackers from January to June this year, prompting the government to take additional security measures, a federal minister told Parliament.

  • News: Researcher follows RSA hacking trail to China

    Malware used in the attack against RSA Security earlier this year was controlled from China, a well-known botnet researcher said Wednesday.

  • News: RSA's SecurID breach linked to China, researcher says

    The breach of RSA, the security division of EMC, last spring in which sensitive information related to RSA SecurID tokens was stolen, can be traced back to an attack originating in China, a security researcher strongly believes based on a close look into malware associated with the RSA breach.

  • News: Largest online doctor network launches iConsult app for iPhone

    Sermo, the largest online physician community in the U.S. with about 130,000 members, has launched an app that allows doctors to submit cases for near real-time peer review and feedback.

  • News: Apple Gets Serious About iPad Security, Is It Enough?

    Soon, SAP hopes to sew up a gaping security hole for its 7,000 iPad-toting employees. The Germany-based tech giant is beta testing a product that will allow it to send PGP-encrypted confidential email to employees. In turn, employees will be able to decrypt them using a Symantec viewer iPad app.

  • News: McAfee Warns of Massive 5-Year Hacking Plot

    Every company in every conceivable industry is compromised by hackers - or will be­ shortly - according to a report from McAfee, a major maker of cybersecurity software.

  • News: US warns Anonymous, LulzSec could up their game

    Hacker groups such as Anonymous and Lulz Security may need to be monitored more closely in the event they are assisted by other hackers with higher skill levels and decide to strike critical infrastructure.

  • News: Microsoft incorrectly claims drop in vulnerabilities that allow remote code execution

    In its latest annual security report, Microsoft claimed some progress in fending off vulnerabilities that allow remote code execution, but the initial version of the report released Monday contained errors, and a corrected version released today no longer claims that the total number of vulnerabilities allowing remote code execution is dropping.

  • News: Miley Cyrus picture hacker led police to his house

    A teen who stole images from the online accounts of actress Miley Cyrus before apparently leaving a hard-to-miss chain of evidence that led police to his house, has pleaded guilty to a separate charge of credit card fraud.

  • News: Spike in mobile malware doubles Android users' chances of infection

    An explosion in mobile malware during the last six months has more than doubled the chance that a user's Android smartphone will become infected, a security researcher said today.



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