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  • News: Turkish government sites targeted by Anonymous

    Hacker group Anonymous said on Thursday it has launched DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks on some Turkish government websites, in protest against government plans to introduce Internet filtering.

  • News: Facebook may have privacy battle on two fronts

    Facebook said it's working with European Union regulators to resolve criticism about its new facial recognition feature, but trouble may also be brewing for the social network here in the U.S.

  • News: IBM building security into cloud fabric

    IBM executives said this week that the company is looking to many of its existing tools, from the Tivoli management system to Cognos business intelligence software, to secure private and IBM-hosted hybrid clouds as customers migrate to these new computing setups.

  • News: Reports: Citigroup breached, customer credit-card info stolen

    Citigroup has acknowledged that hackers broke into its network and stole credit-card information related to tens of thousands of customers in North America, according to several reports.

  • News: Will iCloud Crush Rival Cloud Storage Services?

    Apple iCloud is coming. Existing online storage and data syncing services like Box.net, Dropbox, and SugarSync may have cause for concern because iCloud encroaches on their territory, and could threaten to make smaller rivals obsolete.

  • News: Ofcom IT head jailed for £500k fraud

    Ofcom’s former head of IT has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison after stealing more than half a million pounds from the communications regulator.

  • News: MoD fights off 1,000 cyber attacks a year

    The Ministry of Defence dealt with more than 1,000 cyber attacks last year, according to defence secretary Liam Fox.

  • News: Facebook Photo Tagging: A Privacy Guide

    Privacy advocates are up in arms over Facebook's new facial recognition technology that helps your friends tag you in photos on Facebook, but is it really a privacy nightmare? The biggest problem with the new feature is that, once again, Facebook has opted-in all users by default, instead of allowing you to choose whether you want to Facebook digitally scanning your face. The European Union's privacy watchdogs are now looking into the matter to see whether it runs afoul of privacy rules. Security firm Sophos said the facial recognition feature "feels like Facebook is eroding the online privacy of its users by stealth."

  • News: Citigroup breach exposed data on 210,000 customers

    Citigroup admitted on Wednesday that an attack on its website allowed hackers to view customers' names, account numbers and contact information such as e-mail addresses for about 210,000 of its cardholders.

  • News: Citigroup breach exposed data on 210,000 customers

    Citigroup admitted on Wednesday that an attack on its website allowed hackers to view customers' names, account numbers and contact information such as e-mail addresses for about 210,000 of its cardholders.

  • News: Sony's Qriocity back everywhere except Japan

    Sony began restoring full service on its Qriocity entertainment network to users in most countries on Thursday, a month and a half after the service was forced offline by a hack of its servers.

  • News: Police: Mac technician installed spyware to photograph women

    He was hired to fix their computers, but police say that Trevor Harwell instead installed spyware software that took candid photos of his clients in various states of undress.

  • News: Facebook Privacy: How to Block Facial Recognition

    You know those really unflattering photos on Facebook that you untagged at lightning speed? Now might be a good time to delete them...or at least check up on one new privacy setting.

  • News: Network based video surveillance drives security

    The internet protocol provides a mechanism where data is delivered between computer devices on different networks. As people worldwide suddenly become anxious about security, network video surveillance has more advantages over analogue and digital video recorder systems. One such system is the IPVision Software's Virtual Video Recorder (VVR) that has an in-built camera, video processing capabilities and IT standard networked attached storage (NAS) solutions.

  • News: Sony hacks show need for data breach disclosure laws

    The repeated hacking of Sony's PlayStation Network hack has demonstrated the need for Australia to adopt mandatory data breach disclosure laws, a local security director has claimed.

  • News: MasterCard warns skimming hole will be open for years

    A software hole in the credit card system will be open for years to come, according to MasterCard. The card payment system is too diverse and too complex to fix the issue overnight.

  • News: Microsoft pursues botnet herders via Russian newspapers

    Microsoft has placed quarter-page notifications in two Russian newspapers, a legal formality required as part of its ongoing lawsuit in the U.S. against operators of Rustock, a defunct botnet used to send prolific amounts of pharmaceutical spam.

  • News: Google adds download defence to Chrome, patches 15 bugs

    Version 12 of Google Chrome became available Tuesday, along with patches for 15 bugs in the browser.

  • News: McAfee adds TV and music filtering to parental controls software

    McAfee has added filtering for internet TV, music and online games to its Family Protection parental controls software.

  • News: Facebook is 'eroding online privacy' with auto photo-tagging feature

    Security firm Sophos has accused Facebook of "eroding the online privacy of its users by stealth" after it rolled on facial recognition technology without alerting social networkers.



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