21 Jun 2012

China tech company brags: We hack U.S. telecoms

“A major Chinese telecommunications company has been boasting how it was able to hack into U.S. and international telecommunications networks and intercept what it suggested was ‘malicious’ data.” Source: China tech company brags: We hack U.S. telecoms

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15 Jun 2012

Policy would require agencies to patch cybersecurity holes within 72 hours of discovery

“The Homeland Security Department later this month will present to federal computer contractors and remote cloud suppliers standards for finding and fixing cyber threats within 72 hours, DHS officials announced on Thursday.” Source: Policy would require agencies to patch cybersecurity holes within 72 hours of discovery – Cloud – Nextgov.com

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15 Jun 2012

Australia-NATO sign cyber-security pact

“Australia and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) have signed a cyber-security pact to combat attacks on computing networks and defence systems.” (Source: Australia-NATO sign cyber-security pact | Articles | FutureGov – Transforming Government | Education | Healthcare.)

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15 Jun 2012

Disaster awaits U.S. power grid as cybersecurity lags

“Digital signatures that protect access to power-plant control systems are highly insecure, an industry leader warns — and some companies want to make the problem worse.” (Source: Disaster awaits U.S. power grid as cybersecurity lags | Security & Privacy – CNET News.)

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14 Jun 2012

The Antivirus Era Is Over

“Some experts and companies now say it’s time to demote antivirus-style protection. ‘It’s still an integral part [of malware defense], but it’s not going to be the only thing,’ says Nicolas Christin, a researcher at Carnegie Mellon University. ‘We need to move away from trying to build Maginot lines that

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14 Jun 2012

Accused British hacker charged in U.S. over LulzSec attacks

“A federal grand jury in Los Angeles has indicted a 20-year-old British citizen on charges related to attacks by the LulzSec hacking group on the Fox and PBS television networks and Sonys film and TV studio, authorities said on Wednesday. Ryan Cleary, who is already jailed in the United Kingdom

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14 Jun 2012

Microsoft scrambles as it patches 26 bugs, warns users of active attacks

“Microsoft on Tuesday patched 26 vulnerabilities, including one in Internet Explorer (IE) that’s already being exploited. The company also warned customers of a new zero-day attack and quashed yet another instance of a bug that the Duqu intelligence-gathering Trojan leveraged.” (Source: Microsoft scrambles as it patches 26 bugs, warns users

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11 Jun 2012

India to greenlight state-sponsored cyber attacks

“The Indian government is stepping up its cyber security capabilities with plans to protect critical national infrastructure from a Stuxnet-like attack and to authorise two agencies to carry out state-sponsored attacks if necessary.” (Source: India to greenlight state-sponsored cyber attacks • The Register.)

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08 Jun 2012

What the password leaks mean to you

“Three companies have warned users in the last 24 hours that their customers’ passwords appear to be floating around on the Internet, including on a Russian forum where hackers boasted about cracking them. I suspect more companies will follow suit. Curious about what this all means to you? Read on.”

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08 Jun 2012

Flame malware makers send ‘suicide’ code

“The creators of the Flame malware have sent a ‘suicide’ command that removes it from some infected computers. Security firm Symantec caught the command using booby-trapped computers set up to watch Flame’s actions.” Source: BBC News – Flame malware makers send ‘suicide’ code

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