05 Aug 2013

Researcher builds botnet-powered distributed file storage system using JavaScript

“The latest Web technologies can be used to build a secure and distributed file storage system by loading a piece of JavaScript code into users’ Web browsers without them knowing, a researcher demonstrated Sunday at the Defcon security conference in Las Vegas. The botnet-type system is called HiveMind and was

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01 Aug 2013

NSA chief to hackers: If you don’t like what we do, change it

“National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander defended the U.S. government’s controversial spying program to a group of hackers on Wednesday, urging them to join in.” Source:NSA chief to hackers: If you don’t like what we do, change it – Jul. 31, 2013

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31 Jul 2013

The top 10 reasons to be afraid of hackers

“Thousands of computer hackers are heading to Las Vegas this week for Black Hat and Def Con, back-to-back information security conventions where attendees are warned not to send passwords over Wi-Fi or use the ATMs due to a surge in digital mischief-making. It’s traditional for these skilled programmers to unveil

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31 Jul 2013

Chinese hackers target remote conferencing gear

“A Chinese hacking group tied to the breach of security company RSA two years ago has targeted a maker of audio-visual conference equipment in a likely attempt to tap into boardroom and other high-level remote meetings.” Source:Chinese hackers target remote conferencing gear: Dell researchers – Yahoo! News

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30 Jul 2013

Syrian Electronic Army hijacks Thomson Reuters’ Twitter feed

“The Twitter account belonging to media and financial information firm Thomson Reuters was suspended Monday after becoming the latest victim of the Syrian Electronic Army. The hacking group appears to have commandeered the @ThomsonReuters account around 3:30 p.m. PT, tweeting links to several political cartoons supporting Syrian President Bashar Assad.

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27 Jul 2013

Email ‘phishing’ attacks by hackers growing in number, intensity

At least 2 million people received the email May 16 notifying them that an order they had just made on “Wallmart’s” website was being processed, though none of them had done any such thing. These sorts of “phishing” attacks are not only becoming more common but also are getting more

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26 Jul 2013

Pentagon Says Asian Spies Are Targeting Radiation-Hardend Electronics

“The Pentagon has documented a sharp increase in military espionage from the Asia-Pacific region that focuses on specialized electronics designed to withstand radiation, such as that caused by nuclear warfare or accidents, according to an official review released last week. For a number of years, foreign entities from East Asia

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26 Jul 2013

Spy agencies reportedly have a long-standing ban on Lenovo PCs due to back-door vulnerabilities

“Spy agencies in the UK, Australia and the US have internally banned using Lenovo PCs because of remote access vulnerabilities that were discovered during testing, a new report from the Australian Financial Review alleges. Chinese technology firms have long attracted suspicion from international governments, with telecommunications firms Huawei and ZTE

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26 Jul 2013

U.S. indicts hackers in biggest cyber fraud case in history

Federal prosecutors said on Thursday they have charged five men responsible for a hacking and credit card fraud spree that cost companies more $300 million and two of the suspects are in custody, in the biggest cyber crime case filed in U.S. history. via U.S. indicts hackers in biggest cyber

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25 Jul 2013

Tactical military satellite comms need hardening, says CSBA study

“Increasing military use of satellite communication for tactical operations means the Defense Department should create a new tier of protected space systems, says the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments’s Todd Harrison. Currently the Pentagon has a binary military satellite communications architecture – those satellites with a full range of

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