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White Hat Hackers
03/29/2011

Cyber attacks are a worrying trend, with the US saying its systems are under constant attack, while the UK estimated that cyber crime costs the country £27 billion a year.

With cyber criminals getting better at breaking into protected networks, the consensus was that the only real way to win the battle is to have people with similar knowledge and expertise fighting against them.

DNSSEC
03/28/2011

With more than 47 million domain names under management, GoDaddy has a huge DNS infrastructure that it has upgraded to support the emerging Internet security standard known as DNSSEC for DNS Security Extensions.

Wireless Security Risks
03/25/2011

The prime security focus of corporate IT departments has been guarding desktop computers and laptops used throughout an organization with firewalls and anti-virus software.

But with the growing use of smartphones and tablets in the corporate world, companies are becoming aware of mobile security threats and the way in which wireless devices are being used to send and receive sensitive information.

Health Net Security
03/24/2011

The California Department Insurance and the California Department of Managed Care are conducting their own investigation into Health Nets loss of several server drives that contained enrollee and employee information.

The state insurance departments independent follow-up investigation would determine whether the health insurer did everything it could have to avoid and remedy the security breach. The other regulators investigation would also look into the insurers security practices.

Blackberry Security Risks
03/23/2011

RIM is asking Blackberry users to turn off a component of the internet browser after finding a critical breach in the system.

Do you have a Blackberry running on Blackberry OS6? You might want to avoid using Java on it. RIM is asking device users to turn of the Javascript display of their devices after critical security breach was found during the Pwn2Own competition.

Libya Concerns
03/22/2011

U.S. urges U.N. to take military action against Libya.

American and allied diplomats pressed the United Nations Security Council on Thursday to authorize a broad range of military actions against Libya, making a last-minute effort to prevent Moammar Kadafis advancing forces from completely overrunning the outgunned rebels.

In a shift from their earlier caution on military action, U.S. officials urged the council diplomats in a morning meeting to vote for a resolution that would permit airstrikes on Libyan ground forces and aircraft, which have encircled the rebel stronghold of Benghazi.

Egypt Security Concerns Agan
03/21/2011

Egypts dreaded State Security agency has been dissolved, but many doubt the power of the secret police has really been broken after decades of using torture, intimidation and spying to intervene in almost all aspects of life. Egyptians fear some of its 100,000 members are still working underground to derail the countrys bumpy transition to democracy.

Under Hosni Mubaraks nearly 30-year rule, State Security was above the law. It spied on anyone suspected of dissident opinions, oversaw media, disrupted political activity and had the final say on who filled posts from government ministers to university professors.

Security at Airports Acceptable
03/20/2011

Despite being annoying, uncomfortable and invasive, most travellers say security patdowns at airports are necessary, but not everyone is convinced they would be effective in deterring an attack.

Nearly 85 percent of air passengers questioned in a global Reuters poll said the measures, which are considered by some to be a violation of human rights, are warranted but a hassle, although 40 of travellers say the measures would not catch anyone determined to cause harm.

TSA Retests Scanners for Radiation
03/19/2011

The Transportation Security Administration announced Friday that it would retest every full-body X-ray scanner that emits ionizing radiation ‚€” 247 machines at 38 airports ‚€” after maintenance records on some of the devices showed radiation levels 10 times higher than expected.

The TSA says that the records reflect math mistakes and that all the machines are safe. Indeed, even the highest readings listed on some of the records ‚€” the numbers that the TSA says were mistakes ‚€” appear to be many times less than what the agency says a person absorbs through one day of natural background radiation.

Suspicious Code in Android Tool
03/18/2011

Symantec has discovered suspicious code within a repackaged version of the Android Market Security Tool.

The Tool was originally published by Google to combat the Android.Rootcager virus that was downloaded to users phones via apps containing malware, hosted on the Android Marketplace.

Symantec found the version of the tool containing suspicious code on an unregulated third-party Chinese marketplace.  

FTC and Twitter Settle About Security
03/17/2011

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has closed the book on its legal action against Twitter, stemming from two 2009 hacking incidents where high-profile Twitter users -- including President Barack Obama -- lost control of their accounts.

Small Business Security
03/16/2011

Security cameras and systems should be a part of any business whether its premises are a store, building, house, shed, prefab building, or large corporate offices. These systems ensure reliable footage and reporting facilities that can show you in real time what is happening, where, how and who is involved. It is a no brainier for business and your valuable insurance policies.

10 Massive Security Breaches
03/15/2011

They make the news on a regular basis: incidents in which a company or government agencys security is breached, leading to a loss of information, personal records, or other data. There are many ways to measure the size or cost of a security breach. Some result in the loss of millions of data records, some affect millions of people, and some wind up costing the affected businesses a lot of money. Not to mention, the questions of you calculate the value of personal medical information vs. credit card numbers.

Massive Security Breaches

Nuclear Disaster
03/14/2011

An earthquake and tsunami hit Japan and killed hundreds of people last Friday and destroyed $10 billion of infrastructure.

After the natural disaster paralyzing the city of Tokyo, there were five nuclear reactors is now in danger of leaking when their cooling systems failed. The nuclear meltdown in Fukushima forced the government to evacuate nearly 14,000 people near the power plant.

In the updates regarding the nuclear meltdown in Fukushima, Kyodo News reported that there were three reactors affected by the earthquake.

Nuclear Dangers in Japan

USC Security Breach
03/13/2011

The personal information of some 31,000 faculty, staff, retirees and students at the University of South Carolina was exposed on the Internet, officials said.

The breach is the third time in two years USC has experienced a major breach of security on its computer system, The State newspaper reported.

Malicious Android Apps
03/12/2011

Google Android users need to be wary of rogue apps that try to steal personal data from their handset, says Internet security firm Bullguard.

The security researchers issued the warning as it was revealed that more than 50 malicious apps had been discovered in the Android Market.

Increase in Chinese Security
03/11/2011

Chinas warning that it will not tolerate any Arab-style protests has been backed up by increased security on the streets.

Police in Beijing kept a close watch on Tiananmen Square. Security patrols were stepped up around a main shopping area, where an online call had urged people to protest.

Beijing has tightened censorship and reporting restrictions. Controls and checks on foreign tourists and journalists have also been increased.

Financial Security
03/10/2011

Cooperative Extension family living specialists have developed a website to give people more information about tax credits, including eligibility.

For working families struggling to make ends meet, starting a savings account might seem out of reach. But studies suggest that when refunds exceed expectations, the odds of taxpayers saving some of the surplus goes up.

Personal Information for Quick Security Check
03/09/2011

Would you give up more personal information about yourself to the Transportation Security Administration in order to get through airport security more quickly?
    
That's one plan the TSA is considering.

Cyber Sleuthing
03/08/2011

In an effort to attract and retain students interested in cyber sleuthing for the CIA, National Security Agency and U.S. Homeland Security, the federal government announced last week that it has tabbed DSU as a source for cyber security professionals.

Scholarship and stipend

That means for the next four years, National Science Foundation dollars will cover up to eight undergraduate and graduate students' annual college costs and pay them a stipend of $8,000 to $12,000 a year as well, said Josh Pauli, associate professor of Information Assurance at Dakota State.

Carry Ons Costing TSA and Government
03/07/2011

Choosing to carry luggage onto a plane instead of checking it with an airline might save a few bucks at the ticket counter, but it is costing taxpayers about a quarter-billion dollars a year.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told Congress this week that luggage fees have prompted more passengers to hold onto their bags. That means more items for Transportation Security Administration officers to inspect at security checkpoints, at a cost of about $260 million annually.

Security Logos
03/04/2011

Great security logo designs!

Google in Trouble Over Privacy Again
03/03/2011

Another week, another tech giant getting into privacy trouble. Google has nabbed the ‚€œprivacy outrage spotlight‚€ this week over its collection of the last four digits of children‚€™s social security numbers in an art contest ‚€” Doodle 4 Google.

Cyber Risks with Government Shutdown
03/03/2011

The possible government shutdown scheduled for March 4, 2011 could trigger a cyberwar emergency. If non-essential government employees end up being furloughed in early March, the federal governments computer systems will be run by a shortlist of critical-need employees.

One major problem: The federal government's list of critical-need computer security employees has not been updated in over 15 years.

According to the influential Nextgov website, the government's emergency call-up IT security list was last updated in 1995, ahead of the last federal government shutdown.

Russian Ski Resort Security
03/02/2011

Last weekend skiers were shot, an explosive device damaged a lift and a car bomb was defused. With the next Winter Olympics taking place in Sochi there are real concerns over security and much is being decided behind the scenes.

Microsoft Security Vulnerabilities
03/01/2011

Microsoft recently delivered a patch for its malware and antivirus tools, including Security Essentials, Windows Defender, MSRT, and Forefront -- its enterprise antivirus solution. The patch addresses a flaw in Microsoft's scanning engine which could allow an attacker who had a valid username and password to gain elevated rights on a system.



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