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Facebook Implements New Privacy Feature

September 08, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Users will be prompted when another member tags them, and the content will not be displayed on the users wall publicly until approved. The new feature allows members more active control over the type of content they can be associated with at the request of other Facebook users...

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Reverse Engineering the RSA Malware Attack

September 08, 2011

In March of this year, RSA - the security division of EMC - had announced they suffered a breach stemming from a "sophisticated attack" on their network systems. In this video, security expert J. Oquendo attempts to reverse engineer the attack using open source forensics tools...

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WikiLeaks: An Insider's Perspective

September 08, 2011 Added by:John Linkous

Many asked why, given that Agencies had the latest incident and event management technologies, the breach had not at least been spotted sooner - even if they were unable to prevent it completely. What followed is a response unlike any I've seen to date in the commercial sector...

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Comodo: Iran Responsible for Rogue Digital Certificates

September 08, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"The attack on Diginotar doesn't rival Stuxnet in terms of sophistication or coordination. However, the consequences of the attack on Diginotar will far outweigh those of Stuxnet. The attack on Diginotar will put cyberwar on or near the top of the political agenda of Western governments..."

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Taming the Cloud - Provisioning and Security

September 08, 2011 Added by:Rafal Los

Whether deploying IaaS, PaaS, or SaaS, provisioning is the key to having a safe, secure, and stable environment. With the fragility and complexity of today's cloud deployments, you can't afford a single error which could unwind everything. I seem to recall this happening to a Cloud vendor recently...

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Take the CyberLympics Ethical Hacking Challenge

September 08, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The Global CyberLympics - the world’s first international team ethical hacking championships - will be held in September across six continents. It is endorsed by the U.N.’s cybersecurity executing arm – IMPACT - and the EC-Council is sponsoring over $400,000 worth of prizes...

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The Growth of Cyber Terror

September 07, 2011 Added by:Craig S Wright

SCADA systems and other critical infrastructure is taken for granted and we forget just how much of our lives are managed through private systems. Exploits have been noted as being of critical concern in US government briefs. We also forget that SCADA systems are connected to the world...

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California Amends Data Breach Law - For Real This Time

September 07, 2011 Added by:David Navetta

SB 24 requires the inclusion of certain content in data breach notifications, including a description of the incident, the type of information breached, the time of the breach, and toll-free telephone numbers and addresses of the major credit reporting agencies in California...

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Guide: A Vulnerability Management Buyer's Checklist

September 07, 2011 Added by:Sasha Nunke

Without proven, automated technology for precise detection and remediation, no network can withstand the daily onslaught of new vulnerabilities. Qualys provides this free 12-point guide that will help you determine what will work best for your organization...

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Hackers Hacked Away in Las Vegas

September 07, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

What most people don’t realize is not all hackers are bad. Certainly “crackers and cyber criminals” are bad, but many hackers are full time security professionals and work around the clock to create the security software to protect us...

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Twitter Accounts Found Spamming Malicious Links

September 07, 2011 Added by:Headlines

A new spamming campaign has been observed by TrendMicro that is spreading a Worm on Twitter that will add registry entries to a target computer and enable automatic execution. It can then connect to Internet Relay Chat servers to execute remote instructions issued by the attacker...

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RSA Attack: All That Glitters Isn't China

September 07, 2011 Added by:J. Oquendo

RSA Attack: So we have a company that digs up a name, associates that name with a quick Google search to an IP in China and labels it a threat, then they compile a half-checked dynamic malware analysis and call it a day. Those are the facts according to FireEye and others, here are mine...

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UK Investing Heavily in Cyber Offensive Capabilities

September 07, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Suppose you're a scientist at Cheltenham and you come up with a new exploit of Windows. Are you going to tell Microsoft, get it patched and protect 60 million Brits? Or are you going to keep quiet about it so you can exploit 1.2 billion Chinese and 1 billion Indians?"

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Citigroup Executive Pleads Guilty to Insider Theft of Millions

September 07, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“Foster exploited his position as a trusted insider to embezzle tens of millions of dollars and to conceal the theft for as long as possible. The FBI is determined to uncover bank larceny in any form,” said FBI Assistant Director in Charge Fedarcyk...

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Promoting Security Policies Using Organizational Culture

September 06, 2011 Added by:Steven Fox, CISSP, QSA

Optimal utilization of security policies relies on the audience for which they are created. Policy creation and marketing must recognize and capitalize on organizational culture to promote its value proposition. People can be the strongest link in the security chain...

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Forensics for Network, Internet, and Cloud Computing

September 06, 2011 Added by:Tony Campbell

A number of chapters had a very long and complete reference section, while a few chapters had no reference section at all, yet it was obvious that they required a reference section. And poor screenshots and lack of references seems like laziness on behalf of the author and publisher...

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IT Skills and Certifications Paying Less Each Quarter

September 06, 2011 Added by:Bill Gerneglia

The pay premiums for 237 IT certifications continued their terrible performance for a fourth second straight quarter. This trend results in an overall loss in market value of nearly 2 percent for the quarter, according to the Foote Partners report...

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Preliminary Report on Bogus DigiNotar Certificates

September 06, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"A number of servers were compromised. The hackers have obtained administrative rights to the outside webservers, the CA server Relaties-CA and also to Public-CA. Traces of hacker activity started on June 17th and ended on July 22nd..."

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China: What Evil Lurks Within?

September 06, 2011 Added by:Joel Harding

Eli Lake of the Washington Post is again using our fear of the unknown against us. In his article, he brings up Huawei's attempts to operate as, well, a business. Huawei is accused, as a high tech telecommunications company, of attempting to get equipment onto the US 4G cell network...

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DHS Issues Security Bulletin on Anonymous Hackers

September 06, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"These attacks have the potential to result in serious harm, particularly to Law Enforcement... Also, this assessment does not take into account the possibility of a higher-level actor providing Anonymous, LulzSec or a similar group with more advanced capabilities..."

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