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SEALs, Spies, Security, and Celebrity

May 01, 2012 Added by:Jeffrey Carr

When the largest security companies in the world have had their source code stolen by hackers, our present security model is broken. Matt Brazil, a former U.S. embassy commercial officer in Beijing, will show executives how to survive in China without losing their secrets...

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Procrastination in Cybersecurity Legislation

April 29, 2012 Added by:Michelle Valdez

Congress is procrastinating with regards to cybersecurity legislation. The debates will continue about regulation and authorities and privacy rights but in the end, we all need to come together and find the best way to share threat data so that we can protect critical networks...

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Projectile Dysfunction

April 13, 2012 Added by:Ron Baklarz

Was it me or when they showed the North Korean Space Control Center did it not look like a group of students at a code fest? Seriously, there were no large screens for tracking and I’ve seen more computing power at the local senior citizens home...

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Authorities Apprehend the Hacktivist Known as th3j35t3r

March 31, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

In a shocking turn of events, the hacktivist known as th3j35t3r has been identified as Robert "Lance" Miller from Pittsboro, North Carolina. Mr Miller is now in police custody after the multi-agency operation took place in the early hours of the morning on April 1st, 2012...

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Social Networks and the Deactivated Friend Attack

March 23, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

During a conference at the IEEE's International Workshop on Security and Social Networking SESOC 2012 in Lugano, Switzerland, researchers presented on a new critical vulnerability on Facebook, a zero day privacy loophole that they have named the "Deactivated Friend Attack"...

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CIA and the Intelligence Components of Security

March 16, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

We must approach with care the diffusion of technology, and correctly size up the potential threats. As there has been increased media attention on vulnerabilities within critical structures, the same approach must be followed to manage issues with commonly used devices...

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Don't Miss the TECHEXPO Cyber Security Hiring Event

March 13, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Are you a Cyber Warrior and seeking a new employment opportunity? Don't miss the TECHEXPO Cyber Security hiring event March 20th. Bring resumes and interview for the many opportunities, and learn from our guest speakers William M. Jimenez, Paul de Souza, and Richard Bejtlich...

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Lulzer Sabu Turns in Top Anonymous Leadership

March 06, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Fox News reports that infamous LulzSec leader known as Sabu has been working with law enforcement for months to investigate key members of the anonymous movement, resulting in multiple arrests of key Anonymous conspirators...

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Infosec Island's Javvad Malik and Black Hat Europe 2012

February 19, 2012

Infosec Island's Javvad Malik will be on site at the Black Hat Europe conference in Amsterdam conducting video interviews and - no doubt - interjecting his trademark brand of humor while exploring cutting edge infosec trends and developments...

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Reflections on Suits and Spooks DC

February 16, 2012 Added by:Jeffrey Carr

We should re-assess which attacks should be investigated and which should be let go. The FBI and US-CERT are overwhelmed with tracking everything from probes against government networks to DDoS attacks to targeted attacks against the Defense Industrial Base...

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NETpeas is Taking Infosec Island to Black Hat Europe

February 02, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

NETpeas is sponsoring Infosec Island's presence at the Black Hat Europe conference in Amsterdam. The Island's Javvad Malik will be on site conducting video interviews and interjecting his trademark brand of humor while exploring cutting edge infosec trends and developments...

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New Drive-By Malware Spam Infects Upon Opening Email

February 01, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

According the announcement from researchers at Eleven, a German security firm, it is sufficient that a communication is merely opened in the email client to infect the target without the user clicking on a link or opening an attachment...

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The Implications of Malware-as-a-Service

January 25, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

Criminal operations are managed as corporations and malware is designed as a service, with a maniacal attention paid to product quality. The life cycle is the most amazing aspect: From design, release, to after sales support - each stage is implemented with care and attention...

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The Chinese Cyber Threat: Japan Under Attack

January 23, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

China is a cyber power capable of destroying most any opponent, especially when going against companies in trouble because of the difficult economy situation. These companies are the most vulnerable members of the security chain and therefore a favorite target...

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Symantec: The Inconvenient Truth Behind the Data Breach

January 17, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

Initially, Symantec spokesman Cris Paden said the hackers had stolen only the source code of Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0 and Symantec AntiVirus 10.2, minimizing the seriousness of the breach. The situation has now changed dramatically...

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Exclusive: Indian Intelligence Infiltrated US Government Networks

January 10, 2012 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

Infosec Island received sixty-eight sets of usernames and passwords for compromised US government network accounts which “The Lords of Dharmaraja” said were acquired from servers belonging to India’s Ministry of External affairs and the National Informatics Centre...

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