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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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Symantec Norton AV Hack: Some Further Considerations

January 07, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

The information was obtained by hacking India's military computer network. The Indian intelligence agencies were in possession of the source code thanks to an agreement with Symantec. The source code seems to be part of the Norton Antivirus version 2006...

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Cybersecurity in Today's World

December 31, 2011 Added by:Larry Karisny

Curt Massey spent a 35-year career protecting our national security. His military service, civilian law enforcement, corporate security and military contracting experiences have imbued him with the unpleasant knowledge of our core vulnerabilities and a visceral drive to build a team capable of finding answers...

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Father Noel Delivers His Second Lump of "LulzXmas" to Stratfor

December 27, 2011 Added by:Kevin McAleavey

While many of us were nestled in our beds and enjoying Christmas day with family and friends, opening our gifts and downing the holiday grog, a nasty lump of coal was left once again under the tree for Stratfor by the LulzSec/Lulzboat crew...

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TakeDownCon Las Vegas: Big Discounts and Freebies

November 21, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Seriously... Sign up for TakeDownCon trainings and enjoy a 15% discount, three complimentary TakeDownCon passes, a 'Test Pass Guarantee', a $300 discount voucher for training at any Hacker Halted, and CHOICE OF a free iPad 2, or a $500 Tiffany & Co. Gift Card, or four nights hotel accommodations...

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TakeDownCon: Special Discounts on Training and More

November 15, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Sign up for TakeDownCon trainings and enjoy a 15% discount, three complimentary TakeDownCon passes, a 'Test Pass Guarantee', a $300 discount voucher for training at any Hacker Halted, and CHOICE OF a free iPad 2, a $500 Tiffany & Co. Gift Card, or four nights hotel accommodations...

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Download the Infosec Island App for Your Android

November 11, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

It's now easier than ever to keep up to date with the latest headlines, informative articles, security breach information, and vulnerability alerts while you are on the move. The application is free to use, easy to download, and will let you stay informed when you are away from your computer...

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Brad Smith - aka TheNurse: Condition is Improving

November 10, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Today has been a good day! Brad’s showing signs that he’s beginning to wake up!! He’s opening his eyes slightly, blinking and beginning to move his left arm from side to side and gripping. This is such a positive sign. I’m so happy that I was here to see it for myself..."

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TakeDownCon Discounts for Infosec Island Members

November 09, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Sign up for TakeDownCon trainings and enjoy a 15% discount, three complimentary TakeDownCon passes, a 'Test Pass Guarantee', a $300 discount voucher for training at any Hacker Halted, and choice of a free iPad 2, a $500 Tiffany & Co. Gift Card, or four nights hotel accommodations...

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