US missile secrets have been found on a used hard drive bought from an online auction site.
Conservative British MEP Malcolm Harbour has reiterated his support for government regulation of the Internet. "Clearly the Internet has to be policed because it is being used for illicit activities such as terrorist activities, child pornography, child trafficking and so on," Harbour told the European Union parliamentary website.
A computer hacker has been accused of breaking into computer systems at network manufacturer Cisco and NASA.
The INSA (Intelligence and National Security Alliance) has endorsed the Obama administration's decision to conduct a comprehensive cyber security study. The organization also proposed the appointment of a "single cyber security official" to clarify the roles, mission, and responsibilities of relevant government agencies.
Yet again, the Twitter website is seeing security intrusions. This
time, an administrator account at the microblogging website has been
breached giving individuals a preview to the accounts of high profile
users. Twitter CEO Biz Stone confirmed that “unauthorized access” was
gained earlier this week. Apparently, only 10 individual accounts were
An unspecified number of Facebook members recently found themselves the target of a nefarious phishing scheme designed to steal user names and passwords.
Panda Security has introduced a beta cloud-based antivirus. According to Panda, the free thin-client offers 50 percent "less impact on PC performance compared to the industry average." In addition, the new antivirus reportedly processes and blocks malware "more efficiently" than locally installed products.
Mozilla has released an upgrade for the popular Firefox browser.
Version 3.0.10 reportedly corrects a critical flaw that caused frequent
crashes for a number of users.
The recession must be hitting staff in the UK harder than we thought - two percent of them say they would sell company secrets for the price of a decent meal.
Up and coming semiconductor maker, Intel, whipped out its crystal balls in London last week in a bid to tell us what we'll all be buying in ten years' time.
Smiths Detection has unveiled a handheld biological testing unit
designed for military and emergency response applications. Bio-Seeq
Plus provides on-site identification of biological warfare
agents (BWAs) such as Anthrax (pX01 & pX02), Tularemia, Plague and
In the post-9/11 world, Susan Brenner, an NCR professor of law and
technology at the University of Dayton, worries about terrorists using
cybercrime for their own purposes. This week, Defense Secretary Robert
Gates told CBS News that the United States is "under cyber-attack
virtually all the time, every day" and that the Defense Department
plans to more than quadruple the number of cyber experts it employs to
ward off such attacks. This is not your grandma's Internet.
The White House should take direct control of US cybersecurity - with a little help from the private sector - according to the official who has just completed a national review of net security.
A recent study conducted by Marshal8e6 has determined that the
insidious Xarvester and Rustock spambots are capable of disseminating
over 25,000 messages per hour.
The US Navy Cyber Defense Operations Command (NCDOC) has selected
Novell's Sentinel to help secure various computer networks. The
platform integrates identity data with security event management, which
facilitates the efficient monitoring of resources across geographically
The world's largest-ever malware network has been uncovered, affecting 1.9 million corporate, government and consumer computers.
The Obama administration is reportedly poised to announce the creation
of a new military cyber command. National Security Agency (NSA)
Director Keith Alexander is currently the top candidate for the post.
Researchers at the Cyber Secure Institute estimate that the nefarious
Conficker worm has racked up a staggering $9.1 billion bill.
Security at the $300 billion Joint Strike Fighter project has been
breached by spies, with the finger being pointed at China.