Twitter has confirmed that a recent wave of fatal DDoS attacks were 'geopolitical in motivation.' However, the company refused to engage in 'speculative discussion' about the massive cyber offensive.
The US Marine Corps has officially banned access to all social networking sites. However, the seemingly draconian ban applies only to military
personnel using Marine equipment, such as NIPRNET (Nonsecure Internet
Protocol Router Network) and internal VPNs.
A recent survey commissioned by AVG found that 80 percent of media staff "rarely or never" informed their network administrator of online security concerns. In addition, more than half refused to change their passwords, even though 13 percent experienced critical data loss or system failure due to hostile malware.
Scientists at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, have run more than a million Linux kernels as virtual machines.
A bunch of would be bank robbers had an epic fail when they came to install a fake ATM machine in Las Vegas.
Researchers have identified a critical iPhone security flaw that could allow hackers to take control of the shiny device. Although Club Cupertino was warned of the vulnerability in July, it has yet to issue a patch or even comment on the issue.
The US House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has claimed that P2P network sharing is responsible for "jeopardizing" national security. According to Chairman Edolphus Towns, most people who use P2P are "totally unaware" that they may expose some of
the most private files on their computers to being downloaded by
Microsoft has released an emergency "out of band" security update to eliminate multiple Internet Explorer (IE) vulnerabilities identified in Bulletin MS09-035. According to Microsoft, the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a "specially crafted Web page" with Internet Explorer.
Australian police are trialing a new tie-in with their opposite numbers in Nigeria to crush Internet scams which originate from that country.
Red-faced Network Solutions has admitted that its secure credit card payment system was hacked for more than three months before they noticed and that more than 43 percent of stores who use the service will have had their customers' credit card details compromised.
AT&T has admitted to blocking the adult-oriented 4chan.org website. According to AT&T, the block was implemented to "protect" customers from malicious traffic and "was in no way" related to 4chan's controversial content.
AVG has confirmed that a recent database update placed several iTunes DLL files in quarantine after falsely identifying them as a Trojan virus. However, a revised update removed the quarantine just five hours after the error was first identified.
Pentagon investigators have discovered that one of its contractors failed to provide adequate computer security for a military health services operation.
Federal agencies are facing a severe shortage of computer specialists according to a private study.
Mozilla patched a “critical” security issue in Firefox 3.5 less than a
month after the browser’s release. Version 3.5.1 corrects “several”
vulnerabilities, including an exploitable memory corruption problem
that could allow an attacker to access client computers.
US Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories have developed a 'neighborhood watch' cybersecurity system that they say could be extended to the private sector.
The hacker who broke Twitter's rather feeble security last month was able to find and copy confidential documents because they were shared between Twitter employees using Google's web apps.
Companies don't appreciate the security risks that iPhones pose,
according to a self interested survey from yes, you've guessed it, a
IBM has today finalised a seven-year deal to provide the core elements of the UK government's plans to upgrade to biometric passports.