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Yearly Archives: 2011

HashDOS: Important Vulnerability Coming into the Spotlight.
HashDOS: Important Vulnerability Coming into the Spotlight.
A presentation at a German security conference has many people worried about a this newly realized vulnerability that is present is most web frameworks.
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Mobile Security Will (Probably) Always Be More Difficult
Mobile Security Will (Probably) Always Be More Difficult
When is comes to security for mobile platforms, there is a very serious learning curve to getting it right and keeping it strong.
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Widespread Xbox Live phishing scams plague gamers
Widespread Xbox Live phishing scams plague gamers
Users of the popular online gaming service have been getting phony emails from sites claiming to give away Microsoft points (the online currency for Xbox Live).
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Facebook Gets Hacked!
Facebook Gets Hacked!
Recently Facebook, headed up by billionaire entrepreneur Mark Zuckerberg, was hacked and violent, pornographic photos were posted on millions of users profiles.
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Online Game Service Steam gets Hacked!
Online Game Service Steam gets Hacked!
Valve corporation, make of many popular game series' such as Half-Life, Team Fortress and Portal, had its popular video game on-demand service hacked on November 6th, although it is not yet known whether they all were taken or not . Apparently an outrageous 35 million possibly had their personal information compromised in the attack. According to the BBC, "The attackers used login details from the forum hack to access a database that held ID and credit card data" which could now be used for any number of purposes. Valve issued a statement letting users know the extent of the situation:
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October is National Cybersecurity Awareness month
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness month
Since 2004, October has been deemed Cybersecurity Awareness month in an attempt to spread information about this increasingly important subject.
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Company offers around the clock DDoS protection
Company offers around the clock DDoS protection
Corero, a prominent enterprise network security firm, has just announced the release of their new distributed denial-of-service protection service.
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Facebook Requires SSL: Can the BEAST Overcome?
Facebook Requires SSL: Can the BEAST Overcome?
Facebook announced in May that down the road it will require SSL on Facebook apps. This Saturday that day will come. Yet, will the BEAST render such a move void?
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DigiNotar Files Bankruptcy and Mitsubishi Breach
DigiNotar Files Bankruptcy and Mitsubishi Breach
Two significant events have unfolded: DigiNotar, the Dutch Certificate Authority, has filed for bankruptcy and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Japan's leading defense contractor, has been breached.
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The Internet Taken by the Horns: WikiLeaks, Certificate Authorities, and Apache
The Internet Taken by the Horns: WikiLeaks, Certificate Authorities, and Apache
The internet is a universe of information. Just like in reality, not everyone is permitted to go wherever they like, thus, we have military, fences, and signs that say "Employees Only". On the internet we just have Certificate Authorities (CA), usernames, and passwords. While WikiLeaks' complete database was released, the internet has been taken by the horns with the breach at the CA DigiNotar and security vulnerabilities in Apache and other software.
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