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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Very, very concerning...

"Now, how would this paradigm apply to web browsers? It turns out that, in addition to the commonly discussed "identifying" characteristics of web browsers, like IP addresses and tracking cookies, there are more subtle differences between browsers that can be used to tell them apart."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Doesn't this also speak to Verizon's acquisition of Altel?

"Sure, Verizon is losing a significant number of customers due to the slow but steady death of traditional copper-based phone service, and the economy isn't stellar. But Verizon's also making a very conscious decision to hang up on large swaths of rural America so they can focus primarily on selectively-deployed FiOS service and wireless. That refocus is accompanied by a significant number of job cuts. The company has cut 26,000 jobs over the last two years, and yesterday told attendees of their earnings conference call that many more cuts are coming"

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"If you have access to a server-side spam mailbox, you're likely to find it filled with sets of messages that are variations on a theme: similar products, similar sites offering them, but a dizzying variety of variations in the precise wording. According to security researchers, there's a simple reason for this: to simplify out spam campaigns to a botnet, spammers are using templates for messages, with the variations in the body created by text macros that insert random characters or words from a limited dictionary (think Mad Libs meets Viagra). Now, researchers are turning this feature against the spammers by creating software, called Botnet Judo, that uses collections of spam to reverse-engineer the template, then filters anything that matches it."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Advance-fee fraud (AFF), also known as 419 scams and Nigerian scams, exploded in 2009, with victims losing more money than ever before. This is according to the latest analysis from Dutch investigation firm Ultrascan—a company that has been monitoring the activities of 419 scammers since 1996—which says that victims lost almost 50 percent more money in 2009 than 2008."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Some credit card companies use a system called 3-D Secure (3DS) that adds an extra step to transactions that are carried out on the Internet. Visa and MasterCard tout their security, but researchers are questioning their efficacy."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Attempts to hack healthcare organizations doubled in the fourth quarter of last year, according to Atlanta-based managed security firm SecureWorks, setting the sector aside from others."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Military officials readily admit that government information systems are subject to constant attack from hackers domestic and abroad, with some commissioned by authorities in enemy nations. But at what point does that routine sparring become cause for escalation, to the point where the U.S. military might mount something that could fairly be considered a cyber offensive?"

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Massive denial-of-service attacks and infiltration of corporate networks by attackers is a common experience for companies in critical infrastructure sectors, including financial services, energy, water, transportation and telecom."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Doesn't this also mean "they" would not only know where you go online, but where you want to go online, huge difference. Hmm...for some reason this is concerning...

"Google employees posted an "Internet-Draft" outlining proposed changes to the DNS protocol that allow authoritative DNS servers to see the addresses of clients. This way, geographically distributed content delivery networks can tailor their answers to a specific client's network location. So a client from California would talk to a server in California, while a client in the Netherlands would talk to a server in the Netherlands. "

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"In January 2010, a group calling itself the Iranian Cyber Army brought down China’s biggest search engine: baidu.com. As reported by the digital risk management consulting firm mi2g, “We are in the midst of a Cold Cyberwar, which straddles the transnational corporate sector, major governments, defense industry players, and global criminal syndicates.”
"Train like you fight because you will fight like you train" is the motto of the US-based Cybersecurity Institute — and its classes are completely filled through May 2010. This video provides an overview of cyber warfare, characterizing it as perhaps the #1 threat to the U.S."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"The development of a "stealth" turbine blade, based on military technology, may help overcome the problem of wind farms interfering with aviation radar systems, its developers said."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"After a brief hiatus, companies are back to offloading work to cut costs."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Data breaches at U.S. companies attributed to malicious attacks and botnets doubled from 2008 to 2009 and cost substantially more than breaches caused by human negligence or system glitches, according to a new Ponemon survey to be released on Monday."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"If you've ever done a real-time search on Twitter or Google News, you might have noticed that it takes some work to get to the details of a developing story or topic at large. Beyond headlines and short summaries, there can be chunks of information that don't surface without a full read. Factery Labs, which in November launched an API for pulling out such facts from all over the Web, has a new product that's trying to change that."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"High definition without an HDMI cable? Cisco has the answer for that."

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