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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Retuers is reporting that software released at this year's DEF CON hacker's conference in Las Vegas demonstrates how malicious programmers could compromise the core security of the Android smartphone operating system."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"The Dazer Laser is a gun that emits a green light at suspects and causes them to temporarily lose their sight and wonder whether they might have been transported to an alternative galaxy."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Yeah, Right?

"The United States should decide on rules for attacking other nations' networks in advance of an actual cyberwar, which could include an international agreement not to disable banks and electrical grids, the former head of the CIA and National Security Agency said Thursday."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Careful study of malware can help experts recognize its source and protect against it"

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"This morning's Washington Post reveals that the Department Of Justice has been pressuring Congress to expand its power to obtain records of Americans' private Internet activity through the use of National Security Letters (NSLs)."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Desktop security continues to change...the net community sees all!

"At the Black Hat security conference today, Microsoft championed a new approach to addressing security issues. The new emphasis is on collaboration between software vendors and security researchers to ensure that customers are kept as safe as possible...Microsoft likened its approach to Neighborhood Watch schemes—secure computing cannot be achieved with software vendors and researchers all working independently; the landscape is too complex and the attackers are too numerous for this approach to work. Instead, companies must set aside their differences and work together to safeguard customers."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Cool...I'm waiting for a security software to offer simple whitelisting for the Interweb...all agree the blacklisting solution misses the mark!

"Security vendor CoreTrace is updating its Bouncer whitelisting application this week, providing new insight and control into securing applications for enterprise use. The basic concept behind whitelisting is to only enable approved applications and deny access to those that aren't."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"A wide swath of the 'Net's top websites, including MTV, ESPN, MySpace, Hulu, ABC, NBC and Scribd, were sued in federal court Friday on the grounds they violated federal computer intrusion law by secretly using storage in Adobe's Flash player to recreate cookies deleted by users."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"The 2010 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, based on a first-of-its kind collaboration with the U.S. Secret Service, has found that breaches of electronic records last year involved more insider threats, greater use of social engineering and the continued strong involvement of organized criminal groups."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

All the more reason for the need to protect against the weakest link (i.e., the user) and online access...

"This latest data confirms what security experts have been saying for years: Cyber criminals are highly organized and capable of extracting personal information from customers and companies using socially engineered malware and sophisticated phishing scams to quickly turn stolen data into cash and goods -- all from a browser."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Microsoft today released a new tool to help IT administrators backport anti-exploit mitigations like ASLR (Address Space Layout Randomization) and DEP (Data Execution Prevention) to older versions of Windows."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Now if we can just make this happen on the federal level...

"Outsourcing, consolidation eyed as cash-strapped Tar Heel state looks to tech departments for savings, efficiencies."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Cyber attacks continue to plague organizations of every size, costing companies and consumers millions of dollars and months, if not years, of headaches...The study found that Web attacks, malicious code and malicious insiders are responsible for more than 90 percent of cyber attacks each year."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"A compilation of Facebook pages (and personal information) of 100 million users of the popular social network is available for download on a torrent site, courtesy of hacker Ron Bowes of Skull Security."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Microsoft announced this week that Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) has now blocked a billion malware downloads since its release last year."

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