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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Malicious text messages can crash many types of mobile phones, including devices by Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Motorola and LG, according to a presentation given at the Chaos Communication Congress hacking conference this week in Berlin."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Lookout Mobile Security has identified the Geinimi Trojan for Android devices as the most sophisticated Android malware so far. Geinimi has botnet-like capabilities and could allow remote control of the device. The Trojan is found on third-party Chinese Android app sites and attempts to send private information to a remote server."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Is Honda the latest victim of the Silverpop data breach? According to reports, American Honda Motor Company recently discovered that 2.2 million customers were impacted by a data breach exposing the Owner Link email list maintained by an outsourced vendor. In addition, a further 2.7 million records were lost when the My Acura list was hit."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"The WikiLeaks fiasco offers real lessons for small and midsize businesses. From blocking access by USB drives to need-to-know data access, there's plenty SMBs can do to prevent data leaks. And once security tools and policies are in place, SMBs need to enforce them. In addition, a new look at staff trust can save SMBs a lot of trouble."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Amidst all the hubub over net neutrality, bill shock rules, and other high profile controversies, the Federal Communications Commission has quietly released a Notice of Inquiry full of proposals that could radically transform who gets to use the radio spectrum bands and how. Among the ideas being considered is an expansion of the FCC's white space device service from the television bands to other license regions as well."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"According to comScore, holiday shoppers spent more than $28 billion online this year. And this is before the final Christmas statistics even rolled in. With this massive amount of money rolling around, it comes as no surprise that the online banking and online retailers are attractive targets to hackers. What are the latest threats?"

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Ouch! Sucks to be them...
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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"At the Chaos Computer Club Congress in Berlin, Germany on Monday, researchers from the University of Regensburg delivered a new warning about the Tor anonymizer network, a system aimed at hiding details of a computer user’s online activity from spying eyes."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, like the ones recently used to protest businesses that stopped doing business with WikiLeaks, will only become more common, yet many smaller organizations lack the tools to stop them, according to a new study."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Google's new Nexus S smartphone is the first Android device to use the Ext4 filesystem. The company published a statement on the official Android developer blog earlier this month to discuss how adoption of Ext4 on Android will impact third-party application developers."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Amazon.com reports that its Kindle e-reader has become its best-selling product, eclipsing a Harry Potter book. CEO Jeff Bezos said Kindle buyers also own more expensive tablets, including Apple's iPad, and use them for other things. An analyst said the reading experience is better with Kindle than with the iPad."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Ah, of the fun yet to come...

"The lights will transmit data to specially equipped computers on desks below by flickering faster than the eye can see. Ultimately, the technique could ease wireless congestion by opening up new expressways for short-range communications."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Intercept campaigning...basically spear phishing or m-spam and should be punishable by law!

"Mobile-phone companies are experimenting with a new way to steal their rivals' customers: the mobile insult to the device in hand."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

It's one thing to read of secret codes of the past but to actually see it, Incredible!

"A glass vial stopped with a cork during the Civil War has been opened, revealing a coded message to the desperate Confederate commander in Vicksburg on the day the Mississippi city fell to Union forces 147 years ago...The code is called the 'Vigenere cipher,' a centuries-old encryption in which letters of the alphabet are shifted a set number of places so an 'a' would become a 'd' -- essentially, creating words with different letter combinations."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

If this doesn’t add to an already slippery slope…

"Plan to require fingerprinting to pick up certain prescriptions targets fraud"

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