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US, South Korea join forces to prevent cyberattacks by North Korea

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Recent massive cyberattacks that paralyzed computer networks at several South Korean banks and broadcasters, strongly suspected to have been launched by North Korean hackers, have prompted Washington and Seoul to come up with tough new countermeasures to stop Pyongyang from waging information warfare in the future. "The U.S. and...
US, South Korea join forces to prevent cyberattacks by North Korea

Canon EOS 5D Mark III's light leak fix found to be black tape

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When Canon promised a fix for the EOS 5D Mark III's preview LCD leaking light, photographers wondered just what the "countermeasures" would be to prevent the display from affecting exposure readouts. The remedy, it turns out, is a simple patch -- of the physical kind, not software. Roger Cicala...
Canon EOS 5D Mark III's light leak fix found to be black tape

U.S. urged to let companies 'hack-back' at IP cyber thieves

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U.S. companies should be allowed to take aggressive countermeasures against hackers seeking to steal their intellectual property, contends the private Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property....
U.S. urged to let companies 'hack-back' at IP cyber thieves
US prepares economic countermeasures in light of recent cyberattacks

Warring Senate Factions Punt Cybersecurity Bill Until After the Election

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Today's failure in the Senate to end debate on the latest cybersecurity bill and bring it to a final vote will likely mean no action on the issue until next year. And the debate over how government agencies should share critical security information with private software and services firms has...
Warring Senate Factions Punt Cybersecurity Bill Until After the Election
Spammers make a combined $200 million a year while costing society $20 billion

U.S. urged to let companies 'hack-back' at IP cyber thieves

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U.S. companies should be allowed to take aggressive countermeasures against hackers seeking to steal their intellectual property, contends the private Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property. The 100-page report, released this week, stops just short of recommending that the U.S. allow businesses to actively retrieve stolen information...
U.S. urged to let companies 'hack-back' at IP cyber thieves

HTC estimates it will lose $40 million following OnLive restructuring

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OnLive announced late Sunday (US time – Monday morning Europe/Asia time) that it had been sold to a new company, which will retain its name, and that development looks set to cost HTC $40 million, the cost of its original investment. In a note to investors, the Taiwanese manufacturer —...
HTC estimates it will lose $40 million following OnLive restructuring

DARPA's 'Avatar project' aims to give soldiers surrogate robots, make James Cameron proud

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In a fevered mash up of blockbuster films directed by James Cameron, DARPA is looking to put soldier controlled bi-pedal robots on the battlefield. Think Terminator meets Avatar. The agency has set aside $7 million of it's $2.8 billion 2012 budget to develop an "Avatar program" that will "develop...
DARPA's 'Avatar project' aims to give soldiers surrogate robots, make James Cameron proud

Chameleon botnet steals millions from advertisers with fake mouseclicks

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Security researchers have discovered a botnet that is stealing millions of dollars per month from advertisers. The botnet does so by simulating click-throughs on display ads hosted on at least 202 websites. Revealed and dubbed "Chameleon" by the Web analytics firm spider.io because of its ability to fool advertisers'...
Chameleon botnet steals millions from advertisers with fake mouseclicks
The ethical quagmire of geoengineering

Second Mideast energy company struck by unknown virus

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Another Mideast energy firm has been infected by malware. Energy firm RasGas has been forced to disconnect itself from the Internet as a precautionary measure after an "unknown virus" overcame countermeasures. Natural gas production has not been affected. This attack is the second on the Mideast energy industry in as...
Second Mideast energy company struck by unknown virus

eBook Pirates "Hijack" Domain Name of Anti-Piracy Campaign

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With e-readers becoming more popular year after year, book piracy is seen as a growing problem for the publishing industry. To deal with this threat the French Publishers Association (SNE) announced several countermeasures this week. One of their key initiatives is ProtectionLivres.com, a new anti-piracy portal that will allow publishers...
eBook Pirates "Hijack" Domain Name of Anti-Piracy Campaign

Tesla Roadster EVs accused of 'bricking,' Tesla responds

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Last night we were sent an interesting report about Tesla Roadsters falling into an unfortunate state -- a very terminal, very expensive state. According to theunderstatement a Tesla Roadster that is left to discharge completely, a process that could take many weeks, will need to have its entire battery...
Tesla Roadster EVs accused of 'bricking,' Tesla responds
Inside Virttex, Ford's amazing driver distraction simulator

Civil liberties groups: Proposed cybersecurity bill is too broad

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Lack of clear definitions regarding who can monitor threats, what countermeasures are allowed, and what constitutes a "crime" has civil liberties groups worried. [Read more]...
Civil liberties groups: Proposed cybersecurity bill is too broad

Cybersecurity Bill Dies, Obama Signs Cyberwar Directive. What's Next?

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The Cybersecurity Act of 2012 is dead. The bill would have given the Department of Homeland Security greater control over security standards and involved it in industry efforts to protect critical infrastructure. Opponents of the bill feared that the department would have had too much control and that too much...
Cybersecurity Bill Dies, Obama Signs Cyberwar Directive. What's Next?
Going to China? Look at the anti-hacking precautions the pros take before travelling

Leading Senate cyber-security bill attacked by privacy groups, calling the CISPA alternative into doubt

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You likely haven’t heard much about CISPA lately, as the bill is past the House, and we are now waiting on the Senate to make the next move. Essentially, one of the competing cyber-security bills that is currently bouncing about the Senate needs to pass, before reconciliation can occur, and...
Leading Senate cyber-security bill attacked by privacy groups, calling the CISPA alternative into doubt

iPod owners notified of RealNetworks lawsuit's class action status, given chance to cash in

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Remember RealNetworks' 2005 lawsuit over Apple's effort to keep Harmony DRM off of the iPod, calling the countermeasures an abuse that locked customers into Apple's FairPlay copy protection and the iTunes Store? You're forgiven if you don't -- the complaint was filed in 2005. Even with iTunes having gone...
iPod owners notified of RealNetworks lawsuit's class action status, given chance to cash in

5D Mark III's top LCD leaks light, Canon's 'examining countermeasures'

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Looks like the honeymoon period with Canon's beastly 5D Mark III is officially over. Over the past few weeks some users have noticed that light leaking from its top-mounted LCD can affect exposure readouts, and now the company has confirmed that it's indeed an issue. Essentially, the camera's meter...
5D Mark III's top LCD leaks light, Canon's 'examining countermeasures'

The Pirate Bay Departs Sweden And Sets Sail For Norway and Spain

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When it comes to hosting a website there are thousands of companies and organizations around the world open for business. However, the options reduce massively when your site is internationally infamous. For this reason The Pirate Bay has been hosted in many countries over the years, hopping across borders when...
The Pirate Bay Departs Sweden And Sets Sail For Norway and Spain

Apple patent application hints at iPhone that changes orientation mid-fall

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One way to protect a delicate device like a smartphone is to wrap it in layers of shock-absorbing rubber and plastic. Now, that can mean a case or you can simply build the handset out of those materials in the first place. Obviously, Apple is kind of attached to...
Apple patent application hints at iPhone that changes orientation mid-fall
Review: Orcs Must Die! tower defense game delivers fun on a budget

CISPA revision allows DHS Internet 'countermeasures'

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Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano would be authorized to "intercept" and "use" data from federal government-affiliated networks, according to new CISPA amendment. [Read more]...
CISPA revision allows DHS Internet 'countermeasures'

Anonymous changes tack, calls for real-world CISPA protests

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In a video recently uploaded on YouTube, hacker activist group Anonymous has changed its traditional direction. Nodding to recent countermeasures to distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks against targeted websites, Anonymous announced a list of companies and dates for more conventional protesting. The group plans traditional protests beginning May 1...
Anonymous changes tack, calls for real-world CISPA protests

Canon warns of EOS 5D Mark III bug skewing exposure

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Canon has posted a warning about a potentially serious issue with the EOS 5D Mark III. Lighting up the LCD while photographic dark scenes can confuse the autoexposure sensor, making it think the scene is brighter and skewing the final results. The company was preparing "countermeasures" to combat the problem,...
Canon warns of EOS 5D Mark III bug skewing exposure

Microsoft RickRolls Port Slamming BitTorrent Users

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In a blog post yesterday, Codify, the operators of the free WiFi network at last year’s Microsoft Tech.Ed Australia, described the difficulties they had when a minority of users consumed excessive amounts network resources at peak times. Although network congestion occurred “admittedly only a few times” the blame was leveled...
Microsoft RickRolls Port Slamming BitTorrent Users

The Cybersecurity Act of 2012

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The US Senate plans to vote on their version of a cybersecurity bill this coming week. This is the Senate's response to the CISPA bill in the House. I have yet to hear a compelling reason why we need Cybersecurity legislation and am of the opinion that the perfect answer...
The Cybersecurity Act of 2012
Second Kelihos botnet downed by security experts
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