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China claims most cyber-attacks on its military websites have US origin

www.guardian.co.uk
Beijing says defence ministry and another site subjected to 1.7m attacks last year, two-thirds of which came from within AmericaTwo Chinese military websites were subject to about 144,000 hacking attacks a month last year, almost two-thirds of which came from the US, China's defence ministry has said.Earlier this month a...
China claims most cyber-attacks on its military websites have US origin

Data breaches increasingly caused by hacks, malicious attacks

arstechnica.com
A new study of data breaches has found that criminal and malicious attacks accounted for 37 percent of corporate data breaches in 2011, a six percent rise from 2010. The study, performed by Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Symantec, also found that these attacks were much more costly to...
Data breaches increasingly caused by hacks, malicious attacks

Thwart Social Media Crisises With Brand New Hootsuite Security Suite Social Tool

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With the overwhelming number of recent hacks social security has been one of the hottest topics in social. The popular social media management platform Hootsuite is looking to capitalize on this growing trend with their new Security Services feature. This new suite of services is available today... Please visit Marketing Land for the...
Thwart Social Media Crisises With Brand New Hootsuite Security Suite Social Tool

Chinese Hackers Have Been Attacking The New York Times For Months

www.businessinsider.com
For the past four months the New York Times has been under attack by Chinese hackers, the newspaper says. The hackers were able to "infiltrate its computer systems" and get passwords from reporters and other employees. The Times says it hired an outside firm to study the hacks and block...
Chinese Hackers Have Been Attacking The New York Times For Months

EU Cybercrime Bill Targets Anonymous: Makes It A Criminal Offense To Conduct 'Cyber Attack'

www.techdirt.com
While we're still sorting through the crazy cybersecurity bill proposals in the US, it appears that some in the EU are going through a similar process. The EU Parliament's "Civil Liberties Committee" has approved a legislative proposal concerning "cyber attacks," which appears to ramp up criminal penalties for all sorts...
EU Cybercrime Bill Targets Anonymous: Makes It A Criminal Offense To Conduct 'Cyber Attack'
6Scan releases WordPress plugin that hacks your site on purpose (exclusive)

Why You Hold On to Clutter [Mind Hacks]

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Why You Hold On to Clutter [Mind Hacks]

Iran Hacks Energy Firms, U.S. Says

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Iranian-backed hackers have escalated a campaign of cyber assaults against U.S. corporations by launching infiltration and surveillance missions against the computer networks running energy companies, according to current and former U.S. officials. In the latest operations, the Iranian hackers were able to gain access to control-system software that could allow...
Iran Hacks Energy Firms, U.S. Says

Blizzard getting ready to ban Diablo III cheaters

arstechnica.com
That sound you hear is Blizzard hoisting its mighty Diablo III banhammer and getting ready to bring it down in a mighty swing. Out of the blue yesterday, the publisher posted a stern warning that it will start suspending and banning Diablo III players "found to be cheating or using...
Blizzard getting ready to ban Diablo III cheaters

Anonymous hacks Cambodia's government in response to The Pirate Bay co-founder's arrest

thenextweb.com
At the start of this month, news broke that The Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm had been arrested in Cambodia, quickly followed by speculation that millions of dollars were exchanged for his capture. Svartholm was deported to Sweden today, and rather coincidentally, the Anonymous hacker collective announced that it had...
Anonymous hacks Cambodia's government in response to The Pirate Bay co-founder's arrest

May’s Patch Tuesday to contain 7 bulletins, patch 23 vulnerabilities

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The month is fresh, which means that Microsoft has a raft of upcoming fixes and patches coming out next Tuesday for its software products. Patch Tuesday is an institution, and one that matters as it helps keeps everyone a bit safer, and hopefully, one step ahead of the digital baddies....
May’s Patch Tuesday to contain 7 bulletins, patch 23 vulnerabilities

Apple Responds To The Big Security Flaw In Its iPhones

www.businessinsider.com
A few days ago, an iPhone hacker named Pod2g revealed a big security flaw in iPhones. He found a way to hack personal information via SMS/iMessage. The loophole allows hackers to send text messages that look like they're from a person or company you trust -- like your bank. When...
Apple Responds To The Big Security Flaw In Its iPhones
Obama administration considering options to escalate response to Chinese cyberattacks

Bringing the start menu back to Windows 8 is bad news

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Ever since the first glimpses of Windows 8 were shown well over a year ago, naysayers have been trumpeting the death of the start menu as the end of the line for Microsoft. There’s nowhere to go from here except down, according to them. Apparently, moving forward with the start...
Bringing the start menu back to Windows 8 is bad news

The PC Industry Is Digging Its Own Grave

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The PC Industry Is Digging Its Own Grave: Roger Kay for Forbes: With Windows 8, Microsoft entirely screwed the pooch. A badly conceived OS, designed to compete with Apple's iOS and yet remain a traditional PC, did neither. It only confused and repelled users. Windows 7, a decent replacement for...
The PC Industry Is Digging Its Own Grave

China continues cyberwar campaign, hacks the The New York Times

www.extremetech.com
China has yet again been caught with its hand in the Western cookie jar. This time, it seems the Chinese military have hacked The New York Times, as an act of retaliation following a damning story published by The Times' about China's premier, Wen Jiabao. This follows on from Chinese...
China continues cyberwar campaign, hacks the The New York Times

The Pakistan Cyber Army May Be Coming For Your Small Business Website

betabeat.com
Protests against the anti-Muslim “film” Innocence of Muslims have yet to metastasize into a something larger and scarier but religiously motivated hackers are waging a sustained war online. Muslims citing the offensive videos have been hacking, DDoSing and defacing hundreds of websites big and small. While DDoS (Directed Denial of...
The Pakistan Cyber Army May Be Coming For Your Small Business Website
7 reasons you can't take social networks for granted

Anonymous hacks into tech and telecom sites

news.cnet.com
Two trade association sites that boast members such as Apple, Microsoft, IBM, AT&T, and Verizon come under attack by hackers for supporting cybersecurity legislation. [Read more]...
Anonymous hacks into tech and telecom sites

Secure your digital self: auditing your cloud identity

arstechnica.com
We put more and more of ourselves in the cloud every day. E-mail, device settings, data synchronization between devices, and access to much of our digital selves is tied to a handful of cloud service accounts with Google, Apple, Microsoft, Dropbox, and others. As demonstrated dramatically over the last week,...
Secure your digital self: auditing your cloud identity
After heightened hacks, Twitter releases two-factor authentication

Twitter warns of additional hacks, threats

news.cnet.com
Company says the "attacks will continue," particularly against high-profile media companies. [Read more]...
Twitter warns of additional hacks, threats
After so many hacks, why won't Java just go away?

Hacking attempts will pass one billion in Q4 2012, claims information assurance firm

thenextweb.com
Hacking attempts across the globe are likely to top one billion in the final quarter of 2012, according to estimations by the NCC Group. The information assurance firm, which works with more than 90 percent of the FTSE 100, identified 981 million hacking attempts worldwide during the third quarter of...
Hacking attempts will pass one billion in Q4 2012, claims information assurance firm

How Anonymous accidentally helped expose two Chinese hackers

arstechnica.com
How did security firm Mandiant put names to two previously unknown Chinese hackers who, it says, steal American corporate secrets for the Chinese government? With a little inadvertent help from Anonymous. Mandiant's 74-page report covers a particular hacking group referred to as "APT1" and contends that the group works...
How Anonymous accidentally helped expose two Chinese hackers
Windows Blue could restore the Start button, boot straight to the desktop

App.net beefs up security with two-factor authentication and application-specific passwords

thenextweb.com
App.net on Wednesday announced two new features for its service: two-factor authentication and application-specific passwords. Both measures should significantly beef up security on the social network, a welcome move following the recent slew of Twitter account hacks last month. For those who don’t know, two-factor authentication protects your account by...
App.net beefs up security with two-factor authentication and application-specific passwords

VeriSign admits multiple hacks in 2010, keeps details under wraps

www.computerworld.com
VeriSign, the company responsible for guiding most of the world's Internet users to the correct websites and once the largest encryption certificate issuing authority, was successfully hacked several times in 2010....
VeriSign admits multiple hacks in 2010, keeps details under wraps
Twitter gives the boot to popular Anonymous account, but it comes back to life

Watch 1 Windows Phone Control Bing Maps On A Screen Comprised Of 28 Phones

techcrunch.com
Hacks make the world fun. This one came by way of a Microsoft hackathon hosted in France where Windows Phone dev Rudy Huyn cobbled together what’s shown above. Using 29 Windows Phones of various makes and models, he coded a little hack that allowed Bing Maps to be displayed...
Watch 1 Windows Phone Control Bing Maps On A Screen Comprised Of 28 Phones
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?