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The rise, fall and legacy of the hacker group Lulzsec
Security
Written by Danrok   
Monday, 04 July 2011 19:52

HACKER GROUP Lulzsec has disbanded, but it won't be forgotten any time soon, and apparently there are others who are willing to take its place. But where did Lulzsec come from? What was its mission and what did it accomplish? And where did it all go wrong?

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Apple finally admits to its fake anti-virus malware problem
Security
Written by Danrok   
Wednesday, 25 May 2011 16:24

From The Inquirer:

PRISTINE PASTEL Apple has finally admitted that Mac users have been having problems with fake anti-virus software, and will put out a software update in the next few days that should automatically find and remove the offending malware.

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PSN password resets exploited, accounts compromised again
Security
Written by Danrok   
Wednesday, 18 May 2011 17:32

From ArsTechnica:

Just two days after the PlayStation Network was restored after a near month-long outage, the PSN password page has apparently been exploited. According to reports, the exploit allows other users to reset your account password using only your e-mail address and date of birth. This personal data was made available to hackers during the initial PSN attack.

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Microsoft takes down Rustock botnet, seizes equipment and files suit
Security
Written by Danrok   
Friday, 18 March 2011 16:48

From Neowin.net:

Microsoft has unleashed its legal dragnet in an attempt to take down the Rustock botnet. According to WSJ, the botnet, which consists of approximately 150,000 computers around the globe, is capable of sending 30 billion spam messages a day.

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Android hit by rogue app viruses
Security
Written by Danrok   
Thursday, 03 March 2011 17:41

From the BBC:

More than 50 applications available via the official Android Marketplace have been found to contain a virus.

Analysis suggests that the booby-trapped apps may have been downloaded up to 200,000 times.

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Thousands of Gmail accounts accidentally wiped
Security
Written by Danrok   
Monday, 28 February 2011 18:29

From the BBC:

Thousands of Gmail users have been left with empty inboxes after their accounts were accidentally wiped clean.

As well as missing e-mails, many reported that their contacts had also disappeared.

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FTC proposes Do Not Track tool for Web marketing
Security
Written by Daniel   
Wednesday, 01 December 2010 19:07

From The Seattle Times

Federal regulators are proposing to create a "Do Not Track" tool for the Internet so that people could prevent marketers from tracking their Web browsing habits and other online behavior in order to target advertising.

Federal regulators are proposing to create a "Do Not Track" tool for the Internet so that people could prevent marketers from tracking their Web browsing habits and other online behavior in order to target advertising.

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China Directed Google Attack, Leaked Cable Says
Security
Written by Daniel   
Monday, 29 November 2010 17:03

From Information week

A trove of diplomatic communications released by Wikileaks includes the claim that Chinese officials oversaw the cyber attack on Google.

Wikileaks on Sunday released hundreds of thousands of U.S. State Department documents online and to news organizations, presenting a range of potentially embarrassing revelations about back channel diplomacy between the U.S., allies, and other countries.

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Making Web Users Botnet-Resistant
Security
Written by Daniel   
Thursday, 11 November 2010 18:54

From Dark Reading


HackMiami researchers create 'botnet-resistant code' to thwart botnets from stealing valuable data

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- OWASP AppSec DC 2010 -- What if you could outfit visitors to your website with a coat of anti-botnet armor? A pair of researchers has come up with coding techniques that they say ultimately renders infected user machines useless to botnet operators harvesting data.

Peter Greko and Fabian Rothschild, both members of the HackMiami hackerspace, here today showed how they studied samples of the Zeus and SpyEye Trojans as well as just how the cybercrime underground uses this code for botnets. They then used that intelligence to write code for Web servers that mitigates these botnets. Their premise is that most client machines are infected, anyway. "What we've done is make it really hard for botmasters to use any information they collect from client machines," Rothschild said.

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Rival calls foul over Microsoft's delivering Security Essentials via Windows Update
Security
Written by Daniel   
Friday, 05 November 2010 18:03

From Computer World


Trend Micro says Microsoft's offer of free antivirus software in update service may be unfair competition.

Microsoft this week began offering U.S. customers its free antivirus program via Windows' built-in update service, a move one major security firm said may be anticompetitive.

Last Monday, Microsoft started adding Security Essentials to the optional download list seen by U.S. users running Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7 when they fired up the operating system's update service. The move followed an Oct. 19 kickoff of a similar program in the U.K.

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