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02 May 2006 | 4,416 views

Microsoft Shelves Support for RSA SecurID in Vista

Switchback? For the worst? Aww Microsoft would never compromise our security for the sake of convenience or their profit line right? Microsoft has shelved plans to include native support for RSA’s SecurID tokens in Windows Vista, even though the company has been trialling the technology for almost two years. In February 2004, Microsoft chairman Bill [...]

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30 April 2006 | 8,773 views

Gary McKinnon Busted Because he Forgot the Time Difference

It turns out Gary McKinnon got sloppy, that’s why he got busted. He forgot the computers he was comprimising were in a completely different time zone, and as he was using remote control software, the person in the office saw their mouse moving around. We have reported about this guy before, when he was fearing [...]

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21 April 2006 | 5,474 views

Kids Learn About Cyber Security – About Time Too!

I have always said no matter what it be, you need to start ‘em young! Same for open source, don’t lock kid into Microsoft operating systems in the schools, give dual boot machines, let them use Ubuntu or Debian or something else. Let them explore free software, let the smart ones see the source, fix [...]

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11 April 2006 | 3,969 views

Oracle on the Quest for ‘Secure Search’ – Rival for Google Desktop?

A competitor for our buddy Google Desktop perhaps? ORACLE, the world’s third- biggest software maker, has begun selling software that allows users to search only personal data on their work computers such as email, word documents and calendar appointments. Chief executive Larry Ellison says the California company’s new search program “is one of the biggest [...]

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10 April 2006 | 4,256 views

Homeland Security Scores an F for Internal Security AGAIN

Well I would have thought these guys should have had a little better security.. The Department of Homeland Security received an F (Failing) grade in cybersecurity from the House Government Reform Committee for the third year in a row. The Committee will likely give the Fed a D+ overall for its cybersecurity efforts. The grades [...]

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06 April 2006 | 9,918 views

China taking control of it’s own DNS servers

China are moving further away from the rest of the world when it comes to the Internet, taking control, making sure information doesn’t get out and making sure other people don’t have access to anything behind the Great Firewall of China. China’s Ministry of Information Industry (MII) has made adjustment to China’s Internet domain name [...]

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22 March 2006 | 6,050 views

Why Windows Vista ‘might’ Actually be Good

The main thing is the massive kernel overhaul, it’s actually adding some decent functionality and refining the architecture to become more like Linux! While the kernel in Vista is still primarily the same one as in Windows 2000 and XP, there have been some significant changes to tighten up security. Fewer parts of the OS [...]

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20 March 2006 | 8,908 views

FrSIRT Starts Charging for OTHER Peoples Work (Exploits)

Is it ethical or even legal to charge for other peoples work? As far as I know France seems have some pretty strong (and weird) copyright laws. And yes, they are blaming French Laws prohibiting full disclosure. In conformity with applicable French laws prohibiting Full-disclosure, the FrSIRT will no longer distribute exploits and PoCs on [...]

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13 March 2006 | 9,526 views

Donations Flood in for Guilty Security Researcher Guillaume Tena

This could be the end of reverse engineering in France sadly, I hope it doesn’t have repucussions in other parts of the world. I think it’s the end of using reverse engineering tools to find flaws in France. Maybe the next step will be to forbid the possession of debuggers and disassemblers. It’s a valid [...]

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11 March 2006 | 4,132 views

UK Could be Going TOO Far With Digital Laws

Types of activities that will become illegal under the proposed laws include making or supplying “hacking tools”- computer programmes or code that can help crack passwords or bypass security systems – and will be punishable by up to two years in prison. Isn’t this legitimate action for any security enthusiast, hobbiest or professional involved in [...]

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