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07 December 2010 | 7,898 views

India Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Site Still Down

There has been quite a lot of chatter online about this case, politically there are long standing disputes between India and Pakistan and naturally these also extend to online wars – which inevitably end in defacement. The latest target from the group calling themselves the Pakistani Cyber Army was the site for the Central Bureau [...]

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15 September 2010 | 8,662 views

Critical Zero Day Abobe Flash Flaw Puts Android Phones At Risk

Adobe hasn’t been having the best of luck recently with a string of serious PDF exploits in their Reader software and now in less than a week two critical flaws in Flash. This is a pretty serious flaw and sadly proves Steve Jobs right for not supporting Flash on the iPhone and Ipad. A new [...]

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10 September 2010 | 10,560 views

Email Worm Spreading Like Wildfire – W32.Imsolk/VBMania Variant

Oh this is a throw back to the 90s, a self-replicating e-mail worm based around a malicious screensaver (.scr) that sends itself to everyone in your address book. It seems this one is spreading fast though with hundreds of thousands of infections. Reminds of the heydays of ILOVEYOU and Anna Kournikova. A fast-moving email worm [...]

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02 September 2010 | 6,006 views

Deutsche Post Security Cup – Bug Bounty Contest

The trend of paying for bugs is certainly catching on, the most recent entrant to the field is Deutsche Post the German postal service. They announced this week a security cup for their new online secure messaging service. The bug bounty trend has resurfaced recently with Mozilla increasing its bounty to $3000 and Google increasing [...]

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30 August 2010 | 5,543 views

China Policy Could Shut Out Foreign Security Firms

China catches a lot of flack in the infosec World, mostly for being suspected of cyber-terrorism and for propagating nasty malware. Lately things have been getting more political especially during their tussle with Google over the whole ‘search freedom’ issue and censorship. The latest is that they are starting to check for compliance on a [...]

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20 August 2010 | 7,745 views

Intel Acquires Security Specialist McAfee For $7.68bn

We’ve seen a trend in recent years, especially in the technology sector of acquisitions and consolidations. It’s been something Microsoft has been doing for a long time, acquiring smaller niche companies to improve/supplement their existing product lines. In recent years the trends has shifted towards web services and of course security, many smaller security companies [...]

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15 July 2010 | 6,137 views

Sunbelt Software Bought By GFI For An Undisclosed Sum

Looks like this is the way business is heading, especially in the software sector. As led by the giants Microsoft, acquisition is the way to get new and innovative software without having to produce it yourself! Sunbelt Blog is one of the few we actually link to in the sidebar and also read regularly. They [...]

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14 June 2010 | 17,939 views

Microsoft Installs Firefox Add-on Without Asking During Recent Patch Tuesday

It’s not the first time Microsoft has had some issues with Firefox and add-ons they installed on users machines through Windows Update. Back in October of last year, Mozilla forcefully disabled a .NET add-on as it was causing ‘instability’ rather a security/vulnerability issue. I did notice the issue with my own Firefox and also noticed [...]

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10 May 2010 | 7,828 views

Federal Authorities Have Seized More Than $143 Million USD Of Fake Network Equipment

What a surprise, another quiet weekend – nothing much has been going on apart from the big furore about Facebook privacy – which frankly has been discussed to death. Other than that, 2 critical patches are expected in the next Microsoft patch Tuesday – info here and here. One story which I did find interesting [...]

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26 April 2010 | 42,687 views

Seattle Computer Security Expert Turns Tables On The Police

Honestly there’s been nothing much going on for the past few days or over the weekend, Microsoft retracted some patches citing ‘quality issues’ and there was announcement about Metasploit Express version. But well that was about it! This was the only story I found vaguely interesting, because well we all love to flip the bird [...]

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