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08 January 2010 | 5,007 views

Active Exploitation Of Unpatched PDF Vulnerability

Fairly wide-spread attacks based on the latest vulnerability in Adobe PDF Reader have been spotted by Symantec, they appear to be variants on old attacks but still can be very effective. It’s not the first time this has happened, back in February 2009 Hackers targeted a 0-day exploit in PDF Reader. With one variant of [...]

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06 January 2010 | 9,540 views

2010 Bug Wreaks Havoc In Germany

This was pretty unexpected for most people, the Y2K bug was so over-hyped then nothing really happened. Then suddenly 2010 comes and everything goes haywire! The first big news that struck was Spam Assassin which included all versions of cPanel, it started rejected almost all e-mails due to a bug in the spam detection rules [...]

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16 December 2009 | 14,871 views

Is Google Public DNS Safe?

Google recently launched a public DNS service similar to the popular service over at OpenDNS, you can find it on Googlecode here – http://code.google.com/speed/public-dns/. The first obvious reaction for the infosec crowd (with all the recent DNS flaws), is to question the security of the Google DNS service. HD Moore has done some good analysis [...]

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10 December 2009 | 16,025 views

Facebook Pushes Out New Privacy Settings

There have been plenty of stories about Facebook in the past and the latest is about their new privacy system. From what I understand they have abandoned the previous concept of “Networks” and now everyone is open to everyone else. The network system was initially relevant when the site was targeted at only US college [...]

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30 October 2009 | 17,842 views

Illegal File Sharers To Be Cut Off By 2011

It was 2008 when the UK government originally proposed disconnecting pirates from the Internet, then a few months later Australia followed suit. The latest is that it’s really going to be legislated and will come into force by April 2010 under the Digital Economy Bill. I’ve noticed this trend picking up lately, a few companies [...]

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11 September 2009 | 43,449 views

One Of The World’s Most Prolific Music Piracy Groups Busted

Seems like the Feds have been busy in recent year, all kinds of hackers, phishers an dnow pirates are getting arrested and imprisoned for some serious jailtime. The latest in this strung of busts is the music piracy ground RNS or Rabid Neurosis, very eminent in the scene in the late 90s/early 2000s. With P2P [...]

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07 September 2009 | 8,135 views

UK Has The Worst Internet Security In Europe

Interesting story for our British readers, seems like back in Old Blighty people are a bit lax when it comes to keeping their security software up to date. Not only that, from the other aspects of the survey it seems UK is generally lacking in cybersecurity awareness and education with people not deleting dodgy files [...]

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07 August 2009 | 6,180 views

Twitter & Facebook Taken Offline By DDoS Attacks

Both Facebook and Twitter were hit with pretty severe DDoS attacks rendering them useless and unavailable to the majority of users. The thing is it seems like it wasn’t a traditional network based botnet style DDoS attack, but a ‘joejob‘ attack where spam is sent out containing a link and the users clicking on the [...]

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28 July 2009 | 8,730 views

Hacker Group L0pht Making A Comeback

L0pht has been a staple of the hacking scene since the Internet existed, with the ever fabulous L0phtcrack being their best known offering. Of course when that was sold off to Symantec then subsequently discontinued, things changed a lot. Well now the Hacker News Network is back online, one of the side projects of L0pht [...]

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22 June 2009 | 6,221 views

IT Managers Under-Estimate Impact Of Data Loss

I find it a little surprising in this day and age that such a low percentage of IT managers believe data loss is a low impact issue. Don’t they read the news? Don’t they understand how losing customer trust can really effect your bottom-line? I would have thought 30% of respondents thinking data loss was [...]

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