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27 May 2009 | 4,703 views

Obama To Create Cyber Security Czar In White House

It looks like Obama is taking a serious stance on Cyber Security and Cyber Crime with his introduction of a new position which will be known as the ‘Cyber Czar’. As a senior White House official this is quite a serious position with the responsibility of protecting both the US government networks and looking out [...]

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22 May 2009 | 7,365 views

DNS DDoS Attack Takes Down China Internet

The latest news is a few million Chinese Internet users had trouble accessing any websites yesterday due to a DDoS attack on the DNS system from one of the countries registrars. It just shows that China has an inherently weak infrastructure if such a large portion of people can be disrupted with an attack to [...]

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02 April 2009 | 7,847 views

Conficker Day – April 1st – Uneventful

So the big Conficker scare of April 1st has passed without any real events, no major sites taken down, no major online terror campaigns spawned. Just a new more sophisticated, harder to stop version of Conficker updating from a longer list of domains. It seems like this malware might be here to stay and infecting [...]

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19 December 2008 | 3,858 views

Virtualization Security – IT Managers and Security Experts Disagree

A lot of companies are moving towards virtualization, blade servers and sharing hardware components makes sense when you can have multiple logical servers on one physical machine. I’ve used VMWare in a few situations myself but mostly I don’t see a real requirement for using virtual machines (apart from hosting with a VPS). There have [...]

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26 November 2008 | 3,574 views

Spam Back on the Rise with Srizbi Resurrected

After McColo was partially disconnected from the Internet by it’s peers global spam dropped noticeably. It seems however that the spam was emanating from a zombie network and the control servers were hosted by McColo, the creators of the botnet (Srizbi) were smart about it though and built a fail-safe system into the the malware. [...]

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04 August 2008 | 11,576 views

UK Hacker Gary McKinnon to Fight Extradition

For some of the long time readers, you might remember we’ve been covering the case of the UK Hacker Gary McKinnon for quite some time. The last post was about a year ago though in August 2007 when he Won Right to Lords Appeal Extradition Hearing. The first post on the case was over 2 [...]

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21 April 2008 | 3,331 views

Shelling our way up

Everybody has a favorite shell; not so many under Windows as there are under Linux, but anyway… As most will tell you there favorite shell under Linux would be bash, as under Windows not really having what to chose from they would say cmd.exe (ok, bash can be used under Windows via cygwin, if I [...]

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19 March 2008 | 3,839 views

Core Security to Expand Market with Mark Hatton

It seems like security/pen-testing software can be quite lucrative – especially with the prices Core Security charge for their flagship tool Core Impact (Around $25,000 per seat?). They have offices in two countries and are now looking to expand into new markets, anyway this is a bit of corporate security news for a change. They [...]

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26 February 2008 | 26,292 views

Hacking Does Pay! US Law Let’s Hacker Keep Fraudulent Earnings

Ah I think it’s time for controversy on a Tuesday, what do you think about this case where a hacker got some info on a company about it’s soon to be plummeting share prices by breaking into their computer. By investing $41,000 in stock potion trading on the shares that were about to drop – [...]

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20 February 2008 | 30,558 views

UK Proposing to Disconnect Those Involved in Piracy from the Internet

Ok more controversy for you guys, and once again it’s the UK leading a new initiative. This time it’s not against making hacking tools illegal, it’s against people downloading ‘pirated’ content from the Internet (using torrent sites etc.). I do hope they can differentiate using torrents to download open source software or creative commons music [...]

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