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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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