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Hackers encrypted the entire City of Detroit DataBase & demanded ransom of 2000 bitcoins ($803,500)  20 November 2014 
Source: TechWorm - Posted by Alex   
Latest News During a speech for the North American International Cyber Summit being held at Michigan, Detroit , the Mayor of Detroit, Mike Duggan made a startling revelation. He said that the entire city database was attacked by hackers and held hostage. The attackers demanded a ransom of 2,000 bitcoins, an encrypted digital currency to decrypt the same.
 
Hacker Lexicon: What Is the Dark Web?  19 November 2014 
Source: Wired - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Latest News With the rise and fall of the Silk Road—and then its rise again and fall again—the last couple of years have cast new light on the Dark Web. But when a news organization as reputable as 60 Minutes describes the Dark Web as “a vast, secret, cyber underworld” that accounts for “90% of the Internet,” it’s time for a refresher.
 
Web Site Security Certificates Soon To Be Free and Easy  19 November 2014 
Source: Top Tech News - Posted by Alex   
Privacy Browsing the Web could be made a lot more secure Relevant Products/Services if sites used the HTTPS encryption protocol instead of HTTP, but installing the security Relevant Products/Services certificates that enable this has generally been difficult, time-consuming and sometimes costly as well.
 
Next year's DDoS attacks to come from Vietnam, India and Indonesia  19 November 2014 
Source: Network World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Intrusion Detection Vietnam, India and Indonesia might not have the most advanced Internet infrastructure, but they do have a large number of insecure smartphones coming online, making them the big botnet sources for next year's distributed denial of service attacks, according to a report released today by Black Lotus Communications, a DDoS mitigation vendor.
 
Security focus shifts to intrusion detection  18 November 2014 
Source: The Australian - Posted by Alex   
Intrusion Detection WHILE IT managers grapple with managing rapidly evolving hardware and software, they must also deal with shifting security requirements. Industry experts warn that the techniques and technologies used in the past can no longer provide the levels of protection organisations require.
 
Encrypt everything, urges Internet Architecture Board  18 November 2014 
Source: Network World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Cryptography The Internet Architecture Board (IAB) has issued a sweeping directive “for protocol designers, developers, and operators to make encryption the norm for Internet traffic ,” even while acknowledging that such an approach will create major obstacles for some network operations.
 
Linux Security Week: November 17th, 2014  17 November 2014 
Source: LinuxSecurity Contributors - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Linux Security Week Thank you for reading the LinuxSecurity.com weekly security newsletter. The purpose of this document is to provide our readers with a quick summary of each week's most relevant Linux security headlines.
 
10 security mistakes that will get you fired  17 November 2014 
Source: Network World - Posted by Alex   
Security Getting fired from an IT security job is a rare event, but there are certainly ways to ensure or accelerate your own unemployment. I’m not talking about garden-variety mistakes here. After all, most IT workers create or live with lots of little mistakes every day. That’s the nature of complex, rewarding work.
 
US State Dept locks down email system after suspected hacker attack  17 November 2014 
Source: RT - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Latest News The US State Department has shut down the whole of its unclassified email system after fears a hacker managed to obtain access. An official said none of the departments classified systems were affected while security upgrades are currently taking place.
 
Mobile Pwn2own Hackers Exploit NFC, Browsers and More  17 November 2014 
Source: eWeek - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Hacks/Cracks The annual Mobile Pwn2own competition, sponsored by Hewlett-Packard's Zero-Day Initiative (ZDI) and held in Tokyo on Nov. 12 and 13, yielded some surprising results.
 
Linux Advisory Watch: November 14th, 2014  14 November 2014 
Source: LinuxSecurity Contributors - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Linux Advisory Watch Thank you for reading the Linux Advisory Watch Security Newsletter. The purpose of this document is to provide our readers with a quick summary of each week's vendor security bulletins and pointers on methods to improve the security posture of your open source system.
 
Two Dudes Prove How Easy It Is to Hack ATMs for Free Cash  14 November 2014 
Source: Wired - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Hacks/Cracks When a small-time Tennessee restaurateur named Khaled Abdel Fattah was running short of cash he went to an ATM machine. Actually, according to federal prosecutors, he went to a lot of them. Over 18 months, he visited a slew of small kiosk ATMs around Nashville and withdrew a total of more than $400,000 in 20-dollar bills. The only problem: It wasn’t his money.
 
EFF Calls Out ISPs Modifying STARTTLS Encryption Commands  13 November 2014 
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Privacy As Net Neutrality debates swirl, privacy advocates at the Electronic Frontier Foundation and VPN provider Golden Frog have gone public with a Federal Communications Commission filing that got more attention for accusations that Verizon FIOS customers were having their Netflix streaming service throttled back.
 
Hacker Lexicon: What Is a Zero Day?  13 November 2014 
Source: Wired - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Security Zero day actually refers to two things—a zero-day vulnerability or a zero-day exploit. Zero-day vulnerability refers to a security hole in software—such as browser software or operating system software—that is yet unknown to the software maker or to antivirus vendors.
 
    
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