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Study: Pirated content sites attract billions a year  13 January 2011 
Source: CNET - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Web sites hawking pirated software and other digital goods are luring in about 53 billion visits each year. That's according to a report (PDF) released yesterday by MarkMonitor, a company that protects online brands for its corporate customers.
 
Rustock awakens, spam volume back up  12 January 2011 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Earlier this month, researchers with Symantec's MessageLabs noted spam volumes had dropped dramatically as Rustock, the largest of the spam botnets, went quiet. Researchers aren't sure why this happened — only that global spam levels dropped massively as a result. Not surprisingly as Rustock is responsible for 88 percent of all global spam.
 
Sony takes legal action against PS3 hackers  12 January 2011 
Source: H Security - Posted by Anthony Pell   
On their web sites, George Hotz, who became known for his iPhone and PS3 hacks, and the fail0verflow hacker group, have published three statements of complaint made by legal representatives of Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) against Hotz and four alleged members of fail0verflow at the District Court for the Northern District of California in San Francisco.
 
Top 10 Tech Scares of the Decade  11 January 2011 
Source: Network World - Posted by Anthony Pell   
The dawn of the new millennium prompted fears about the future, but so far reality has not quite matched the predictions of catastrophe. The first ten years passed uneventfully--well, aside from Y2K and a bunch of intelligent computer viruses. Here's a look back at the past decade, and ten of the most terrifying tech scares.
 
PHP floating point bug fixed  07 January 2011 
Source: Network World - Posted by Alex   
Fixes for a floating point bug affecting PHP on 32-bit systems have been published, the PHP development team reported on Thursday. Initially expected on Wednesday, the fixes slid until today, with PHP builders mired in packaging and releasing the updates.
 
PHP floating point bug fix due within hours  05 January 2011 
Source: InfoWorld - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Principal developers of the PHP language expect to release within hours a fix to a newly reported issue that can prevent 32-bit systems running PHP from serving pages, a key developer of PHP said on Wednesday morning.
 
Security tool uncovers multiple bugs in every browser  04 January 2011 
Source: H Security - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Browser security specialist Michal Zalewski believes that Chinese hackers have long been aware of a security vulnerability in Internet Explorer which has only recently come to public attention. It is believed that this vulnerability could be exploited to infect computers, though current efforts have succeeded only in provoking crashes.
 
10 Coolest Movie Hackers  30 December 2010 
Source: The New Internet - Posted by Alex   
Hackers have been a part of Hollywood’s movie-making tradition for decades, and while real-life hackers tend to have bad reps, Hollywood counterparts are often depicted as heroes whose valiant efforts save the world and humankind. To get in touch with your inner geek and to celebrate the release of “TRON: Legacy,” here is a top 10 list (in no particular order) of the coolest movie hackers. You may not learn any real hacking watching these folks, but you will be entertained witnessing early portrayal of computer security.
 
Cyber-sabotage and espionage top 2011 security fears  30 December 2010 
Source: BBC News - Posted by Alex   
The biggest security concerns for the coming year will be cyber-sabotage and cyber-espionage, say industry experts. They cite the success of the Stuxnet worm in attacking industrial control systems as a prime example of what to expect in 2011.
 
Hackers Attack Criminal Sites, Security Experts to Expose Security Flaws  28 December 2010 
Source: eWeek - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Administrators of six Websites woke up Christmas morning to discover their sites had been hacked, according to an online newsletter published by the hackers themselves on Dec. 25. In the second issue of "Owned and Exposed," the attackers listed carders.cc, ettercap, exploit-db, backtrack, inj3ct0r, and free-hack.
 
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