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Blacks hats winning: Symantec  16 August 2010 
Source: Network World - Posted by Alex   
Traditional security technologies are losing the battle against the black hats and malicious code writers, according to digital security specialists Symantec. In a mid-year review of their IT security risks and predictions made early in 2010, Symantec has warned that there are simply too many new cyber threats out there for traditional automated systems to catch.
 
Linux Security, Then and Now  13 August 2010 
Source: eSecurity Planet - Posted by Alex   
Linux is inherently not a secure operating system. The reason it's not secure is because Linux was based on the architectural design of UNIX, and the creators of UNIX didn't care about security Ė it was 1969 after all.
 
Black Hat to keep quiet about planned controversial talks  13 August 2010 
Source: Tech World - Posted by Anthony Pell   
The organisers of the Black Hat conference series may withhold details of selected talks at future events to avoid pressure from outside groups to cancel them.
 
Security blunders 'dumber than dog snot'  12 August 2010 
Source: Network World - Posted by Alex   
Voltaire is famous for noting that the main problem with common sense is that it's not all that common. Proof of that abounds in the security industry, where people who should know better do idiotic things daily, according to Roger G. Johnston, a member of the vulnerability assessment team at Argonne National Laboratory.
 
Survey: 98 percent of enterprises using open source  11 August 2010 
Source: CNET - Posted by Alex   
Not only is open-source software thriving in systems management but across businesses as a whole, according to a new survey released Tuesday. A nearly 4-year-long survey of open-source systems management usage compiled by open-source software developer Zenoss showed that 98 percent of the respondents said they used open-source software in their enterprises.
 
LinuxCon: Exploits Show Why Linux Is Vulnerable  11 August 2010 
Source: eSecurity Planet - Posted by Alex   
There is a widely held belief that Linux is a completely secure operating system. But to Brad Spengler of the grsecurity project, the belief is far from accurate. And he has the kernel exploits to prove it.
 
Google-Verizon Net Neutrality Pact: 5 Red Flags  10 August 2010 
Source: PC World - Posted by Alex   
Google and Verizon unveiled a proposal to maintain an open Internet while creating room for a broadband network of premium services. The proposal has no legal standing whatsoever, and is basically a policy paper on network neutrality for consideration by Congress and the Federal Communications Commission.
 
Hacking the Pandigital Novel  09 August 2010 
Source: The Digital Reader - Posted by Alex   
irst, if you want to hack your Novel then you really should visit SlateDroid and check out the Novel forum. Thatís where you can find help with troubleshooting. Iím not refusing to help; I just want to do it in a forum setting (itís easier).
 
DnsMadeEasy under a "quite large and unique" ddos  09 August 2010 
Source: SANS / DNSMadeEasy - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Two of our readers (thanks Jason and Mike!) have written in to highlight the ongoing DDOS against DNS Made Easy. You can read the ongoing reports via their twitter page. The DDOS is reported to be circa 50Gb/sec in size. If you have any details on the type of attack we'd love to know.
 
Hackers use Chinese IPs to launch attacks  06 August 2010 
Source: Asia One - Posted by Alex   
Although cyber attacks have been frequently reported across the mainland, China is not home to a vast web of malicious hackers, as many attacks here originate from countries overseas, according to analysts.
 
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