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Hacker rocks Indonesia with fake tsunami warning  26 November 2010 
Source: Silicon Republic - Posted by Anthony Pell   
The Twitter account of a major adviser to Indonesia’s president has been hacked and a fake warning was posted that a tsunami is heading for Indonesia. Andi Arief is Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's disaster management adviser and a frequent user of Twitter.
Tim Berners-Lee criticizes Web leaders  24 November 2010 
Source: InfoWorld - Posted by Alex   
Tim Berners-Lee, credited with creating the Web, warns that social-networking sites, efforts to prioritize Web traffic, and closed systems such as iTunes threaten the Web's capability to promote free speech and open doors to new scientific discoveries, in an essay published in Scientific American.
Privileged Identity Management: 7 tips to make it work for you  22 November 2010 
Source: CSO - Posted by Anthony Pell   
PIM tools help get a handle on sprawling accounts and disjointed management of privileged access. If you do it right. Here are seven key strategies.
Hacker uses cloud computing to crack passwords  17 November 2010 
Source: ZDNet Blogs - Posted by Anthony Pell   
A German hacker claims to have used cloud computing to crack passwords stored in an algorithm that was developed by the NSA.
Red Hat warns of hole in OpenSSL  17 November 2010 
Source: H Security - Posted by Alex   
In an advisory, Linux distributor Red Hat has warned that a security vulnerability in OpenSSL can potentially be remotely exploited to break into a server. Affected versions include OpenSSL 0.9.8f to 0.9.8o, 1.0.0 and 1.0.0a. Updating to OpenSSL 0.9.8p or 1.0.0b closes the hole.
Chrome, Safari, Office top list for serious bugs  16 November 2010 
Source: CNET - Posted by Alex   
Chrome was the application with the most number of high severity vulnerabilities that impacted end users this year, followed by Safari, Microsoft Office, Adobe Reader and Acrobat and Firefox, according to a list to be released today.
Anti-Firesheep Trick Protects Linux Users  16 November 2010 
Source: PC World - Posted by Anthony Pell   
The Firesheep plug-in for Firefox has done an admirable job of illustrating the insecurity of public Wi-Fi, just as its creators intended. Now that it's out there in the wild, however, the question for users is how to protect their sensitive information.
Global spam e-mail drops after hacker arrests  15 November 2010 
Source: BBC News - Posted by Alex   
Levels of spam have fallen by almost 50% since August 2010, suggest figures. Figures compiled by security firm Symantec show that the amount of junk e-mail messages flowing around the net has dropped 47% in three months.
Spam Down In October: Symantec  15 November 2010 
Source: Dark Reading - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Spam levels are down, at least for the moment. So says a new study released recently by Symantec, which found that spam comprised 86.6 percent of all messages in October, compared with 89.4 percent in September. Symantec said the decline continues a "sharp decrease in global spam volume," with spam volume down a whopping 47 percent from August to October.
Kinect Hacked To Work On PCs  12 November 2010 
Source: PC World - Posted by Alex   
Well, that was fast. Do-it-yourself electronics kit maker and hobby retailer Adafruit recently announced that a hacker had won the company's Open Kinect Bounty. Spain-based hacker Hector Martin Cantero, who is known online as "marcan," released a proof-of-concept video Wednesday night showing the Kinect interfacing with his Linux-based laptop.
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