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Pentagon breached by foreign hacker  27 August 2010 
Source: Telegraph - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A foreign spy agency carried out the most serious "cyber attack" on the US military's networks when a tainted flash drive was inserted into a laptop in the Middle East, according to a senior Pentagon official.
 
DNSSEC Will Drive Certificate Market  25 August 2010 
Source: Dark Reading - Posted by Anthony Pell   
With the landmark deployment of DNSSEC in the root a little over a month ago and the acceleration of top-level domains (TLDs) jumping onto the DNSSEC bandwagon through the end of this year and 2011, a big question remains: what does this protocol improvement mean for the digital certificate market?
 
Who Leaked Halo: Reach Early? Microsoft Did  24 August 2010 
Source: PC World - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Halo: Reach has apparently been breached. The latest chapter in Microsoft's flagship franchise is prematurely in the wild. Bungie's Xbox 360 exclusive sci-fi shooter--prequel to the venerable Xbox-original Halo: Combat Evolved and not due out until September 14--has been unceremoniously loosed on file sharing sites.
 
Linux kernel purged of five-year-old root access bug  23 August 2010 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Anthony Pell   
The Linux kernel has finally been purged of a privilege-escalation vulnerability that for at least half a decade allowed untrusted local users to gain unfettered rights to the operating system's most secure locations.
 
Hackers set sights on small businesses, households  20 August 2010 
Source: Issaquah Reporter - Posted by Alex   
Over the past 20 years, in small cities and communities across America, the average daily police record of reported crimes and complaints would hold a familiar, and fairly uniform, list of events - a drunk and disorderly, car prowling, garage break ins, and vandalism would usually fill the police blotters of places like Issaquah and Sammamish.
 
Want to deter hackers? Make your password longer  20 August 2010 
Source: MSNBC - Posted by Alex   
Thanks to rapid increases in computing power, your confidential information is probably not safe unless you use a 12-digit randomized password, experts say.
 
Hacker's P2P virus replaces files with sea creature manga  19 August 2010 
Source: Computer World - Posted by Anthony Pell   
According to Japanese site, Asahi.com, a Japanese hacker was arrested for allegedly writing a computer virus that destroys all files on a victim's computer and replaces them with homemade manga images of sea creatures like squid, octopuses and sea urchins.
 
Mozilla downplays Firefox bug, passes on fix  18 August 2010 
Source: Network World - Posted by Alex   
Mozilla on Tuesday said that it will not patch a bug that blocks the display of a warning when Firefox detects a potentially deceptive URL, saying the flaw was not a threat.
 
Hackers Are Security VARs’ New Competitors  17 August 2010 
Source: eWeek Europe - Posted by Alex   
Hackers, malware writers and online criminal elements have operated like businesses for some time. Now, according to research by [1] Kaspersky Lab, these black hat organisations are expanding to include technical support and customer service for their victims. In a way, they’re beginning to mimic security solution providers.
 
What's a hacker's biggest fear?  16 August 2010 
Source: Forbes India - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Hackers. Faceless people who deface government Web sites, who can peek into your computer without you knowing. What are they like? Forbes India asked Akash Mahajan, a Certified Ethical Hacker, for a few insights into the shadowy world.
 
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