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Report Reveals Hackers' New Tricks  27 April 2010 
Source: napsNet - Posted by Anthony Pell   
The recent Internet Security Threat Report from computer security company Symantec, makers of Norton, revealed that there were more than 3.2 billion cyber attacks in 2009 alone, which equals one attack for every two people in the world.
 
Linus Torvalds named most influential open source blogger  18 March 2010 
Source: InfoWorld - Posted by Alex   
O'Reilly media founder Tim O'Reilly is "the most powerful voice" in open source, followed by Linux chief architect Linus Torvalds, Google executive Chris Messina, ex-Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz, and Gnome and Mono founder Miguel de Icaza, according to a new ranking of influential open source personalities.
 
The illegal downloaders' Oscar winners  08 March 2010 
Source: CNET - Posted by Anthony Pell   
The fine folk over at Torrent Freak have their own hopes. However, they have created a wonderful prelude to the big event, far more interesting than any discussion of rented frocks, baubles and faces, by calculating which of the nominated movies has been torrented the most.
 
Cryptome Back Online After Brief DMCA Battle  01 March 2010 
Source: Dark Reading - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Website reportedly taken down for posting sensitive Microsoft document on criminal investigation compliance. In a bizarre up-and-down -- literally -- series of events, the controversial site Cryptome.org was forced offline yesterday after posting a sensitive Microsoft document on its site, but was back online today.
 
What If Bill Gates Never Wrote the Trustworthy Computing Memo?  24 February 2010 
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Anthony Pell   
The security industry has undergone massive changes in the last 15 years, and in some cases it's hard to imagine what things would be like had these events not taken place. Think of a world in which Google focuses on security and privacy and Microsoft never started Trustworthy Computing, and you get the idea.
 
Hacker 'Mudge' gets DARPA job  10 February 2010 
Source: CNET - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Peiter Zatko--a respected hacker known as "Mudge"--has been tapped to be a program manager at DARPA, where he will be in charge of funding research designed to help give the U.S. government tools needed to protect against cyberattacks, CNET has learned.
 
Security review: Good riddance to 2009  01 December 2009 
Source: Network World - Posted by Alex   
Looking back at 2009, I'm sure I will not be alone in celebrating the end of the year with gusto. 2009 was a difficult year for most, with a slow recovery and challenging business conditions. Let's see how I did predicting security trends in 2009.
 
Rights group throws the e-book at Google  16 November 2009 
Source: v3 (vnunet) - Posted by Alex   
Google is hoping to put an end to the controversy surrounding its e-book project with a revised settlement under which it would offer rights holders the opportunity to step in when Google has inappropriately printed an out of print book in the English language.
 
Pirate Bay clampdown prompted file sharing site spike  02 November 2009 
Source: The Register - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Attempts to shut down notorious torrent tracker site The Pirate Bay have spurred a four-fold increase in the number of file sharing websites during the third quarter of 2009.
 
Plug-in service to protect Mozilla browser - Update  14 October 2009 
Source: H Security - Posted by Anthony Pell   
The Mozilla Foundation has released a new Plug-in Finder Service on its website. The service checks plug-ins installed in the Mozilla browser to make sure they are the latest version. If a newer version is available, the service recommends an update which users can install with a mouse click. The new service is intended to keep browser plug-ins up to date to quickly close any security holes.
 
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