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Bruce Schneier: that's not what I meant!  10 May 2010 
Source: Computer World - Posted by Alex   
In a soberly worded response to Friday's edition of The Long View, Bruce Schneier clarifies that he didn't expect anyone to think he believes that 9/11 made us safer. I'm indebted to Bruce for clearing that up.

 
Spammers ordered to pay tiny ISP whopping $2.6m  07 May 2010 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Alex   
A small internet service provider has been awarded nearly $2.6m in a lawsuit it filed against a company that sent just under 25,000 spam messages over an 18-month period.
 
Changing security landscape for Internet users  03 May 2010 
Source: IT Wire - Posted by Anthony Pell   
A new security report from Verizon claims that cybersecurity breaches worldwide are starting to level off, with the communications vendor forecasting that the next 10 years will see security protection become more effective and widespread as organisations band together to fight cybercrime.
 
Web Security Threats on the Rise, Report Finds  27 April 2010 
Source: MCP Magazine - Posted by Alex   
It may not be Tony Soprano on the Web, but a new security report finds that wise-guy hackers have become increasingly organized. Additionally, they have more targets to hit on the Internet, according to Marc Fossi, a Symantec Security researcher.
 
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.
 
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