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How the cloud is changing the security game  03 October 2014 
Source: Network World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Cloud computing offers many advantages, but with those benefits come a new range of security concerns. “From a security perspective, the cloud has introduced new risks,” says David Levin, director of information security at Western Union, who oversees the security of applications being used at the money transfer company.
 
DDoS attackers turn fire on ISPs and gaming servers  22 September 2014 
Source: TechWorld - Posted by Alex   
DDoS attackers seem to have switched their attention from banks to gaming hosts, ISPs and even enterprises, half-year figures from Chinese mitigation vendor NSFOCUS have confirmed.
 
Middle-School Dropout Codes Clever Chat Program That Foils NSA Spying  17 September 2014 
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Alex   
The National Security Agency has some of the brightest minds working on its sophisticated surveillance programs, including its metadata collection efforts. But a new chat program designed by a middle-school dropout in his spare time may turn out to be one of the best solutions to thwart those efforts.
 
Cloud security: We're asking the wrong questions  12 September 2014 
Source: InfoWorld - Posted by Alex   
In the wake of the celebrity photo breach, the media is humming with stories disparaging the safety of the cloud. Many longtime cloud critics are crowing, "I told you so!" and waiting for the world to go back to on-premises solutions only.
 
Moving toward smart and secure continuous software delivery  21 August 2014 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Dave Wreski   
It’s no surprise that security and application development teams often find themselves locking horns. One wants applications and new features to roll out – and swiftly – and the other is often more concerned with keeping systems and data snug. At some organizations, as they embrace more agile development and continuous integration/delivery methods, the tension runs even higher.
 
Boffins build FREE SUPERCOMPUTER from free cloud server trials  29 July 2014 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Researchers Rob Ragan and Oscar Salazar have built a free LiteCoin-mining botnet that generates $US1750 a week using free cloud signup promotions.
 
Attackers raid SWISS BANKS with DNS and malware bombs  23 July 2014 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Attackers suspected of residing in Russia are raiding Swiss bank accounts with a multi-faceted attack that intercepts SMS tokens and changes domain name system settings, researchers have warned.
 
Evernote, Deezer and Feedly fess up to DDoS attacks  12 June 2014 
Source: The Inquirer UK - Posted by Alex   
EVERNOTE, DEEZER AND FEEDLY have revealed that they have been struck by hackers, with the firms admitting on Tuesday to having suffered distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.
 
Want 'perfect' security? Then threat data must be shared  13 May 2014 
Source: InfoWorld - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Here's a surprise for you: We actually have a fairly good understanding of who is attacking us on the Internet and why. Various entities know not only which groups are doing the attacking, but also the names of the people in those groups. They know where they live, who their family members are, where they went to school, and when they go on vacation.
 
'Snowden effect' has changed cloud data security assumption, survey claims  16 April 2014 
Source: TechWorld - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Edward Snowden’s revelations of sophisticated NSA spying has made many senior IT staff distinctly edgy about their use of the cloud with nine out of teen paying closer attention to where data is stored, a survey of global attitudes has found.
 
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