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DDoSing a Cell Phone Network  26 February 2014 
Source: Schneier on Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The HLR/AuC is considered to be one of the most important network elements of a 3G network. It can serve up to five million subscribers and at least one transaction with HLR/AuC is required for every single phone call or data session.
 
Don't be a DDoS dummy: Patch your NTP servers, plead infosec bods  21 January 2014 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Security researchers have responded to recent denial of service attacks against gaming websites and service providers that rely on insecure Network Time Protocol servers by drawing up a list of vulnerable systems.
 
Cloud-based security services poised for rapid growth  24 December 2013 
Source: Network World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The rush of businesses to move their operations to the cloud is creating a slipstream that's pulling security services into the nimbus.
 
The downfall of hacker collective Antisec  25 November 2013 
Source: The Verge - Posted by Alex   
Hacker chronicler Quinn Norton spent months in 2011 and 2012 talking to members of the hacktivist collective Antisec, the division of Anonymous responsible for the leaked corporate emails that earned Jeremy Hammond a 10-year prison sentence.
 
OpenStack Cloud Vendors Vigilant in the Face of NSA Snooping  12 November 2013 
Source: eWeek - Posted by Anthony Pell   
The Edward Snowden revelations about NSA snooping in the cloud are not having an impact on OpenStack cloud vendors, including Rackspace and Dreamhost.
 
Three types of DNS attacks and how to deal with them  29 August 2013 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Alex   
The Syrian Electronic Army, a pro-Assad hacking group, altered the DNS records used by the New York Times, Twitter, and the Huffington Post. The changes forced one site offline and caused problems for the others. Here are three ways such attacks happen, and how they can be mitigated
 
Network Security Remains a Blind Spot for Businesses  07 August 2013 
Source: eWeek - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Areas of blind spots within the typical enterprise are many, including applications, network traffic, network devices and user activity.
 
Cloud insecurity? It's a perception problem  02 August 2013 
Source: Beta News - Posted by Dave Wreski   
I've long been a believer that a judgement gap, influenced largely by negative media coverage, is what continues to hold back cloud adoption among small organizations. And judging from the results of a recent study completed by comScore, my intuition has been fairly on track.
 
Q&A: ownCloud Provides Secure File Sharing for the Enterprise  11 June 2013 
Source: Linux.com - Posted by Dave Wreski   
File storage and sharing using consumer-oriented cloud services can be a security problem for companies that want to avoid sensitive data leaks. ownCloud aims to solve the issue by offering commercial cloud services installed within a company's own datacenter.
 
Commission wants to turn tables on IP thieves by crippling PCs with extortion-style lock-outs  28 May 2013 
Source: Network World - Posted by Alex   
Buried in a 100-page report issued last week by the Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property was a recommendation to copy a tactic cyber scammers use to extort money from innocent victims.
 
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