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'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.
 
DNS-Based Amplification Attacks Key on Home Routers  03 April 2014 
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Dave Wreski   
DNS providers Nominum have published new data on DNS-based DDoS amplification attacks that are using home and small office routers as a jumping off point.
 
Hypervisors: The cloud's potential security Achilles heel  01 April 2014 
Source: ZDNet Blogs - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A cloud is only as secure as the hypervisors that support its virtual machines and how secure are those? That's a darn good question and one we tend to avoid looking at.
 
Hackers hijack 300,000-plus wireless routers, make malicious changes  03 March 2014 
Source: arsTechnica - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Researchers said they have uncovered yet another mass compromise of home and small-office wireless routers, this one being used to make malicious configuration changes to more than 300,000 devices made by D-Link, Micronet, Tenda, TP-Link, and others.
 
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
 
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