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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.
 
Google's Cloud Drops Custom Linux For Debian  13 May 2013 
Source: Information Week - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Google has been using its own custom version of Linux, Google Compute Engine Linux, as it loads its customers' applications into its infrastructure as a service.
 
Spammers dodge junk filters with Google Translate  04 April 2013 
Source: Network World - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Spammers are using Google's good reputation to dodge mail filters deliver their irritable spew to inboxes across the Internet.
 
Spam fighter, spammer spat becomes massive DDoS attack  29 March 2013 
Source: CSO - Posted by Anthony Pell   
A tiff between a Dutch company and Spamhaus, which blacklists spammers, has turned into a cyber attack of epic proportions. The distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) spread from the Spamhaus website to the rest of the Internet, reportedly affecting millions of rank and file Internet users.
 
Our Internet Surveillance State  25 March 2013 
Source: Schneier on Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
'm going to start with three data points. One: Some of the Chinese military hackers who were implicated in a broad set of attacks against the U.S. government and corporations were identified because they accessed Facebook from the same network infrastructure they used to carry out their attacks.
 
Linux, Windows, and security FUD  26 February 2013 
Source: ZDNet Blogs - Posted by Anthony Pell   
It's 2013. but the Linux FUD just keeps coming. In the most recent example, security firm Trustwave claimed that Linux kernel vulnerabilities went unpatched more than twice as long as it took to fix unpatched flaws in Windows. This assertion would be a lot more believable if it wasn't coming from a Microsoft partner.
 
Is SSL Secure?  12 February 2013 
Source: eSecurityPlanet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security is the foundational technology that secures Web transactions and communications, but it is not infallible.
 
Printer Networks Vulnerable to Hackers: Report  29 January 2013 
Source: infoPackets - Posted by Pooja Shah   
Printers using server software offered by Hewlett-Packard (HP) are reportedly vulnerable to attack. In fact, it's possible for a hacker to use the flaw to bypass security defenses, steal documents, and crash every machine connected to the same network.
 
Testing Virtualisation Limits With A Network Training Laboratory  28 January 2013 
Source: Lilfehacker AU - Posted by Anthony Pell   
If you want to train large groups of students on how to use and deploy networking equipment, you’ll need to rapidly redeploy fresh system images as each new class comes in. That sounds like an obvious case for using virtualisation, but there are some traps to be aware of before pumping out those virtual machine images.
 
Cloud security to be most disruptive technology of 2013  04 January 2013 
Source: Network World - Posted by Anthony Pell   
The Security for Business Innovation Council, comprised of IT security professionals from 19 companies worldwide, called cloud computing the main disruptive force for 2013.
 
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