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Upcoming Firefox click-to-play feature will stop automated plug-in exploits  16 April 2012 
Source: Network World - Posted by Alex   
Mozilla developers are working on a new Firefox feature that will block the automated display of plug-in-based content like Flash videos, Java applets or PDF files, and will protect users from attacks that exploit vulnerabilities in browser plug-ins to install malware on their computers.
 
ICANN: Privates leaked in top-level domain land grab blunder  13 April 2012 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
ICANN has revealed that it took down its top-level domain application system yesterday after discovering a potentially serious data leakage vulnerability.
 
Financial services industry sees DDOS attacks triple, says Prolexic  12 April 2012 
Source: Tech World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The financial services industry saw nearly triple the number of distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks during the first three months of this year compared to the same period last year, according to a report released Wednesday.
 
Anonymous targets UK Government sites with DDoS - Update  09 April 2012 
Source: H Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The hacktivist collective Anonymous are staging a distributed denial of service attack on the UK Government's Home Office, the Prime Minister's Number 10 and the Ministry of Justice web sites. The attacks began on the evening of Saturday 7 April and were claimed as the work of Anonymous in three tweets (1, 2, 3) by @YourAnonNews, the first of which read "TANGO DOWN - http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/ (via @AnonymouSpoon) For your draconian surveillance proposals! Told you to #ExpectUs! #ANONYMOUS #AnonUK".
 
IBM Says Security Threats Mount Despite More Awareness  22 March 2012 
Source: IB Times - Posted by Alex   
Nick Bradley, senior manager for IBM (NYSE: IBM) global security operations, said despite more awareness, computer center managers need to be vigilant against cyberattacks.
 
How To Secure DNS with DNSCrypt  20 March 2012 
Source: eSecurity Planet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
This open-source software for Mac and Linux does for DNS what SSL does for HTTP: It encrypts DNS traffic to prevent spoofing, snooping, and man-in-the-middle attacks.
 
Microsoft: Critical worm hole could be exploited within 30 days  14 March 2012 
Source: Sophos - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Listen up, this one is serious. There is a critical vulnerability in many versions of Windows, which could be exploited to spread a worm automatically between vulnerable computers.
 
3 key issues for secure virtualization  09 March 2012 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Virtualization represents a sea change in IT practices. Bound for years by the "one application, one server" rule, IT infrastructure was over capacity, underused and not cost-effective.
 
How to Catch an Internet Cyber Thief  02 March 2012 
Source: PC World - Posted by Alex   
They're out there, says security researchers: the Chinese hackers attempting to break into U.S. enterprises, and jihadist terrorists that brazenly post videos of sniper killings, while stealing credit-cards to launder money for funding nefarious campaigns in Mideast or Caucasus hot spots.
 
Why CloudFlare kept LulzSec safe  29 February 2012 
Source: IT World - Posted by Anthony Pell   
On June 2nd, 2011, the antisec hacker group known as LulzSec launched a web site. Although they had been an active hacking group for several weeks, the creation of Lulzsecurity.com was their first official web presence other than the Twitter account they had been using.
 
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