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Who's Afraid of Linux Malware?  23 August 2013 
Source: Linux Insider - Posted by Dave Wreski   
As desktop Linux's popularity grows, so, too, do concerns about viruses and malware. "Malware will come to target consumers on Linux," said blogger Chris Travers. "When it does, we will need to address the challenges it poses. Everything from code management to repository management will need to evolve to meet such a threat, but it will. The software evolves. The culture evolves. That is life." - See more at: http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/78748.html#sthash.KFWxJ5xY.dpuf
 
TOR Project urges users to stop using Windows, disable JavaScript  06 August 2013 
Source: Computer World - Posted by Alex   
The TOR Project is advising that people stop using Windows after the discovery of a startling vulnerability in Firefox that undermined the main advantages of the privacy-centered network.
 
Chinese Hacking Team Caught Taking Over Decoy Water Plant  05 August 2013 
Source: Technology Review - Posted by Anthony Pell   
A Chinese hacking group accused this February of being tied to the Chinese army was caught last December infiltrating a decoy water control system for a U.S. municipality, a researcher revealed on Wednesday.
 
Hackers take full advantage of social media sharing: security experts  31 July 2013 
Source: Raw Story - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Sharing on social media helps hackers sharpen “spear phishing” attacks they use to trick their way into computers, security experts said Monday.
 
Smooth-Sec – IDS/IPS (Intrusion Detection/Prevention System) In A Box  29 July 2013 
Source: Darknet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
For those who are not familiar, Smooth-Sec is a fully-ready IDS & IPS (Intrusion Detection & Prevention System) Linux distribution based on Debian 7 (wheezy), available for 32 and 64 bit architecture. The distribution includes the latest version of Snorby, Snort, Suricata, PulledPork and Pigsty.
 
Homeland Security urged ISPs to block IP addresses  15 July 2013 
Source: The Verge - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The US Department of Homeland Security and FBI provided a list of IP addresses used by alleged Chinese military hackers to American internet service providers (ISPs) earlier in February, and not-so-subtly encouraged the ISPs to block them, The Wall Street Journal reported today.
 
Exclusive: SNOWDEN and ME. TRUE MOSCOW story of OPEN DATA HERO  28 June 2013 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
“Not piroshki again”, sighed Ed, picking wearily at the polystyrene tray. The greasy snack glistened under the harsh lights of the Sheremetyevo International Airport Transit Zone.
 
Source code for Carberp financial malware gets leaked online  26 June 2013 
Source: Network World - Posted by Anthony Pell   
The source code for the Carberp financial malware has been leaked online, increasing the risk that other cybercriminals will create their own variants based on it, according to researchers from Russian cybercrime investigations firm Group-IB.
 
Too many CSOs ignore the reality of today's threats  24 June 2013 
Source: CSO - Posted by Dave Wreski   
George Viegas argues that recent research, like Mandiant's APT1 report, finds too many security managers suffer from "ain't gonna happen to me" syndrome and fail to protect their business because of it. Do you have it?
 
7 essentials for defending against DDoS attacks  18 June 2013 
Source: InfoWorld - Posted by Alex   
Go ahead and ask CSOs from the nation's largest banks about the myriad distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks they've experienced in recent months. They're not going to tell you anything.
 
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