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Sloppy use of Amazon cloud can expose users to hacking  10 November 2011 
Source: InfoWorld - Posted by Alex   
Using Amazon's EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) can pose a security threat to organizations and individuals alike, though Amazon's not to blame, according to researchers from Eurecom, Northeastern University, and SecludIT.
 
Case study: Using remote access securely  14 September 2011 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Alex   
A data-breach-investigations report issued by Verizon earlier this year found 71 percent of all hacking attacks on business take place using remote access or desktop service.
 
If you think you haven't been hacked this month, think again If you think you haven't been hacked th  07 September 2011 
Source: SecurityPark - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Iím assuming the majority of people are sitting smugly reading this thinking Ďof course I havenít!í. You do everything youíre supposed to do, right? Youíve installed a firewall, youíve got some anti-virus software, you never follow links in emails or open attachments from someone you donít know or trust.
 
Major overhaul makes OS X Lion king of security  21 July 2011 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Anthony Pell   
With Wednesday's release of Mac OS X Lion, Apple has definitively leapfrogged its rivals by offering an operating system with state-of-the-art security protections that make it more resistant to malware exploits and other hack attacks, two researchers say.
 
What Iíve learned from (nearly!) a year of open source  18 July 2011 
Source: SecurityNinja - Posted by Alex   
As the days count down until I jet off to Las Vegas and release v2.0 of Agnitio Iíve been thinking about the past year and the lessons/things Iíve learned since I first released Agnitio Ė my first open source project.
 
Linux: Secure as a brick  18 July 2011 
Source: Sys-Con - Posted by Dave Wreski   
People who are familiar with me know that there are two things Iím not forgiving about. The first is backups, the second is security.
 
Storing passwords in uncrackable form  21 June 2011 
Source: H Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
News about intrusions into the servers of online stores, games vendors and other internet services can now be read on an almost daily basis. Often, the intruders obtain customers' login data including their passwords. As many people use the same password in multiple places, criminals can use the passwords to obtain unauthorised access to further services.
 
Is Linux Really More Secure than Windows?  15 May 2011 
Source: eSecurity Planet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Common wisdom has held for years that Linux is superior to Windows when it comes to security issues. But now that open source is growing in popularity both on the consumer side (think Android phones) and the enterprise side (Linux runs the 10 fastest supercomputers in the world, for example, according to Wikipedia), it's time to push past the adage and look again at the whole "which is safer" issue.
 
The Linux vs. Windows Security Mystery  13 May 2011 
Source: Tech News World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
"NSA recommending Vista for home security is merely a reflection of the reality of monopoly in the retail space," said blogger Robert Pogson. "In the USA probably as few as 2 to 3 percent of users use GNU/Linux, so a recommendation is almost useless." Those who are serious about security "are already aware of SELinux, a product of the NSA. The NSA is merely recommending that folks move on from XP, a poor OS poorly supported by M$."
 
What the Sony PlayStation Network Attack Can Teach Us About Database Security  12 May 2011 
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Alex   
Sonyís PlayStation Network was breached between April 17 and April 19 and was taken offline by Sony on April 20. At the time of this writing, the service is still not available and it might not be available until the end of May. Much speculation has ensued on what has actually happened and the information released by Sony does not always match up with what is published elsewhere in print or on the Internet.
 
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