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Infosecurity - Pincer.A – new Android trojan warning

A new Android trojan that pretends to be a security feature has been discovered. Once installed, it displays a ‘certificate’ logo, which, if clicked, pops up a message: “Certificate installed successfully!
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HTTPS Everywhere 3.0 protects 1,500 more sites

HTTPS Everywhere 3.0 protects 1,500 more sites | Information Security Madness | Scoop.it
EFF has a long-term mission to encrypt as much of the Web as possible — in fact, to encrypt all of it. We have been making quite a lot of progress.
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Royal Dutch Shell plc's Website Hacked and Database Leaked

Royal Dutch Shell plc's Website Hacked and Database Leaked | Information Security Madness | Scoop.it
The Hackers Blog has been internationally recognized as the world's most renounced blog for promoting awareness for security experts and hackers
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IEEE to explore 400 Gb/s Ethernet

IEEE to explore 400 Gb/s Ethernet | Information Security Madness | Scoop.it
IEEE, the world's largest professional organization advancing technology for humanity, today announced the launch of an IEEE 802.3 “Standard...
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'Biggest DDoS Attack' Did Not Hurt The Internet - This Time

The Spamhaus attacks didn't cause the global Internet to slow down, but they should spark the world into acting on a serious threat
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Information Security: There's a Hole in 1,951 A... | SecurityStreet

Information Security: There's a Hole in 1,951 A... | SecurityStreet | Information Security Madness | Scoop.it
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Thomas V. Fischer's comment, March 28, 2013 5:00 AM
This is why configuration and change management do belong as part of of your information security policies/programme!
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How Private Data Became Public on Amazon's Cloud

How Private Data Became Public on Amazon's Cloud | Information Security Madness | Scoop.it
Companies that use Amazon's popular cloud computing service have accidentally disclosed confidential information including sales records and source code, highlighting the risks of moving sensitive data to the Web, according to new research.
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Thomas V. Fischer's comment, March 28, 2013 4:59 AM
Why is this surprising! Who ever said the cloud was private? it's a shared service by definition
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The Scope Of The Java Problem - Dark Reading

The Scope Of The Java Problem - Dark Reading | Information Security Madness | Scoop.it
New Websense data highlights why Java is attackers' favorite target: most end users run outdated versions of the app
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Infosecurity - Phishers can disguise their links with Javascript

Standard advice before clicking any disguised link is to hover the cursor over the link and check the browser status bar. The ‘real’ destination is displayed – but this can be modified by Javascript.
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Apple follows Google, Facebook, and others with two-step authentication

Apple follows Google, Facebook, and others with two-step authentication | Information Security Madness | Scoop.it
iCloud gains an extra layer of security in wake of increasing security threats.
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Two new attacks on SSL decrypt authentication cookies

Two new attacks on SSL decrypt authentication cookies | Information Security Madness | Scoop.it
Aging standard isn't holding up very well in face of sophisticated attacks.
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SANS SCADA and Process Control Security Survey - the state of the industry is discouraging | ControlGlobal Community

SANS published their SANS SCADA and Process Control Security Survey. The results paint a very confusing picture and actually demonstrate the existing approaches to awareness and security are not working.
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SCADA 'Sandbox' Tests Real-World Impact Of Cyberattacks On Critical Infrastructure - Dark Reading

SCADA 'Sandbox' Tests Real-World Impact Of Cyberattacks On Critical Infrastructure - Dark Reading | Information Security Madness | Scoop.it
New testbeds would help operators test software patches as well
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Infosecurity - London Underground users can now be hacked at more than 100 Tube stations

The introduction of Virgin Media’s WiFi to the London Underground is a valuable addition to the UK capital’s anywhere, anytime attitude towards work and the internet – access via mobile phones and tablets need no longer be affected simply because...
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DDoS Attack Doesn't Spell Internet Doom: 7 Facts -- InformationWeek

DDoS Attack Doesn't Spell Internet Doom: 7 Facts -- InformationWeek | Information Security Madness | Scoop.it
Despite a record-setting DDoS attack against anti-spam group Spamhaus, the Internet remains alive and well. Let's break down the key facts.
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NSA begins building world’s largest data collecting system | Science Recorder

NSA begins building world’s largest data collecting system | Science Recorder | Information Security Madness | Scoop.it
The NSA issues warnings on cyber security.
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Misconfigured, Open DNS Servers Used In Record-Breaking DDoS Attack - Dark Reading

Misconfigured, Open DNS Servers Used In Record-Breaking DDoS Attack - Dark Reading | Information Security Madness | Scoop.it
Biggest-ever distributed denial-of-service attack originally aimed at Spamhaus escalates and hits other corners of the Net
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Greater intelligence is needed to combat stronger attacks

Greater intelligence is needed to combat stronger attacks | Information Security Madness | Scoop.it
Shared intelligence is needed by businesses as threats become more sophisticated.
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French Data Protection Authority Rules on Keylogger Software : : Privacy and Information Security Law Blog

French Data Protection Authority Rules on Keylogger Software : : Privacy and Information Security Law Blog | Information Security Madness | Scoop.it
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Logic Bomb Set Off South Korea Cyberattack | Threat Level | Wired.com

Logic Bomb Set Off South Korea Cyberattack | Threat Level | Wired.com | Information Security Madness | Scoop.it
A cyberattack that wiped the hard drives of computers belonging to banks and broadcasting companies in South Korea this week was set off by a logic bomb in the code, according to a security firm in the U.S.
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Governments should "investigate alternatives" to email to protect them from security threats

Governments should "investigate alternatives" to email to protect them from security threats | Information Security Madness | Scoop.it
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Sony Freedom Of Information (FOI) Request | ethicalhack3r

Sony Freedom Of Information (FOI) Request | ethicalhack3r | Information Security Madness | Scoop.it
On the 14th of January the UK Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) sent Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Limited a monetary penalty notice of £250,000
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HP Announces New Security Research Organization at RSA - eSecurity Planet

HP Announces New Security Research Organization at RSA - eSecurity Planet | Information Security Madness | Scoop.it
HP consolidates the effort of multiple security divisions into a single unit for quicker and more effective risk remediation.
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