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Tesco web security 'flaw' probed

Tesco web security 'flaw' probed | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
The UK's data watchdog is to make enquiries into the security practices at Tesco.com, following concerns from numerous experts.
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Aruba ClearPass Access Management System™

Aruba ClearPass Access Management System™ | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it

Ideal for BYOD provisioning and onboarding, ClearPass makes it easy for IT-issued and personal mobile devices to securely connect to any network.

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Apple iCloud attack deletes data

Apple iCloud attack deletes data | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
A US tech journalist was cut off from his entire digital life by attackers who tricked Apple support into re-setting his iCloud account.
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The Rootkit Arsenal: Escape and Evasion in the Dark Corners of the System

The Rootkit Arsenal: Escape and Evasion in the Dark Corners of the System | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
With the growing prevalence of the Internet, rootkit technology has taken center stage in the battle between White Hats and Black Hats.
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Stuxnet thwarted by code update

Stuxnet thwarted by code update | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
German engineering giant Siemens has issued a fix for the software loopholes used by the notorious Stuxnet worm.
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Yahoo looks into password breach

Yahoo looks into password breach | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
Yahoo is the latest victim of hackers as it investigates the exposure of 400,000 passwords.
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NSA Chief: Cybercrime constitutes the “greatest transfer of wealth in history”

NSA Chief: Cybercrime constitutes the “greatest transfer of wealth in history” | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it

U.S. companies lose about $250 billion per year through intellectual property theft, with another $114 billion lost due to cyber crime, a number that rises to $338 billion when the costs of down time due to crime are taken into account, said Alexander, the director of the National Security Agency and commander of U.S. Cyber Command, in remarks Monday at the American Enterprise Institute.

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In face of Flame malware, Microsoft will revamp Windows encryption keys

In face of Flame malware, Microsoft will revamp Windows encryption keys | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it

Starting in August, updated Windows operating systems will reject encryption keys smaller than 1024 bits, which could cause problems for customer applications accessing Web sites and email platforms that use the keys.

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Warning: Fake Skype app on Android is malware

Warning: Fake Skype app on Android is malware | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
Summary: Cybercriminals have created a fake Skype app for Android that is really malware in disguise. The idea is to make money by leveraging all the hype surrounding Skype's mobile growth.
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Check to see if your PC is using Rogue DNS

Check to see if your PC is using Rogue DNS | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it

The FBI is seeking information from individuals, corporate entities, and Internet Services Providers who believe that they have been victimized by malicious software (“malware”) related to the defendants. This malware modifies a computer’s Domain Name Service (DNS) settings and thereby directs the computers to receive potentially improper results from rogue DNS servers hosted by the defendants.

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Data breaches cost Australian organisations over two million dollars per incident

Data breaches cost Australian organisations over two million dollars per incident | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it

Over the last year, data breaches have become commonplace with both global and local brands falling victim to attackers. Household brands have come under scrutiny as customer data including names, email addresses and potentially even credit card details are leaked.

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Managing and Protecting Business Information - Baseline.com

Managing and Protecting Business Information - Baseline.com | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it

Respondents said that information now equals 49% of their organization's value.

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MI5: ‘Astonishing’ Level Of Cyber Security Attacks Hit UK

MI5: ‘Astonishing’ Level Of Cyber Security Attacks Hit UK | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it

London 2012 Olympics is an “attractive target” for terrorists and UK industry is facing an “astonishing” level of cyber security attacks, according to the chief of MI5, Jonathan Evans.

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New virus targets energy sector

New virus targets energy sector | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
A targeted attack forces Saudi Aramco's computer network offline as experts share details of a new threat to the energy sector.
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Dorifel botnet attack hits Dutch local authorities hard

Dorifel botnet attack hits Dutch local authorities hard | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
At least 30 local governments, universities and companies have had their systems infected with the XDocCrypt/Dorifel virus in the Netherlands since Wednesday, said the Dutch National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) on Friday.
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Data Mining and Machine Learning in Cybersecurity

Data Mining and Machine Learning in Cybersecurity | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it

With the rapid advancement of information discovery techniques, machine learning and data mining continue to play a significant role in cybersecurity.

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Fake AT&T Emails Using Blackhole Exploit Kit to Install Malware | threatpost

Fake AT&T Emails Using Blackhole Exploit Kit to Install Malware | threatpost | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
Fake AT&T phishing emails are using the Blackhole exploit kit to install a variant of the Zeus malware.
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Security News - Cloud Computing Views and Opinions from Trend Micro

News and cloud computing views and data protection opinions from Trend Micro. Provides daily views on cloud security news and Internet threats updated from multiple Infosec information sources.
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New 'Warp' Trojan Poses As A Network Router

New 'Warp' Trojan Poses As A Network Router | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it

Researchers have found a new Trojan from China that mimics a router in order to intercept traffic and spread throughout the network. The so-called Warp Trojan isn't related to more common malware like Zeus or SpyEye, and it operates as a stage-two infection rather than a bot-run one.

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Cybersecurity and the intelligence community's nefarious purposes

Cybersecurity and the intelligence community's nefarious purposes | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it

John Arquilla, the US Naval Postgraduate School professor who coined the term "cyberwarfare" and who recently spoke to the Guardian, is not among them, having long sought to educate the public and influence policy-makers.

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Kaspersky Releases New Security Software to Protect Mobile Users

Kaspersky Releases New Security Software to Protect Mobile Users | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it

Kaspersky Lab has unveiled a new version of Mobile Security to address the growing concern over smartphone privacy. The updated software will offer a plethora of unique features designed to block dangerous websites and prevent hackers from stealing personal information.

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UK MoD extends BT cyber-security agreement

UK MoD extends BT cyber-security agreement | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is extending its cyber security agreement with British Telecom (BT) in a seven-year contract that will see the company deliver and integrate a range of new cyber capabilities for the MoD.

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Are you infected with the DNSChanger Malware?

Are you infected with the DNSChanger Malware? | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it

Is your computer infected with the DNSChanger malware? You might want to double-check because come July 9, you might lose access to the Internet.

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Android malware disguises itself as Firefox browser

Android malware disguises itself as Firefox browser | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it

GFI Labs discovered malware that disguises itself as a new version of Firefox browser for Android.  Android users are warned that this app posing as Mozilla’s browser is being hosted by a number of Russian websites.

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Four signs that Apple is sharpening Its Security Game

Four signs that Apple is sharpening Its Security Game | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it

Subtle but significant signals over the past few months from Apple indicate that the company has been doubling down on its security efforts prior to and after the Flashback Trojan attack that infected hundreds of thousands of Macintosh machines worldwide.

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