Posted 03 June 2014 - 03:06 PM
By David Linthicum | InfoWorld Posted on June 03, 2014
Summary/ When Microsoft and Salesforce.com's minor announcement is treated like big news, an acquisition could be under discussion.
InfoWorld/ Full Read Here:http://www.infoworld...-nervous-243593
Posted 03 June 2014 - 03:09 PM
by Mirko Zorz - Editor in Chief -Posted on Tuesday, 3 June 2014.
Summary/ In this podcast, recorded at Hack In The Box Amsterdam 2014, Lisha Sterling, Developer Coordinator at Geeks Without Bounds, talks about the problems in cybersecurity education.
Help Net Security/ Full Read Here: http://www.net-secur...cle.php?id=2030
Posted 03 June 2014 - 07:45 PM
"Quote" ISPs urged to quarantine infected computers
By Lucian Constantin
Posted on June 3, 2014 03:32 PM ET/
Summary / IDG News Service - The recent effort to disrupt the Gameover Zeus botnet includes plans for Internet service providers to notify victims, but some security researchers think ISPs should play an even bigger role in the future by actively quarantining infected computers identified on their networks.
ComputerWorld / Full Read Here:http://www.computerw...ected_computers
Posted 04 June 2014 - 06:02 AM
"Quote" Famous last words: Our antivirus totally works
By Anonymous | InfoWorld Posted on June 04, 2014
Summary / Show, don't tell: Sometimes it's the only way to get through to security clients. Otherwise, it's like talking to a brick wall -- many people don't believe a security breach could happen to them and, instead, dismiss our recommendations and warnings.
InfoWorld / Full Read Here: http://www.infoworld...ly-works-243671
Posted 04 June 2014 - 06:07 AM
"Quote" Google, in promoting encryption, calls out Microsoft and Comcast
By Zach Miners
June 3, 2014 07:47 PM E
Summary / DG News Service - Encryption is like a relationship -- both parties need to be on the same page for it to work. And Microsoft and Comcast are apparently not on Google's page.
ComputerWorld / Full Read Here: http://www.computerw...oft_and_Comcast
Posted 04 June 2014 - 06:10 AM
"Quote" How do the new features in OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 impact security and privacy?
Author: Richard Henderson, Security Strategist, FortiGuard Threat Research and Response Labs at Fortine Posted on 04 June 2014.
Summary / At the annual Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) Apple announced the latest versions of OS X and iOS. With this announcement came a long list of new features and technologies that as a whole work towards providing a more seamless experience for users of both their mobile and desktop products.
Help Net Security/ Full Read Here:http://www.net-secur...ld.php?id=16956
Posted 04 June 2014 - 06:13 AM
"Quote" Why botnet takedowns can cause more harm than good
by Catalin Cosoi - Chief Security Strategist at Bitdefender - Wednesday, 4 June 2014.
Summary/ Zeus is a well-known and highly successful crimeware kit - the flat-pack furniture of the virus world. It is under constant development by several criminals or groups and new functionalities are constantly added.
Help Net Security / Full Read Here: http://www.net-secur...cle.php?id=2032
Posted 04 June 2014 - 06:19 AM
"Quote" Spammer sprung to run Russian national payment system
By Darren Pauli Posted on , 4 Jun 2014
Summary/ Russia has reportedly hired a man to develop its national payments system, days after the alleged mastermind of one of the country's biggest pharmacy spam networks was granted early parole.
The Register/ Full Read Here:http://www.theregist..._system_report/
Posted 04 June 2014 - 06:22 AM
"Quote"Dodgy installer drops Trojan in Japanese Buffalo update
By Richard Chirgwin, Posted on 4 Jun 2014
Summary/ Buffalo in Japan is red-faced after its Website shipped Trojan-infected Windows driver updates for a bunch of its peripherals, including broadband routers, home NAS, and Bluetooth mice.
The Register/ Full Read Here: http://www.theregist...buffalo_update/
Posted 04 June 2014 - 08:06 AM
"Quote" UAE ranks third in GameOver ZeUS hitlist
By Stephen McBride Published June 4, 2014
Summary / The UAE ranks third in a list of countries most affected by the GOZ (GameOver ZeuS) botnet, according to statistics released by Symantec Corp.
itp.net / Full Read Here: http://www.itp.net/5...er-zeus-hitlist
Posted 04 June 2014 - 08:09 AM
"Quote" China state media urges ‘severe punishment’ of Google, Apple et al
By Stephen McBride Published June 4, 2014
Summary / Chinese state news outlets today urged "severe punishments" for "US government pawns" such as Google Inc and Apple Inc, for their role in alleged cyber monitoring and data theft within Chinese borders, Reuters reported.
itp.net / Full Read Here: http://www.itp.net/5...gle-apple-et-al
Posted 04 June 2014 - 12:40 PM
"Quote" TrueCrypt hooked to life support in Switzerland: 'It must not die' say pair
By John Leyden,Posted on 4 Jun 2014
Summary/They blamed the Microsoft's discontinuation of official support for Windows XP, withdrew previous versions of the utility, and released a new version of TrueCrypt, v7.2, which can only decrypt data.
The Register/ Full Read Here/ http://www.theregist...4/truecrypt_ch/
Posted 04 June 2014 - 02:58 PM
"Quote" FCC website deluged with Net neutrality comments after Oliver rallies audience
By Grant Gross | IDG News Service / Posted on June 04, 2014
Summary/ After a comedic video about Net neutrality became a YouTube hit, more than 22,000 comments about proposed Net neutrality rules flooded the website of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, and the traffic locked up the agency's Web-based comments form for parts of Monday and Tuesday.
InfoWorld / Full Read Here/ http://www.infoworld...audience-243736
Posted 04 June 2014 - 03:02 PM
"Quote" China escalates rhetoric in campaign to ban Windows 8
By Gregg Keizer
Posted on June 4, 2014 03:33 PM ET
Summary/ Computerworld - China's state-run television today took new shots at Microsoft's Windows 8, using a two-and-a-half-minute segment on a national show to blast the operating system as a data thief.
Computerworld/ Full Read Here/ http://www.computerw...o_ban_Windows_8
Posted 04 June 2014 - 03:06 PM
"Quote" ESET analyzes first Android file-encrypting, TOR-enabled ransomware
Author: Robert Lipovsky, Security Researcher at ESET. Posted on 04.06.2014
Summary/ One year ago, Android Defender, a hybrid comprising characteristics of a rogue AV and ransomware (the lockscreen type, not a file-encryptor) was discovered. Last month we saw a report about a police ransomware for Android by the Reveton team. The malware did not encrypt any files on the infected device.
Help Net Security/ Full Read Here/ http://www.net-secur...ews.php?id=2780
Posted 05 June 2014 - 06:44 AM
"Quote"Emirates takes action over World Cup hacker threat
By ITP.net Staff Writer Published June 5, 2014
Summary/ Emirates has taken precautions to protect its networks after it was warned a hacker group was planning to launch a cyber attack against because of its sponsorship of the World Cup in Brazil.
itp.net / full read here/ http://www.itp.net/5...p-hacker-threat
Posted 05 June 2014 - 06:47 AM
"Quote" Deploy a fake Bitcoin wallet to save your own
By Darren Pauli, Posted on 5 Jun 2014
Summary/ Bitcoin con artists have a new enemy with the launch of a managed fake wallet system that baits malware lurking on machines into striking too early.
The Register/ Full Read Here/ http://www.theregist..._save_your_own/
Posted 05 June 2014 - 12:10 PM
"Quote" Security bods mop blood, sigh: NEW CryptoLocker zombies? We don't see their kind
By John Leyden, Posted on 5 Jun 2014
Summary / Infections from the infamous CryptoLocker ransomware have fallen off sharply since a takedown operation earlier this week, according to security researchers.
The Register/ Full Read Here/ http://www.theregist..._post_takedown/
Posted 05 June 2014 - 12:18 PM
"Quote" Set up email encryption in half an hour
Author/ Zeljka Zorz HNS Managing Editor/ Posted on 05 June 2014
Summary/ As part of the global Reset the Net action, the Free Software Foundation, a non-profit organization that promotes computer user freedom and aims to defend the rights of all free software users, has released Email Self-Defense, a step-by-step guide that can teach even low-tech users how to use email encryption.
Help Net Security/ Full Read Here/ http://www.net-secur...ld.php?id=16967
Posted 06 June 2014 - 06:24 AM
"Quote" Vodafone granted governments direct access to its networks for surveillance
By Loek Essers | IDG News Service/ Posted on June 06, 2014
Summary/ Vodafone has granted governments direct access to its networks in several countries, allowing them to listen to all conversations on those networks, the company said Friday.
Vodafone Group received lawful demands for assistance from a law enforcement agency or government authority in 29 countries between April 1, 2013, and March 31, 2014, it said in its first Law Enforcement Disclosure Report.
InfoWorld/ Full Read Here/http://www.infoworld...eillance-243889
Posted 06 June 2014 - 06:27 AM
"Quote" Are you prepared to manage a security incident?
by Garry Sidaway - Global Director of Security Strategy, NTT Com Security - Friday, 6 June 2014
Summary/ It’s the year of the breach. Adobe, Target and eBay fell victim to cyber-attacks and 2014 has already seen the Heartbleed bug impact the majority of organizations across the globe. With attacks getting more advanced and hackers getting smarter, businesses across all sectors are potential targets. It’s a case of when, not if, your company will be hit.
Help Net Security/ Full Read Here/ http://www.net-secur...cle.php?id=2036
Edited by tsr66, 06 June 2014 - 06:32 AM.
Posted 06 June 2014 - 06:30 AM
"Quote" Defeating UEFI's SecureBoot
by Zeljka Zorz - Managing Editor - Friday, 6 June 2014./ Posted on Friday, 6 June 2014
Summary/ The Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) is ment to replace the Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) firmware interface found on all IBM PC-compatible personal computers. But is it secure enough? Or, at least, more resilient than BIOS?
Help Net Security/ Full Read Here/ http://www.net-secur...cle.php?id=2037
Edited by tsr66, 06 June 2014 - 06:32 AM.
Posted 06 June 2014 - 06:33 AM
"Quote" by Nir Polak - CEO of Exabeam - Posted on Friday, 6 June 2014.
Summary/ Data is the heart of an organization, and IT security teams are its protectors. Businesses spend billions of dollars per year setting up fortresses to safeguard data from anyone who dare try to take it.
Help Net Security/ Full Read Here/ http://www.net-secur...cle.php?id=2035
Posted 06 June 2014 - 06:36 AM
"Quote" UK government proposes life sentences for hackers
Author/ Zeljka Zorz HNS Managing Editor
Summary/ Hackers in the UK could be in for a world of problems, as the UK government is looking to hand out life-long prison sentences to those who are found guilty of organizing and executing devastating cyberattacks, reported The Guardian.
Help Net Security/ Full Read Here/ http://www.net-secur...ld.php?id=16972