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May, 2011

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May 31, 2011  3:24 PM

Sony breach timeline shows missteps, says security firm

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

Sony has spent $171 million cleaning up its massive data breach. One security firm outlines mistakes.

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May 27, 2011  1:27 PM

Google Wallet gains interest from security researchers

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

Google’s NFC service will be thoroughly vetted for vulnerabilities, access for cybercriminals. Cloning may be possible.

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May 20, 2011  1:14 PM

Symantec to acquire Clearwell for its eDiscovery processing platform

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

Acquisition of Clearwell Systems Inc. bolsters Symantec's eDiscovery capabilities in a crowded market for software that helps contain civil litigation costs.

Symantec Corp. has agreed to acquire privately-held data achiving and backup...


May 17, 2011  1:43 PM

Facebook scam prompts call for more social networking safeguards

Ryan Cloutier Profile: Ryan Cloutier

Scammers are spreading phishing attacks and other scams on Facebook and other social networks.

Facebook scammers began spreading a cross-site scripting attack last weekend, luring victims with a link leading to

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May 16, 2011  2:59 PM

Report: Sony breach started with attack from Amazon EC2

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

An attacker rented space on Amazon’s EC2 service to wage cyber attacks on Sony Corp., according to a report.

Sony restarted its PlayStation Network and Qriocity services over the weekend and investigators have reportedly traced the attack to servers hosted...


May 10, 2011  1:38 PM

VUPEN outs sandboxing weaknesses in Google Chrome attack

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

The French security firm exploited a Google Chrome vulnerability, bypassing its sandboxing security feature and ASLR and DEP capabilties. Google Chrome’s sandboxing security technology, designed to keep malicious code from infiltrating system processes has been compromised by...


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