The Security Detail:

July, 2011


July 31, 2011  10:34 PM

Experts Warn of Threat from Stuxnet Variants

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Stuxnet was a highly targeted worm seemingly developed by the United States and/or Israel with the specific intent of disrupting the Iranian nuclear program. Unfortunately, the genie is out of the bottle, and now the techniques used in Stuxnet are available to any script kiddie--placing the...

July 31, 2011  10:28 PM

Congress Wants ISPs to Retain Data for 12 Months

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Do you want your ISP to keep records of when you are online, and/or the sites you visit while you're there? They do. There are a variety of reasons--some better than others--for why an ISP might need this information in the short term, but a bill making its way through Congress would compel ISPs to...


July 31, 2011  10:23 PM

Best Practices to Prevent Data Breaches

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Major companies and government agencies--companies and government agencies we rely on to protect our networks, our data, and our nation--are being hacked left and right in recent months. It may seem futile, but all is not lost. Small and medium businesses in particular, though, need some simple...


July 31, 2011  10:14 PM

Anonymous Hacks FBI Contractor

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The fun never ends with the AnonyLulz, or Lulzymous..whatever--those hackers that don't know when to quit and walk away and continue to kick the hornet's nest. Now, Anonymous has hacked into ManTech, a government security contractor that works with the FBI. Lest we question the veracity of the...


July 31, 2011  10:07 PM

Hotmail Beefs Up Security

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Have you ever gotten a message from a friend that turned out to be spam or a phishing attack--perhaps a message your friend didn't really send, and probably isn't even aware of? Of course you have. Microsoft has added some new features to Hotmail to try and prevent such things. The new Hotmail...


July 31, 2011  9:58 PM

Mac Malware Still Prowling About

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I know that the whole MacDefender thing isn't making headline news everyday anymore, but that doesn't necessarily mean that attackers are done with Macs. On the contrary, Pandora's box has been opened, the Mac has made it onto the attacker's radar, and Mac users probably have a lot more of this to...


July 31, 2011  9:53 PM

Reward: $250,000 for Information on Rustock

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Microsoft used a combination of technical and legal manuevers to effectively shut down the Rustock botnet earlier this year. Just because the ongoing threat has been stifled doesn't mean Microsoft is done pursuing it, though. A post on the Microsoft Privacy and Safety blog...


July 28, 2011  6:57 PM

Hackers Nab Info on Virtually Everyone in South Korea

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Millions of customers had information exposed when Epsilon was hacked. When


July 28, 2011  1:38 PM

Bitdefender Launches Total Security 2012

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July 27, 2011  3:48 PM

Symantec Report: Rise in Attacks Targeting Mobile Users

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The July edition of the Symantec Intelligence report combines research and analysis from the Symantec.cloud MessageLabs Intelligence Report, and the Symantec State of Spam &...


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