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Iran continues its campaign against the press
Iranian authorities have imprisoned two additional journalists as part of their three-year-long crackdown on the press, according to news reports. In addition, the BBC reported that its Web services had been targeted by a distributed denial-of-service attack, which the broadcaste... read more
New security hole found in Androids
A new security flaw has been found in Android devices, which, according to researchers, could allow scammers to perform denial of service attacks and disable the smartphones for a period of time. This is one of the many things that highlight a company\'s need for mobile device ma... read more
Security Firms Disable the Second Kelihos Botnet
A group of malware experts from security companies Kaspersky Lab, CrowdStrike, Dell SecureWorks and the Honeynet Project, have worked together to disable the second version of the Kelihos botnet, which is significantly bigger than the one shut down by Microsoft and its partners i... read more
Operation Global Blackout: Real danger or irrelevant?
Anonymous announced March 31 as the date of the attack, along with the method they intend to use -- disabling the Domain Name Service through DDoS attacks. Will the hacker group Anonymous make good on its threat to take down the Internet Saturday? Probably not. But it could slow ... read more
Retiring FBI official says current cybersecurity strategy \"unsustainable\"
Aug. 11, 2011: A computer forensic examiner looks for evidence on hard drives at the Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center in Linthicum, Md. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) A retiring top deputy at the FBI has given a blunt assessment of public and private efforts to combat cyberattack... read more
Election poll shot down by DDoS-ers - Civic referendum hit by MILLION clicks-per-second anti-democracy types
Two local men have been arrested after an online referendum organised by Hong Kong university to poll citizens on their choice of chief executive was disabled in an apparent denial of service attack. Broadcaster Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) reported that the men, aged 17 ... read more
What Is Negative Search Engine Optimisation?
In general, search engine optimisation can be regarded as a \'positive\' enterprise - not necessarily in any moral sense, but in the sense that it relies upon buoying up one particular website or webpage within the search engine results. Although other websites or pages may go do... read more
FCC, ISPs Join Forces to Fight Routing Hijacks, Botnets
Coalition will also work to secure DNS servers. I. DDOS Blockade -- a Thorny Issue While \"policing the internet\" is typically associated with the ISPs\' volunteer efforts to combat copyright infringement (which in ISP eyes brings legal risks and extra bandwidth use), the ... read more
Should Small Businesses Get New Top-Level Domains?
Small businesses are facing a big choice when it comes to their Web presence. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN, is accepting applications for the chance to create and manage new top-level domains—the part of the Web address to the right of the d... read more
Windows RDP exploit made public
A proof of concept exploit of Windows\' Remote Desktop Protocol is circulating. If you can\'t patch your systems immediately, other protections may be called for. Among the security bulletins released last week (March 13, US time) by Microsoft was one concerning a vulnerability i... read more