Security


Microsoft Readying 9 Security Bulletins for February Update

While this month's Patch Tuesday will land on Valentine's Day, Microsoft will be delivering nine not-so-sweet bulletin items.

Foxconn Hacked, Personal Info Leaked

Internal data of Foxconn was hacked and leaked online in light of recent reports of the company's poor working conditions.

System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection Getting Minor Tuneup

Microsoft recently described some improvements it made to System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection.

Hacker Group Anon Attacks Boston PD Site, Intercepts FBI Calls

The group Anonymous took credit for the attack against the Boston Police Department public outreach blog site BPDnews.com.

U.S. Offers $10M for 'Trusted Identities' R&D

A U.S. program that aims to assure greater identity trust in online transactions has received some research and development funding.

Kerberos Authentication 101: Understanding the Essentials of the Kerberos Security Protocol

Knowing the basics of this pervasive protocol can be critical in troubleshooting and solving Windows security problems.

FBI: Cybersecurity Threats High Concern of U.S. Security Officials

Targeted cyber crime threats are a growing concern of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to officials testifying at a Senate hearing this week.

Microsoft Rolls Out Test Security Service for SQL Azure

Microsoft this month described a test service designed to help SQL Azure users monitor the security of their databases housed in Microsoft's cloud.

Microsoft, Facebook, Google Unite To Battle Spam

Fifteen companies, including Microsoft, Yahoo, Google and Facebook, have come together to form DMARC.org.

Android Malware Infects Millions of Users

Malware might have infected more than 5 million Android mobile devices via deliberately corrupted apps sold in the Android Marketplace, according to security firm Symantec.

Symantec Advises Disabling Remote PC Software After Code Theft

Security firm Symantec is advising customers of its pcAnywhere to deactivate the remote desk software after individuals from the Anonymous hacker group allegedly stole the source code of the software.

Cloud Security and Privacy Guidelines Outlined by NST

The first set of guidelines for managing security and privacy issues in cloud computing has been finalized by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Windows 8 Secure Boot Controversy Refuses To Die

A "secure boot" feature that Microsoft will require of computer makers with Windows 8 continues to draw controversy.

Koobface Malware Ring Taken Offline After Ringleaders Exposed

After Facebook released the names of those responsible for a malware ring targeting the social network's users, the group's central command and control (C&C) server went offline.

Anonymous Retaliates With Gov., Media Web Site Shutdowns After Megaupload Arrests

In what the "hacktivism" group Anonymous is calling the largest operation in the group's history, it is targeting government and multimedia sites in response to today's arrests and shut down of the file-sharing site Megauploads.

Sykipot Trojan Variant May Be Used in DOD Access Card PIN Theft

Research by Alienvault Labs has found a variant of the Sykipot Trojan that can be used to compromise the Defense Department's Common Access Cards.

Wikipedia, Reddit Going Dark in Protest of SOPA, PIPA

Many Web sites will shut down Wednesday in opposition to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA), currently under consideration by the U.S. Congress.

Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing Hits 10-Year Anniversary

In celebration of Bill Gates' Trustworthy Computing's (TwC) decade of operation, Microsoft released a retrospective of the company's quality assurance strategy.

Microsoft Delivers 7 Fixes in January Security Update

As promised in its advance notification last week, Microsoft released seven security bulletins for this month.

Zeus Trojan Variant Targeting Banks

The FBI is sounding out about a new variant of the Zeus Trojan that could allow hackers to access bank accounts by malicious e-mail.

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