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Three charged with Comcast.net hijacking

Three men were charged on Thursday for last year’s redirecting of traffic of Comcast’s website to a site where a shout-out to fellow hackers was featured: …

Poisoned Google search results

Google has been and is very helpful – no doubt about it. But it seems to me that they should try to do something about the poisoned search results problem, otherwise …

Are 64-bit Windows inherently safer?

Microsoft has discovered a way to create the illusion that Windows 7 is more secure than its predecessors simply because it has a 64-bit version of the OS. As Joe Faulhaber of …

NSA on cyber attacks and Microsoft collaboration

Government Computer News reports that at a hearing entitled “Cybersecurity: Preventing Terrorist Attacks and Protecting Privacy in Cyberspace”, held two days ago …

Employee data breach at MassMutual

Internetnews reports that the latest data breach to be discovered happened to MassMutual, a Massachussets-based insurance company. One of the company’s employees …

Cyber criminals worked furiously in 2009

Symantec’s Security Responce team took it upon itself to gather information from various sources and thousands of experts and compile a list of threats that marred the …

Firefox 3.6 to prevent harmful add-ons

The soon-to-be shipped version 3.6 of the Firefox browser will have a new feature that will make it more stable. It is called Component Directory Lockdown, and it prevents …

T-Mobile personal user data breached and sold

T-Mobile UK got a nasty surprise when they realized that their customers whose contract was due to expire were being contacted by their competitors. They soon realized that …

Improved DNS security for .com and .net domains

It seems that after 15 years of predicting better security for the Domain Name System, the time has finally come for the implementation of DNSSEC, the technology that adds …

Raising security awareness in India

Securitybyte & OWASP AppSec Asia Conference 2009, India’s largest security conference, opened its doors today at the magnificent Hotel Crowne Plaza in Gurgaon. One …

First Windows 7 zero-day bug confirmed by Microsoft

The first Windows 7 vulnerability has been confirmed by Microsoft – a denial of service vulnerability in the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol that cannot be used to …

Koobface worm creates Facebook accounts to spread

According to TrendLabs, there is a new Koobface component that makes Internet Explorer create Facebook accounts. It automates the whole process – the browser registers …

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