Browsing Author: Paul Roberts

Industry Groups Bid To Control New .Bank And .Insurance TLDs

Two financial industry groups: The American Bankers Association (ABA) and the Financial Services Roundtable announced on Thursday that they have applied to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to operate to top level Internet domains, .bank and .insurance, on behalf of the financial services industry.

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Man Pleads Guilty To Stealing Source Code From Federal Reserve

A 33 year-old Chinese man pleaded guilty in U.S. Federal Court to stealing proprietary source code used by the U.S. Federal Reserve to help track billions of dollars in government transfers that occur daily, according to a report by Reuters.

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News Roundup: What The Experts Are Saying About The Flame Worm

UPDATE: Are the winds of cyber war blowing, or is the newly discovered Flame worm just a tempest in a teapot? Just days after it was disclosed to the public, the Flame worm is fanning the flames of controversy within the security world. Threatpost takes a look at what people are saying.

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DHS To Critical Infrastructure Owners: Hold On To Data After Cyber Attack

The Department of Homeland Security Is Offering Organizations That Use Industrial Control Systems advice or mitigating the effects of cyber attacks. Among the agency’s recommendations: hold on to data from infected systems and prevent enemies from moving within your organization.

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DNSChanger Lingers: 330k Systems Still Infected, 77,000 In The U.S.

The FBI said that there are still more than 330,000 computers believed to be infected with the DNSChanger malware, with just weeks to go before a court order to cut off their ability to communicate with the rest of the Internet. Fully 77,000 are located in the U.S., according to data provided to Threatpost.

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Common Firewall Feature Enables TCP Hijacking Attacks

Attackers using a feature that is common to many firewalls, switches and other networking gear could silently hijack Web sessions on mobile and desktop devices, according to a research paper presented by two Ph.D students from the University of Michigan.

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Report: Diablo III Users Find Accounts Hacked, Gold Stolen And New ‘Mystery’ Friends

Blizzard Entertainment’s update to the mega-popular Diablo game franchise hit a major snag over the weekend, after users started peppering support boards and the company with reports of raided accounts, missing virtual “gold” and mysterious new friends. 

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Forget ‘Brogrammers,’ Women Have The Edge In DEFCON Social Engineering Contest

Men may dominate the ranks of vulnerability researchers and hackers. But could women be the superior social engineers? Its a question that the organizers of the annual Social Engineering Capture the Flag (CTF) contest at DEFCON will try to answer.

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