Long content to talk about the “what” behind cyber crime, the nation’s top computer security cops descended on New York City this week for the FBI’s International Conference on Cyber Crime ready to talk about “who.” But while discussions of tools and techniques for identifying criminal actors online dominate the schedule, cyber security experts say law enforcement still has a long way to go.
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Documents purportedly lifted from Indian government servers contain explosive allegations: that leading Western firms including Apple Corp., Research in Motion and Nokia provided the government with secret access to mobile devices their mobile operating systems- access that the Indian government then used to spy on official, high-level conversations about trade relations between the U.S. and China.
The filing, 20120005747A1, describes a method for storing a password recover secret on a peripheral device, including a power adapter. The development would, in essence, turn power cords and other peripherals into a second factor that would make it harder for thieves to gain access to devices they steal.
A partial analysis of another massive leak of user passwords has again shone a light on the scourge of weak passwords used to protect sensitive data in online accounts, according to a report by The Tech Herald.
A researcher at Kaspersky Lab is warning of a new scam that pastes racy photos to victims’ Facebook pages while forcing them to view Web-based advertisements promoted by the scammers.
Just days after a successful attack on the security think tank Stratfor, Anonymous, the anarchic hacking collective, is getting headlines again for an attack on Specialforces.com, a Web site used by members of the armed forces law enforcement officers and gun enthusiasts. However, an employee working for the online store said the group is playing the media by taking credit for a hack that happened months ago.
After first denying their existence, a Siemens spokesman acknowledged on Thursday that his company was aware of a series of security vulnerabilities in its software that could allow remote attackers to take control of industrial control systems.
Detectives from Australia’s Victoria Police last week executed a raid of offices at The Age, one of the largest newspapers in Melbourne, seizing computers and documents they believe were used in a hacking scheme.
A month after an unknown gray hat hacker calling himself “pr0f” used a three character password to hack his way onto computers used to manage water treatment equipment in South Houston, Texas, a security researcher is accusing the company that makes the industrial control system (ICS) software, Siemens, of trying to cover up the existence of other, more serious vulnerabilities.
A band of hackers from China was able to gain access to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and retrieve information on the organization’s employees for over a year before they were discovered in May 2010, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal today.