November 2010

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Android browser vulnerability exposes user data..!!


How to protect your Android smartphone from attacks.

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Wikileaks: China hacked Google, according to leaked document..!!


Leaked diplomatic cable raises key security questions for all organisations

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Microsoft investigates unpatched Windows bug..!!


Hackers could sidestep important operating system security measures.

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Hacker attack crashes WikiLeaks website ..!!


The www.wikileaks.org domain was brought down by a method known as distributed denial of service

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Cyber criminals cash in on Korean tension ..!!



The fake antivirus variant has been identified as TROJ_FAKEAV.SMRY

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India third party data centre services to top $1bn in 5yrs


Springboard Research finds that the India third party data centre services market is estimated to touch $1.1 billion by 2015
NEW DELHI, INDIA: The India third party data centre services market is estimated to touch $1.1 billion by 2015, representing a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 29 percent over the five-year period 2010-2015, finds Springboard Research.

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You can change your mobile operator but retain number,.!!



Maximum time for porting would become seven working days.

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What Is Hacking..!!


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Hacking is an act of penetrating computer systems to gain knowledge about  Presently working on threats to computer.
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TechMan: Destructive Stuxnet worm has experts scrambling..!!

virus alert

Malicious software turned a dangerous corner recently with Stuxnet, a computer worm that attacks the control systems for things like nuclear power plants and electrical grids.

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Scottish hacker jailed for 18 months after widespread malware attack...!!


A 33-year-old father of five has been sentenced to 18 months in prison, after spreading malware around the world via millions of spammed out emails.

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ACMA: 30,000 Australian PCs infected every day.

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Regulator working on new zombie-tracking portal for ISPs.
Australia's communications regulator has reported that there are approximately 25,000 to 30,000 computers compromised by malware every day in Australia.

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Government Disaster Advisor’s Twitter Hacked, Used to Send Tsunami Warning..!!


Jakarta. The Twitter account of Indonesia’s presidential adviser for disaster management was hacked early Thursday morning and used to send a hoax warning that Jakarta would be struck by a tsunami on Friday.

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Vulnerability Research Vendor Secunia.com Domain Hijacked And Defaced...!!

The domain name of vulnerability research company Secunia was redirected earlier today to an unrelated Web page showing a message in Turkish, after its DNS records were altered.

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Viruses hit 20 million milestone this year..!!

Malware writers becoming much more devious, warns PandaLabs
More viruses were written in the first 10 months of 2010 than in the whole of 2009, according to new figures from Panda Security's PandaLabs research division.

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Engineering student held for cyber harassment in Ahmedabad..!!

In yet another case of harassment through social networking sites, officials of cyber crime cell of Detection of Crime Branch (DCB) has arrested a civil engineering student. The student allegedly harassed a girl and threatened to post obscene pictures of her through a dummy account on Facebook.

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Kingston intros HyperX Max 3.0 SSD..!!

HyperX MAX 3.0, which will be available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities, will be shipped in December
Kingston Digital Inc., the flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company Inc., unveiled its latest solid state drive offering, HyperX MAX 3.0.

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Digital newspaper for iPad soon

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is developing a digital newspaper exclusively for the iPad and other electronic tablet devices, according to the WWD website.
Murdoch, who has made no secret of his ambitions to charge internet users for news content, has assembled a team of journalists for the project, called "The Daily," and hopes to roll out a beta version around Christmas, WWD reported.

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Fake WiFi network steals data from smartphones

News website BBC and security firm Vigilante, in a video, show how fake WiFi steals data and numbers from smartphones
If you are one among those smartphone users who log on to any WiFi network on the go, then beware, fake Wi-Fi networks are on the prowl to steal your personal data.

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Malware Is Everywhere, Report Says

Security company Dasient released a study today indicating that the number of Web sites infected in with malware and malvertisements in the third quarter of 2010 to be 1.2 million, double its estimate from the same time period last year. And you can't simply avoid shady sites to keep yourself safe either, the report said: government sites are prime targets.

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Malware Is Everywhere, Report Says

Security company Dasient released a study today indicating that the number of Web sites infected in with malware and malvertisements in the third quarter of 2010 to be 1.2 million, double its estimate from the same time period last year. And you can't simply avoid shady sites to keep yourself safe either, the report said: government sites are prime targets.

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New law to tackle hackers In China...!!

CHINA is fighting back against computer hacking as a new law governing the sentencing of hackers and other Internet offenders is on the way, said the Ministry of Public Security.

Law makers are working on the judicial interpretations of the new rules, due to be released by the end of the year, said Gu Jian, deputy director of the ministry's Network Security Protection Bureau.

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Angry Taiwan hackers attack taekwondo website..!!

Taiwanese hackers launched cyber-attacks on Asia's top taekwondo body as anger mounted on the island over the controversial disqualification of a female fighter in the Asian Games, reports said Friday.

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Android will beat iPhone: Apple founder..!!

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has praised Google's smartphone operating system Android and predicted that it will soon surpass the iPhone operating system in both quantity and quality.

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Oracle, Apple intros OpenJDK project for Mac OS X ..!!

OpenJDK will make Apple's Java technology available to open source developers so they can access and contribute to the effort
CUPERTINO, USA: Oracle and Apple has announced the OpenJDK project for Mac OS X. Apple will contribute most of the key components, tools and technology required for a Java SE 7 implementation on Mac OS X, including a 32-bit and 64-bit Java virtual machine.

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Google to delete Street View data in Britain..!!

Google sparked an international outrage last month after it admitted to collecting information from unsecured Wi-Fi networks as its vehicles roamed residential streets.
LONDON: Google has agreed to delete all personal data collected by its Street View cars from unsecured wireless networks.

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CBI, Nasscom join hands to fight cyber crime..!

NEW DELHI: With cyber war topping the list of threats being faced by India's IT industry and government, CBI today signed an agreement with industry body Nasscom for sharing of expertise to contain the menace of cyber crime, generally being perpetrated from outside the country.

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Qakbot Trojan propagating like worm..!

According to the RSA Online Fraud Report published recently, Qakbot a unique kind of malware is penetrating into global financial institutions and prominent banks.
Qakbot is a different kind of malware that possesses the ability to propagate like a worm and infect as a Trojan, a release from RSA said.

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RockMelt: The Next Social Browser..!!

Although the browser war is already too “busy,” another browser has been released for the public: RockMelt. Yeah, this is how the browser is called and you should know that it’s being designed by a Mountain View startup company and that it’s based on the Chromium open-source project.

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RIM says no change to BlackBerry security architecture.

'RIM maintains a consistent global standard for lawful access requirements that does not include special deals for specific countries'

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The botnets are alive and kicking: report

Around 40 K botnets were cleaned in Q2 says the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report version 9
BANGALORE,INDIA: The Security Intelligence Report version 9 cautions that cybercriminals are increasingly looking at creating botnets.
Botnet is a network of computers created aimed at attacking and 'capturing' PCs to spread viruses through them to other systems.

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FireSheep Fallout: Microsoft Adds HTTPS Option for Hotmail..

Three weeks after researchers unveiled a plugin that allows Firefox Web browser users to snoop on the Webmail and social networking sessions of those around them, Microsoft has announced an option that will allow users of its Hotmail Web e-mail program to browse securely.

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UK navy's website hacked

Attak comes just weeks after the government announced a 650 million pound national cyber security programme
LONDON, UK: Britain's Royal Navy was forced to take down its website after it was disrupted by hackers, the Ministry of Defense said on Monday.

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Myanmar loses internet connection..!

Massive DDoS attack against country.

Myanmar has been hit with a sustained distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack said to have knocked the country offline for several days.

An analysis of the attack by Arbor Networks estimated the DDoS traffic at between 10 and 15 Gbps.

"Normally Myanmar traffic peaks well under 100 Mbps," Arbor said in a blog post.

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Man arrested for stealing sxxy pics, posting online..!

A 23-year-old California man is in jail accused of breaking into more than 170 e-mail accounts of women and stealing explicit photos of them, as well as sending the photos to their e-mail contacts and posting them on their Facebook pages.

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Saudi websites target of 68,000 hacking bids every day..!

Saudi websites are hit by 68,000 hacking attempts every day and some official sites are not fully protected against the attacks, an information security officer said.

The attacks are made against government and private sites, said Abdul Rahman Al-Furaih, director general of the National Information Security Center.

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Hacker Extorted Teenage Girls with a Webcam Trojan..!

The FBI has issued a warning about a cautionary incident.

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Free cafe WiFi open to hacking..!

Internet users across Perth are being unwittingly exposed to amateur hackers when they use free WiFi networks provided by cafes and fast food outlets, including McDonald's.