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January 2011

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Google goes to war with Apple over mobile apps..!!


THE INFLUENCE of Larry Page stepping in as CEO of Google is already being felt with an influx of software developers ready to create Google apps for smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices.

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RIM claims it's number one in the UK with Blackberrys..!!


BLACKBERRY MAKER Research in Motion (RIM) has claimed its smartphones were the biggest selling in the UK in 2010.

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Microsoft warns of a zero-day bug in every version of Windows..!!


SERIAL BUG CODER Microsoft has raised a critical warning about a zero-day vulnerability that affects every version of Windows it currently supports.

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A step towards wider SSL implementation..!!


Two great stumbling blocks on the path leading to a Web-wide implementation of the SSL/TLS protocols have always been cost and speed.

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Nmap 5.50 released..!!


Nmap is a free and open source utility for network exploration or security auditing.

A primary focus of the 5.50 release is the Nmap Scripting Engine, which
has allowed Nmap to expand up the protocol stack and take network

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Researcher Finds Google Android Data Stealing Vulnerability..!!


A researcher revealed a way to exploit a vulnerability affecting Google Android users that can be used to steal data.

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China Microblogs Block Chinese Word for 'Egypt'..!!


China's microblogs have blocked searches for the word "Egypt," a sign that the Chinese government is trying to limit public knowledge of the political unrest occurring in the Middle East.

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Hackers steal Co-op patrons' personal information..!!


Falling victim to digital maliciousness, HuskyDirect.com was hacked early last week, leaving credit card numbers and other customer information up for the hacker's grabs.

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An increase in form-based e-mail phishing attacks..!!


Luring people in with the promise of hefty tax refunds and "stimulus payments", phishers have been targeting users with e-mails purportedly coming from HM Revenue & Customs (UK) and the IRS (USA).

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Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook page hacked..!!


An unknown hacker broke into the 26-year-old internet celebrity's Facebook account and posted a bizarre message calling upon the firm to adopt a social cause:

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Facebook hackers stalk the network ..!!


SHE has no idea who they were or why they would target her but Sasha Mathers feels violated by Facebook hackers.

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Internet users are ditching webmail services..!!


WEBMAIL PROVIDERS such as Google and Microsoft might start to find that their services generate less cash than before, as figures show a decline in the use of webmail.

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Mozilla blocks Skype's Firefox extension..!!


WEB BROWSER DEVELOPER Mozilla has blocklisted Skype's Firefox extension, claiming it slows down and crashes the browser.

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Nokia says one in five mobile phones is fake..!!


ACCORDING TO a statement from the Finnish phone maker Nokia, 20 per cent of the mobile phones on the planet are fake.

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Android handset used for USB hack attack..!!


Two researchers have discovered a way of compromising pretty much any computer using nothing more nefarious than an Android handset and a USB cable.

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Job application e-mails carry banking Trojan..!!


The FBI-backed Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has issued a warning yesterday about the rise in Automated Clearing House fraud aimed at businesses across the country.

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Zeus malware now targets online payment providers..!!


The Zeus malware continues to evolve, diversifying away from its target bank sites and their customers, and over to sites with user credentials that allow assets that have a financial value.

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Cybercrime black market statistics..!!


PandaLabs released an investigative report on the current cybercrime black market. They discovered a vast network selling stolen bank details along with other types of products in forums and more than 50 dedicated online stores.

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Major government websites hacked with access for sale..!!


Researchers from Imperva's Hacker Intelligence Initiative (HII) have
found dozens of .mil, .gov and .edu web sites which have been hacked
with access up for sale due to SQL injection vulnerabilities.

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Increased SEO poisoning will drive record malware outbreaks..!!


Surges in SEO poisoning will yield record-breaking malware outbreaks for businesses in 2011 according to TriGeo.

In addition to SEO poisoning attacks in 2011, companies should expect to see:

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Wikileaks technology superior to government..!!


Media frenzy fixating on the controversial publications of Wikileaks
and the scandals of forerunner Julian Assange has eclipsed focus on the

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Cyber-attack did not affect Iran nuclear programme: official..!!


A cyber-attack that targeted Iranian nuclear centrifuges producing enriched uranium in November did not affect the country's nuclear programme, an Iranian official said in Moscow on Thursday.

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London Olympics will be 'ready' for cyber attacks, says CIO..!!


The London Olympic Games' IT will be well prepared for cyberattack attempts, according to London 2012 CIO Gerry Pennell.

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Microsoft releases Attack Surface Analyzer tool..!!


Attack Surface Analyzer is the same tool used by Microsoft's internal product teams to catalogue changes made to the operating system by the installation of new software.

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Unsecured IP cameras accessible to everyone..!!


In the last couple of decades, we have become so accustomed to the idea that the public portion of our everyday life is watched and recorded - in stores, on the street, in institutions - that we often don't even notice the cameras anymore.

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Multiple vulnerabilities in Cisco IOS..!!


Some vulnerabilities have been reported in Cisco IOS, which can be exploited by malicious users to bypass certain security restrictions and by malicious people to cause a DoS, according to Secunia.

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Facebook Developers Get Access to Mobile Phone, Address Information..!!


Facebook is now offering applications access to users' mobile phone and addresses, though sharing must be approved by users.

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Work E-Mail Not Protected by Attorney-Client Privilege, Court Says..!!


E-mails between a client and attorney are no longer considered privileged and confidential if the client writes the messages from a work e-mail account, a California court of appeals has ruled.

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'ZEUS' - A Trojan


Zeus is a Trojan horse that steals banking information by keystroke logging.

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Hackers "Borrow" Excess Server Capacity, Play CoD: Black Ops..!!


Those pesky hax0rz.
They just want to hack in, steal your data, plant trojans and spread evil.  ...sometimes not though.

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Coming soon: A new way to hack into your smartphone..!!

More than three years after the iPhone was first hacked,

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Google fights Spanish call to remove links ..!!


GOOGLE will this week challenge a Spanish demand to remove links to articles in newspapers and official gazettes that the subjects of the articles have complained are potentially defamatory.

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Iran's nuclear program and a new era of cyber war..!!


Stuxnet, the game-changing computer worm that is believed to have significantly set back Tehran's progress in nuclear enrichment, may herald a new era of shadowy digital combat.

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Cyber Security Policy Is Needed In India ..!!


India has been ignoring for long many policies related issues. Some of
the most important policies and strategies are missing in India. For

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Azeri hackers attack americancouncils.am


Azeri hackers attacked the website of American Councils for International Education’s office in Armenia (americancouncils.am). At present, Azeri flag and curse words are posted on the website.

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FBI 'planted backdoor' in OpenBSD..!!


Allegations that the FBI may have smuggled back doors or weaknesses into openBSD's cryptography have created uproar in the security community.

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'Tab napping' - A new online scam

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Chinese crack down on 'money-sucker' Androids..!!


The Chinese government is to crack down on "money sucking" mobiles: Android-based handsets that subsidise themselves by stealing from the customer's account.

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Red Hat has updated Enterprise Linux 5..!!


ENTERPRISE LINUX VENDOR Red Hat has refreshed its Enterprise Linux (RHEL) version 5, after having released its RHEL version 6 operating system near the end of last year.

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REMnux: Linux distribution for reverse-engineering malware..!!


REMnux is a lightweight Linux distribution for assisting malware analysts in reverse-engineering malicious software.

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NKorea accuses SKoreans of hacking into website..!!


North Korea is accusing South Korean Internet users of hacking into one of its websites, calling the behavior a provocation aimed at undermining its national dignity.

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S Korean police bring charges against Google for illegally collecting private info..!!


The South Korean police said on Thursday that they have filed charges against the global Internet giant, Google Inc. for its allegedly collecting private information, in violation of Internet privacy laws here.

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Vodafone sacks staff over database breaches..!!


Vodafone has fired several staff in NSW for breaking into databases to steal customer information.

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Social Enginering..!!

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Free safe web browser for iPhone, iPad and iPod..!!


Blue Coat Systems introduced the K9 Web Protection Browser for iOS, a free, downloadable, family-safe Web browser for Apple iPads, iPhones and Web-enabled iPod Touch devices.

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Third-party software responsible for most vulnerabilities..!!


Most people owning a PC are familiar with Microsoft's patching process - it's easy and it's there. For a lot of them, it also gives the impression that Microsoft's products are chock-full of flaws.

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38 billion spam e-mails: A sign of things to come..!!


Over the last twelve months, AppRiver quarantined more than 38 billion spam messages, almost double the amount quarantined just two years ago. Of that total, 450 million messages contained viruses.

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24% of clicks generated by a Facebook scam came from mobile platforms..!!


Malware that targets social networks such as Facebook is platform-independent and is as widely spread as malware that targets PCs, warned BitDefender.

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Piracy and counterfeit goods websites generate 53 billion visits per year..!!


A sampling of only 22 brands revealed that websites offering pirated digital content and counterfeit goods generate more than 53 billion visits per year, according to a study released today by MarkMonitor.

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IBM officially website Hacked..!!


IBM officially website hacked by  Hmei7 on 2011/01/09.
The hackers mostly target of a biggest international website on these days, Now they targeted On IBM.

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Police site defacing shows cyber crime is rising..!!


The defacing of the Kenya Police website early last week and subsequent theatrics on the site with different hackers trying to outdo each other throughout the week.

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Multi-Million Dollar Cyber Fraud Investigation Surrounds Exchange Students ..!!


Two international students from Vietnam are under investigation by the Department of Homeland Security on charges of identity theft and wire fraud.

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Attackers Broke Malware Records In 2010 ..!!


Over the past year, online criminals created one-third of all viruses and 34% of all malware ever seen.

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Stuxnet-like cyber attacks will prove a top trend in 2011, say experts..!!


Cyber attacks on computer control (SCADA) systems for critical infrastructure will maintain momentum into 2011, according to security experts.

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Wanted Hackers

When
other 12-year-olds spend the day playing or watching films, Shantanu
Gowde has been in the news for spending time with IT professionals twice
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Geinimi Android malware has 'botnet-like' capabilities..!!


Lookout Mobile Security warned that it identified a new Android Trojan named Geinimi that is built to lift and transmit personal data from a user's phone and ship it to a remote server.

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China crackdown on pxxx shutters 60,000 sites..!!


China claims to be making progress in its fight against Internet pornography.

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Facebook tops Google as most visited site in U.S...!!


A 2010 swing towards the social network.
Facebook surpassed Google for the first time as the most visited website in the United States for most of 2010.

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Report: FBI seizes server in probe of WikiLeaks attacks..!!


The FBI has seized a server in Texas as part of its hunt for the groups behind the pro-WikiLeaks denial-of-service attacks launched in December against PayPal, Visa, MasterCard, and others, according to a report.

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CID chargesheet in first cyber crime case..!!


On 1st Jan CID  filed its first chargesheet in a cyber crime case.

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Govt to frame rules for digital data protection..!!


With incidents of cyber crime on the rise, the government on Saturday
said that it would frame and notify rules for data protection and
liabilities of service providers under the Information Technology Act as

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HappY NeW YeAr..!!

Happy new year to all friends ..........Wish YOu a gud Luck for this year.....Cyber India will Launch soon All services...
>> Cyber-India Team <<....

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Black Hat: GSM hacking tools now available..!!


Security researcher Karsten Nohl has unveiled a suite of tools at the Black Hat hacker convention that hackers can use to listen to GSM mobile phone calls.

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FBI in hunt for pro-WikiLeaks hackers: report..!!


The FBI has joined the hunt for hackers who took down websites like PayPal, after they stopped processing payments to whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks, US media reports said Friday.

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Android malware enters 2011..!!

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China makes Skype illegal ..!!


China on Thursday announced that it had made illegal the use of Skype, the popular internet telephony service, as the country continues to shut itself off from the rest of the world.

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