Archive for October 14th, 2007

How Do You Secure 100 Million Laptops?

October 14, 2007

If the plan is perfectly executed, Nicholas Negroponte’s One Laptop Per Child project will deploy 100 million laptops in the first year. In one fell swoop, the nonprofit organization will create the largest computing monoculture in history.

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Details of Google’s Latest Security Hole

October 14, 2007

“I’ve now received confirmation from Google’s Security Team that the latest vulnerability Philipp posted about has been fixed. After carrying out some investigations of my own, I believe this is the case – so I’m going to share with you what the problem was and how I was able to exploit it.”

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Mafia 2.0: Is The Mob Married To Your Computer?

October 14, 2007

How organized crime could be using your PC to run rackets on the Internet and what you can do about it.

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EveryDNS, OpenDNS Under Botnet DDoS Attack

October 14, 2007

The attack started sometime Friday afternoon and, from all indications, was targeting Web sites that used the free DNS management services. “We were collateral damage,” Ulevitch explained. “They were going after the DNS provider of these sites and we took the brunt of it.”

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An open letter to domain registrars

October 14, 2007

An open letter to domain registrars by F-secure about phishing.

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Military Radio Signal Jams Garage Doors

October 14, 2007

A secretive Air Force facility in Colorado Springs tested a radio frequency this past week that it would use to communicate with first responders in the event of a homeland security threat. The frequency also controls an estimated 50 million garage door openers, and hundreds of residents in the area found that theirs had suddenly stopped working.

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How long have Apple and Myspace known about the worm?

October 14, 2007

A security engineer who worked on the Quicktime patch to combat the Myspace worm has written a blog entry that suggests both companies have known about this for weeks, but nobody wanted to do anything about it unless some bad press came their way. If this is true, its a pretty disgraceful way to treat their userbase…

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China To Deploy World’s Largest People Tracking Network

October 14, 2007

At least 20,000 police surveillance cameras are being installed along streets here in southern China and will soon be guided by sophisticated computer software from an American-financed company to recognize automatically the faces of police suspects and detect unusual activity.

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The Most Influential People in IT Security

October 14, 2007

Here’s our list of the most influential security experts of 2007 – from corporate tech officers and government security types, to white hat hackers and bloggers.

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Pathetic: Company Fined for passing News Clips around internally

October 14, 2007

An “anti-piracy” program recently and have announced its first “win.” An analyst firm has agreed to pay up a $300,000 settlement after an “insider” informed the SIIA that the firm passed around news clips to employees. This is very typical. Many companies employ news clipping services and receive copies of relevant news articles.

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