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Botnet Twists the Knife in iCloud Security

Botnets are exactly the sort of protection Valt.x provides to computer systems. With Valt.X the system won't get infected and cannot serve in a botnet attack. Protect yourself by installing Valt.X today. This post from TechNewsWorld serves as a reminder how easy it is to string together an attack, this on directed at iTunes users...   Hot on the heels of hackers stealing celebrities' nude photos from their iCloud accounts and posting them on the Web comes news that iCloud users are being...

Who is really at risk in this new type of warfare?

Dan Saelinger Like so many stories in the world of digital security, this one began with simple human carelessness. In 2006, a senior official in the Syrian government brought his computer with him on a visit to London. One day, he stepped out of the hotel and left the laptop behind. While he was out, agents from Mossad, the Israeli intelligence agency, snuck into his room and installed a Trojan horse onto the machine, which allowed them to monitor any communications.  For the Syria...

Sony PlayStation Shut Down after DDOS Hits The Network

Sony's PlayStation network has been shut down after cyber-attackers overloaded it in what's known as a distributed denial of service attack. In a blog post Sony said that no personal information had been accessed. On Sunday an American Airlines flight carrying a senior Sony executive was also diverted following a bomb scare. The group claiming responsibility for closing down the network also tweeted suggesting there was a security threat to the flight. 'Fixing the issue' In a blog Sony...

Cyber security Among Top Concern of US Energy Companies

Cybersecurity leapt onto the list of the top five concerns for U.S. electric utilities this year, yet fewer than a third say they’re prepared to meet the growing threat of an attack, according to a new survey. “The industry is paying attention and actively seeking ways to bolster security practices to limit power system vulnerability,” says an annual report from the consulting, construction and engineering firm Black & Veatch titled "2014 Strategic Directions: U.S. Electric Industry." “We...

It's War! Says Cyber Experts

FOLLOWING the recent stunning revelation that Russian crooks have stolen 1.2 billion user names and passwords, the biggest breach on record, experts say making the internet more secure will take a massive global effort. EVERYTHING from bolstering website security to a stronger push to prosecute the criminals, to better vigilance by consumers, will be needed. How much all this might cost is unclear, with some experts estimating it could take billions of dollars, while others insist it's more a...

AV |Comparatives Proactive Test 2012

 Anti-Virus Comparatives (www.av-comparatives.org) conducted a Scan+Heuristics+Behaviorable test (http://www.av-comparatives.org/images/docs/avc_beh_201207_en.pdf ) with 4,138 new malware samples collected March 2nd 2012 (1 day). Failure rates of Anti-Virus products tested varied from 124 samples to 2,027 samples. Over 100,000 new malware samples are released daily - if all samples were tested failures could range from 3,000 pieces of malware infecting the test systems to 49,000 pieces of m...