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  • IMF hacked; no end in sight to security horror shows

    The recent online intrusion into International Monetary Fund servers may have been the work of malicious hackers working for a foreign government, according to online reports.

    Written by Ian Paul14 June 11 00:14
  • Sony hacker arrests: 5 questions

    Arrests in Spain related to the Sony Playstation Network hacking case have computer users wondering whether the loosely organized Anonymous hacker coalition is weakened -- or merely irritated by being busted.

    Written by Lisa Greim14 June 11 01:21
  • Nintendo servers hacked, you're next Xbox

    Nintendo reports that a Web server for its U.S. unit was hacked. The attack on Nintendo shows that this new era of hacking isn't going to end any time soon, and should serve as a wakeup call for other companies that were hoping this was purely a Sony issue.

    Written by Tony Bradley06 June 11 04:52
  • Sony Pictures falls victim to major data breach

    LulzSec, a hacking group that recently made news for hacking into PBS, claimed today that it has broken into several Sony Pictures websites and accessed unencrypted personal information on over 1 million people.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan03 June 11 09:34
  • An EU firewall won't protect kids, says top legislator

    The European Union's top legislator on digital issues has said that education and awareness are the best way to protect children online, dealing a blow to plans for a so-called European Union firewall.

    Written by Jennifer Baker26 May 11 01:59
  • Vendors patch firewalls after controversial NSS Labs test

    Four out of the five vendors shown last month by testing company NSS Labs to suffer a security flaw in their high-end firewalls have since patched their products, including two companies that disputed the issue at the time.

    Written by John E. Dunn10 May 11 04:02
  • No Sony PSN service anytime soon, says latest update

    Sony is reneging on a promise to reboot its PlayStation Network and start bringing its 77 million customers back online anytime soon. Sony posted an update to its PlayStation blog Friday stating it was "unaware of the extent of the (network) attack" adding it needs to "conduct further testing of the incredibly complex system" before it can restart its network.

    Written by Keir Thomas08 May 11 01:14
  • Sony says data is protected, attackers say it's for sale

    Sony tried to calm customer fears by stating that the credit card data was encrypted, but attackers claim to already be selling that credit card data online. Either one of these parties is stretching the truth, or encrypting data doesn't offer the level of protection we think it does.

    Written by Tony Bradley30 April 11 05:45
  • Sony: PlayStation Network resumes this week

    Sony is still investigating the security breach that downed its PlayStation Network and Qriocity online services, but expects the gaming network will be back in operation this week, a company exec told media Sunday afternoon in Tokyo.

    Written by PC World01 May 11 17:09
  • PlayStation Network security breach: A survival guide

    Sony has admitted that account details, logins and online IDs for registered Sony PlayStation Network users, as many as 77 million people, have been compromised. The information was stolen sometime between April 17 and 19, according to a Sony blog post, as early as nine days before Sony notified its users of the breach. Even worse, the company says it can't be sure whether credit card information was stolen.

    Written by Ian Paul27 April 11 23:52
  • Firewall vendors challenge findings of NSS Labs report

    Apparently, NSS Labs struck a nerve. NSS Labs revealed that almost all of the firewalls it tested for a recent report are susceptible to crash or compromise using common attacks. The firewall vendors in question, though, beg to differ and take exception to the claims made by NSS Labs.

    Written by Tony Bradley14 April 11 06:07
  • 7 free security tools for Linux

    One of the big advantages of using Linux is that its security tends to be so much better than that of the competing alternatives.

    Written by Katherine Noyes13 April 11 05:22
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