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Tuesday: July 28, 2009

Security breach over at Network Solutions exposes credit cards of 573,928 people.Security breach over at Network Solutions exposes credit cards of 573,928 people.

The company called in a third-party forensics team to help with the investigation, and the team was able to crack some of the code on July 13, determining that it could be related to credit card data, she added.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:32 AM | Tags (5) | security | breach | netsol | creditcards | exposed |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 22, 2009

Latest Firefox update fixes five critical security vulnerabilities.Latest Firefox update fixes five critical security vulnerabilities.

Upgrade to version 3.5 if you haven't already.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:27 AM | Tags (5) | firefox | critical | patch | problems | security |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 16, 2009

Twitter seeks legal advice after being hacked seven ways from Sunday.Twitter seeks legal advice after being hacked seven ways from Sunday.

A number of technology blogs were offered the documents for publication in what is now being dubbed 'Twittergate' in some online forums. TechCrunch, one of the most respected blogs in Silicon Valley, has set off a firestorm of criticism and debate over its decision to post some of the material

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:28 AM | Tags (6) | twitter | security | password | techcrunch | legal | documents |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 14, 2009

Cisco would like you to know that the poor IT job market could incite online crime.Cisco would like you to know that the poor IT job market could incite online crime.

Hell hath no fury like a disgruntled IT employee who knows all of your root passwords.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 12:29 PM | Tags (7) | crime | division | it | jobs | market | security | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 9, 2009

It's quite possible to steal data using only an electrical outlet and some cheap lasers.It's quite possible to steal data using only an electrical outlet and some cheap lasers.

...the attacker grabs the keyboard signals that are generated by hitting keys. Because the data wire within the keyboard cable is unshielded, the signals leak into the ground wire in the cable, and from there into the ground wire of the electrical system feeding the computer.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 4:18 PM | Tags (9) | data | electrical | exploit | hacker | hacking | lasers | outlets | theft | tutorial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 7, 2009

Microsoft would like you to know about a very serious security hole.Microsoft would like you to know about a very serious security hole.

The so-called 'zero day' vulnerability disclosed by Microsoft affects a part of its software used to play video. The problem arises from the way the software interacts with Internet Explorer, which opens a hole for hackers to tunnel into.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:37 AM | Tags (7) | microsoft | security | fyi | vulnerability | video | hole | software |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Yes, social security numbers can be predicted according to new report.Yes, social security numbers can be predicted according to new report.

...researchers analyzed Social Security numbers of people who have died to detect statistical patterns in the assignment of numbers. They were then able to use those patterns to predict a range of values likely to include a living person's Social Security number.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:17 AM | Tags (7) | analyst | crack | id | report | security | social | statistical |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: June 22, 2009

Turns out 'secret' questions used for security could leave your account vulnerable.Turns out 'secret' questions used for security could leave your account vulnerable.

Acquaintances of 32 webmail users – people with whom they would not normally share their login details – were asked to try and guess the answers users assigned to protect their accounts. The volunteers managed to guess correctly nearly a fifth of the time.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 6:02 PM | Tags (5) | passwords | questions | secret | security | vulnerable |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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