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The Potential Dangers of Mobile Apps This Christmas and Beyond



The Potential Dangers of Mobile Apps This Christmas and Beyond

For many people the most desirable gift they will receive or give this Christmas will be a mobile device of some sort.

These devices are expensive and powerful with extensive capabilities. Many people will be very excited to receive a new tablet or Smartphone on Christmas day. Being caught up … |More

London 2012 Olympics was Subjected to Serious Cyber Attacks



London 2012 Olympics was Subjected to Serious Cyber Attacks
The London 2012 Olympics CIO, Gerry Pennell, has said that during the course of the 2012 Olympics, there were “six serious cyber attack incidents”. Apparently the attacks came from a number of sources, but one is suspected of originating from a nation-state.The six serious attacks were all of a nature ...

Another Five Added to FBI Cyber Most Wanted List



Another Five Added to FBI Cyber Most Wanted List
The FBI Most Wanted list for alleged Cyber criminals has just grown by five. The individuals that the FBI is seeking or wanting information on are listed as Farhan Arshad and Noor Aziz Uddin;Carlos Perez-Melara; Andrey Nabilevich Taame; and Alexsey Belan. The listing includes rewards for information that results in ...

Updated V3.0 PCI DSS Standard Released



Updated V3.0 PCI DSS Standard Released
The latest version of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) became available yesterday. Officially they become effective from 1st January 2014, but merchants will have a year from then to become compliant. There are also a few cases where there ...

Concern Over Cabinet Meetings Being Bugged Through Mobile Devices



Concern Over Cabinet Meetings Being Bugged Through Mobile Devices
It is reported that concern over eavesdropping and intelligence gathering through electronic devices has led to such devices being banned from top level government meetings. The Daily Telegraph reported that the risk of compromise by foreign governments had, for example, led to them being removed from Cabinet meetings before discussion ...

Police to be Given Hacking Powers



Police to be Given Hacking Powers
At the RSA Europe security conference in Amsterdam, the attendees were told by representatives of Europol and the Dutch National Police that the police should be given the power to hack into computer systems. Naturally this would come with controls. A representative from the Dutch National High Tech Crime Unit ...

UK Citizen Charged Over US Government Hacking



UK Citizen Charged Over US Government Hacking
A UK hacker has been arrested in Suffolk and indicted for allegedly hacking US government departments, including the US Army. The 28 year old man has been described by US prosecutors as a "sophisticated and prolific computer hacker," and could be facing up to 20 years in prison if convicted.The ...

Surprise, Surprise, the Spies are Spying



Surprise, Surprise, the Spies are Spying
The biggest surprise in all the fuss being made about the US intelligence agencies spying on other governments’ leaders is that it comes as any surprise at all.The primary job of a country’s intelligence agencies is to collect information that provides an advantage to the country in protecting itself. This ...

UK Government “Relaxed” About Hiring Ex-Criminal Hackers



UK Government “Relaxed” About Hiring Ex-Criminal Hackers
Lieutenant Colonel Michael White, the new head of the Joint Cyber Reserve Unit recently said to BBC Newsnight that the organisation would consider hiring convicted hackers. He said in response to the question over criminally convicted hackers “if they had the capability that we would like, and if the vetting ...