White House backs off mandatory cybersecurity standards for companies The White House has backed away from its push for mandatory cybersecurity standards in favor of an approach that would combine voluntary measures with incentives for companies to comply with them. That approach reflects recognition of the political reality of a divided Congress that makes mandated standards difficult to push through, and a belief that an executive order President Obama signed in February could improve companies’ cybersecurity. More
How a phony tweet and computer trades sank stocks For a few surreal minutes, a mere 12 words on Twitter caused the world's mightiest stock market to tremble. No sooner did hackers send a false Associated Press tweet reporting explosions at the White House on Tuesday than investors started dumping stocks - eventually unloading $134 billion worth. More
Suspected LulzSec hacker arrested in Australia Australian police have arrested a man they say is affiliated with international hacking collective Lulz Security on a charge of attacking and defacing a government website, officials said Wednesday. More
Hackers Grab 1Million Logins From Android Forum Phandroid has announced that a hacker has recently accessed its user database, making off with usernames, email addresses and hashed passwords—and the problem looks like it could affect all of its one million-plus users. 10/18/2014 - 9:11 am | View Link
Israeli Hacker Game Could Beat Russian Web Criminals Who Stole 1.2 Billion Usernames If the UN’s statistics are correct, that 40% of the world’s 7.1 billion people use the Internet, then Russian hackers own one out of every three personal logins for social media ... penetrate site defenses and grab whatever data they want. 08/9/2014 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Hackers attack Spokeo, UN Civil Aviation Org in nine-site crime spree The attack and public shaming of Comcast and Al Arabiya is part of NullCrew's campaign to bring pain to media megacorporations; the hackers circled in a hit on government contractor Klas Telecom, where NullCrew pulled off a successful smash and grab of ... 04/21/2014 - 8:49 am | View Link
Adobe hackers strike again: PR Newswire grovels to clients after latest hack'n'grab The breach against Adobe's systems compromised the information of 2.9 million customers, as well as allowing unidentified hackers to access the source code of Adobe products including Adobe Acrobat, ColdFusion, ColdFusion Builder, and other unnamed products. 10/21/2013 - 12:25 am | View Link
Why It Pays to Submit to Hackers Make fresh logins for every website. Back up your data ... Just this past June, after 6 million LinkedIn passwords were exposed to hackers, Fallows wrote about “the one step you must take today” — improving your login security — adding to similar ... 08/10/2012 - 11:17 am | View Link
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Information Security Trends Buy All the Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities: Black Hat Keynote. Black Hat keynote speaker Dan Geer has some radical ideas to reshape modern security, including a ... 10/22/2014 - 11:29 am | View Website
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While the folks at Flickr would seem to have their work cut out for them — having just released a brand new iPad app chief among them — that doesn’t mean there’s no time for fun. Fun, for the Flickr team, appears to be rolling some image recognition technologies into a new Web app.
Twitter will buy out the photos that its users have posted at Twitpic. Twitpic found itself in a trademark dispute with Twitter back in September, which caused the much smaller Twitpic to shut down. Twitter threatened to cut off Twitpic’s API, which was the service’s sole source of content. In a wacky twist, Twitter now says it will buy Twitpic’s domain name and photo archive.
Cairo (AFP) - Egypt imposed a state of emergency Saturday across parts of the Sinai Peninsula as the military pounded suspected jihadists after a suicide car bombing there killed 30 soldiers. Friday's bombing was the deadliest attack on security forces since the army deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last year, to the fury of his supporters.
Luis Suarez wasted no time making an impact in his first match for FC Barcelona after finishing a four-month ban for biting an opponent at the World Cup this summer.
Suarez was in Barcelona's starting lineup alongside fellow soccer megastars Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr. for the the club's "El Clasico" rivalry match against hated Real Madrid on Saturday afternoon.