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LinuxSecurity.com: Researchers have unearthed an online database full to the brim of stolen account information from popular services including Facebook, Yahoo, Twitter, and Google.
LinuxSecurity.com: Researchers have unearthed an online database full to the brim of stolen account information from popular services including Facebook, Yahoo, Twitter and Google.
LinuxSecurity.com: In an interview with Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin, VentureBeat got a bird's-eye view of the future of the open-source operating system for 2014.
LinuxSecurity.com: Hacker Jeremy Hammond was sentenced this morning to 10 years in prison and three years of supervised release for a damaging, politically motivated computer intrusion at the private intelligence firm Stratfor in 2011.
LinuxSecurity.com: A man from Wisconsin was sentenced for participating in a DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attack by hacker group Anonymous on a Kansas company.
LinuxSecurity.com: The Israeli and Saudi Arabian governments are working to create a new, even more destructive variant of the notorious Stuxnet malware, according to local Iranian news outlet Farsnews.
LinuxSecurity.com: Most of us would agree that the NSA has spread its nets too far and cut deeply into our personal privacy. Ultimately, and perhaps ironically, I am hopeful this transgression will leave us with better protection for our personal communication than ever before.
LinuxSecurity.com: The internet backbone - the infrastructure of networks upon which internet traffic travels - went from being a passive infrastructure for communication to an active weapon for attacks.
LinuxSecurity.com: The tech giants, along with Yahoo, Facebook, and AOL, call upon the Senate Judiciary Committee to substantially reform the US government's mass surveillance practices.
LinuxSecurity.com: Ralph Langer has written the definitive analysis of Stuxnet: short, popular version, and long, technical version. Stuxnet is not really one weapon, but two. The vast majority of the attention has been paid to Stuxnet's smaller and simpler attack routine -- the one that changes the speeds of the rotors in a centrifuge, which is used to enrich uranium.
LinuxSecurity.com: Following in the footsteps of other tech companies, Twitter is beefing up its security to make it harder for outsiders -- including the government -- to uncover data, the company announced Friday.
LinuxSecurity.com: Lawyers for secure email provider Lavabit just filed the reply brief in a case that will determine whether an internet company can be compelled to turn over the master encryption keys for its entire system to facilitate court-approved surveillance on a single user.
LinuxSecurity.com: While virtualization has undoubtedly already found its footing in larger businesses and data centers, the technology is still in the process of catching on in the middle market. But a recent study conducted by a group of Cisco Partner Firms, titled "Virtualization on the Rise," indicates just that: the prevalence of virtualization is continuing to expand and has so far proven to be a success for many small- and medium-sized businesses.
LinuxSecurity.com: his is a long article about the FBI's Data Intercept Technology Unit (DITU), which is basically its own internal NSA. It carries out its own signals intelligence operations and is trying to collect huge amounts of email and Internet data from U.S. companies -- an operation that the NSA once conducted, was reprimanded for, and says it abandoned.
LinuxSecurity.com: Everywhere you look these days, you see people using their electronic gadgets: smartphones, tablets, gaming systems and e-readers. Most of these gadgets require Wi-Fi to access the Internet or the gadget itself is a Wi-Fi hotspot. Many airports and other public spaces offer Wi-Fi for the public to log onto the Internet from their laptop computers.
LinuxSecurity.com: Earlier this month, Jeremy Hammond was sentenced to 10 years in prison for his role in the hack of security consultancy Stratfor Global Intelligence. Hammond is the biggest fish to be snared after the FBI managed to turn former top Anon Sabu into a confidential informant. His conviction is a dagger in the side of the struggling hacktivist movement.
LinuxSecurity.com: Web creator Sir Tim Berners-Lee has warned that government surveillance and censorship will threaten the democratic nature of the web.
LinuxSecurity.com: Are you concerned about the security of your data in the cloud? Of course you should be, even if you're just an isolated consumer. But what if you're responsible for the security of data for an enterprise?
LinuxSecurity.com: Newegg's courtroom face-off with patent-licensing giant TQP Development is nearing its end. TQP has sued hundreds of companies, saying it has patented the common Web encryption scheme of combining SSL with the RC4 cipher. Almost 140 companies have paid TQP a total of more than $45 million.
LinuxSecurity.com: Hacker chronicler Quinn Norton spent months in 2011 and 2012 talking to members of the hacktivist collective Antisec, the division of Anonymous responsible for the leaked corporate emails that earned Jeremy Hammond a 10-year prison sentence.