Security at SC beefed up after email threat

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New Delhi: Security has been beefed up at the Supreme Court after it received an email threat to blow it up in retaliation for the execution of 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon. “The threat mail was received on the court’s official email address last Monday afternoon. The mail in…


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Georgia Tech Finds 11 Deep Security Flaws in Chrome, Firefox

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The security researchers developed a new cyber-security analysis method that discovered the holes buried deeper in the systems. Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology College of Computing earlier this year found 11 previously undiscovered flaws in two of the most widely used Internet browsers—Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Worry…


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U.S. And India To Join Forces Against Cybercrime

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Last week, representatives from both the United States and India met to discuss how the two nations could work together to fight back against the growing community of cyber criminals. The meeting, called the U.S.-India Cyber Security Dialogue, gave both sides a chance to present their views on the current…


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Cyber shoplifting costing retailers billions, driving up prices

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A thief looking to scam a credit lender goes on an online shopping spree, ordering thousands of dollars worth of goods. When the bill comes, he calls the credit card company and claims they are fraudulent charges. In good faith, the lender issues a “chargeback,” or credit, to the customer’s…


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Cyber-Flashing And How To Avoid Being Hit

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Cyber-flashing is the latest form of cyber-crime to rear its ugly head. So far only one case has been reported, but it’s important that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) users take steps to protect themselves as it uses the AirDrop feature that’s available on iOS devices and Macs. It’s really a nice feature…


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5 considerations for smarter cyber defense

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Today’s cyber threat landscape has transformed information security from an afterthought to perhaps one of the most complex and urgent concerns that organizations face. Traditional perimeter defenses far less effective than they were 10 years ago. As a result, organizations are beginning to dramatically rethink their approach to cybersecurity, embracing…


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IRS ADMITS HACKING TWICE AS BAD AS ORIGINALLY ANNOUNCED

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Every government hacking story seems to include subsequent revelations that the problem is at least twice as bad as the authorities originally admitted. The IRS data breach originally announced last May followed the usual pattern, as theAssociated Press reported today that the number of victims has more than doubled, from 114,000 to…


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New on Video: Cyber-Silliness in Hackers

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Man oh man, the Internet was scary to a lot of people back in the 1990s. Kids these days (kids these days!) who’ve grown up with it probably can’t grasp the fear that the mainstream, particularly the Baby Boomers, had of computers and the Internet and what many people either…


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Windows 10: Polish Hacker Allegedly Hacked Lumia Phone, Installed Google Play Store

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Microsoft is supposed to get back its desktop operating system reign after the immense success of Windows 10 operating system. The Windows 10 mobile is also looking quite promising but it still lacks the immense popularity and number of apps Android Play Store is having. Though it looks like a…


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AT&T played key role in NSA spying

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AT&T played a key role in helping the National Security Agency spy on U.S. internet traffic. That’s according to a report by the New York Times. The article cites documents provided by whistleblower and former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. The documents date from 2003 to 2013 and detail the telecom…


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Should You Cancel a Credit Card to Protect Your Identity?

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Q. I have several credit cards that I never use, and they have no annual fee. Should I cancel them so I don’t have to worry about ID theft? A. Identity theft probably shouldn’t be as big a concern as what the cancellations could do to your credit score. For…


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Identity Theft Triggers Birth Certificate Alarm

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The Registrar General’s Department (RGD) is currently taking steps to restrict to certain categories of persons the right to apply for birth certificates because of increasing incidents of fraud and identity theft. In some jurisdictions, there are restricted categories of persons who can apply for birth certificates such as parents…


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Truecaller releases app to ID all incoming texts

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If you get a text from a friend or someone in your list of contacts, their name pops up, making it easy to know who is sending a message. But if it is just a number that flashes on your screen, it could be from anyone – and most likely it’s…


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Who Should Be Responsible For IT Security?

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Typically, when a cybersecurity problem arises, it’s the IT department that gets it in the neck. Ostensibly, that makes sense. After all, if someone is in your network mining your database for corporate secrets, it’s hardly the office manager or the accounts receivable department’s lookout, right? Perhaps. On the other…


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CISOs spend 77% of their time on tech, not enough time on strategy

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According to the Deloitte CISO Transition Lab, a chief information security officer (CISO) has four faces — the strategist, the advisor, the guardian of business assets, and the technologist. The findings suggest that on average, CISOs spend 77 percent of their time as “technologists” and “guardians” on technical aspects of…


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New York City Cyber Security Summit Set to Take Place September 18

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TECHEXPO today announced that its annual New York City Cyber Security Summit will take place on Friday, September 18 from 9:00am to 6:00pm at the Millennium Broadway Hotel (145 West 44th Street). The NYC Cyber Security Summit is part of an exclusive conference series that connects senior level executives with…


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Don’t Be Scared Of That 60 Minutes Report On Phone Hacking

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If you own a mobile phone, “you can be bugged, tracked and hacked from anywhere in the world”. That was the throughline of a particularly problematic story on the 60 Minutes program last night. It’s now being hailed as “the end of privacy” for all Australians, but let me assure you,…


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HACKERS GET WALL STREET TIPOFFS, SPY ON UVA EMPLOYEES AND HARASS LIBRARIANS

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In case you missed our coverage this week inThreatWatch, Nextgov’s regularly updated index of cyber breaches: University of Virginia Hacked in Suspected Chinese Espionage Case The data breach allegedly targeted the email accounts of two employees whose work is connected to China. UVA on Aug. 14 disclosed the incident and…


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Ken Westin is a cyber stalker trying to make the internet a safer place

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THE internet is sometimes described as the Wild West. And in this metaphor, Ken Westin is the biggest sheriff in town. He’s a professional cyber stalker who tracks down criminals using the trail left by their digital fingerprints. “I’m a hunter,” he told news.com.au. “I like looking at data and…


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