NEWS & ANALYSIS

Hack Works Like Phone Tap

Hackers at the Black Hat and DefCon security conferences this weekend demonstrated a hack that works much like a phone tap does, the Associated Press reports.

Pentagon Weighs Banning Social Networking

The Pentagon is once again seriously considering a "near-total ban" of all social networking Web sites from its unclassified network, Wired.com's Danger Room blog reports.

U.K.: MI-5 Web Site Hacked

Britain's domestic intelligence agency has admitted that a vulnerability in its Web site's search engine could have allowed hackers to divert visitors to malicious pages, reports ZDNet UK.

Tight Budgets Harm IT Security, RSA Survey Says

Over half the respondents surveyed by the RSA Conference said their top security concern was budgetary constraints.

Internet's Anonymity Protects Cyberattackers

Despite evidence that a British company's servers unleashed a recent wave of cyberattacks against U.S. and South Korean government and commercial Web sites, cybersecurity experts say it's hard to find a smoking gun in cyberspace's murky environs.

Survey: 17 Percent Responded to Spam Despite Most Knowing the Danger

A new survey may make you question how schooled the average Internet user is in Internet security.

Spam Explodes in First Half of 2009

Spam has once again reached the same volume it did in November 2008, when the servers of a major spamming company were disconnected, according to e-mail and Web security firm Marshal8e6.

Russia: Hackers Target Religious Sites

While it's been heavily publicized that running afoul of the Russian government could make you a target for cyberattack, Russian hackers have victimized another population: religious groups.

Congress May Have Inadvertently Made Identity Theft Easier, Researcher Says

Legislation passed by Congress that now reveals the last four digits of a person's Social Security number on public documents may make it easier for identity thieves to ply their trade if they can reconstruct the researchers' methods.

Facebook Security Hole Remains Unplugged for Two Weeks, Hackers Say

A team of bloggers has hacked into Facebook using unsophisticated means and say the company has not repaired the security hole despite telling the company of the vulnerability over two weeks ago.
 




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