Monthly Archives: May 2013

Obama to Press Cybersecurity Concerns in Meeting with China’s Xi

President Obama has a message for his Chinese counterpart when the two meet next week: China needs to restrain its digital snooping. Concerns over cyber espionage from China are expected to be among issues the President raises with President Xi … Continue reading

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Bitcoin… how it pays its way

Many Bitcoin investors think it’s only a matter of time before paper money is redundant. Bitcoin technology, introduced in 2009, is an electronic, peer-to-peer cash system protected by cryptology. No, this isn’t Dan Brown’s next novel, but an internet-based network … Continue reading

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Google urged to do more to block internet access to child abuse images

Government’s child internet safety adviser wants default safety setting to force users seeking hardcore porn sites to register     Google has been urged by a government adviser to do more to restrict access to child abuse images, after paedophile … Continue reading

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Halting Cybercrime Requires Cutting Off Easy Money

The crackdown on Liberty Reserve underscores the danger posed by anonymous money transfers using virtual or digital currencies — a facet of cybercrime increasingly under scrutiny by law enforcement   The successful compromise of an employee’s or consumer’s computer is … Continue reading

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Becoming a computer forensic examiner

Since the advent of affordable personal computers, digital devices, and later the Internet, these technologies have been used for both legal and illegal purposes, and in order to collect evidence to help prosecute some of the people engaged in the … Continue reading

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E-vil empire: USSR’s old domain space is increasingly attractive hideout for hackers

MOSCOW — The Soviet Union disappeared from the map more than two decades ago. But online an ‘e-vil empire’ is thriving. Security experts say the .su Internet suffix assigned to the USSR in 1990 has turned into a haven for … Continue reading

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Belgian PM Elio Di Rupo’s personal emails hacked and sent to De Morgen newspaper

Hackers have sent emails from Belgium’s Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo’s personal account to De Morgen newspaper, the daily said on Friday. Dating from 2004 to 2008 when Di Rupo was president of Belgium’s socialist party and before he became … Continue reading

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Programmer, US settle over laptop seizure

A Cambridge computer programmer who backed a US Army private accused of leaking classified information has settled with the federal government in a case that began when federal agents seized the programmer’s laptop as he was returning from a Mexican … Continue reading

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Sophisticated Hackers Can Crack Even The Most Secure Passwords

In the wake of last year’s password dumps and this year’s Twitter hacks, many have been paying extra attention to their passwords. The most common advice doled out is to use separate passwords for each website and service. Additionally, these passwords are … Continue reading

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Hackers on prowl for larger prey, possibly Lithuania’s EU Presidency?

How does one get revenge on a trendy Web site that ferreted out and made public a bit of foul play, namely, rigged voting from Lithuania, which gave the charming Russian crooner at the Eurovision 2013 song contest a few … Continue reading

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