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British prime minister David Cameron on Monday announced that if he’s re-elected in May, he plans on introducing a comprehensive piece of legislation that would ban encrypted online communications that cannot be accessed by authorities.
Increased Internet surveillance and tighter border checks are "urgently" needed to foil jihadist attacks of the sort that rocked Paris this week, European, US and Canadian security ministers agreed Sunday.
In late November, Sony Pictures Entertainment was hacked by a group calling itself Guardians of the Galaxy (GOP). What initially appeared to be another hacktivist attack, later turned out to be a sophisticated operation possibly orchestrated by a state actor.
Analysis of the Naenara Browser, a version of Mozilla Firefox modified by North Korea and bundled into Red Star OS, shows the DPRK may be funneling all traffic through one—or a handful—of public IP addresses.
A new tool released on Tuesday by Twitter as open source can be used by developers to detect various types of anomalies
Inflight Internet service provider Gogo has been caught using a fake Google SSL certificate, but the company says the certificate’s role is to prevent video streaming
Two individuals suspected of being members of Lizard Squad, the hacker group that took down Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network on Christmas Day with distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, were taken in for questioning last week by law enforcement authorities
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is looking for experienced and certified experts that could become cyber special agents, the agency announced on Monday
The Tor anonymity network might be disrupted in the next few days via the seizure of directory authorities, the Tor Project has learned
Microsoft said it had secured broad support from a coalition of influential technology and media firms as it seeks to challenge a US ruling ordering it to hand over emails stored on a server in Ireland.

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John Vecchi's picture
Understanding the various types of malicious actors targeting your networks, including their motivations and modus operandi, is key to identifying, expelling and expunging them.
Gant Redmon's picture
When it comes to cybercrime, the police really can’t and aren’t going to protect residents of your town. The same goes for all towns and cities. Unless you’re talking a high six-figure theft, it's unlikely an officer will be assigned to your case.
Rod Rasmussen's picture
In this second column in a two part series, Rod tackles the impact of the DNSChanger malware and simple solutions to counter similar DNS attacks on enterprises and major government agencies.
Chris Poulin's picture
To effectively defend yourself against an enemy, you have to think like your adversary. Put yourself in their mind, their shoes. What’s the motive? How determined are they? Will they stop at a well-hardened network perimeter or move on to other tactics, including social engineering? Once you suffer a breach, how do you share your analysis?
Idan Aharoni's picture
The worlds of counter terrorism and fraud prevention should increase their ties. Systems that are already implemented in one world may be applied to the other. Solution providers and policy makers from both worlds need to meet up and share ideas, thoughts and experience for the benefit of both.
Noa Bar-Yosef's picture
This week, we highlight a mix of tools and tool types that security researchers should have in their weapons in arsenal, including tools unveiled for the first time at the Black Hat conference.
Michael Goff's picture
Once a Software Vendor discovers that their software has been pirated, the gut reaction is to put an immediate stop to it. If piracy is discovered, it’s best to react, but don’t overreact. Be proactive, yet patient.
Idan Aharoni's picture
Crowd sourcing investigations could harness the power of the web and its population to track down cybercriminals. But such a community effort of a cyber investigation comes with big challenges....
Idan Aharoni's picture
There are many security companies, individual researchers and certain circles in academia that hold a wealth of information on cybercrime activities that could be the difference between a bust and a cybercrime investigation that leads to a dead end. It’s not just about collaboration with other law enforcement agencies, but also about collaboration with the security industry.
Mike Lennon's picture
Enjoy this selection of top picks for 2010, listed in no particular order. Happy New Year!