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Google blaming Chinese hackers for security breach

For the second time in 17 months, Google is pointing its finger at China for a security breach in one of its systems. This time, Google says Chinese hackers were responsible for breaking into the personal Gmail accounts of several hundred people _ including those of senior U.S. government officials, military personnel and political activists. […]

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Biggest mobile malware threat

Image via CrunchBase Facebook is biggest mobile malware threat, says security firm Researcher claims bad links on Facebook responsible for much higher infection rate that targeted mobile malware By Joan Goodchild -CSO The biggest mobile infection threat isn’t malware that specifically targets mobile devices, according to new research from security firm BitDefender. Malware that targets […]

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New virus threatens phones using Android

Image via Wikipedia Mobile Malware Attacks and Defense WASHINGTON (AFP) – A virus infecting mobile phones using Google’s Android operating system has emerged in China that can allow a hacker to gain access to personal data, US security experts said. A report this week from Lookout Mobile Security said the new Trojan affecting Android devices […]

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Raid said to have hacked Google password system

Image via Wikipedia John Markoff, New York Times Ever since Google disclosed in January that Internet intruders had stolen information from its computers, the exact nature and extent of the theft has been a closely guarded company secret. But a source with direct knowledge of the investigation now says that the losses included one of […]

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Google warns off fake Anti-Virus programs popping up online

Image by BitDefenderES via Flickr Security researchers at Google are warning that a particular type of scam is gaining momentum: fake anti-virus programs. In a blog post previewing a 13-month study on the prevalence of fake anti-virus programs on the Web, Google said that more than 11,000 individual domains were involved in the distribution of […]

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Google attack highlights ‘zero-day’ black market

Image by Laughing Squid via Flickr By Jordan Robertson, AP The recent hacking attack that prompted Google’s threat to leave China is underscoring the heightened dangers of previously undisclosed computer security flaws — and renewing debate over buying and selling information about them in the black market. Because no fix was available, the linchpin in […]

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If Your Password Is 123456, Just Make It HackMe

by Ashlee Vance, NYTimes Back at the dawn of the Web, the most popular account password was “12345.” Today, it’s one digit longer but hardly safer: “123456.” Despite all the reports of Internet security breaches over the years, including the recent attacks on Google’s e-mail service, many people have reacted to the break-ins with a […]

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Viruses That Leave Victims Red in the Facebook

Image by Intersection Consulting via Flickr By BRAD STONE – NYTimes.com It used to be that computer viruses attacked only your hard drive. Now they attack your dignity. Malicious programs are rampaging through Web sites like Facebook and Twitter, spreading themselves by taking over people’s accounts and sending out messages to all of their friends […]

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Cyber criminals deface 50 to 60 Indian websites a day

Image by Clopin via Flickr Webnewwire.com report submitted on November 11, 2009 Has your girlfriend blocked you and you cant see her on-line? Wondering how to keep your email account protected? Or want to hide files from your annoying siblings? MTV’s got Ankit Fadia – the coolest Ethical Hacker in the world to give you […]

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