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Firm processing US government payments leaks millions of records

The Texas firm Government Payment Services Inc. is used by thousands of local governments to receive online payments for all sorts of things such as court-ordered fines to licencing fees.

Op-Ed: Break up the tech giants to protect privacy? Maybe not

Sydney - An NYU professor called Scott Galloway has called for the big tech monsters to be broken up to deal with privacy issues. The problem is that this whole environment is a moving target, and the big companies are targets themselves.

Op-Ed: Reinventing the Internet— Regulate, modernize, or both?

Sydney - People are fed up with an internet which is as much a risk as an asset. Nor is online business so great for revenue or risks. Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the guy who invented the internet, wants regulation. That may not be enough.

Russia condemns decision to bar U.S. government use of Kaspersky

Washington - Russia has complained that the U.S. government decision to stop government use of Kaspersky Lab software undermines free competition. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security expressed concern about ties between the company and Russian intelligence.

Op-Ed: How many people does it take to upgrade PHP? Way too many.

Sydney - I got a notification from WordPress today which stated that my PHP was out of date, and I should upgrade immediately. That began a saga of epic proportions, with a payoff even Alfred Hitchcock would have liked.

Mar-a-Lago, other Trump properties easy targets to hack: report

An investigation has determined the Internet security at Mar-a-Lago and other Donald J. Trump’s properties is extremely weak. Three investigators determined the Wi-Fi systems of these properties could be hacked into in about five minutes.

eZanga discovers a new botnet affecting advertisers and users

A new piece of malware that clandestinely hijacks web browsers and uses them to farm lucrative, but fraudulent, ad click-throughs has been discovered spreading across unsuspecting users’ computers.

Executive order takes steps to promote Internet security

On Friday, February 13, 2015, President Barack Obama signed an executive order urging companies to participate in information-sharing hubs.

Op-Ed: Obama's State of the Union speech — left rhetoric, right action

Washington - Obama's State of The Union Speech(SOTU) was upbeat about the economy and in general about the US situation. He set out many progressive measures that he intends to include in a new budget.

Cyber security predictions for 2015

Each year various cyber security experts provide their predictions about the immediate future of network and information security in the hopes that people can plan and prepare a little more effectively.

What you need to know about 'Bash': The dangerous hidden web bug

A newly discovered bug could make it possible for hackers to remotely issue commands to Web servers — which could mean big trouble for companies whose servers are affected, according to a few cyber security experts.

McAfee study says Superman related searches could be risky

McAfee, one of the leading providers of Internet security solutions, has warned that you could become a victim of Internet criminals who steal personal data and passwords of those searching for information related to their favorite superheroes.

eBay suffers cyberattack, forces password change

Internet trading giant eBay announced on Wednesday that it had been hit by a cyber attack, prompting the company to issue a statement requesting their clients change their account password for security reasons.

Op-Ed: Twitter abuse brings UK charges, but problem far from solved

Sydney - The women who advocated that Jane Austen should be featured on the new £10 note were subjected to threats of rape and bombing. Twitter has now apologized and will now include an abuse button. Charges have been laid against two people.

Op-Ed: Top mobile security issues to be concerned about

As mobile use continues to increase, the security issues associated with mobile is also on the rise. A report last fall indicated that variants of malicious software aimed at mobile has become a growing problem.

Is the gov't spying? Alternative search engines protect privacy

When you use search engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo, your activity is tracked. Your personal data -- location, political leanings, sexual orientation, and medical condition -- is collected, stored and can be used in ways that might surprise you.

Op-Ed: 2371 Trojan Generics in one hit! Call this Internet security? Special

Sydney - I did an article a while back in which I accused “internet security” of being utterly useless. I now have some proof. I got 2371 Trojan generics in one hit, 27 in the next, 37 the next time, 51 after that, and 16 the fourth time.

List of most common passwords released, 'password' still on top

A company that develops password management software has released its annual list of the most common passwords. The company noted many of the passwords chosen are poor and the users are likely to become victims in future breaches.

Firefox pulls newly released upgrade for 'critical' vulnerability

Firefox pulled its newly released browser upgrade, version 16, because of a 'critical' vulnerability that has been discovered.

U.S. House passes controversial CISPA Internet security bill

Washington - The U.S. House of Representatives passed the CISPA cybersecurity bill today, despite protests by civil liberties groups who point out that it puts Americans' online privacy at risk.

Facebook warns employers about asking users for passwords

Facebook has issued a post today that warns employers not to ask applicants or employees for passwords. This practice, which has come increasingly under fire in recent months, violates Facebook's terms of service.

Op-Ed: Security firm finds 'Password1' the most common business password

A security firm has outlined in a recent report that organizations commonly use the password 'Password1' in business systems.

Op-Ed: Rent a denial of service attack — The new Internet plague

Sydney - Internet experts are baffled by a denial of service attack on a business called Money Management. The attack was made using a botnet having 4500 computers in Mexico and South America. The fact is that denial of service attacks are now buyable.

Fake Microsoft update is malware in disguise

Have you recently received an email from Microsoft claiming that you need a security update? Beware, this is not from Microsoft but rather it is a spam attempt at getting you to download malware.

Op-Ed: Joe Lieberman’s law to shut down the Internet

Washington - According to Sen. Joe Lieberman, the Internet is a ‘US national asset’, and the US should have the power to shut it down on the basis of a ‘cyber 911'. Civil libertarians are furious.

Kids sharing personal info tops Canadian parents online fears

The Internet can be a scary place when you have children-child porn, violence and the risk of getting attacked by a virus are all issues that parents deal with but fearing kids will give out too much info is the top fear.

Botnet of 13 million PC's worldwide busted by Spanish police

The economic and technological crimes unit of the Spanish police arrested three ringleaders of the huge Mariposa botnet. The creator, seemingly of Venezuelan origin, is still being sought.

Op-Ed: Symantec launches Every Click Matters risk assessment tools

Last year, Chris Hogg and I did a piece on security for the big online social sites. We got some help from Symantec Canada and now the company has come up with some very handy tools and a paper on self-defense on the Web.

Trojan Sinowal steals 500,000 bank account details in US, UK, Australia and Poland

It was probably only a matter of time before someone started producing specialist viruses, but this one has got people worried. Sinowal is described as “…one of the most advanced pieces of crimeware ever created”.

OpenID: The Web Ideal?

OpenID is a single log on across multiple websites. The idea’s been around for a while, not least among disgruntled people with a herd of passwords and account names. However, things have now moved up a league, with Yahoo! getting on the bus.
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Executive Order Takes Steps to Promote Internet Security
Executive Order Takes Steps to Promote Internet Security
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Denial of service attacks are becoming a global plague. It s about time somebody did something about...
Denial of service attacks are becoming a global plague. It's about time somebody did something about it.
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