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Poor design fosters hacker attacks of websites running PHP

App language contains open door for Black Hat mischief

Is it time to start hacking the hackers?

In the light of unprecedented attacks by cybercriminals against businesses that span every industry, this question has come to the fore: Is it time to fight back?

Quiz: Name that hacker

After breaking into networks for fun, profit, and to fulfill political agendas, some did prison time.

Cyber-Jacking Cars, Not in the Future but Now!

When I see a polished and obviously nutured classic or vintage car I always admire them but after having a couple I never want to own one again. They're usually temperamental and expensive to keep running and, more than anything...

Apple's developer site was hacked; customer information is safe

A funny thing happened to Apple's Developer Center over the last few days. It was down. And stayed down. And though Apple put up a message on the developer website indicating that things would be back to normal soon, no one quite...

Reddit reports it is under ‘malicious DDoS attack’

Reddit, the Internet's hottest social networking site and a beehive of activity surrounding the Boston Marathon bombings, reports this morning that it is under a "malicious DDoS attack.'While the site and its contents are accessible...

Quick look: Did China’s army hack US companies?

China’s military denies it but security firm Mandiant says that government has stolen tons of data from U.S. companies over the past seven years. Mandiant says that an infamous group inside China's People's Liberation Army...

F-Secure declares 2012 'Year of the Exploit'

2012 was the "Year of the Exploit," according to F-Secure, which said in a report released today that the most common way of getting hit with malware now is by surfing the Web.

Cisco issues alert on VoIP vulnerability

Cisco has issued a security advisory on that vulnerability in its IP phones that allows hackers to access calls and call data. The vulnerability was discovered by researchers at Columbia University.According to the advisory issued...

Cisco IP phones buggy

All of Cisco's IP phones are vulnerable to complete control by hackers, including the ability to access audio data at any time even if a phone call is not in progress. This is the finding of computer scientists at Columbia...

Enterprise security testing: What are you missing?

For all the advances in enterprise networking over the years there's been one big step backward: security testing. Relatively few enterprises today conduct regular security tests in-house, relying instead on occasional tests by...

10 tips for implementing IPS securely

An intrusion prevention system (IPS) includes all the features of an intrusion detection system but also has the ability to act upon malicious traffic. Since the IPS usually sits in line with network traffic it can shut down attacks,...

Security researcher shares blow-by-blow account of advanced persistent threat

Hackers are brazenly infiltrating corporate networks to steal valuable data for purposes of sharing it with other companies or nation-states -- and they're getting away with it, say security researchers sharing war stories at the...

Iran denies launching cyberattacks on U.S. banks

Iran is being accused of launching cyberattacks against U.S.-based banks that include Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup, an accusation that yesterday was firmly rejected by the head of Iran's Civil Defense Organization.

Botnet or human? Black Lotus service sorts them out to block DDoS attacks

Black Lotus is pulling the wraps of a distributed denial-of-service-mitigation service that uses behavioral factors to pick up on low-volume botnet attacks that nevertheless can cripple Web servers.

Media sites brace for hactivist attacks

Traditional news companies and other websites covering this year's presidential election are preparing for a flood of Web traffic over the coming months, and not just from political junkies. Politically motivated hactivist attacks...

Media sites brace for hacktivist attacks

Traditional news companies and other websites covering this year's presidential election are preparing for a flood of web traffic over the coming months, and not just from political junkies. Politically motivated hacktivist attacks...

'Anonymous' turns in hacker who targeted children's charity

A hacker who disabled the website of a New Zealand company dedicated to helping feed poor children could face legal consequences in his home country of Spain after his attack spurred a Facebook/Twitter posse and incurred the wrath of...

Possible Anonymous network attack could target Olympics partners BT, GlaxoSmithKline

Security firm Radware claims to have spotted evidence online that suggests hactivist group Anonymous is gearing up to target denial-of-service attacks on the websites of British companies BT and GlaxoSmithKline during the Olympics,...

Trend Micro rebuts hacker claims about corporate break-in

Security firm Trend Micro is rebutting claims by a hacker about breaking into the Trend Micro network and installing a backdoor to unauthorized information as well as gaining access to Sykes, which runs support services for Trend...

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