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Posts for March 25th, 2011

Google Patches 6 Serious Chrome Bugs

Posted: March 25th, 2011 - Information Security  

Google Patches 6 Serious Chrome Bugs And adds more entries to Chrome’s SSL certificate blacklist as Comodo break-in makes news By Gregg Keizer | March 25, 2011 12:06 PM ET Computerworld – Google on Thursday patched six vulnerabilities in Chrome, and as usual, silently updated users’ copies of the browser. The update to Chrome 10.0.648.204 […]

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Russian security team to upgrade SCADA exploit tool

Posted: March 25th, 2011 - Information Security  

Russian security team to upgrade SCADA exploit tool By Jeremy Kirk | March 25, 2011 10:28 AM ET IDG News Service – A Russian security company plans to release an upgraded exploit pack for industrial control software that incorporates a raft of new vulnerabilities released by an Italian security researcher. The three-person company, called Gleg, […]

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Mozilla regrets keeping quiet on SSL certificate theft

Posted: March 25th, 2011 - Information Security  

Mozilla regrets keeping quiet on SSL certificate theft ‘We should have informed Web users,’ says Firefox maker of Comodo hack By Gregg Keizer | March 25, 2011 03:27 PM ET Computerworld – Mozilla today said that it regretted staying silent when it found out last week that hackers had stolen digital certificates for some of […]

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RSA won’t talk? Assume SecurID is broken

Posted: March 25th, 2011 - Information Security  

RSA won’t talk? Assume SecurID is broken No news is bad news for two-factor logins By Dan Goodin in San Francisco | 24th March 2011 20:25 GMT Comment It’s been a week since RSA dropped a vaguely worded bombshell on 30,000 customers that the soundness of the SecurID system they used to secure their corporate […]

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ZeuS cybercrime cookbook on sale in underground forums

Posted: March 25th, 2011 - Information Security  

ZeuS cybercrime cookbook on sale in underground forums Lets non-coders produce trojans, other burglar tools By John Leyden | 23rd March 2011 16:32 GMT Cybercrooks are offering what purports to be source code for the infamous ZeuS cybercrime toolkit through underground forums. The would-be seller, nicknamed IOO, has lent credibility to the offer by including […]

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Google, Yahoo, Skype targeted in attack linked to Iran

Posted: March 25th, 2011 - Information Security  

Google, Yahoo, Skype targeted in attack linked to Iran By: Elinor Mills and Declan McCullagh | March 23, 2011 12:40 PM PDT A malicious attacker that appears to be the Iranian government managed to obtain supposedly secure digital certificates that can be used to impersonate Google, Yahoo, Skype, and other major Web sites, the security […]

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Harnig Botnet Abandoned After Rustock Takedown

Posted: March 25th, 2011 - Information Security  

Harnig Botnet Abandoned After Rustock Takedown March 23rd, 2011, 12:51 GMT | By Lucian Constantin A large botnet acting as distribution platform for Rustock and other malware seems to have been abandoned by its creators in an attempt to erase their tracks. Dubbed Harnig, the botnet has been part of Rustock’s propagation scheme for around […]

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SCADA vulnerabilities prompt U.S. government warning

Posted: March 25th, 2011 - Information Security  

SCADA vulnerabilities prompt U.S. government warning By Jeremy Kirk | March 23, 2011 11:51 AM ET IDG News Service – Software vulnerabilities found in a variety of industrial control systems have prompted vendors to begin developing patches, following a warning by the U.S. government’s Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT). The security problems were found in […]

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Hackers make off with TripAdvisor’s membership list

Posted: March 25th, 2011 - Information Security  

Hackers make off with TripAdvisor’s membership list By John Leyden | 24th March 2011 14:35 GMT Travel site TripAdvisor has warned subscribers to expect more spam following the theft of its member database. The travel review and information website said that an unspecified vulnerability allowed miscreants to make off with a portion of its email […]

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City issues RFP for public access TV provider

Posted: March 25th, 2011 - Citizen Advisors, Community Technology, E-Government, News, Seattle Communities Online  

The City of Seattle is seeking proposals from qualified organizations to operate the City of Seattle’s Public Access Cable Television Channel and to provide related community digital media production services. Please see the Request for Proposals (RFP) posted at http://www.seattle.gov/doit/vendor.htm. The deadline to submit a proposal is April 15, 2011, at 4 p.m. PDT.

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