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Posts for January 4th, 2013

Anonymous Threatens To Shut Down Police Site Unless They Dismiss Killer Cop:

Posted: January 4th, 2013 - Information Security  
By Eduard Kovacs Anonymous hackers have released a statement threatening to shut down the website of California's Manteca Police Department after a video of a police officer shooting a man 11 times was published on the Internet. In June 2011, Manteca Officer John Moody shot parolee Ernesto Duenez Jr after reporting that

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Microsoft confirms zero-day bug in IE6, IE7 and IE8

Posted: January 4th, 2013 - Information Security  
By Gregg Keizer Microsoft on Saturday confirmed that Internet Explorer (IE) 6, 7 and 8 contain an unpatched bug -- or "zero-day" vulnerability -- that is being used by attackers to hijack victims' Windows computers. The company is "working around the clock" on a patch, its engineers said. They have also released

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Senate rejects inclusion of privacy-friendly amendments, reauthorizes Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA)

Posted: January 4th, 2013 - Information Security  
By Brian Donohue The Senate today rejected the inclusion of four privacy-friendly amendments before voting to reauthorize the controversial Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) that grants the federal government the authority to clandestinely monitor electronic communications involving foreign citizens coming into or out of the United States without the probable cause required

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