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  • Facebook to roll out HTTPS by default to all users

    Facebook started encrypting the connections of its North American users by default last week as part of a plan to roll out always-on HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) to its entire global user base.

  • Carrier IQ security risks overblown?

    While we wait for the final judgment on the privacy implications of the <a href="http://blogs.csoonline.com/1843/lesson_of_the_carrier_iq_firestorm_vendors_must_change_their_ways">Carrier IQ fiasco</a>, security pros are asking what the potential sec...

  • Turkish hackers strike websites with DNS hack

    A Turkish hacking group managed to tamper with Internet addressing records over the weekend, redirecting dozens of websites belonging to companies including Microsoft, UPS and Vodafone to a different web pages controlled by the hackers.

  • US warns Anonymous, LulzSec could up their game

    Hacker groups such as Anonymous and Lulz Security may need to be monitored more closely in the event they are assisted by other hackers with higher skill levels and decide to strike critical infrastructure.

  • Microsoft: No botnet is indestructible

    No botnet is invulnerable, a Microsoft lawyer involved with the Rustock take-down said, countering claims that another botnet was "practically indestructible."

  • Sony Pictures falls victim to major data breach

    LulzSec, a hacking group that recently made news for hacking into PBS, claimed today that it has broken into several Sony Pictures websites and accessed unencrypted personal information on over 1 million people.

  • McDonald's customer data compromised through contractor

    McDonald's is warning customers to be on guard against identity theft, phishing attacks, or other scams thanks to a data breach. What makes the data compromise more concerning is that it is indicative of a growing hacker strategy to go for the low-ha...

  • WikiLeaks furor spawns rival DDOS battles

    An anonymous, loosely affiliated group that has been responsible for a series of recent Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attacks against entertainment industry Web sites over copyright issues, has started attacking organizations viewed as being h...

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