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CFTC Admits We Need Tougher Cybersecurity Rules

May 03, 2013
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Twitter has been a hot topic of the latest hackivism activities in the US. Most recent attacks affected CBS News accounts and the Associated Press. A fake tweet from the AP, claimed an explosion at the White House resulting in a financial snowball effect that lead the Dow Jones to …

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50 Million LivingSocial Users Hacked

Apr 29, 2013
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Your birthday, password, full name and e-mail has been hacked if you are a LivingSocial customer. Owned in part by Amazon, the  daily deal site has suffered a huge cyberattack on its computer systems. In an e-mail, CEO Tim O’Shaughnessy puts its’ security breach, “ “We recently experienced a cyberattack on …

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Google Joins Fast IDentity Online Alliance

Apr 25, 2013
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Google finally steps up and joins the FIDO, (Fast IDentity Online Alliance), mission to replace passwords and instead use secure online identity authentication. FIDO’s founding members are Lenovo, PayPal, Nok Nok Labs, and Validity.  Sam Srinivas, of Google security released a statement about their support, “Joining the FIDO Alliance is a great way …

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Home Routers Easily Hacked

Apr 18, 2013
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Don’t assume you are safe from router hackers, says Steve Bono, CEO of research firm Independent Security Evaluators of Baltimore. In a recent report, thirteen of the most popular everyday routers were proven to be easily hacked by a “moderately skilled adversary with LAN or WLAN access.” The report goes on to …

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Anonymous Strikes Israel Websites

Apr 08, 2013
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Another Anonymous cyberattack has been claimed by the group and this time directly at the Israel government.  The group tweeted about the attack April 7th, cliaming billions of dollars in damage and disruptions. The hackivist group not only hacked facebook and twitter accounts, but also affected official websites such as …

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