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Last Updated on 27 Nov. 2014, Total: 154 Blog Posts

  1. There is Too Much Cooling in Data Centers

    According to an assistant professor of computer science at the University of Toronto Scarborough, server environments can easily operate at warmer temperatures thus saving costs on air conditioning without endangering the health and performance of the hardware. Read more here – http://www.tomsitpro.com/articles/datacente-cooling-science_research-UTSC,1-549.html... Read More

  2. HTTPS sessions can be hijacked!

    Security researchers discovered that even HTTPS encryption that is used for secure connections throughout the Internet can allow attackers to hijack web browser sessions that support SPDY or TLS compression. SPDY is an open networking protocol used by Google and Twitter. This security weakness can be exploited when web sessions are protected by SSL or TLS and are using one... Read More

  3. Security implications of HDMI Ethernet Channel

    VGA is almost dead and with new PCs and laptops we get HDMI, but under the hood this brings many other capabilities than just displaying video. HDMI Ethernet Channel could circumvent corporate security in a number of ways, such as through the use of network-enabled display technologies and via HEC-enabled corporate laptops, but the technology is still largely unsupported. Often... Read More

  4. Many wireless networks in London are still unsecure!

    On his well-equipped bike, James Lyne cycled for 91 miles across central London to discover how many wireless networks he could find with outdated weak encryption or no encryption at all! With help from a GPS, two dynamos, and a computer pimped up with solar panels, thousands of unsecured wireless networks were discovered! Read the full article here - http://www.cybercrimesunit.com/warbiking-in-london/... Read More

  5. What are some steps businesses should take to protect their data and reputation?

    Organizations most often overlook simple steps that would help them protect their data! A breach can cost a company monetary and reputation loses hence, companies should consider implementing controls that enhance cyber security. But what is the best approach to guard against cyber security risks? The Division of Corporation Finance, a part of the Securities and Exchange Commission, has issued... Read More

  6. An overview of security articles in EU legislation

    A whitepaper published by the European network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) gives an overview of the legal aspects of cyber security in the European Union (EU). Although, the majority of data breaches do normally make it to the press but there are many breaches which remain either undetected or not reported. EU considers effective legislation is key here and... Read More

  7. Drive-by download attacks - a favorite tactic used by many attackers

    According to Microsoft's Tim Rains, drive-by download attacks continue to be a favorite tactic used by many attackers attempting to compromise large numbers of systems around the world. In his MS Security blog, Tim discusses drive-by download attacks and the need to keep all software up-to-date in an effort to mitigate this type of attack. He refers to information from... Read More

  8. Amazon has fixed a problem that helped hackers gain control over Honan's online accounts

    Following the devastating cyber-attack on Mat Honan's digital life, Amazon changes its policy and fixes the security hole by no longer allowing people to call Amazon and change account settings like credit cards and e-mail addresses. Previously, Amazon's phone policy essentially allowed hackers to use social engineering tricks on support representatives to learn sensitive information about targets like Honan. Read... Read More

  9. Sharing Responsibilities in Cloud Environments

    Cloud Computing elements such as, guest operating systems, physical platforms and others are easily associated with one party (provider or customer) being responsible for both management and security but what about responsibilities when elements overlap boundaries between the provider and the customer? Cloud Computing has brought about new challenges and most importantly, a distributed control environment. Although, some argue that... Read More

  10. Flexible Battery revealed by Korean Scientists

    The limitation in physical flexibility of portable devices can be defeated thanks to a super-thin and flexible battery invented by Korean scientists. The battery which seems to be commercially viable, can lead to gadgets that can be folded away into your pocket. The battery remains one of the largest single parts of any portable device but this lithium-ion battery is... Read More

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